It’s party time! Get that calendar out and fill it up, social Santas. Whether it’s an ornament exchange, ugly sweater brunch, black-tie soiree or a cocktail hour (or two), you’re sure to have somewhere to go in the next month or so. And with each invitation… comes the search for a hostess gift. What to do? What to buy? What’s the perfect present? Not to worry, we’re here to help you find the most gracious gifts for your happy hosts.
Wine is the standard walk-in gift, and honestly, who doesn’t love getting a nice bottle of red, white, pink or bubbly? The trick to making your offering stand out is to dress it up with a beach-inspired wine bag like our Kelp Wave, and let the festivities begin! Cap off the gift with a gorgeous geode stopper for a finishing touch. The host will be saying “cheers” to you long after the party’s over!
While email and social media make our busy lives much easier, there’s still something quaint and special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail. Pair Lime and Leaf’s Pine Coast notecards with a handmade pen from the likes of Etsy artist, Emotional Oasis, and you’ll have aced both Gift Giving and Etiquette 101.
Some people just have the knack for shopping… for picking up the most darling objets at that off-the-beaten-path boutique in the cutest coastal town (or the most wonderful website). Now you can be that person! Our small scallop bowl makes the prettiest addition to a nightstand for a special piece of jewelry or a catch-all to hold your other beach treasures. A sweet addition to a coffee and dessert table would be to fill our sea biscuit dish with Artisan Sugar’s seahorse sugar shapes. Charming. And it’s all made in the USA!
We know we get excited when we find something unexpected AND useful (and even more excited when we are the recipients of such a prize!). Tie one of our elegant sea glass ornaments on to the bow of any gift, or make it the gift itself, and you’re sure to be invited back to next year’s tree trimming party!
Sometimes you need to send a hostess gift as a thank you for a lovely stay at a dear friend’s home. This gift is more personal and perhaps more heartfelt. There’s nothing more perfect than our cozy sea grass throw to wrap up your gratitude for holiday hospitality… and sneak in a little wintry beach inspiration for the family.
There’s so much more out there with which to deck someone else’s halls. Need some additional ideas? It’s a hop, skip and a click to our versatile list of glorious Gifts Under $40.
Here’s to showing your appreciation, beautifully.
P.S. Now that you’re all set in the hostess gift department… we can’t wait to give you a sneak peek into next week’s blog. Our friends at Apartment Therapy featured us in a recent piece about how to spot fake labels on sheet sets. We’ll incorporate that info as well as easy, beachy and luxurious ways to refresh your home for the holidays!