Design The Essentials:

Hostess With The Mostess Gift Guide

Whether you want to show some appreciation to the host of your holiday gatherings, buy something beautiful for friends or family who love to cook, or simply indulge in a little self-gifting, our annual hostess gift guide is here to help! Between the release of Cook Beautiful and a constant stream of memorable get-togethers, this just might have been our biggest year of entertaining yet. Through these events, we’ve amassed quite the entertaining wish list.

So, here we share some favorite picks for a dark, cozy, and design-forward winter fête. These stunning pieces are sure to swoon, making gathering in the kitchen and around the table feel that much more special this season.

Hostess With The Mostess Gift Guide
Easy-as-Pie Transport

Aplat Plat Culinary Tote

A chic and entirely functional way to tote your pies and casseroles from place to place.

Heaven Scent

Diptyque Baies Scented Candle

Diptyque candles have long been EyeSwoon favorites for both scents and design sensibility.

Spice of Life

La Boite No. 11 Cancale (Fleur de Sel, Orange, Fennel)

Expertly-sourced blends from NYC spice lab La Boite never fail to perk up our palate. No. 11 can be sprinkled on savory or sweet dishes alike.

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Cook Beautiful

Because we eat with our eyes first! Athena’s debut cookbook, just released in October, offers 100 seasonal recipes that look as good as they taste.

Linen Love

Rough Linen Kitchen Must-Haves

Rough Linen’s effortless, anti-microbial pieces are staples in Athena’s own kitchen and table — and they even make numerous appearances in Cook Beautiful.

The Roast

Staub Medium Cast Iron Oval Roasting Dishes

Athena’s own home is stocked with Staub. The made-in-France cast iron cookware is incredibly long-lasting and can go straight from oven to table.

Stone Cold Fox

Anthropologie Agate Cheese Board

A stunning natural stone foundation for an epic cheese board.

Go for the Gold

Gold Measuring Cups

We’re swooning the heft, streamlined silhouette, and sheen of these hand-forged gold-plated measuring cups.


Lobmeyr Water Pitcher in Amethyst

This Austrian crystal pitcher was designed in 1952 and inspired by a beaker from the Middle Ages. The pale pink version of this piece even graces the pages of Cook Beautiful!

Honey, Honey

ILA Wildflower Honey

Raw, cold-pressed honey clad in black and gold, perfectly-chic packaging. We’re just as excited about seeing it on our shelves as we are about drizzling it in our tea.

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