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The Gifter :: Outgift the Party

As we head full steam into the holiday season, along with it comes all those parties. Whether it be your office party, neighbor’s holiday open house or intimate dinner with family and friends, it’s bad form to arrive empty handed. Bringing a thoughtful gift for the host or hostess is always appreciated, but what’s appropriate to give? This week, the folks at HomeGoods and POPSUGAR are having #TheGifter crew uncover the best gifts at amazing prices, perfect to “Outgift the Party.” Here are just some of the many ever changing gift ideas I discovered at my local HomeGoods this week… be sure to follow Simplified Bee on Instagram #TheGifter to see them all!

crystal highball glasses - hostess gifts #thegifter

These exquisite crystal highball glasses by a high-end designer are perfect for your bff’s holiday bash or the newlywed’s dinner. The set of four is an absolute steal at $29.99 at HomeGoods compared to $60 at department stores. I’ll drink to that!

gourmet balsamic vinegar - hostess gift #thegifter

Food and wine is always a welcome gift for holiday dinner parties. This gourmet vinegar is a great, unexpected present for the hostess that loves to cook. The packaging is so fabulous, I wouldn’t even wrap it… simply add a gift tag, red bow and you are ready to go!

swedish holiday coasters - hostess gifts #thegifter

These Swedish drink coasters with tree cut-out would be a lovely, practical gift for just about any host or hostess.  The beautiful Alder grain makes each coaster unique.

celebration party crackers - hostess gift #thegifter

For the office party these British celebration crackers with little surprise trinkets inside gets my vote!

What’s your favorite gift to bring to a Christmas party? Be sure to tweet the images of the hostess gifts you discover with #TheGifter and you just may win a TJX $500 gift card!

Happy shopping,

Cristin

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TJX through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write this post about TJX #TheGifter, all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on December 1, 2013 in Christmas, discounts, Entertaining, Holiday, home accessories, HomeGoods, Parties

Fabulous Hostess Gift Ideas for 2013

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As we move into November (can hardly believe it!), our minds quickly shift from spiders, cobwebs and witches to turkey dinner, holiday parties and hanging the stockings with care. Like many of you, the holiday season means large family dinners and cocktail parties with friends. If you’ll be heading to a Thanksgiving feast, Christmas party or holiday open house  in the next few weeks, bringing a thoughtful host or 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 favorite hostess gift ideas for 2013:

fabulous holiday hostess gifts - simplified bee #hostess #gifts

top to bottom:

pom pom throw (unexpected, yet always a winner) // wine tote (for the host’s fave bottle of champagne or wine)

 monogrammed cheese board (for the entertainer)

 personalized stationary (always well received) //holiday cupcakes (adorable right?!)

anchor bottle opener (for the cocktail party) // dried pomegranate wreath (great alternative to a traditional bouquet)

monogrammed drink coasters (for the host or hostess that has it all)

elephant place-card holders (love & a sneak peek from Nate Berkus’ Holiday Collection for Target due in stores 11/17)

What’s your favorite hostess gift?

Cristin

*some of these links are to affiliates of Simplified Bee, but product picks and opinions are my own!

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Read full story By on November 5, 2013 in Christmas, gift guide, Holiday, Thanksgiving

Top Ten Hostess Gift Ideas for 2012

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):

great hostess gifts for 2012

Palazzo Soy Candle – $29.50 –  a yummy blend of persimmon, white nectarine and  olive wood.

great bar hostess gift

Knot Bottle Opener – $28 - loving the brass and nautical knot design!

hostess gifts owl dishes

Owl Dipping Dishes – $10 for 2 – great for the animal lover on your list!

 gold confetti note cards

Confetti Note Card – $24 – letterpress + monogram = perfect gift!

persoanlized pencils and case gift

Personalized Pencils – £10 – for the person that seems to have everything!

 chalkboard drink tags - hostess gift

Chalkboard Wine Charms – $9 –  love the personalization and that they can be used again & again!

cheers drink coasters hostess gift

Cheers Drink Coaster – $26 - it just says it all!

great hostess gift - olio olive oil

Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $29.99 – for the chef on your list!

patio olive tree hostess gift

Abequina Olive Patio Tree – $59.95 – perfect size for a patio or apartment terrace.

aztec hot chocolate hostess gift

 Aztec Sipping Cholocate Mix – $15 – the blend of chocolate, chilies and spices sounds devine!

What’s your favorites hostess gift?

Cristin

*this is not a paid advertisement… just items I like!

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Read full story By on November 12, 2012 in Christmas, Entertaining, event planning, gift guide, Holiday, home accessories, Parties, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Holiday Dinner Guest: Top 10 Hostess Gifts Under $40 & GIVEAWAY

Even though hosting a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah dinner can be fun, it’s also nice to just simply be a guest. If you will be a dinner guest this holiday season, bringing a thoughtful hostess gift is thoughtful and greatly appreciated. A nice bottle of wine, homemade baked goods or a lovely bouquet of flowers is always well received. However, if you are running short on time and want to bring something a little different this year, here are my top ten stylish hostess gifts under $40:

best hostess gifts utopia elephant mugs jonathan adler

One. Jonathan Adler’s Utopia Elephant Mug – perhaps filled with flowers, chocolates or favorites teas.

best hostess gifts monogram stamp

Two. A Single Monogram Stamp – Something your hostess could use again and again.

best hostess gifts knit hand warmers cashmere red

Three. Cashmere Hand Warms at Restoration Hardware – The perfect gift to warm hands and hearts.

best hostess gifts monogrammed melamine plates

Four. A Stylish Personalized Plate by La Plate – Just add homemade holiday cookies and this makes a very thoughtful and chic hostess gift. 

best hostess gift stationary pink orange elephants paper source

Five. Elephant Letterpress Stationary at Paper Source – Who doesn’t love receiving exquisite letterpress notecards?

best hostess gift bee honey buzzz Jme English

Six. Jamie Oliver’s Jme  -100 English Honey at Williams Sonoma – Yum.

10 things jayson home bee candles

Seven. Journey of the Bee candle from Paddywax – Had to include a bee!

hostess gift squirrel wine stopper
Eight. Ceramic Squirrel Bottle Stopper by Jonathan Adler at Anthropologie – So sweet.

hostess gift monogrammed salt pepper shakers dabney lee
Nine. Monogrammed Salt  & Pepper Shakers by Dabney Lee – So fresh and fun… perfect for the hostess that has everything!

hostess gifts wembe amazon soaps natural

Ten. Wembé Soaps from the Amazon – Love that they are 100 natural and organic. Who wouldn’t want one?

Giving you a jump on your holiday shopping, the nice folks at Wembé Soaps are giving away a Frutal Energizing Set of their luxurious soaps to not one, but two lucky Simplified Bee Readers. The combination of these three frutal blends, mango, citric and passion fruit invigorate, emolliate and cleanse skin naturally.

To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know which scents or products you love at Wembé {leave your email if I don’t have a way to contact you}. For extra entries:

• Bec
ome a new follower of Simplified Bee’s Blog, Twitter or Facebook Page.
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• Entry period closes at midnight PST, Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

Good luck!

* Wembé is hosting the giveaway, but this is not a paid advertisement
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Read full story By on November 10, 2010 in Christmas, Giveaways, holiday decor, Thanksgiving