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Hostess With The Mostest Gifts

Posted by Elisa Taub
Hostess With The Mostest Gifts

'Tis the season for holiday parties which also means it's time to stock up on hostess gifts. I never like to show up empty handed, and as many of you know it can be difficult to come up with creative gifts year after year. So I've put together a list of my favorite hostess gift for you to use as a handy reference guide.

Each item is relatively inexpensive and these have all been big hits for me. I tend to steer away from alcohol as a gift because you just never know who is a Tea Totaler. I usually check the sale sections of big retailer sites such as Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and of course my favorite, Target.

Most of these, or similar items, are available at many retailers. Some of the specific items we have listed below are sale or clearance items and may not be available for long, so if ordering online is easier than visiting the various retailers, we suggest you order soon, and you may even be able to get your item before the big party! (just click on the item to view and order)


Votive Candle Holders

Set of cheese or dessert plates

salad servers

Candle Garden

Set of Cookie Cutters

Popcorn Bowl

Robin's Egg Soaps

High Heeled Cake Server

Picture Frames and Photo Albums

Wrought Iron Cookbook Stand

Ceramic Bread Bowl

Iron Buffet Stand

Batter Bowl Just add a couple of wooden spoons or spatulas, wrap in cellowrap and you've got a great gift.

Bring a Serving Platter with homemade cookies and leave the platter as a gift.

A beautiful plant or topiary is always appreciated and readily available at your local nursery or garden center.