One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is getting together with family and friends at dinner or cocktail parties. If you will be heading to a holiday party in the next few weeks, bringing a thoughtful hostess gift is always appreciated. A favorite bottle of wine, homemade baked goods or a lovely bouquet of flowers are tried and true hostess gifts and will certainly be well received. However, if you are running short on time or want to bring something a little different, here are my top ten hostess gift ideas for 2012 (and most are under $30):
Palazzo Soy Candle – $29.50 – a yummy blend of persimmon, white nectarine and olive wood.
Knot Bottle Opener – $28 - loving the brass and nautical knot design!
Owl Dipping Dishes – $10 for 2 – great for the animal lover on your list!
Confetti Note Card - $24 – letterpress + monogram = perfect gift!
Personalized Pencils - £10 – for the person that seems to have everything!
Chalkboard Wine Charms – $9 – love the personalization and that they can be used again & again!
Cheers Drink Coaster – $26 - it just says it all!
Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $29.99 – for the chef on your list!
Abequina Olive Patio Tree – $59.95 – perfect size for a patio or apartment terrace.
Aztec Sipping Cholocate Mix - $15 - the blend of chocolate, chilies and spices sounds devine!
What’s your favorites hostess gift?
*this is not a paid advertisement… just items I like!