For the Creative Type
Joerg Gaetjens Chalkboard Napkin Rings, $65 for four
You’ll get extra credit for giving this clever set of rings that double as place cards. After dinner she can wipe them using the included eraser and start the next party with a clean slate.
To buy: Unfortunately, this product is no longer available.
Publique Living Popmat Paper Place Mats, $26 for 10
The cute perforated designs on these recycled-paper place mats pop up to reveal a birdcage and a chair, a mailbox, or a tree. Write guests’ names on them or leave them blank.
To buy: publiqueliving.com.