Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hostess With the Mostess

December 4, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Holiday

Are you like me and have a lot of holiday parties to attend, but don’t want to bring the hostess the expected bottle of wine? It’s time to get a little more creative, don’t you think? So here are some suggestions ranging from pricey (think hard to please mother-in-law) to very reasonable (someone you don’t know too well, but may want to be invited again). Here are 10 hostess gifts I know I would be proud to present.

1. Maine Sea Salt Gift Set – 4 Flavors, $39.95

These pure and all-natural sea salts are harvested using the cool, mineral-rich seawaters of the Gulf of Maine. Flavors are; Natural, Garlic, Hickory Smoked, and Apple Smoked. Yum.

2. Waterford Mixology Barware, $375

Wow the hostess with this special decanter.

3. Fortunity Rectangular Platter, $250

This platter was inspired by legendary fashion and textile designer Mariano Fortuny. So Tuscan. So chic.

4. French Classic Macaroons, $69

Who can resist macaroons? Nobody.

5. C. Wonder Wine Stopper, $22

Not that I have a lot of leftover wine, but if I did, I would want this initial wine stopper. With a “W” please.

6. Vosges Haut-Chocolat® Bacon Caramel Toffee Box, $12.95

I love anything bacon. And I mean anything. I have come to find out I am not alone! I have tried this product and can say it’s amazing!

7. Davolios 18 Year Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, $15

This is without a doubt the best balsamic vinegar I have ever had. I could drink it straight.

8. Michael Aram New Molten Double Snack Bowl Set,$99

You don’t have t be a bride to enjoy Michael Aram pieces. This collection is one of my favorites.

9. Agraria Lime & Orange Blossoms PetitEssence With Tray, $45

Not only does this essence smell awesome it comes in a beautiful hand-blown Italian crystal perfume bottle with a glass stopper.

10. Dicamillo Caking Co “Biscotti Moderno” Glass Jar, $112

OK, so I’m a little biased. Dicamillo is from my hometown and I grew up eating their biscotti. But if it wasn’t so good, would they be selling it worldwide? I think not.

- Lauren Dimet Waters

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