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Gifts for the host: Don’t show up empty-handed

Everyone brings wine for the hostess. She’s not complaining, but you can do better

1. If you’re a holiday houseguest, you may want to bring more than a trinket. DwellStudio’s globe decanter will keep their table sparkling long after the holidays are over. $175, www.dwellstudio.com

2. If you’re bringing a bottle, make it extra special with a bow stopper from the Martha Stewart Collection. $40, at Macy’s stores and at www.macys.com

3. Pier One Imports’ nature-inspired ornaments are a welcome treat for any tree. $5 (owl) and $6 (star), www.pier1.com

4. Add a little peace and quiet with VivaTerra’s olive plant topiary. $49, www.vivaterra.com

5. Honey is always a sweet hostess gift. Bee Raw’s adorable “tasting flights” are available in wildflower, fruit, cheese-friendly and rooftop-harvested assortments. $45, www.beeraw.com

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