Even the smallest of social occasions can feel special with a matching Italian carafe and glassware set. Pair it with a bottle of wine or a recipe for a seasonal cocktail, and you might get invited to stay and enjoy it yourself. Snowe’s Drink Essentials Set ($70, snowehome.com) has one pourer and four glasses, made of break-resistant Italian lead-free crystallized glass. Snowe
 The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most complex estuary systems in the world, with more than 11,684 miles of coastline — all represented meticulously in Haptic Lab’s hand-stitched navy or gold Chesapeake Bay Quilt ($289, hapticlab.com). Your loved one doesn’t live in the area? Haptic Lab makes quilts of cities and coasts around the world. Any quilt can be personalized for $25. Haptic Lab
 It’s an ideal yet elusive housewarming present: something both unexpected and functional. The M.F.E.O. Jungalow Hanging Planter ($75, westelm.com) measures up, with a diamond-shaped holder that can be fitted with any style of pot or plant. We love, too, that West Elm makes goods made by small businesses such as the L.A.-based M.F.E.O. accessible to all. West Elm
 When you can’t give a gift in person, a warm blanket is the perfect thing to send. It’s a hug in wool form. Minnesota-based Faribault has been making woolen blankets since 1865, and this year, it partnered with hip CB2 to design the Faribault Plaid Blanket ($189-$219, cb2.com) in trendy grays and teals. It comes in a full/queen or king size. CB2
 Now here’s something really fun. The Foodie Dice Seasonal Dinners Tumbler is a jar of nine dice to roll to create a sumptuous meal. The five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain or carb, herb, bonus ingredient) stay the same no matter the season, but throw in the four seasonal veggie dice and you’ve got seasonal gourmet. Save your favorites with Recipe Cards ($44 for both, foodiedice.com). Foodie Dice/Foodie Dice
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