Perfect Hostess Gift: Nest Beach Soap Set

Ooh, so pretty.

And the perfect thing to bring along with you if you’re visiting friends or relatives this summer (I brought one for Francesca’s mother when we went to their place for Memorial Day): it’s portable, chic, and goes with pretty much any decor style (that sea urchin-inspired dish is much more substantial than you’d imagine, and the soap smells like…well, the beach. Which is lovely).

When to bring a hostess gift? A bottle of wine is just fine if you’re heading over to someone’s place for a single meal, but if you’re staying beyond that it’s always nice to bring a small something (and if you’re staying for the weekend, definitely go for a gift).