Want to bring your party hostess something more exciting than the usual potted plant? Have a foodie friend you want to treat? Here are some exquisite, tasteful gifts that hosts and foodies will appreciate and savor.Hit oil...more
Looking for some great edible hostess gift ideas for the upcoming holidays? These ideas are fantastic options, whether you're headed to someone's house for a Thanksgiving or winter holiday feast, or going to visit relatives and don't want to show up empty-handed. Each one of them would be a welcome treat for whoever's welcoming you into their home.
As we get closer to the holiday season, we start accepting invitations to holiday parties, whether it is a simple nosh get-together or a formal bash. It is always nice – well, recommended, in fact – to arrive with a with a little something-something for the host or hostess. Visit our gift guide for thoughtful gift ideas to make sure that you will be invited back next year. ‘Cause we want you to be popular too....more
While I know things are tight, your choice of a gift for your holiday host or hostess speaks volumes about you and can be the key to creating a lasting impression with them. I once had a regular house guest, who would constantly come with a cooler full of food for herself. At the end of each visit, she would actually pack her half full milk and other leftovers back into her cooler and take it home! This is definitely not a good house guest look. Other guests have turned up completely empty handed! Still others tend towards the ordinary — a b...more
Tis the day after Christmas
And all through the house,
The family's recovering:
kids, pets and spouse.
You pause for a minute
When out of the blue
You hear those words uttered:
"There's nothing to do!"
Although the official holiday date has passed, it's likely that your celebrations are going to continue somewhere in the next few days. Meanwhile, you try to recover some of the semblance of normalacy with a house filled with family or friends stopping by. Here are a couple thoughts for the crafter.
I think I got the nicest holiday gifts assignment: A token of appreciation for your lovely hosts. What can be nicer than to look for ways to say, thank you, this was great, please have us over again next year? You probably know your hosts (and your budget) well enough to pick the most appropriate gifts. Here are a few options that do not come to mind easily. The price range is really wide: I've tried to include budget shoppers (like me), and those who can and and are more than willing to splurge. (And a big thank you to my resident shopping expert, my sister-in-law, for sharing her gift ideas with me).