Hostess with the Mostess

With summer fast approaching (technically, although the weather in the East Coast hasn’t reflected that as of late), you may find yourself invited to a lot of summer parties. It is a nice touch to bring a hostess gift with you as a token “thank you” to your hosts for inviting you into their home and throwing a party, bbq, dinner party, or any type of celebration.

Recently, I was out to dinner with a group of women and I was approached to come up with some hostess gift options for a hostess who already has everything.  The guests were going to be treated to a lavish weekend away courtesy of the hosts and wanted to either bring a gift with them to give to their hosts, or have a gift delivered upon their return home.

After some pondering, I came up with the following list of hostess gift options for the hostess who already has everything.

Under $100

1.  Petrossian Duet: 30 g. tin of Caviar and a 80 g. Whole Duck Foie Gras – comes packed in a signature isothermic case ($80+); 2. Vosages Chocolate: La Petite Hatbox ($85); 3. Chelsea Market Sweets Basket – comes packed in a french wire hamper ($85); 4. Claus Porto Guest Soaps ($20+)

Over $100

1. 25 Year Aged Balsamic (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena) ($169.99); 2. Villa Cappelli Truffle Pantry Gift Basker – includes among other things: White Truffle infused Olive Oil, Black Truffle Seasoning and White Truffle Honey ($215); 3. Spanish Saffron ($149.99); 4. Gapogiro Gelato Artisans – includes 6 gourmet gelatos with out-of-the box variety (no vanilla here)

Of course a large bouquet of flowers is always a nice safe bet as well! What are some hostess gifts that you enjoy either receiving, or giving?


May 24, 2011. Celebrations, gift suggestions, Recommendations.

One Comment

  1. Evelyn replied:

    One of the best hostess gifts I have ever received was a bouquet of 24 roses – each one was a different color. They were such an amazing splash of sunshine. This was a gift given over 25 years ago, so you know it must have been special if I still remember.

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