September 28th, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Fall Hostess Gifts

I must get 5 e-mails a week of readers asking for unique hostess gift ideas.  It’s the standard dilema that we all run into at the start of a new season….what type of gift is unique, useful and thoughtful?!  Charynn and I each came up with our go-to hostess gift for the Fall season and presented them in the Fall issue of The Party Dress Magazine, and we are sharing them here today….

My go-to gift is a small basket of goodies – a fabulous bottle of wine (this St. Supery Chardonnay happened to come from my recent trip to Napa), a bouquet of fresh sunflowers, and a box of goat milk caramels from Williams Sonoma (along with a hand-written note, of course!)

Charynn, being the cupcake lover that she is, loves to bring a box of homemade cupcakes as a hostess gift.  I love that she took the time to dress up a paper box – it makes it look extra special.  She braided yarn to get this chunky look, and then made a few flowers out of felt that she had sitting around her house.  The project took less than 10 minutes and turned out SO darling!  (you could duplicate this idea on any time of gift!)

Speaking of cupcakes….have you been following the cupcake spy posts on Two Sugar Babies blog lately?  It’s full of fabulous insider information to the best cupcake shops in different cities around the country.  Check it out!

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