Party hopping? All the best gifts for giving

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Wine and flowers? Steer clear. From larger-than-life tomes to beautiful board games, this is what to give today’s high-style hosts and hostesses

produced and styled by BRADLEY AGATHER | photographs by ADAM FISH | throughout story: Model: KIERSTEN DOLBEC/Kim Dawson Agency. Hair and makeup: RO VIELMA/Kim Dawson Agency

Be your own Fellini. Shoot a fabulous little moving picture, but using regular 35mm film. The faster you crank, the faster the action. (If only you could say that about your fellow guests.) Lomography LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker , $80, Nest Dallas. 10 Crosby Derek Lam dress, Tom Ford bag, Rachel Zoe cuff, all Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center; belt, stylist’s own; nail polish, Graphite by Chanel

Everything’s impossible in the fashion whirl — except greatness. Your hostess will thrill reading all about it, 100 times over, with this stunning survey of the most riveting 100 dresses of the 20th century. The Impossible Collection of Fashion book, $695, Forty Five Ten. Moschino dress, Kimberly McDonald ring, both Forty Five Ten; nail polish, Écume by Nars

It takes the phrase "party games" to dizzying new heights. Wood is hand-inlaid in an Italian family’s workshop — and your host emerges the victor. Ercolano backgammon set,$1,025, Madison. Tsumori Chisato sweater, V.O.D.; Proenza Schouler skirt, Forty Five Ten; Proenza Schouler bag, Five and Ten; nail polish Clambake by Essie

Tonight, the party - tomorrow, the world. Guides to 12 chic cities (think Sydney, Shanghai, Paris) in one glorious box. Luxe World Grand Tour Box, $110, Nest Dallas. Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress and Kelly Wearstler stole, both Five and Ten; Wolford tights and Alexis Bittar bracelets, both Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center; nail polish, Blue Boy by Chanel

 

Photographed at “the front lawn of Dallas,” Arlington Hall at Lee Park, a 1939 replica of the early 1800s Arlington House, built in the Greek Revival style in Arlington, Virginia, and the pre-Civil War home of Robert E. Lee. Party- and wedding-rental information: arlingtonhallatleepark.com; Lee Park information: leeparkconservancy.org

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