Whether you prefer the Catskills or the Hamptons, Canned Modelo or Patron with lime, laid-back BBQ or beachside brunch, summertime is about heading to your happy place and making it feel like home.
Here at Accompany, we adore a rustic mountain cabin as much as we love a modernist beach retreat. So we’ve curated ethical picks that let you mix and match lakefront and beachfront, casual and sophisticated, for an overall feeling of effortless elegance. Earthy entertaining essentials? Check. Seaside-themed serving ware? Check. Plus cozy throws for curling up on the couch, gorgeous extras for savvy visitors, and plenty more to complement your singular style, wherever your go-to getaway takes you—and whoever comes with you.
If you’re the lucky weekend guest? Don’t go empty-handed or bring a trinket that’s empty-hearted. Turn up toting a uniquely stunning, ethically produced, globally inspired gift and we guarantee you’ll be invited back.
All items in our Home section are functional and beautiful; but even better, they’re also lovingly designed and made with social purpose. Each piece supports the economic livelihood of independent artisans, many of whom specialize in handicraft skills passed on from generation to generation, and each has a story to tell. So set the table in ethical fashion and get that dinner party conversation started...
Stir things up with Teak Flamingo Picks (sold in a set of four). A playful yet sustainable take on the kitschy classic, these durable, daiquiri-ready pieces are made in Thailand from excess teak and can be enjoyed throughout the season. Less cheeky but equally useful, this elegant Agate Bottle Opener is the perfect gift for the host who’s serious about his drinks and his barware.
A crisp salad is a summertime staple, so be sure to toss those greens in style with a pair of chic yet hardworking servers. Handcrafted in Vietnam, our bamboo-handled Seashell Serving Set (made with non-endangered pearl oysters) is a must-have for veggie-loving shore houses. For more formal meals—think linen pants, not swim trunks—opt for this sophisticated and timeless Portugal-made Black Oslo Salad Server Set.
Nothing says summer like eating al fresco, and these Seashell Forks are a shoo-in for picnics at the beach. (Bonus: bring them out again for your cocktail hour canapés.) For more elevated affairs, go for gold: our bold and sophisticated Dauville Porcelain Gold Glazed Spoons (sold in a set of three) make an earthy yet elevated statement. Both sets are responsibly crafted by small-scale makers, and make a great gift for the consummate—and socially conscious—host.
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Cold lemonades, iced lattes, frosty drinks—you and your guests need somewhere to set those thirst quenchers, and our chic coasters are as pretty as they are pragmatic. This sturdy set of four Marble Forest Coasters looks right at home in rustic cabins and other sylvan escapes. Just as earthy but even more elegant, our Lumino Gilded Coasters are edged with 24K gold and hand polished in Brazil by local artisans—the most inviting spot to rest your digestif after a leisurely summer meal.
Complete your tabletop with eye-catching centerpieces and fabulous finishing touches that double as conversation starters. This lovely Hope Basket supports the livelihood of Rwandan craftswomen, harnessing centuries-old basket-weaving techniques passed on from generation to generation. With its intricate sunburst design symbolizing confidence, cheer and wishes for a bright future, it’s a traditional Rwandan gift to mark life’s milestones. Bring a dash of socially impactful sophistication to dinner with our Chevron Table Runner—handmade from raw silk and naturally dyed with bark and leaves—it supports a micro-economic program in Kenya and Rwanda that provides single mothers with a steady source of income.