Ever been invited to a cosmopolitan gathering and didn’t know what to bring? Ever wanted to impress someone? Or have you ever wanted to simply bring a great gift? If yes, you’ve come to the right spot. From wine gift boxes to modern flower bouquets to elaborate Turkish tea sets, we’ve collected 40 gifts for you from around the globe that are unique, sophisticated and thoughtful. Without further ado, let’s begin!

When it comes to gift giving, not much is as easy as gifting a coffee table book. For those new to the world of coffee table books, these books are over-sized, filled predominantly with photos, and are usually hard-covered. Other than being a great read, their purpose is to be displayed on a table intended for use in an area where one entertains guests.

Coffee table books inspire conversation and are a great way to entertain oneself when one is alone or waiting for their hostess to return. So, when gifting a coffee table book, try to learn the likes and desires of the giftee(s).

Here are 12 coffee table books focusing on various subjects:

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs $22.36 | 200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World $37.16

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places $27.19 | National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary $27.19

About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham $37.42 | Tom Scheerer Decorates $31.57

Russian Splendor: Sumptuous Fashions of the Russian Court $75.48 | The Hermitage Collections: Volume I: Treasure of World Art; Volume II: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Present Day $79.95

Vintage Black Glamour (Special Edition) $60 | Islam: Art and Architecture $23.44

Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey $17.29 | The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families $39.95

There are so many beautiful and informative coffee table books on the market today, the difficulty comes in choosing the right one. So, if you ever find yourself overwhelmed at the large number of choices, do not narrow your selection down to one. Bypass the anxiety and purchase two or three books instead. This will quicken your purchase process as well as increase your odds of gifting the perfect book. For tips on wrapping coffee table books, click here.

Another easy gift to give is flower bouquets. Really, you can’t go wrong with flowers. They are impersonal, beautiful, smell lovely, and are easy to buy. Traditionally, bouquets were either wrapped in paper or placed in a vase. But if you are looking for an elegant but modern way to gift a flower bouquet this year, the 7 photos below are a great way to go.

Petite Square – Lasts an Entire Year $249 | Venus et Fleur: Eternity de Venus Small Square Eternity Roses $299

Fresh Roses in Luxury Boxes $75 | Venus et Fleur: Small Round Box $299

The great aspect about this gift choice is you can do a fresher and more affordable version by hand with just a small box (or hat box), a Florist’s oasis, and the flowers of your choice. Check out A Pair and A Spare. They have an easy-to-follow tutorial on DIY boxed flowers.

DIY Boxed Flower by A Pair & A Spare
DIY Boxed Flower by A Pair & A Spare

If you want to gift both a flower bouquet and sweets, check out the options below. The flower shop for these bouquets is located in Europe. If you cannot have it delivered to you or the giftee, consider custom-made or homemade options.

Flower and Macaroon Gift Boxes by The Flower-Stor

If the giftee is a tea lover, we recommend presenting a tea gift basket or gift box. You can buy one already assembled or make one yourself. Quality teas from England and Asia are especially appreciated. Here are a few lovely tea and tea-related gifts…

Fortnum & Mason: Gift Box $49.95 | Shortbread in Tin $39.95 | Famous Tea Bag Assortment $39.95

An assortment of Harrods tea from Harrods.com $14.03 to $15.43

Luxurious Turkish Tea Glass Set for Six $190 | Copper Turkish Coffee Pot / Samovar, Brown $89

Here are 15 more gift ideas that will interest you…

Cellars at Jasper Hill Cheese Collection $79.95 | Beehive Cheese & Creminelli Salami $49.95

Relaxation Box for Him $142 | Just Because Box $52

Ralph Lauren: Wyatt Triple Nut Bowl $95 | 4 Leather Coasters $95 | Bar Tools $95 | Cocktail Shaker $95 | Double Champagne Cooler $250

One World Domino Set $35 | Personalized Sailor Hip Flask $49.03

Leather Wine Box & Chocolates $49.95 | Veuve Cliquot Leather Box w/ Chocolates $114.95

Chocolate Treasure Box with Wine $69.99 | Sweet Treats Wine Pairing Collection – Two Bottles $99.99

For more gift ideas, check out our Pinterest board: Gift Ideas.

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