December 3, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

The holiday season is always filled with festive parties and cheerful gatherings. My hubby and I are booked up through New Years with events, so I got to thinking about hostess gifts. It's important to present the host or hostess with a small gift to show your appreciation -- after all, they are entertaining you, feeding you, and providing you with something to sip on! The gift need not be big or expensive. Handmade gifts are always wonderful, or a simple bottle of wine will do. For those of you that prefer to pick up a gift online or while you're out shopping, here are a few ideas to get your season started:
Hostess Gifts

A beautiful set of cheese knives can be used year-round for all types of occasions -- Anthropologie

Yummy gingerbread s'mores make a great gift for those with a sweet tooth -- Williams-Sonoma

A personalized tray filled with homemade cookies is a memorable gift to give -- Tray by Boatman Geller, available at

This antique-inspired wine pull is a simple gift that the host or hostess will use repeatedly -- Pottery Barn

Personalized gifts are always wonderful. This tangerine-vanilla scented soy candle bears the initial of your host -- Candle by Fontaine Maury, available at *Other styles available

This unique cheese board is made from slate, making it easy to write on with chalk -- Uncommon Goods