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.
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!
This is without a doubt the best balsamic vinegar I have ever had. I could drink it straight.
You don’t have t be a bride to enjoy Michael Aram pieces. This collection is one of my favorites.
Not only does this essence smell awesome it comes in a beautiful hand-blown Italian crystal perfume bottle with a glass stopper.
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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