Another great design found in the archive of Swedish firm Almedahls, this was originally designed by Aune Laukkanen in the 1950s. It's a suitably jolly design showing lines of elves readying the Christmas feast. Apparently providing a stack of tea towels is a traditional Swedish gift for hostesses – if that's a tradition you want to revive, surely this should be top of the pile?
The tea towel costs $16.
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