by Marilyn Park
Owner, Zazu Gifts
If there's one thing the holiday season brings, it's opportunities to celebrate with friends, neighbors, relatives...and probably a few people you don't know very well!. This year, let's revive the lost art of the Hostess Gift, and instead of just bringing a bottle of wine (we recommend doing that, too!) bring a token of your appreciation for the woman who worked hard to make the holiday special Nothing says "Thanks for cleaning your house and doing all the dishes" like a thoughtfully chosen hostess gift. Here are a few of our favorites.
For the Fashionista
It's really hard to buy clothes for other people, but a fun scarf or poncho is sure to be a huge hit. One size fits all, and the lady who loves to change up her look will always appreciate another accessory. Another option is a blanket scarf--they're on-trend, and if it doesn't work with her wardrobe, she can use it as a sofa throw to freshen up her home decor!
For the Wine Enthusiast
If your hostess loves vino, we don't advise bringing wine (unless you're incredibly knowledgeable yourself!). Chances are, she's got her favorites, and even her party wines are carefully chosen. Instead, give her wine accessories! We recommend a gorgeous and informative coffee table book (they make everyone feel fancy), or some pretty hand-painted wine glasses.
For the Entertainer
Is your hostess always the one throwing the party? If she is, chances are she loves to entertain. If that describes your hostess, treat her to some fun and whimsical serving pieces. With this type of hostess, you know they'll be put to good use!
For the Hometown Hostess
Your hostess was born in Richmond, and she met her husband at Virginia Tech. Their kids go to JMU, and they know there's a difference between Virginia and Northern Virginia! Yep. your hostess is a Virginian, through and through! Indulge her love of her home state with adorable gifts that show her local pride.
For the Hostess You Don't Don't Know Well (yet!)
It's always a tricky situation, trying to find a thoughtful gift for someone you don't know well. Whether you're invited to your boss' house for dinner, or a party at your new neighbors, you can't go wrong with a beautiful, holiday-scented candle.. It will keep her house smelling festive all season long, and she'll remember you every time she lights it.
We hope you love our Hostess Gift picks, and are inspired to bring your hostess a bottle of wine AND a thoughtful gift she'll enjoy long after the party ends. All of the gifts shown in this post are available at Zazu gifts in Ashburn, VA. Visit us to find all of these...and more gifts you love!