December is here and the holiday season is gearing up to unleash mass merriment upon us all! Whether it be a glitzy soiree or a casual shindig, chances are an invitation to some sort of holiday celebration will find its way to you this month. Here are a few hostess gift ideas sure to snag you a spot on her Nice List, no matter where her style may land.
Flowers are tried and true, timeless hostess gifts. Why not twist the idea a bit and bring her a bouquet that will last through the holidays and beyond? For the Classic hostess, the Harvest Garden from ProFlowers is vibrant and charming. Featuring four flowering mums a rustic country wood planter, this easy to care for beauty will brighten her home for many occasions to come. Available at http://www.proflowers.com. If your hostess has more of a Cute style, Snoopy’s Cookie Jar by Teleflora should give her the giggles all party long. This adorable arrangement is bright, playful and comes in a hand-painted, glazed collectible cookie jar to commemorate the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Her baked goods will never be homeless again! Find it at http://www.teleflora.com.
Another perennial hostess gift is a lovely candle. There’s a scent for everybody and, at this time of year, options abound. For Classic Hostess, the Golden Chestnut candle from LAFCO New York is the perfect blend of hazelnut, chestnut and cedar to whisk her away to the opulent mountain retreat of her dreams. Available at http://www.lafco.com. Tickle Cute Hostess’ senses with something from Glade’s Limited Edition Winter Collection. With cheery selections like Cherish the Present (apple cinnamon) and Sing Out Loud (gingerbread spice), she’ll be craving pie and caroling up a storm for weeks! Check out the collection at http://www.glade.com. Available at most major retailers.
If you’re determined to think outside the gift box, why not bring something for your hostess to lift in your honor? Classic Hostess most likely has long stemmed wine goblets galore, so hand her a classy curveball like the Wine Cup from Copper Mug Co. This 16 oz, solid copper, stemless beauty keeps wine at its ideal temperature (no matter how long you hold the cup) while enhancing its flavor and coolness factor. Available alone or in sets of two at http://www.coppermugs.com. Cute Hostess is mostly likely intrigued by containers that look terrific but can survive a fall onto a hardwood floor from the fist-pumping hand of a dancing guest. Govino is her perfect match! This line of drinkware is made of a flexible, BPA-free polymer that makes them as delicate-looking as fine glass, but completely shatterproof and dishwasher safe. Available at http://www.govinowine.com.
Now that you’re armed with enough gifts to thrill every hostess in town, get out there and live it up this holiday season!