The winter wonderland trend in design makes for perfect gifts for holiday hostesses. - Caroline Tiger
No animals were harmed in the making of this stylish, stainless-steel Stag Salt and Pepper Set ($38). Available at Terrain at Styer's, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, and shopterrain.com.
The Mariposa Christmas Tree Bottle Stopper ($21) keeps a favorite bottle of wine fresh until the next party. Available at Scarlett Alley, 241 Race St., and scarlettalley.com.
It stands alone
The Little Birch Jewelry Stand ($28) looks just as lovely with its branches bare. Urban Outfitters, 1627 Walnut St., and urbanoutfitters.com.
The Pine Cone Ornament by Michael Aram ($39) is an elegant tribute to one of nature's coolest designs. Available at Manor Home and Gifts, 210 S. 17th St., and manorhg.com.
Make like a landscape artist with the Winterscape Stamp Set ($30) by Yellow Owl Workshop. Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St.
Bring a bit of glammed-up nature to the holiday table with a set of Bay Leaf Napkin Rings ($44 for four). Available at Eclatante Event Design & Boutique, 1031 N. Third St.
Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer. Visit her design blog, design-phan, at www.design-phan.squarespace.com.