Aprons haven't gone away. Rather, those those utilitarian cover-ups have evolved in ways the 1950s TV moms could not have predicted.
On one rubber-gloved hand, you have the professional kitchen-quality apron, made for the home cook, which is tough enough to stand up to butter-splatterings for the next decade. Sleek and Food Network-ready.
Then there are the more retro, stylish aprons, the heart-shaped bodices and holiday-themed patterns. Girly Aprons has a bunch, including oh-so-cute aprons from Jessie Steele.
We think an apron is an excellent host or hostess gift. Especially if your friend and relative often comes to the table wearing most of the gravy.