Whether you’re heading to your buddy’s cabin in the Catskills for the long weekend, or a friend’s apartment for a New Year’s Eve party, sometimes it’s nice to bring a host gift that isn’t a bottle of Champagne. Or sometimes it’s nice to bring a little extra something in addition to a bottle of Champagne. Here are some New Year’s host gifts, which if you order today, will arrive pre–ball drop.
A cozy weekend in the country calls for some cozy, fancy tea — packaged in a tin box commissioned by the Historic Royal Palaces of the United Kingdom, no less.
Pair that somewhat old-fashioned tea with these modern, designy mugs by Jansen & Co.
The foodies are calling this one of the best cookbooks of the year: Dorie’s Cookies, by cookie queen Dorie Greenspan, will delight your host (and mean they might bake you cookies over the weekend).
Or you can go the good old-fashioned murder-mystery route. This one is set on a California vineyard following the discovery of a dead body.
Quite possibly the most indulgent and delicious thing you could possibly bring: Italian black-truffle almond butter.
Give your host a leg-up during the snowball fight with this Deluxe Snowball Blaster that comes with a snowball press (for making perfect balls) and can fire them up to 80 feet away.
Just cuz: toilet paper adorned with America’s real first family, the Kardashians.
Make the night a little more interesting with the Chambong, which is a bong … but for Champagne.
These graphic Bower coasters are both festive and useful.