a hostess gift is one of those classic gestures - you can never go
wrong bringing something along with you and the effort is always
appreciated. it's one of those things your mother probably always told
you to do, or even one of those things you've read about in emily post.
it is timeless, and you should do it regardless, but especially when
visiting someone's home for the holidays. here are a few of my favorites
to make this holiday season a little extra special.
do you always bring a little something for a hostess?
1. wine bottle holder (to catch the drips and make a bottle look fancy) - gift it with a nice bottle of wine
2. white truffle oil goes lovely with a homemade loaf of bread or a cutting board (or wine!)
3. bottle opener
4. bourbon maple syrup is great for holiday brunches
5. homemade spreads with fresh loaves of bread and a dish towel (edible AND they get to keep something)
an ornament - swarovski has a new design each season, but it could be
out of your price range so really any ornament would do (check out west
elm, crate and barrel and anthropologie)