A gift for your host or hostess is a thoughtful way to thank them for their hospitality and is always appreciated. Have you wondered when to bring a gift and what? Below are some suggestions for any occasion.
Casual Dinner Party
Dinner party guests usually bring a hostess gift unless they are close friends who dine together frequently. Gift possibilities include wine, Champagne, flowers (preferably in a vase), a potted plant, chocolates, specialty food items such as jams and jellies or other condiments, fancy nuts, olives, olive oil or vinegars, or items for the house, such as cocktail napkins, guest soaps and lotions, a picture frame, or a scented candle. A book is also appropriate if you know your host’s taste.
When there’s a guest of honor
If it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or shower, bring a gift for the honoree.
When you’re the guest of honor
Bring a gift for your host or hostess, or send flowers before the party. After the party, send a thank-you note.
It’s customary to bring a gift to a housewarming. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something lasting for the house. Possible gifts include guest towels, a houseplant, a patio or garden plant, glasses, dish towels, a picture frame, specialty foods like a great olive oil or preserves or a cheeseboard and/or cheese knives. Update an old-fashioned housewarming tradition of giving salt, and bring fancy sea salt and/or a saltbox or saltcellar. If the housewarming is for a neighbor new to your town, consider putting together a welcome kit containing area maps, the town paper, restaurant menus, bookmarks from your favorite bookstore, transportation schedules, and information on local parks and recreation facilities- anything that will make it easier for her to feel welcome and at home in her new community.
Either bring or send a gift. Your gift of choice will depend on the length of your stay and how elaborately you’re entertained. While you don’t have to break the bank, your gift should be sincere, thoughtful, and personal.
For that Special Photo!
The Bambina frame is designed to playfully present the photos of the most precious members of your family, whether kids or pets. Its gemstone “ears” are hand-inlaid into polished metal, which won’t tarnish.
ANNA Banbina Bear Frame Indigo/Silver is available for $75.00 each.
For the Flower Lover!
The Solo vase could not be simpler with its hand-crafted marble base and hidden pin. The pin is inserted into the bottom of the stem and then anchored into the base where it disappears from view. A small amount of water is added to the top of the base to keep the flower alive. What’s left is a single stem that looks like it’s standing by pure magic.
Tucker and Lark Solo Vase in Grey, Black or White Marble is available for $39.95 each.
For the Kitchen Confidant!
L’OBJET’s porcelain Timna pitchers and mugs (available in the stone and iron finishes) extend the organic forms and mineral glazes of the Terra collection into a series of sculptural, functional vessels. With handles carved out of the body of the form, Timna has an ancient, primal character.
L’OBJET Timna Pitcher is available for $250.00 each.
For the Wine Lover!
LSA International brought us the perfect gift for those who enjoy wine. Contemporary and chic paired with an ash cheese board with a glass dome. Perfect for a nibble while enjoying a delicious glass of wine after a long day.
LOBJET Red Wine/Cheese Set and is available for $100.00 each.
For the Candle Lover!
AERIN’s Nendaz Cypress scented candle was inspired by the Alpine resort of Nendaz in Switzerland. The fragrance captures an invigorating fresh winter’s day in the Swiss Alps. Its fragrant aroma of Cypress is uplifted with the clarifying properties of White Spruce, and further enhanced by the woody greens of Fir Balsam. The beautiful packaging, created by artist Helen Dealtry, makes it a perfect gift.
AERIN Nendaz Holiday Candle is available for $80.00 each.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur!
ANNA showcases your cocktails with these hand-carved Italian alabaster coasters surrounded by pillowed surfaces of gleaming metal. Designed for the stone to float in a metallic surround.
ANNA Circulo Coasters-Set of 4 is available for $125.00. * Also available in alabaster or agate, nickel plated or gold.
For the Stone Lover!
The striking bold of the Malachite collection from L’OBJET brings a sophisticated energy to any space. Made of Limoges porcelain and earthenware with hand-gilded 24K gold accents that match the drama of this commanding design.
LOBJET Small Malachite Tray is available for $125.00 each, Medium Malachite Tray is available for $195.00 each, Malachite Round Box is available for $185.00 each, Bambou Letter Opener is available for $150.00 each and Bambou Magnifying Glass is available for $150.00 each.
For the Glass Lover!
Annieglass’ classic gently sculpted votive candle holder takes the shape of a handkerchief. Available in two sizes: 4″ x 4″ x 3″ and 7″ X 7″ X 5″ with frosted glass with either a 24k gold or platinum edge. These votives make ideal centerpieces and are stunning when grouped in multiples!
Anniglass Handkerchief Votive is available for $63.00 each.
For the Champagne Lover!
Made from mouthblown glass, LSA International Prosecco set contains four elegant, long-stemmed flutes and a matching saucer for serving olives or snacks.
LSA International Prosecco Gift Set, 5 Pieces is available for $100.00 each.
For the Ambiance Lover!
A hand-cut crystalline lamp that casts a spell on the night. The Xtal collection is a collection of elegant light produced by a finely crafted glass shade. Master artisans have polished every surface of the Xtal’s crystal glass shed. It is this superior level of craftsmanship that allows the lamp to product is signature tapestry of light-an ethereal radial flare and icy glimmer.
Xtal Acrux as shown is available for $285.00 each. Also available in Xtal and Becrux.
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