“Never show up empty handed” is simple but sage advice for the upcoming party season. Whether you are invited to a work party, dinner at the in-laws, or your neighbor’s casual get together, a well-thought, not necessarily expensive, hostess gift is such a thoughtful way to say “hey, we appreciate the invitation”. Just a little something will go a long way to let the host and/or hostess know you appreciate their efforts to make the evening special.
It’s easy to add one of our top ten favorites to the traditional bottle of wine to take it up a notch on the thoughtful ladder. Best of all, no need to chase all over town for something cute. Just point and click and have your favorite finds delivered right to your doorstep!
Here are our top ten favorite hostess gifts–sure to get you invited back to the next soiree:
A fun cocktail napkin to take along with a bottle of wine.
If you know that the “annual” holiday party is approaching, be a dear an order something personalized for the host/hostess. Order these Personalized Notepads. They come with a “not soon to be forgotten” guarantee.
This darling decoupaged plate of a map of the North Pole will be sure to find it’s way into your host’s annual holiday decor. No regifting of this little number, for sure! For some reason, I never tire of adding more paper products to the site. I have a love affair with paper–always have–always will. I just don’t think you can go wrong with a beautiful mousepad notepad from our Alexa Pulitzer collection. The empire bee mousepad notepad is fresh and will go on any desk beautifully.
Having a holiday party can be a bit stressful. Let the hostess know that it’s not what’s on the table that counts, but truly what’s in the chairs. Fill this oh-so-giftable mug from Curly Girl Design with a gift card from your LOCAL coffee shop for an extra special treat.
You know, there are just somethings we would love to have, but really just wouldn’t buy for ourselves. At least that is how I am. I think this coffee scoop falls into that category. Wouldn’t it be a little more fun to scoop with this rooster scoop than the plastic one? Your host will surely agree. And just think, you will be thought of with every pot!
Inspirational coffee table books are a perfect way to say “thank you”. This holiday inspired gift book, Be Merry, is filled with the right sentiments, and the right reasons to celebrate the season. Simply put, PERFECT!
Certainly, you didn’t think a blog post would go by without mentioning a flour sack towel. Let’s put it this way, I could have a whole store filled with flour sack towels and paper. Not sure what I would name it– but I digress. Here is another gift that people love to have, but settle for less. Our Bon Appetit towel is a darling gift. Consider adding a lovely cheese and your are all set.
It’s not really fair to assume the party thrower is always female. Is it? And with that in mind, comes our next selection for top host/hostess gifts for 2013. We will assume, though, that said host likes something a little inspirational for his desk. This catch-all will be a hit! Find our inspirational quote desk tray here.
In fact, here are two for the gentleman host. This owl candle, by Patch NYC, has just the right hint of masculinity. With an incredible 72 hour burn time, this wise, old owl, would be the perfect touch for an office, bedroom, or anywhere throughout the home when floral scents just won’t do.
That rounds out our top ten favorite hostess gift for Holiday 2013. I hope that you are always up for a get together and that we have made it simple to show your appreciation. Don’t forget, stocking the gift cupboard is as easy as point and click at SusabelleBoutique.com