Metro Home: Hostess + Holiday Gifts

Here are some ideas for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts: a clean water filter that keeps on giving all throughout 2020, and inspiring books:

ZeroWater is the only water filter that removes 99.6% of dissolved solids in tap water; the equivalent of purified bottled water. Its 5-stage filter removes more than other brands, leaving you with the best possible tap water possible, while saving you money on bottled water in the process. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as aluminium, lead, zinc, nitrate and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other contaminants, and it reduces 99% of all fluoride. Order it at Walmart.


Proverbs from Around the World: A Collection of Timeless Wisdom, Wit, Sayings & Advice by Gerd de Ley (Hatherleigh Press, 2019) is so much fun to read and ponder. With witty insight from all parts of the globe, you’ll put this book down feeling wiser. Some of our favorites: “If you want to see the brave, look at those can forgive.” (Sanskrit), “The lion won’t turn on a barking puppy.” (Walachia) “The bird leaves no trail” (Thailand) “Different fields, different grasshoppers; different seas, different fish.” (Indonesia) – and many, many more.

The Statues of Central Park by June Eding with photography by Catarina Astrom (, 2018) is a lovely book and gift for New Yorkers who stroll through Central Park — but perhaps don’t check out every statue. This will inspire them to seek out, or simply pay attention to, some of the glorious artwork that meets them in one of the world’s most famous and beautiful parks.

The Warrior’s Book of Virtues: A Field Manual for Living Your Best Life by Nick Benas, Matt Bloom, and Buzz Bryan (, 2019) is a book that will get you pumped to manifest and enjoy your best life possible. Perfect for anyone you know that just starting out in life, or in the military, or in need of guidelines to forge their most successful personal future, this book tackles temperance, faith, fortitude, justice, bearing, charity, prudence, and more.