Real Simple Magazine Holiday Gift Guide
English finery edged in 22-karat gold and accented with a bold initial or a graphic pair of ponies.
To buy: ABC ($35) and Palomino ($30) teacup-and-saucer sets by Welovekaoru, mydeco.com/boutique.
Ceramic Tea Tower
Unstack and it’s everything required for a proper tea for one, except the butler—a sugar bowl, a creamer, a cup, and a teapot.
To buy: Tea tower, $30, uncommongoods.com.
Pretty amber treats to stir into hot tea for a sweet, zingy hit.
To buy: Tea & Honey lollipops, $5 for four, roni-sue.com.
Not your grandmère’s cookies, these are available in bacon and peanut-butter-cup varieties, among others.
To buy: Macarons, $20 for nine, macaronparlour.com.
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Sophisticated flakes of chocolate with a subtle gingery essence make for a cup of cocoa that’s not too sugar-sweet.
To buy: Gingerbread Liquid Chocolat, $15, hotelchocolat.com.