With an extensive roster of stylish events and to-die-for weddings, Laura is a sought-after expert when it comes to throwing a memorable bash. So, when it comes to selecting a hostess gift for the endless array of holiday soirees you’ll be attending, what better person to get advice from than Laura Davis herself.
When it comes to unique ideas, Ms. Davis is a pro. Follow her tips below and the hosts of the holiday party will swoon with appreciation.
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Being gracious never goes out of style, so when you’re attending holiday parties this year, don’t forget to bring a small token of thanks for your hosts and hostesses. The ideal gift doesn’t need to be expensive or extravagant; in fact, a thoughtful present is often appreciated much more.
If you bring something edible, like homemade cookies or a bottle of wine, don’t expect it to be served at the party. Your host has likely spent a lot of time carefully planning the menu and your item may not complement what they have prepared. Remember, this is a gift and it’s up to the host to decide if they’d like to share it during the party.
If you know your hosts well, personalize your gift to their tastes and interests. For beer enthusiasts, treat them to a six-pack of a favorite or unique craft brew. For wine connoisseurs, pair a bottle of wine from a good vintner with a whimsical wine stopper or wine charms. A collection of high-quality spices is the perfect token for a host who loves to cook or bake.
If you don’t know your hosts’ specific tastes, select a more general gift that almost anyone would love.
If you’ll be attending a lot of parties during the holiday season, plan ahead and purchase a stash of hostess gifts in advance. This will help you avoid the unnecessary stress of scrambling at the last minute to find the perfect gift.
Sending a flower arrangement the day after the party is another way to show your hosts appreciation for their hospitality, and it allows them the chance to more fully enjoy your thoughtfulness. Also consider sending a handwritten note expressing your gratitude – in today’s technology-driven world, this extra little touch is sure to be appreciated.