Gifts for Etiquette Lovers
If you love etiquette as much as we do, we have a few ideas for your holiday wish list this year. We’ve rounded up plenty of gifts perfect for the etiquette-obsessed and manners-minded in your life. From calling cards to correspondence, from place settings to please-and-thank yous, there’s no shortage of etiquette-themed gifting inspiration on offer at our favorite shops. If you’d rather do your shopping in person, write down a few ideas and stop into your local stationery store—they’re sure to have some great gifts on offer and will be able to bring your ideas to life. Read on for etiquette- and manners-themed gifts for holiday shopping...we even have a few gifts for the manners-minded little ones in your life. For more ideas, check out our other gifting guides: Gifts for the Holiday Hostess, Best Gifts for Teachers, Best Gifts Under $100, and Last-Minute Gifts for Teachers. Happy holidays—and mind your manners!
Ginger Jar Boxed Set
This set of lovely, understated notecards features blue-and-white ginger jars and can be found at Mac & Murphy, a stationery shop in Charleston, South Carolina.
To buy: $25, macandmurphy.com
Boxwood Trellis Notepad
From Savannah shop Emily McCarthy & Co. comes this lovely notepad (perfect for keeping track of correspondence lists and to-dos) in a boxwood trellis pattern.
To buy: $18, emilymccarthy.com
Some Day You'll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Being a "Perfect" Mother by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hayes
Monogrammed Calling Cards
For the etiquette-minded social butterfly, a set of calling cards with personalized contact info from Savannah shop Emily McCarthy & Co.
To buy: $64, emilymccarthy.com
Leather Card Case
This elegant card case will keep their calling cards corralled.
To buy: $88, bloomingdales.com
Parker Urban Fountain Pen Kit
For the burgeoning letter writers in your orbit, a starter fountain pen kit from luxury pen brand Parker.
To buy: $42.97, amazon.com
Grandparent + Grandchild Pen Pal Correspondence Box
Encourage little ones to pen pal with their grands with this sweet correspondence kit.
To buy: $24, mrboddington.com
Please & Thank You Chocolate Chip Cookies
A delivery of these tasty treats from Please & Thank You Louisville is also a mannerly celebration.
To buy: $25, pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com
Yellowhammer Creative "Place Setting" Print
This ready-to-frame print from Birmingham-based Yellowhammer Creative is perfect for celebrating a loved one known for their impeccable table settings.
To buy: $10, yellowhammer-creative.myshopify.com
Teacup Coaster Set
Keep their afternoon spot of tea tidy with a set of these neat coasters featuring classic teacup designs.
To buy: $5, etsy.com
This personalized address embosser will elevate all their correspondence.
To buy: $30, neimanmarcus.com
Cheree Berry Paper Bow Place Cards
These clean-lined place cards offer a final flourish for a luncheon setting.
To buy: $8, maisonette.com
Gold Antler Place Card Holders
These gold place card holders elegantly invite guests to take their seats.
To buy: $24.50, potterybarn.com
English Afternoon Chocolate Tea Truffles
When in doubt, gift a box of indulgent truffles in a gorgeous box. For sharing, of course!
To buy: $29.99, shop.nordstrom.com
Tea Etiquette Print
A designy reminder for teatime, destined for her wall.
To buy: $19.94, etsy.com
Mind Your Manners Print
Another reminder that manners matter—this one’s perfect for the kitchen.
To buy: $23, etsy.com
Enamel Pin Set
These charming enamel pins commemorate the art of correspondence. Wear them proudly, letter-writers!
To buy: $22, mrboddington.com
Table Setting and Etiquette Placemat for Kids
It’s never too early to learn how to set proper places, and this mat can help.
To buy: $7.99, amazon.com
Modern Manners by Dorothea Johnson and Liv Tyler
Brush up with this book from renowned manners expert Dorothea Johnson and her granddaughter Liv Tyler.
To buy: $19.99, amazon.com
Cameron Street Vine Cardholder
Another cardholder—this one in a charming print for the pattern-minded.
To buy: $50, katespade.com
Mr. Boddington's Etiquette: Charm and Civility for Every Occasion by Mr. Boddington’s Studio
This winning manners handbook will keep them prepared for any and all occasions.
To buy: $18.95, amazon.com
Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” Three-Piece Tea Set
This pretty tea set is an heirloom in the making.
To buy: $83.99, macys.com
Tin Tea Set
This petal pink tin tea set is perfect for little ones playing pretend, and it comes with a matching carrying case for teatime on the go.
To buy: $39, potterybarnkids.com
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set
The kids in your life will love playing with this tea set—and learning teatime etiquette too.
To buy: $19.99, amazon.com
Women’s Embroidered Handkerchiefs
One etiquette tip: Never leave home without a lovely handkerchief tucked in your pocketbook.
To buy: $25, brooksbrothers.com
All in Good Taste by Kate Spade New York
This guide to entertaining is on its way to becoming a classic book for hosting gatherings big and small.
To buy: $27.50, amazon.com
Be Kind Enamel Pin
A reminder for etiquette-leaning lapels.
To buy $11.95, etsy.com
Cheree Berry Paper Itty Bitty Gift Enclosures
These striking gift enclosures add a touch of whimsy to gift giving and ensure recipients know to whom they should address their thank-you notes.
To buy: $20, maisonette.com