What to Give When You’re the Guest

Instead of grabbing a bottle on your way to the party, pick up one of these unique gifts instead. You’ll impress your holiday host — and get invited back next year.

Bright and Shiny

Sophia Lauren Candle Co.

Photograph by Tina Chang

Set the evening’s aromatic mood with a crystal jar candle from Sophia Lauren Candle Co. Each organic coconut wax candle is hand poured and available in 21 scents, including Baja Breeze, Orange Spice, Toasted Marshmallow and even Tobacco Bay Leaf.

Luxury Crystal Jar candle (Rose Gold Jar), $35


Shop Chop

Photograph by Tina Chang

Nothing goes better with dessert than a spot of tea, and nothing is cuter than this adorable kitty teapot. The studded planter is a perfect kitchen addition and the serving spoons are almost too decorative to use.

Now Designs kitty teapot, $30, Danica Studio serving spoons, $30, Eightmood studded planter, $25

In Bloom


Photograph by Tina Chang

Bring some spring spirit in to your host’s winter home with a Christmas-themed Bitty Bloom Box full of reindeer moss, viburnum berries and gold pineapple lilies. 

Christmas-themed Bitty Bloom Box, $55


Sweet Treats

Maven & Grace

Photograph by Tina Chang

Share and spread these delectable delights.

Drizzle honeycomb, $28, Field Kit Co. Lumberjack Wood + Smoke candle, $24, Mellifera Bees ginger infused honey, $13, Token bitters, $36, KARAT chocolate, $9



The Artworks

Photograph by Tina Chang

Everyone else is bringing bottles — take the next step by bringing high-class accessories for the whole party to enjoy, plus a stylish flask for the host.

Fredericks & Mae Matches (short) $45, (long) $59, Graf Lantz coasters (set of four) $32, LSA metallic shot glasses (set of four) $45, Rose Gold Alessi flask, $100, Japanese Dandelion cubes, (small) $95, (large) $125


Green Clean

Carbon Environmental Boutique

Photograph by Tina Chang

Leave your host’s home (and the environment) clean and waste free with ethically made, toxin-free dish washing products.

No Tox Life Dish Washing Block, $18, Redecker Dish Washing Brush, $6, EcoCoconut scourer, $8, refillable Oshun Amber bottle and pump, $5, Sapadilla Liquid hand soap, $9, Stray and Wander Organic Marin hand towel, $22

This article appears in the December 2019 issue of Avenue Edmonton.

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