Cottage Season Hostess Gifts

Snob table setting outdoor garden party We’ve made it through the winter! And with the new leaves, so are birds filling trees. As we unofficially welcome spring with the May long weekend, we also welcome cottage season and beautiful outdoor garden parties. We’ve got you covered with hostess gifts to bring up to the cabin and to all of spring and summer’s al fresco get-togethers.   shell and woven vases Our round-up of unique hostess gifts is here and we hope you’re as excited about it as we are. (Hint: these work equally well as a treat for yourself, should you be in need of fabulous pieces to make your dinner scene perfect.) These lovely shells can be purchased individually or in packs of five. They are beautiful scattered across a table or displayed together in a bowl. A sweet gift for those with summer homes on the water. Hand-woven place mats, vases and vessels are another pretty gift to give. My personal favourite is the woven vase embellished with seed beads. Can you believe they range from $20-$40? As with all our offerings, everything is handmade in Africa.   bull plate This round-up absolutely features gifts for every budget and every personality. Take for instance, these ceramic cow platters. The perfect pressie for the barbequer on your list. These are full of funky character and available in a range of sizes. A great way to display charcuterie, a cheese plate, and yes serving meats straight off the grill. Priced by size from $60.   charcuterie on snob wine barrel cutting board Whether you bring the board full of artfully displayed nosh or present it naked, everyone loves a beautiful cutting board. They have so many uses and these ones are handmade in Africa using retired wine barrels from France. All are $30.   heart shaped cutting board I particularly love this heart-shaped board. Won’t you give a little foodie love? Not displayed here, but each comes with a leather cord to hang directly on the wall. So they can double as functional art.   truck plate with fruit Nothing says summer like fresh berries. And this is the perfect platter to display them on. I love the old-fashioned ceramic truck. It’s so playful and evokes feelings of a bygone era. $65   cottage gift Denise photo shoot - bread basket An oversized basket full of breads, rolls, pastries and preserves will make the next day’s breakfast a happy one. We’ve got baskets galore in a range of sizes. Just give us a call and well find you something perfect. All of our baskets are artfully and meticulously woven by hand from natural fibres and grasses and start at $60. bamileke stool cake standIf you’re attending a birthday party and happen to be in charge of the cake, what better cake stand than an antique tonga stool? A century old, hand-carved from a continuous piece of wood, this gorgeous piece makes a fab tabletop accessory as well as occasional seating. From $195   bamileke garden stoolThis tonga stool is also a perfect size for those who need a hand with standing. Let the summer festivities begin!  

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