Hostess Gifts That Actually Feel Special
With the holiday season upon us, you'll likely be seeing a few more invites in your inbox. As you know, a good guest never arrives empty-handed.
Never fear, we have curated a sublime offering of delightful host/hostess gifts that will make sure you're at the top of any guest list. Local party connoisseurs say the goal is to bring something thoughtful that the host can savor later.
But first, let's talk about what NOT to gift.
Topping the list of the worst hostess gift ever is (drum roll please) potpourri.
Trapp and Company’s Steven Chester explains why it’s so awful.“Do you REALLY want to buy a bag of sweepings off some workroom floor? And did that Steuben bowl really deserve that? It can be attractive puffed up in the bag, but when first opened the intense fragrance hits you hard. And after days, weeks, months of just sitting there and collecting dust and pet hair it does start to look tired. Sure, the fragrance can be allegedly revived by adding fresh oil to whatever is now in that bowl, but do you really want to?”
12 CLEVER GIFTS FOR HOSTS
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites: $19.00, Trapp and Company
Finchberry Soap: $10.00, Trapp and Company
Picture Frame: $48.00, Trapp and Company
Handwoven Throw: $146.00, Trapp and Company
Log Placemat: $26.00 for set of 12, Cuorebella, Pryde's
Santa Gnome Ornament: $12.00, Trapp and Company
Kansas City Tea Towel in yellow-turquoise or turquoise-olive green: $16.00,Tammy Smith
Gold and Wood Servers: $49.95, Williams Sonoma
Woodwick Thyme Candle: $42.00, Trapp and Company
Gold Leaf Plate: $38.00, Annabelles
White Marble and Gold Coasters: $29.95 for set of 4, Williams Sonoma
Wood and Marble Platter: $59.95, Williams Sonoma