I Come Baring Gifts

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Repeat after me – I will not go to a party empty handed.

That’s my rule and I’m sticking to it and I encourage you all to do the same!

So if you are looking for some last minute host and hostess gifts, it’s your lucky day. Here are a few suggestions.

· If you are taking a bottle of wine or liquor to a party, jazz it up with this adorable faux fur coat. The photo is a bit difficult to see, but this posh little wrap will dress up any inexpensive wine.

· For the person that always loves to entertain, what about a formal entertaining book. This is a place for the host to formally record memories from each shin dig – like what was served, who attended, etc. A great place to jot down what recipes worked, what didn’t and what everyone’s favorite drink is!

· Hostess gifts must not be extravagant. Take these super cute Reindeer stir sticks from Plum Party. They are sure to bring a smile to the face of any stressed out host!

· My obsession with Anthropologie is clear. Not only are their clothes adorable, but they have some really cute home goods that are perfectly priced. Two of my favorites – the initial mug and holiday shop dishtowel. The mug is so cost effective that I would pair it with some gourmet hot coco.

· I DIE over the idea of giving mistletoe as a gift.

· Other simple ideas: a CD, a grocery store gift card to restock the pantry, a bucket of cleaning supplies for the day after and a manicure to the hostess to restore her hands!