Chosen by DANIELLE ALVAREZ, FRED'S
"I think nice linens are things we rarely buy for ourselves, but they can make such a beautiful gift because they last a very long time. We use this Tow and Line linen at Fred's and I love the simple elegant colours. They've only just been launched in Australia, by my friend and colleague Ricky James. The linens are made from flax grown in France and each piece is volcanic-stonewashed, so everything is extra soft. I love the ease and look of unironed linen. It's easy breezy."
Tow and Line Linen Napkin Set, $40 for a set of four, sorrythanksiloveyou.com/tow-and-line-napkinset
How do you top the 40-plus Australian makers we featured in last year's Gourmet Traveller x Sorry Thanks I Love You Christmas Boutique? You go twice the size and recruit some of the country's most influential tastemakers to nominate their favourite kitchen staples.
The GT x Sorry Thanks I Love You Christmas Boutique runs until Sunday 24 December at Sorry Thanks I Love You, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW, and Sorry Thanks I Love You, GPO Building, ground floor, No 1 Martin Pl, Sydney, NSW. Or shop the entire range online at sorrythanksiloveyou.com/gourmettraveller
Story by Maggie Scardifield.