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7 Gifts to Become The Perfect Guest


By Laura Chabal
22nd Dec 2015
7 Gifts to Become The Perfect Guest

With the Holiday season starting and all the invites flowing in, we put all of our faith in Kate Spade’s hands. In her latest book, she gives us a few tips on being the perfect guest. One of the first phases to achieve this is to find the right gift for your hosts. ?So we are sharing 7 bullet points of lovely gifts the hosts will always be happy to receive.

Gifts that always work

1 Beautifully packaged French soaps
2 A bottle of ros? champagne, St-Germain or artisanal lemonade
3 A vintage copy of Elsa Schiaparelli’s Shocking Life, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson, Beaton in the Sixties?or Patti Smith’s Just Kids
4 Elevated versions of everyday basics: olive oil, balsamic vinegar and the like
5 A chic cake stand or plate piled with local treats (ours would include a scrumptious mille cr?pe cake from Lady M or cookies by Meli & Angi)
6 A deck of gilded playing cards
7 A homemade dessert or canned delight (jam, tomato sauce) with ingredients from your local market


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Extracted from Kate Spade: All in Good Taste (Abrams, €25), out now.