Gifts for the Global Hostess

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 14, 2017

The Holiday season is always busy, but in such a fun way. There are all kinds of parties and dinners and drop-ins and festivities. This year, I’ve been gathering a stash of hostess gifts, so I can say “thanks for having us” easily, and at a moment’s notice.

First off, Saffron Marigold offers a great selection of really interesting, luxury cotton table linens. They are hand printed in India, and are all made using fair trade practices. Any of these would make a memorable gift for your favorite entertainer, however Ruby Kilim (shown below) is a particularly wonderful holiday gift.

You can see our entire collection of table linens here.

Ruby Kilim Table Runner

Ruby Kilim Table Runner

The gift collection I’ve created here is geared toward the hosts and hostesses who are a little out of the ordinary (in a good way). Travel, authentic experiences and any thing handmade or fair trade are the things that bring delight to this person… These gifts reflect their delights.

Gifts Inspired by Ruby Kilim

Sari Journal
Not on the High Street

Recycled Fabric Journal

These lovely journals are made with vibrant sari fabric and bound with handmade paper. What a treasure to share with someone you’re thankful for!

Jamali Gardens

Mercury Glass Handi Bowls

Especially at the holidays, bowls of all sizes and colors are immensely useful. This beauty is a reinterpreted handi bowl, and makes a gorgeous, affordable gift.


“Twist of Nature” Servers

Salad servers made seasoned mahogany, carved with a slight twist at the base of the handle! Sure to delight anyone who revels in exotic, handmade items from organizations that believe in sustainability.


Tasseled Indian Lantern Ornaments

Mini iron lanterns, punched and ready to shimmer with tiny tea lights (battery operated seems best!) will adorn your hostess’ home in a uniquely lovely way.


Global Gifts from Saffron Marigold

Before we go, I wanted to tease you with a glimpse of our own wonderful global selection of hostess gifts. (Did I mention that you’re sure to be invited back when you give Saffron Marigold? 🙂 )

Kilim Noir

Table Runner

Ruby Kilim

Dinner Napkins

Spice Route

Table Runner

hostess gifts table linens
Kilim Noir

Dinner Napkins

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve put together a Decor and Gift guide this holiday season to help with your shopping–for yourself as well as for others!