One pretty tea towel: this is the simplest, easiest gift for a cook who loves her kitchen. There's a wealth of beautiful tea towels, napkins, and table linens in today's design-saturated world, so choosing just a handful of favorites was hard. We managed to narrow it down to a glam tea towel calendar, neon-trimmed napkins, and a splurgy tablecloth to warm up the kitchen in wintertime.
- 1 2014 Disco Dots Wall Calendar, $32 from Jen Hewett: This shimmering towel comes with a wooden towel and twine for hanging. When the year is up, use it as a tea towel!
- 2 Gradient Tea Towels from Hay & Scholten & Baijings, $32/set of two from A+R: Coordinating colors and a subtle graphic pattern — so chic.
- 3 Black Gold Dots Tea Towel, $22 from Milk Haus Design: Love the glamour of this towel. Wrap it around a bottle of wine for a stunning hostess gift.
- 4 Pyramid Napkins, $26/set of two from A Sunny Afternoon: Squares and stripes and triangles, oh my. And in fun colors, too!
- 5 Gray Dots Napkins, $48/set of six from Brika: You can never go wrong with polka dots. Utterly classic!
- 6 Lapuan Kankurit Pöllö Blue Tea Towel, $20.50 from FinnStyle: As we've noted before... owls on towels! Enough said.
- 7 Skewed Octagon Table Runner, $84 from Leif: Throw this on your table for a little casual, effortless style.
- 8 Hand Painted Geometric Stripe Blue & Green Tablecloth, $185 from Bonnie and Neil: We love the painterly, free-flowing look of this runner.
- 9 Neon Pink Linen Napkins, $52/set of four from Smith Handmade: Just a hint of neon to bring out their wild side.
- 10 Begonia Tablecloth, $228 from Anthropologie: Big pink flowers spread across the table? Don't mind if we do.
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