As a tie-in to the previous post about setting the table for entertaining guests, let’s look at the nice custom of guests bringing the hostess a small gift as a thank you for putting on a wonderful get-together.
The guest need not spend a fortune or spend an inordinate amount of time searching for the perfect gift. These types of gifts, in my opinion, should be simple and useful.
Some items you may wish to consider when choosing a gift for your host:
A bottle of wine
A box of chocolates
A bouquet of flowers
Some lovely cocktail napkins
A box of pretty stationery
Non-perishable foodstuffs (jams, jellies, mustards etc..) in a gift box or set.
A beautiful coffee table book (I prefer photography or travel books)
Marble cheese cutter
If your host is an avid barbecuer, an apron or BBQ tool set
I’m fond of getting good deals on beautiful things so I suggest finding a sale at one of the better department stores on some of the items on the list and stocking upon these items to grab and go when you are asked over. I’ve found appropriate items that any host would be proud to display at Dillard’s and even TJ Maxx!
Best Guest Gift Wishes,
The Lady Hooper-Brackett