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A Guide for the Gifted Guest

Ensure a repeat invitation by arriving with a present fine-tuned to the occasion. Plus, an interview with Nicholas Manville, head of Bergdorf Goodman's decorative home department.
By Sarah Medford

Robert Kuo Vases

robert kuo vases, hostess gifts robert kuo vases If your host is a sophisticated city-dweller, consider these Robert Kuo Peking-glass vases ($950-$1,500 each), 212-229-2020.

Mepra Pitcher

mepra pitcher, hostess gifts mepra pitcher After a day at the pool, present your host with this glass pitcher with ice holder by Mepra ($195), at H Groome, Southampton, N.Y., 631-204-0491;

Fouquet Mustards

fouquet mustards, hostess gifts fouquet mustards Fouquet Mustards (set of 10, $95), are a suitable gift for a weekend at a friend's home. At Bergdorf Goodman.

Aero Linens

aero linens, hostess gifts aero linens Aero indigo cotton table linens ($15-$80) are perfectly suited for your host at a dinner party. 212-966-4700.

Charlotte Moss

charlotte moss book charlotte moss book A Flair for Living by Charlotte Moss (Assouline, $65), is the perfect gift for the hostess who invited you to a picnic lunch.

Dempsey & Carroll Stationery

dempsey & carroll, gifts dempsey and carroll stationery Show your host you're grateful for spending a week with them in the country with monogrammed stationery from Dempsey & Carroll ($410 for 100 folded sheets with envelopes; engraving plates $160-$500), 877-750-1878;

Cire Trudon Candle

cire trudon candles, hostess gifts cire trudon candle Keep these Cire Trudon candles ($70) on hand for emergency hostess gifts. At Bergdorf Goodman.
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