I have mixed feelings about wood-handled flatware; on the one hand, no dishwasher; on the other, those wood handles just feel so much warmer and nicer to hold than stainless steel. Your call — if I felt like hand washing all my flatware this set would be at the top of my list.
I've been smitten by these old-school table numbers for a long time. They have applications from the froufrou to the practical: use at a big party or a wedding; give your guests place cards at a party; use them to hold a recipe card on your windowsill while you cook.
An old-fashioned tool, straight out of the 1950s and Mad Men. This ice tapper lets you crack ice into properly-sized chunks for shaking or stirring. A fun little bar tool for the cocktail geek who has everything.
Here's a lovely gift for that friend who always has homemade rolls on the dinner table: a bread basket from the Basque region of France. This soft fabric bag holds a secret, too: it has a pouch of cherrystones in the base. Heat this in the microwave and the bag will keep your bread or rolls gently warmed at the table. Comes in red, black, ecru, and blue.
If you're going to put a jug on the table, it may as well be an absolutely perfect piece of Leeds pottery, don't you think? Leeds has been around since 1770, and the English company is still turning out classic, essentially perfect pieces like this.
Made in Portland (where else?) these ceramic beer growlers come in sleek glazes and have a tight seal to keep in carbonation. Unlike a glass growler, they also keep out light and make sure your craft brew stays cool.
I love how easy it is to find smart, creative printables on Etsy — instantly download a PDF and print out a card, a banner, party invitations. Here's an apropos example: Gratitude cards you can print out for your Thanksgiving table so everyone can write down their moments of thankfulness to share.