2012 Cooper Mountain Pinot Noir
With its gentle fruitiness, smooth acidity, and medium body, Pinot Noir is a crowd-pleaser for good reason. Bring this bottle from one of Oregon’s premier biodynamic wineries to your next holiday bash and you can rest assured of a return invitation.
To buy: $28, coopermountainwine.com.
Harvest Fruit Stamped Cork Trivets
Practical and pretty, this hand-stamped set of coasters will add a touch of folksy Fall charm to any tablescape.
To buy: $11.99, worldmarket.com.
Making Dough: Recipes and Ratios for Perfect Pastries
‘Tis the season for serious baking—so why not offer your hostess a little extra help? This genius new cookbook breaks down the science behind making foolproof dough every time with easy-to-follow recipes, diagrams, and more.
To buy: $24.95, amazon.com.
Sure, these small-batch snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cookies, and vanilla shortbreads are all natural, vegan, and gluten-free. But we’re crazy about them for what they’re full of—an addictively crumbly texture, classic brown sugar sweetness, and delicious spice blends—not what they leave out.
To buy: $6.99, bakeology.com.
Hammered Copper Ice Bucket
Help your hostess stock a stylish bar with this on-trend ice bucket, which features a rustic copper look and a golden hue for the perfect autumnal accent.
To buy: $29.99, worldmarket.com.
Far North Spirits Alander Spiced Rum
With notes of vanilla, espresso, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, this potent spirit from a grain-to-glass distillery in northern Minnesota will change the way you think about run-of-the-mill spiced rum. Try it blended with Coke for a twist on the classic or stirred into warm apple cider for a seasonal treat.
To buy: $42, mouth.com.
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