hostess gifts

today I'm full of...hostess gifts

having fun all summer often requires the obligatory hostess gift.  with just a little extra thought you can bring a basket that will both please your host and make all the other guests jealous of your thoughtful ingenuity!  

the “little rhody basket”


with presents, I always like to give a little representation of myself or something that speaks to the relationship I have with the person receiving the gift.  Sometimes the gift is something that symbolizes a shared hobby, or a favorite treat.  In this case I wanted to share something that was special to me, which of course, is my home state.  It has a fourth of July theme (as it was presented at a fourth of July party) and is filled with little rhody’s best gems: Newport Vineyards Wine, Catanzaro’s pepper biscuits, and Narragansett Creamery’s award winning cheese spread.


the “never-over-stay-your-welcome basket”


I made this basket for two of may favorite new yorkers that always so willingly allow me to crash at their apartment.  filled with all the amenities that I use of their’s the most, I figured they’d appreciate my re-filling of their stock.

For other great host/hostess gift ideas check out:

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The Hostess with a Wild Side

From TSG CharlestonAn invitation to a fabulous event is always a thrill. Be the perfect guest and show your appreciation by bringing a gift with a personal touch. Wine, flowers and candles are sweet, and overdone; think of something original and your name will surely make the next party list. Read more here

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Hostess Gift Guide for the Wine Lover

‘Tis the season of dinner invites and holiday parties. I feel it’s always an honor when someone extends the invitation to have me over for a home cooked meal or a gathering of friends. Be gracious to your host or hostess who wants nothing but for everyone to have a good time by bringing a hostess gift. For the wine loving hostess, I found 5 gifts they would appreciate with the bottle you bring over. These will surely compliment a bottle of delicious Layer Cake wine or something from the Robert Mondavi collection.

  1. Grey Marble Wine Cooler - Marble isn’t just for statues. The natural chilling properties of this stone will keep a white wine at the right temperature.
  2. Wine Stopper - When there’s more than one bottle of wine open on the table, you don’t always get to finish them off. Your host will be grateful to have this on hand so a good bottle doesn’t go to waste. Tie this onto the bottle you’ll be gifting to the host.
  3. Wine Bottle Scarf - Any wino will appreciate a bottle of wine as a gift. Make it memorable with this gift tag.
  4. Jingle Bell Wine Charms - Your host will be so busy trying to get food ready and things in order. She won’t have time to keep track of everyone’s glasses. Help her out by giving her these wine charms. They’re so cute that guests won’t want to let go of their glass.
  5. Acacia Cheese Board with Jellies - Be the ultimate guest by putting together a cheese tasting for your wonderful host. Find out which wines your host will be pouring and serve cheeses that will compliment those bottles. Present your gift of cheese on our acacia board. Add another element of surprise to the gift by sampling the various cheese with our jellies. 

Show your wine loving host some appreciation for putting together a great party with a bottle of wine and little something extra.

The Hostess with a Wild Side

An invitation to a fabulous event is always a thrill. Be the perfect guest and show your appreciation by bringing a gift with a personal touch. Wine, flowers and candles are sweet, and overdone; think of something original and your name will surely make the next party list.

Whether your hostess has a beloved pet, a quirky obsession or you simply want to bring out her spirit animal, choose an animal-themed gift that will strike a chord. We’ve scoured a few of our favorite pieces:  

  1. These pewter Spaniel Salt and Pepper Shakers from Croghan’s Jewel Box are a great conversation piece to any table-scape.
  2. It’s the summer of the shark, embrace it! These shark’s tooth earrings from Christina Jervey are available at The Resort Shop in Freshfields Village and add some bite (!) to your gift. 
  3. Brackish Bowties are intended for men, but who says women can’t sport their pins too?  Placed on the lapel of a crisp white shirt, hat or bag, these are a fun locally designed accessory!  Available at Preservation Society of Charleston.
  4. Beeee a gracious guest and pair this honey bee bowl from Croghan’s with a jar of local honey for a sweet gift. 
  5. Just picture a colorful summer treat on one of these sea inspired dessert plates. Available at GDC Home, these Vietri plates would be great with your secret key lime pie recipe tucked inside.
  6. Pop some bottles with this clever opener from Eclectic and wow your favorite fisherman. 
  7. No gators were harmed in the making of this fabulous alligator pitcher from RSVP shoppe
  8. “The Curious Mister Catesby” follows the work of early naturalist Mark Catesby, sure to impress anyone interested in the flora and fauna of The Carolinas. Also looks chic on a coffee table! Available at Preservation Society of Charleston. 
  9. Give the gift of style with these fabulous gold antlers from Eclectic, a great decor accessory for any room in the house. 
  10. Bird lovers will drool over these adorable feather embroidered napkins from GDC Home.

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU -
- CARTER