One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the fun events my friends host. Even though we’re all still living in small rental units, we make it work with a cozy fete or take advantage of the DC restaurant scene, like we did last night. While I usually bring something to imbibe or munch on if the party is at someone’s home, I never like to show up at an event without a little something for the hostess. Everyone is super busy during the holiday season, and prepping for, and cleaning up from, a party can be hard work! Not to mention, there is always some cost involved and I want to make sure the hostess knows how much I appreciate her efforts.
These flamingo ice trays, this beautiful gold shaker, this on-season red cookie tray, this “OH YES” appetizer plate, this gold, wonderful-smelling candle—burned this one last week!, these cheese markers—which I have and love!, and these Kate Spade recipe cards are all under $40, so you can give a thoughtful gift without breaking the bank. Added bonus, all of these items can be purchased with free regular shipping and the ones available on Shopbop can be shipped with your Amazon Prime account so you can take advantage of that two-day shipping. #holla
If you want to spend a bit more money and make the hostess and holiday gift for your loved one or friend one in the same, these copper martini glasses are such a unique gift, and would look great on a bar cart next to Moscow mule mugs.
In addition, this wine flight set is so adorable, and would be a perfect accessory for any wine night your favorite hostess throws at a later date. We all need something to look forward to in January, you know?
Lastly, these monogrammed plates would be such a cute, thoughtful even if you just gifted a set of four.
If all else fails and you’re short on time, grab a bottle of your favorite wine—I am a sucker for Stella Rosa this time of year—and place in one of these cute Love the Wine That You’re With wine bags. Cheers! x
Don’t forget to check out my other gift guides!