Quick: Grab a pen and dash off a few incredibly witty sentences about a friend. Panicked? At a loss for words? That's how some people feel when faced with a blank guest book. Come to their rescue with conversation-starting phrases printed on recipe-size index cards.
To make, print the phrases onto medium-weight paper. On the other side of the same sheet of paper, print a pattern (ours or yours), and then cut the paper into cards. Display them in a white box lined with a matching patterned printout that's been trimmed to fit inside. White lacquer bath box, $34, Jonathan Adler