Each member of the Elsie Green team has beautiful taste and feels passionately about gifting and giving.

Read on for Sepi's 2023 gift edit of her favorites past and present. 

gigogne glass

What is your favorite Elsie Green gift to give?

I love our Etched Champagne CoupesI like to imagine all the special occasions they'll toast to in the future for my special people.  

A nice gift for yourself.

Our glassware collection is in need of a refresh and my husband is quite prone to accidentally breaking our cups and mugs, so I’d like to buy a new set of our French Gigogne Wine Glasses which are (nearly) unbreakable. 

What is the best Elsie Green gift you've ever received?

Vintage Brass Candlesticks + Beeswax Tapers. I don’t reserve these for special occasions and love to have candles lit throughout our home regularly.

The gift you can't wait to give because you know it's absolutely perfect.

A copy of Francois Halard | A Visual Diary for my dear friend. I know she’s going to love it.

brass candlesticks

What is your favorite practical gift to give?

 Something edible and delicious that is also exciting to receive. This year, I'm planning to surprise some friends and loved ones with cookies delivered from Levain Bakery in New York. I think they'll be completely surprised and delighted.

A gift that is soft and cozy for your friend or family member who loves to get cozy.

My no fail and somewhat unexpected answer for this question is a hot water bottle. I've gifted a hot water bottle with a cozy cover a few times over the years and the recipients have always been charmed by the simple pleasure.

What is the gift you like to give to the person who is impossible to shop for?

Something personalized. Even if it's something they might not need or necessarily have had on their wishlist, a personalized item will always feel thoughtful and special. My number one pick for such a gift is the Baume Des Muses from Officine Universelle Buly.

Everyone loves a good candle - can you share your favorite scent/candle to gift?

The Diptyque Roses Candle is my absolute favorite. I've gifted it several times and it's always been a joyfully received gift.

  woman at museum

Share three books that you'd like to gift this year.

Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa

A gift for your friend who loves experiences or learning something new.

My mom typically gifts us experiences, and for the last few years she has been purchasing us annual museum memberships to the DeYoung or the SF MOMAIt's one of those things that I wouldn't necessarily purchase for myself and think a friend would appreciate the ease of access to inspiration such a gift would provide.

Something indulgent that you'd like to gift for yourself.

When I really decide to indulge on something special for myself, it's usually a handbag or a purse. I've been looking for a suede tote bag and recently spotted this one from Toteme that I think is timeless and beautiful. 

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