Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gifts for the Host and/or Hostess with the Mostest!

Christmas is coming around quickly, and what has really been so important to me this year, is visiting and spending time with my loved ones. For you that might be your family, good friends, the in-laws, co-workers, or inviting those dear people to spend the chilly days, cozy in your abode.

If you're going to be visiting someone's abode for the holidays, bring something fun and unique for the host or hostess to thank them for opening their home to you! Or treat yourself, because, well, let's face it - you're awesome.

Here are some ideas :)

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She & Him Christmas - $14.98

Don't you just adore Zooey Deschanel? Well alas, Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward of She & Him released a Christmas Album with your favorite Christmas classics. Your host/ess with the most/est, will definitely love playing these during dinner or while opening presents.


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Set of 5 Ceramic Pear Vases ($37.49)

I saw these Pear Vases on, and found them on for just a bit cheaper. How precious are these delicate vases? You.. I mean the host/ess can simply fill each with a sprig of rosemary or a flower from your/their garden. They don't need much effort, as the cute little vase speaks for itself!


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Bath & Body Works - Stress Relief Candle in Eucalyptus Spearmint ($19.99) 
and Wallflower ($6.50)

Ah candles, they create a warm and inviting ambiance, freshen up any room, and allow for a night of relaxation OR romance. In this case, we're going to focus on the relaxation function of the candle and suggest a yummy scent from Bath & Body Works/Slatin & Co. Imagine: host/ess running around throwing dishes into the dish washer, making sure the dog's head is unstuck from the staircase, and also monitoring Aunt Stella's wine glass count. You start to think this is the best time to give the host/ess your gift. Enter:  Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress-Free candle from Bath & Body Works. Light, follow the host/ess around with it and cue the sigh of relief. Hand the host/ess a glass of wine and pour yourself one too. Mission accomplished.

I also suggest the Eucalyptus Mint scent, unfortunately they do not have a candle with the scent, but the scent -portable, wallflower and oil is just as great. The scent-portable is in my boyfriend's car and surprisingly has a layer of lemon in it. It's amazingly invigorating and great as an air freshener in a stinky boy car. What? I mean in a car.


Cake Stand with Cover & Punch Bowl from Target ($15.19)

Bringing over your famous lemon cake, made from the lemons from the lemon tree in your back yard that you tend to year long? Not a baker you say? More of a liquid concoction-ist? (You made a lot of jungle juice in college, didn't you?) Great! Grab one of these cake stands - which also happens to turn into a punch bowl, set your blood, sweat and tears cake inside (or just buy a cake, who are we kidding here) and hop on over to the party! Once that cake is demolished and you magically flip that lid upside down and fill it with  jungle jui.. I mean, holiday punch, your host/ess will be delighted! Then, you break the news that the cake stand/punch bowl is theirs to keep! The surprises never stop with you, geez! You're too much!

Awww, all this holiday -getting together -celebrating family and Jesus' birth and stuff makes me happy :)
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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