How is everyone this morning?
I did something yesterday that I have never done before. I was a guest on a podcast called The Remedy by Tova Sido. You might remember my post on my good friend here. Tova started this podcast not too long ago, and boy has it taken off. Y’all, she is amazing and I don’t know what my life would look like without her! I think life is so hard sometimes and I believe this podcast series can help, uplift, and inspire you to have a more joyous life! We talked all about breast cancer, and it will be aired in early October. Today, however, I am partnering with Nordstrom and passing on my top ten hostess gifts.
I’m fairly good at coming up with gift ideas but have you ever gone to someone’s house for dinner and taken a hostess gift and panicked because you think you might have already given them that gift? I do it all the time and vow to make a list of what I’ve given to whom, but… have I gotten around to that? Because I am writing this post, I am going to get a little book and do it!
First, let’s talk about this dress I am wearing!
I’m obsessed with it, probably because it is one of my favorite colors to wear and is so feminine with the ruffles. It reminds me of a dress from the 40’s (am I in the right decade?). It has a keyhole neck, and I liked it buttoned instead of wearing it open. Also, it has a different look when left opened. I don’t think it looks better, just more casual left unbuttoned. This is the perfect dress to wear to a wedding, dinner out, a cocktail party, or dressed down with sandals and left unbuttoned. I just love how it moves!
Speaking of dinner parties, what do you take as a hostess gift? We have all taken the obligatory candle. It’s easy, and everyone likes candles ( don’t they?), but let’s look at a few more ideas for that gift that we all need to have when we are invited to someone’s home or a party. Do you all know how easy it is to shop and find great gifts at Nordstrom? What I love, is that I can order online and pick it up in the store. (I know, you have to have a store in your town, but ordering online is easy, and shipping is pretty quick). Furthermore, they will gift wrap!
Here are ten hostess gifts that I found easy peasy!
Instead of taking the candle, why not take SMOKELESS ORGANIC INCENSE and a beautiful INCENSE HOLDER? It’s very unexpected and cool! A sweet little SALT CELLAR AND SPOON is perfect for taking to a dinner party. Also, I like the idea of a BEAUTIFUL FRAME that would go with any decor. I’m a big fan of Michael Aram pieces, and this BUTTERFLY GINKGO WINE COASTER would be great for the person or couple that love wine and less ordinary! I think all of these can be given to a couple.
When you want to take something as a gift, but just to the female, I like this ROSE QUARTZ FACIAL ROLLER. You might have to explain it, but tell her that she can use it under her eyes the next morning or across her head (after having too much wine!). See, it’s the perfect hostess gift for a dinner party! Also, I like giving something like this LE LABO HAND POMADE. It’s non-greasy and made to nourish and repair. This ILUMINAGE RED SKIN REJUVENATING EYE MASK is such a great gift for the traveler or napper and is embedded with copper to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
A sweet little CRYSTAL BUD VASE (you could supply the bud) is another great gift to have on hand. My last pick is this gorgeous PORCELAIN PEONY. I have something similar that I have placed on a stack of books and love it! Don’t forget if you use your Nordstrom card for gifting, they get the gift, and you get the points. Honestly, I love it when those Nordstrom Notes show up!
SHOP HOSTESS GIFTS WITH NORDSTROM
We are actually going to a dinner party tonight! A couple who is so special to us is having us to dinner as well as my youngest son and his fiance to celebrate their upcoming marriage. Which hostess gift do you think I am taking? I hope you all have a fantastic day! xx
Photos: Danielle Sabol
Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this post!