There's nothing wrong with a bottle of wine, but there are more personal and, frankly, less boring ways to express your thanks to a gracious host and hostess. With holiday parties and overnight stays quickly approaching, don't stress when it comes to gift giving; you can give an impressive hostess gift without breaking the bank. Here are seven gifts that won't say "last minute" but will translate to any style. Best part? No one will know these mirrored frames, organic tea towels, or porcelain trays cost less than $25!
Staying with friends or family over a holiday and need to bring a present for your kind hostess? It can be hard to think of what would delight someone, especially a relative you may not spend that much time with. Which is why I put together these five pretty, quirky gifts for every price range. They're sure to bring a smile to even the most harried hostess's face, so click through to check them out.
I was ichatting with my friend Elizabeth when she asked me to help her out with something. She's traveling to our Spanish "home-away-from-home" for five days and is going to be put up by a friend of ours, Ravé. Elizabeth asked me to help her out and come up with a great host gift for Ravé - something a little more special than a bottle of Patron.
So, let's all head off to market in search of a great host gift for Ravé. He's a trustworthy guy who has his own heavy metal band and several tattoos. He's not really the girlfriend type (I've known him for 3.5 years and have never seen him in a relationship) so his kitchen could use a feminine touch or two. He's a guy's guy (he drives a truck and a motorcycle), likes to cook and loves to eat. So keep his personality traits in mind when looking for the perfect host gift. Save your gift ideas in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Host Gift. Good luck! Elizabeth and I can't wait to see what you find.
Last week I told you about being invited to a New Year's Day brunch at my mother-in-law's best friend's house. As a hostess myself, I understand the importance of being a great guest and that's why I wanted to bring the most amazing hostess gift for her. I told you that she is chic, detail oriented, and extravagant.
You scoured the web and placed your finds in the Yum Market with the tag of Hostess Gift. I was very pleased by all of the great goodies you found for her and decided to use three small gifts to create one gift basket. I included this chic yet simple monogrammed apron that Crispet1 found.
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On New Year's Day, after a long night of divine celebration, I will be attending a brunch. The brunch is an annual event at my mother-in-law's best friend's house and has been happening since before my husband was born. As a hostess myself, I understand the importance of being a great guest and that's why I have to bring the most amazing hostess gift for her. She is an incredibly chic woman and her parties are always special down to the very last detail...the only problem is I have no clue what to get her! That's why I'm sending you off to market in search of an immaculate hostess gift. It can't be anything boring like a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates, so get creative!
Once we find the perfect gift I'll place it in this basket, lined with gold fabric so keep it small, usable, and fabulous. Save your finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the tag of Hostess Gift. I'll choose the one that I think most suits the hostess and bring that to the brunch on New Year's Day.
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