20 December 2012

Hostess Gifts

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Looking for some last-minute hostess gifts? I hate to show up empty-handed to the home of anyone who's hosting us.  Here are some lovely, affordable gifts that any hostess would love to receive!

1. If your host/hostess are foodies, a fabulous olive oil or balsamic vinegar is always a safe bet.  Our local olive oil tasting room's chocolate balsamic vinegar was featured in the December Southern Living!

2. Hosting holiday guests can be incredibly stressful.  A decadent bubble bath is the perfect gift for an overextended hostess!

3. Cheese straws are my go-to holiday gift.  They're not so hard to make {once you get the hang of using a cookie press}, the recipe makes a ton, and they are incredibly delicious.  Don't skimp on the salt or cayenne pepper!

4.  Normally I give by the motto that all hostess gifts should be consumable, but at Christmas, it would be hard to turn down such a beautiful, elegant ornament.

5. Candles are always a safe bet for hostess gifts.  GP mentioned in a recent edition of GOOP that the Linnea Lights candle in 'Cashmere' is one of her favorites.