I have a thing for hand towels. Unfortunately, at this time in my life I don't actually have a powder room to display them for all my guests, but if I did, I'd be quick to show off these by Christian Lacroix. The black-and-lilac color combination and the graphic floral print add a modern, fashiony jolt to even the simplest all-white bathroom. And as much as linen can be nice for this sort of thing, I really love the wrinkle-free ease of these velvety cotton versions. A set of four is $20—a good thing to keep in mind next time you're in need of a thoughtful-but-still-practical gift.
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