The holidays are fast approaching & I’m sure your social calendars are already lit up like a Christmas tree with events to attend & friends & family’s parties to enjoy. Between kiddos, work & charities, this is a busy busy time of year. Don’t show up at one of those parties empty handed! Give the hostess with the mostest a thoughtful token of your appreciation for throwing a celebratory holiday soiree. I have 3 “Go To” hostess gifts that I prefer to give (& receive!).
1) Fragrant candles: My favorites are Niven Morgan, Christian Tortu & Trapp. They are all yummy & come in pretty packaging that need very little (if any) wrapping.
2) A good bottle of wine: Nothing says thank you like toasting a great party with a group of friends. Or, if wine is already being served, the hostess can add it to their bar to seve at a later date. My favorites to take along are Seghesio & Beringer Alluvium.
3) Cocktail table books: This is the gift that keeps on giving. I love giving entertaining or interior design books to my friends & clients. They will the have tons of eye candy & inspiration wrapped inside a visualicious (that’s my new word!) hardcover book. Also, the ones with pretty bindings & covers can pull double duty as decor on cocktail tables, bookshelves, nightstands & end tables! We just got a new shipment in at IBB (pictured left) & our patrons are eating them up!
Happy Party Hopping!