Celebratory Offerings

As we transition into the holiday season one thing is certain:  there will be parties!  I love getting dressed up in a festive frock (just to be clear, I am not rocking Christmas sweaters!) and then heading over to friends and families homes for a celebration.

Of course the host and/or hostess go(es) to a lot of trouble to put together the perfect shindig and for that I believe it is nice (and good etiquette!) to bring along a gift.  While wine, flowers and candles are perfectly acceptable gifts; sometimes (assuming I know the host’s tastes) it is fun to pick out something a bit more creative.

Below are some examples of great ideas that may just inspire you!  After all, who doesn’t like something shiny?!

This beveled mirror doorknob from Anthropologie is perfect for the reflective host.

These silver plated napkin rings/ placecard holders from Layla Grace are ideal for dinner hosting set.

Wisteria's three piece cheese set adds a touch of humor to a wine & cheese party.

There is nothing overly formal about ZGallerie's penguin bar set.

I love the idea of Juliska's piggy bank for the host who goes above and beyond!


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