Holiday Gift Guide: Hot Gifts for the Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess

We host a lot of shindigs at our house.  I love entertaining and I think our family has struck the right vibe between a totally comfortable welcoming experience and still having a bit of style.    Jess and I spoke at a conference last spring all about the way in which you use your home- it’s actually a topic I think I’d like to explore even more someday.  It’s interesting to think about how YOU view your home.  Do you fall more on the Retreat or Community side?  My opinion is that a solid blend of both is right where we want our home to be.

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Macy’s caught on to my love of hosting and asked if I’d share some gifts for the hostess in your life.  I love these gift ideas and I’m hoping lots of my friends read this post and then buy them all for me!  Kidding…not really.

As a hostess, I know that it can feel a tad exhausting sometimes.  I think giving a gift as a way to say- “Hey, you have people over all the time, and I appreciate that!” is such a great idea.  I really like all of these items, but let’s be honest, the Gold Place Setting rules!

Holiday Gift Guide:  Gifts for the Hostess

gifts for the hostess

  Inspired by Macy’s Black Friday gift guide

1. Gold Place Setting / 2. Slate Tray Set / 3. Sheets / 4. Rocket Blender / 5. Cocktail Glasses / 6. 8 Cup French Press / 7. 3-Tier Server / 8. Gold Leaf Serveware

A few months back I also had the pleasure of collaborating with Macy’s for the winter edition of their Ultimate Registry Guide.

Working on a project featuring Clinton Kelly… yes, please.

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I shared my faux mercury glass ornament tutorial, which you can check out here on the blog.

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I’d love to know, are you a hostess?  Do you ever get host burnout?  (It’s a real thing- trust me!)

Don’t forget about the hostess in your life this Christmas- especially if you’re my friend… Ahem-Gold Place Setting…

Holiday Gift Guide: Hot Gifts for the Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess

We host a lot of shindigs at our house.  I love entertaining and I think our family has struck the right vibe between a totally comfortable welcoming experience and still having a bit of style.    Jess and I spoke at a conference last spring all about the way in which you use your home- it's actually a topic I think I'd like to explore even more someday.  It's interesting to think about how YOU view your home.  Do you fall more on the Retreat or Community side?  My opinion is that a solid blend ...

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