Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chic Gift Ideas for the Hostess or Entertainer

Tis the season to entertain and party! One of the best parts about the holiday season is the chance to get dolled up and attend a cocktail or dinner party (and hopefully more than one!). My husband and I just hosted our annual Christmas party last weekend and it was a success - great friends, good food and drinks, and the chance to wear my new mini cocktail dress from H&M. If you'd like to show your appreciation to the hostess at the next party you attend or if you're looking for gift ideas for a friend who love to entertain, here's a round-up of some fun and affordable options. Cheers!
  • Bengt & Lotta Cake Dish - $85; this playful cake stand is made of laminated birch wood from Sweden in a festive "candy" pattern

Ruby Press Etsy Shop

The Spoon Sisters
  • The Chefs Set - $5.95 / pad of 375 flags; page flags to identify recipes! So much more appetizing than torn pieces of paper... just peel off the flag and stick to the recipe page. Flags cover the entire meal: Appetizers, Meats, Seafood, Vegetables and Desserts
Jonathan Adler
  • Elephant Bottle Stopper - $18; these adorable earthenware stoppers come in (3) other styles: bird, fish and squirrel

Pure Modern


  1. Love Anthropologie! THey have great finds, I did alot of gift shopping there recently.

  2. ooh, gobs of good ideas julie! love them all. happy to hear your party was a success and fun. i love H&M too, for cute little dresses, and on the cheap too! have a great week and see you here soon :)

  3. Such great finds! I especially love the items from Anthropologie - they always have the cutest home decor things :)

  4. I would love any of these darling gifts! I'm adding you to my blog, for sure!


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