Friday, November 22, 2013

Gift Guide: For the Hostess Under $30

The gift guide for the hostess is one of my favorites because it is all about presentation and being a thoughtful guest. Just a little something is enough to say "thank you" (since we all know how much work goes into entertaining!) at the next holiday gathering. You don't need to spend a lot a money to buy a lovely gift since everything here is under thirty dollars. While the traditional gifts of wine and flowers are always appreciated, sometimes buying a special "treat" that your hostess wouldn't normally buy for herself is even more appreciated.

What's your favorite hostess gift?

9 NM Cookies $25 // 10  Jacinta Holiday Candle $30 // Nest Candle $14

1 Beauty Box Any hostess would look forward to a bit of pampering after the party is over.
2 A cookbook all about Mac + Cheese = total happiness.
3 Think ahead (if you have advanced notice) and pick up something personalized.
4 Chic coasters are always needed for someone who entertains.
5 Kate Spade is always a good idea and this classy bottle opener will do the trick.
6 Gold-dipped playing cards - it doesn't get more glam than that!
7 Yes, Kate Spade is perfect to give to anyone and a special set of S&P shakers are beautiful.
8 A fun tray for someone who loves a good cocktail and a has a good sense of humor.
9 NM is also known for their gourmet treats and these chocolate chip cookies are their best seller.
10 Receiving a gorgeous candle that smells amazing, yes please.
 A better look at the Anne Taintor tray! 

I wanted to share this adorable bell to give to your fellow owl lover.

A fun way to "wrap" your gifts or if you are buying flowers for the hostess.

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  1. This is such a great idea! I love anything Mac+ Cheese related. hehe


    1. Haha, me too Mirada - anything mac+cheese related is fine by me! ;-)