Gold Dog Wine Bottle Stopper
Iron & Glory • $15
We’re not saying you shouldn’t also bring wine to the party. A party can never have too much wine. And while party wine tends to, you know, get finished at the party, your hosts will inevitably have a half-finished bottle around. At which point they will smile and quietly thank you as they replace the plain ol’ cork with something decidedly more festive.
The Stirred Cocktail Set
W&P Design • $70
Your host has a cocktail shaker … somewhere. But you can make their lives easier with this handsome four-piece kit, which features a bar spoon, julep strainer, hand-blown mixing glass and an extra large ice cube tray. This is where they (or you) can put together anything from an Old Fashioned to a Negroni to a martini without the fuss … or the ice-rattling noise. For parties, you keep things stirred, not shaken.
Brass Oil Burner
Aesop • $170
That candle you were considering as a gift will be forgotten (or regifted) within a week. This solid brass beauty? It’ll burn bright in your host’s home for years to come — and you can continue to gift your friend tea candles and the separate Oil Burner Blend next time around.
In & Out Wool Slip Ons
Hardgraft • $343
They threw you a party. Offer your hosts a little day-after comfort. These anti-slip wool ‘n’ buffalo leather foot warmers, made in Italy and designed by our favorite U.K. luxury brand, should do the trick. Bonus: They look stellar indoors or out.
Automated Cocktail Maker
Barsys • $1050
Put your favorite booze on top, a few mixers on the side and leave an iPad nearby with the Barsys app — guests will oooh and aaah as the AI whips together their preferred cocktail in 20 seconds (with a lot of bells and whistles … and a bit of a light show). Congratulations, you delivered drinks and a talking point for the rest of the night.