Be the Perfect Guest

Steer clear of the traditional hostess gift. We’ve picked the ideal offerings that give a nod to eating, drinking and being merry!

Ceramic Olive Oil Cruet by Francis Ford Coppola, $35 at The Marin Store. 888.408.2105,

Ceramic Farmers’ Market Baskets, $15-$26 at Christopher Home (Tiburon). 415.435.0111,

Very Cherry Chutney by Ross’s own Tory’s Back Burner Bliss, $8 at Paradise Foods (Corte Madera). 415.945.8855,

Cotton napkins by Mill Valley’s Treehouse, $40 for a set of four at Tyler Florence (Mill Valley). 415.380.9200,

Golden Corn Picks by Michael Aram, $79 for a set of four pairs at Bloomingdale’s (SF). 415.856.5300,