Hostess Gift Shopping Made Easy
by alexandra spychalsky
Elegant beverage dispensers and glassware from Hildreth’s
Loyal customers know the team at BookHampton is always ready with great recommendations. “We really know our books,” says general manager Chris Avena. He suggests Ricky Lauren’s tome, The Hamptons: Food, Family and History, which combines recipes with East End history as a thoughtful housewarming offering. 41 Main St., East Hampton, 324-4939; 93 Main St., Southampton, 283-0270; 20 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-8425; 50 Love Lane, Mattituck, 315-5064
Pair the monogram wine stopper with a favorite bottle of wine for a classic gift with a personal touch. Or give C. Wonder’s new wicker picnic basket filled with plates, utensils, linens, and all the fixings for a memorable lunch on the beach. 5 Main St., Southampton, 287-2645.
Fishers Home Furnishings
The lotus votive with “petals” made of natural seashell is among the eclectic mix of old and new at Fishers. Welcome friends or family with locally made products, such as Christine Bohrer’s soy candles from Bridgehampton, Jane Cracker’s silk-screened pillows from Hampton Bays, and dishes from East Hampton potter Marti Schoenberg. 144 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-0006.
The Southampton store has been open since 1842, but its selection of home goods is always changing, with new items arriving each week. The housewares department, replete with its original 170-year-old floors and walls, features seaside motif platters, plates, and trays. 51-55 Main St., Southampton, 283-2300.
Homenature’s style is iconic in the Hamptons. “When you become an adjective, you know people get what you’re saying,” says owner John Heilmann. Its lanterns, made of bamboo, nickel, or vine, are Homenature’s best-selling gift and perfect for a host with classic taste. 6 Main St., Southampton, 287-6277.
James B. Fairchild
Virtually everything in this new Southampton boutique is a one-of-a-kind collectible. From coffee table books of local photography to antique hand-carved ivory elephants, James B. Fairchild’s unique offerings serve to spark conversation among visitors to a new home. 619 Hampton Road, Southampton, 259-3731.
Monc XIII sources its always functional handcrafted goods from all over the world. A popular new arrival is Deborah Ehrlich’s extra-thin handblown glassware that can decorate a table with exquisite beauty. 40 Madison St., Sag Harbor, 808-3333.
Bright and colorful prints define this lifestyle brand that introduces a new pattern each season. Hand-block-printed designs can be found on everything from tablecloths to china. A set of the lush, printed beach towels make the perfect gift. 21 Main St., East Hampton, 329-5828.
Sea Green Designs
Eco-friendly, sustainable, locally made furniture is Sea Green’s specialty. But its line of powder room–appropriate, colorful bead-board tissue holders and matching wastebaskets serves as unique housewarming gifts. For a present that fits any home’s decor, bestow new neighbors with its books on coastal style. 27 Hampton Road, Southampton, 259-3612.
Turpan curates from all over the world and even carries some US exclusives. “We’re synonymous with finding new things,” says owner Greg Turpan who suggests giving something consumable, like beautifully bottled olive oils or US-exclusive Antico Convento white balsamic vinegar. 55 Main St., East Hampton, 324-2444.