Preemptively apologize for ganking the last beer and using all of the TP with a swell hostess gift.
|Dips on Speed Dial|
Help her organize her repertoire of apps with a recipe box ($132). Each one is made from salvaged wood and contains cute spoon-festooned cards.
Show up with flowers already arranged in a Perch Ceramics rosette vase ($44). When the blooms wilt, she’ll be left with a pretty utensil jar.
Take a ho-hum bottle of three buck red to the next level by presenting it in local illustrator Wayne Pate’s seagull tote ($55). Later, your hostess can use it to schlep goodies from the greenmarket.
Strands of olive soap beads from Syria ($22; to order, call 718-963-2600) are a cool spin on soap on a rope. They come in chamomile or lavender scents, and can be used on clothing, too.
|Relish the Slow Jams|
The perfect morning-after scenario is a stiff cuppa and some toast loaded with Laena McCarthy’s artisanal jam ($5-$9) in a flavor like ginger pear, strawberry balsamic, or morello cherry.
|Up to 50% off Beirn|
Need help overcoming your serpent phobia? Snatch one of Beirn’s sleek and colorful envelope clutches or handy hobos — made from Indonesian water snake skin — while they’re up to 50% off on Swirl.