Hostess Gift Ideas


And here are a few other fun ways to customize blumeboxes for all sorts of occasions…

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These cleverly-packaged, contemporary coasters were inspired by the conventional 6-pack, but come with an unconventional twist – they’re made from recycled rubber! Talk about the perfect gift for your favorite eco-chic hostess!

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These ultra-contemporary tea towels by tikoli™ will add a splash of modern design to your kitchen in a snap! Influenced by Japanese prints and mid-century modern design, and printed on 100% cotton. $8.50 each at tikoli.com

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Good news for those of us with "not-exactly-green" thumbs! GroBal and GroBal Baby are stylish, ultra-modern planters with a unique watering system that does the work for you… just check the water filter indicator and refill when needed! Thanks to GroBal designer Karim Rashid, my houseplants might stand a chance at staying lush and green […]

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I’m really excited to kick off this week’s giveaways with fabulous jewelry and stationery from Cristina Ashley Designs . Cristina’s jewelry designs include contemporary, yet feminine creations like this cool Flower Cluster Necklace (6th image down in the linked post) , as well as hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry that can be customized with any name, […]

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Tea-lover or not, who wouldn’t want these adorable characters to make an appearance at their table! Pictured from top: Earl Grey Elephant Tea Pot, Chamomile Camel Tea Pot, Hippo Sugar Bowl, and Zebra Creamer. Throw in some animal crackers and you’re all set! (Fabulous gift ideas too!)

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When Callie Micks found herself surrounded by great dishes, cookbooks, and kitchen gadgets – but couldn’t for the life of her find a great apron that fit her style, she did what any determined, entrepreneurial-minded girl would do… created it herself! Relying on past experiences as a corporate retail alumna for The Gap and Levi […]

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Umm…how ridiculously cool are these scrumptious-looking macarons from haute Beverly Hills-based bakery, Paulette ?! Fun flavors like caribbean chocolate , sicilian pistachio , and violet cassis , and many more – morphed into cool pint-sized confections that look as good as they sound! $1.50 each, or $18/gift-boxed set of 12.

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Have a case of the winter blahs? These hot-hued finds from Urban Outfitters should help to put you back in the party mood… First up: this super charming Spectrum Chandelier ($36) and fun-n-funky Rainbow Candelabra ($48) are both just begging for a cocktail party! Clockwise from top:Who would’ve guessed that something named “Chevron Barbeque Belt” […]

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The New York Botanical Garden has a great online shop full of some truly fabulous finds. A few favorites are pictured here. Click here to check out the entire store. Pictured above: Espresso Cup and Fig Leaf Saucer – LOVE THIS! ($24) Matte Silver Tea Measures ($28) Espresso Cup and Petal Saucer ($24) Honey Flutes […]

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There’s a great article in the December/January issue of Rachael Ray – and online! – about how to infuse your own vodka , then turn your homemade concoction into a fun gift by attaching a cute cocktail recipe that features the flavor of vodka you made to the gift bottle, as pictured above . This […]

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These adorable chocolate cat & dog truffles are almost too cute to eat! They’d make a darling hostess gift or stocking stuffer for pet lovers! $15/set of 4 at Williams-Sonoma.com. {via cool hunting}

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Delight.com is a fun shopping site with a twist : they feature one new item on sale everyday that stays on sale for 24 hours at a "delightful" price! You’ll find tons of great gift ideas for girls , guys , cooks , hostesses , moms & kids , the eco-chic and…oh ya …even yourself […]

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December is upon us TOMORROW(!) – and chances are you’ll be attending some holiday parties soon. I often get questions about unique hostess gift ideas, and one fun thing you can do to make your hostess gift especially clever is to pair 2 inexpensive items that coordinate well together to create a cute package. A […]

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L O F T P A R T Y is a contemporary online shop that features unique, interesting and functional home decór & accessories. You’ll find great stuff from cool lines such as French Bull, Fred, JosephJoseph, Jonathan Adler, Pop Ink, and more at loftparty.com . And speaking of cool stuff – check out all […]

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Looking for some gift ideas to help you say thanks to your Thanksgiving hostess with the mostess and/or host with the most? Here are a bunch of fun options to consider… The entire first set comes from the always hip & unique online shop, Patina . {pictured above} bright mini nesting bowls , onion goggles […]

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Congrats to Jen Wallace on the launch of her new online shop! Jen created the Indie Fixx Shop as an extension of her blog, Indie Fixx, with the goal of supporting and promoting independent design and small DIY business people. You’ll find everything from bath & body goods to jewelry, stationery & products for the […]

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