All cooking (but especially holiday entertaining) calls for well-made kitchen towels and napkins. These generous linen oblongs, 25 by 18 inches, in bright colors like turmeric and crimson, can be on duty at the sink or the stove. Use them to wrap warm rolls in a basket or as generous napkins for guests, especially at buffet gatherings. They’re made by Loyale Studio in San Francisco, which also makes other kitchen goods like aprons and oven mitts. The company donates 3 percent of sales to La Cocina, which helps food entrepreneurs, and Kitchen Table Advisors, assisting small farms.
Kitchen Linens, $24 each with $8 shipping for orders less than $60, otherwise free; loyalestudio.com.