Wish List Wednesday

Holiday parties are right around the corner.  While it’s not mandatory to bring a gift for the host, it is a nice way to thank them for inviting you.  I have a friend that has a knack for picking the perfect hostess gift.  We’ve attended many parties together and I’ve never seen her give the same gift twice. She makes it a priority to put time and thought into selecting something unique that fits the personality of the host.  My goal this holiday season is to ditch the tried and true bottle of wine (not that there is anything wrong with that!) and come bearing a gift that is a little more original.  Below are some gifts I “wish” to give and they’re all $30 and under.

bev tagsThe holiday beverage tags above from Ballard Designs are a fun way to label your libations.  I also love the non-holiday version that can be used all year round.ks notebookGive your hostess a Kate Spade spiral notebook that adds a touch of glam to her to do lists.


This beautiful set of 6 cloth cocktail napkins from Hen House Linens gives the host a formal option for serving beverages and they’re environmentally friendly.beauty lotionThe Philosophy Holiday Handbook set of hand creams from Beauty Brands allows the hostess to pamper herself after the partygoers clear out.wine charmNo more mixing up wine glasses with these chalkboard wine charms from Mark and Graham.

cheers coastersRegardless of the celebration or time of year, the bubbly “Cheers” coasters from Nieman Marcus add some sparkle to the party.

Sales scoop on some of the items above:

Ballard Designs – 10% off entire site and free shipping (ends 12/3)

Nordstrom – free shipping, free returns (all the time)

Hen House Linens – 15% off with code 15OFF (starts midnight on 11/29 and ends at midnight 12/2)

Beauty Brands – $10 cash card with every order, free shipping on orders over $50

Neiman Marcus – free shipping, free returns, free gift packaging

Follow my hostess gift Pinterest board for more ideas.