Showing up to a party empty-handed has long been considered a social slip-up. And, while no one ever pooh-poohed a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates, it can be fun to get a little more creative from time to time. Think whiskey flavored with cacao, salt harvested in Maine, or bookends in an unlikely — and completely irresistible — shape.
For party-hoppers hoping to leave a lasting impression, we're sharing these and nine other present picks that cost the same or less than your standard vino, and all but guarantee your next invite.
But, who are we kidding? Your charming self is all that's really needed for that.