The age old question, “Should I bring a hostess gift?” always seems to come up, especially during the holiday season. There’s no written rule out there that says you have to give a present, but it’s definitely a polite gesture. It shows your appreciation for the hostesses’ hospitality. Also, keep in mind that it’s a good idea to bring a gift if it’s your first time visiting someone’s home. I know it’s a busy time of year, so I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are my top five hostess gifts that are easy on the wallet and are sure to impress.
One can never have enough aprons, especially if it’s this Marimekko Räsymatto apron. It features a classic Marimekko pattern that means “rag rug.” Made of 100% cotton, it has an adjustable neck strap, lengthy waist ties and a roomy front pocket.
This thermo cup can keep drinks hot or cold, so it’s perfect for anybody. It has a smartclick function that allows you to open and close the top with a simple push. Plus, you can sip from any angle on the lid.
Is it a piece of art or is it a juicer? It’s actually both. Magisso has once again merged design and functionality into an aesthetically pleasing kitchen tool. Both ends can be used for different sized fruits. Once you’re done using it, set it on the bamboo stand to dress up your countertop.
iittala is a household name in glass, so it’s safe to say that you can’t go wrong with this Finnish design classic. This raised glass pattern was designed by Oiva Toikka, one of the most influential glass artists, in 1964. The lid has a rubber seal, making it ideal for storing candies or jewelry. Or pop the lid and serve dessert or even plant a succulent in this endearing glass jar.
Who can resist these darling coasters? They come in a pack of six and will add lush sheen, texture and design to any table. Use them under glasses or as a backdrop for small objects.