I've mentioned an orchid as being a great gift to take to a hostess. Another option is cocktail napkins. It's fun to give a gift that someone might not necessarily buy for themself, but would love to have. I have given and been given cocktail napkins as hostess gifts...love them! They are the unexpected gift that is not easily forgotten. I was given these cocktail napkins eight years ago and still use them...and, I'm reminded of the giver every time I pull them out for use.
I bought these linen peacock cocktail napkins a few years ago from Gracious Home in NYC. The embrodiery is fabulous!
These green linen napkins were also a gift and are fun for summer entertaining.
And, just by chance they all work well together for a little mixing and matching.
I recently spotted this napkin that comes in two colorways at Anthropologie. Buy four, six or eight, toss in a bottle of wine and you have the perfect hostess gift for the friend that has you staying the weekend!
I think it's just as fun to take a bottle of wine to a back yard bbq and toss in few paper cocktail napkins! These are sure to get a few chuckles. These are sitting in my built-in ready for guests!
This is because I can laugh at myself. I happen to think salad is a meal!
And, because communicating isn't the only thing Mars and Venus do differently!
Think out of the box and have fun with hostess gifts! What are some of your ideas?