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Hot summer hostess gifts
With summer in full swing, heading out of the city and into the fresh air is a must. If you’re lucky enough to score a weekend invite to a friend or family member’s house in the Hamptons or elsewhere, bring one of these host(ess) gifts that put a simple bottle of wine to shame.
Cool glasses + fun drink stirrers = summertime cocktail perfection. Add a bottle of your host’s favorite booze to complete the gift. Glasses, $8 each, and stirrers, $10; at C. Wonder, 72 Spring St., 212-219-3500 (Credit: C. Wonder)
Hot dog: Brooklyn artist Claudia Pearson’s rectangular pooch plates are perfect for freshly grilled franks or other summertime faves. $16 each; at West Elm, 112 W. 18th St., 212-929-4464 (Credit: West Elm)
Hot and haute
Anyone who thinks a candle is a blah gift has never used one from the amazing Jo Malone. Hot right now: this gorgeous limited-edition silk blossom one. $70; at Jo Malone London, 946 Madison Ave., 212-472-0074 (Credit: Jo Malone)
Fresh flowers are always a beautiful gift, even more so when paired with this artsy porcelain vase. $75; at Kate Spade, 789 Madison Ave., 212-988-0259 (Credit: Kate Spade)
Design guru Nate Berkus’ cotton-blend striped throw, from his collection for Target, coordinates with any home’s decor. $29.99; at Target stores (Credit: Target)
Beach babes who love a glass of good wine will adore this beach bag that converts into a lounge chair from Clos du Bois winery and designer Trina Turk. The fashion-forward ikat accessory comes with a beach towel, glasses, a wine opener, playing cards and, of course, a bottle of white. $98; at Trina Turk, 67 Gansevoort St., 212-206-7383 (Credit: Clos du Bois)
This vintage-inspired, luxe edition of Scrabble can make that inevitable rainy summer day — or a night in — more fun. $199; at Restoration Hardware, 935 Broadway, 212-260-9479 (Credit: Restoration Hardware)
Brighten up summertime serving with this gorgeous print birch platter from Marimekko. 11” x 8”. $35; at Marimekko, 200 Fifth Ave., 212-843-9121 (Credit: Marimekko)