Late harvest wines (Sauternes, Tokaji, Beerenauslese)
Jar of local honey
Coffee table books (Assouline is a fave)
Jewelry: The skirt might slip off, but the bracelets stay on. Make a lasting impression on me with a golden memento I can wear forever… (If you prefer off-script gifting – you cannot go wrong with Roberto Coin or Cartier).
For more personal gifts, I have curated a small wishlist. I absolutely love sweet, generous surprises, and perhaps even more, I love to give thanks for them.
They looked at me, and were so full of delight in the pleasure they were giving me that some final thread of resistance gave way and I understood not only how entirely generous they were but also that generosity might be the greatest pleasure there is.
– William Maxwell