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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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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…

The comments +

  1. Elisabeth says:

    Hi Monica,
    I agree with you! My husband and I routinely host all our extended family functions as our home best accommodates the large number of people. I really love having them here and feel very blessed to be in a situation where we can open our house up to our family. However!!! It is a lot of work, baking, planning, shopping, cooking, setting up tables, and it doesn’t stop once the guests arrive, and even continues well into the next day. I made the mistake in 2012 of hosting Christmas on the actual day, and that was nuts! I was absolutely wrecked by the end of it, and really didn’t enjoy it at all. Although I would never expect it, I do think a small token gift would be lovely to receive. I like to give a small gift as a token of appreciation. Let’s value our hostesses!! 🙂
    Cheers, Liz in Australia.

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