Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of 12 Days of Shopping

Last year I posted this and thought I had some pretty good ideas but trolling on Facebook turned up even better finds! Thank you, Leah Klein for sharing!  See Gather Here Stitch Lounge for even more

From Apartment Therapy – This really lovely hostess gift of Sparkling Jam Cocktail (by Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique)

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Once I was on the Apartment Therapy site, . . . → Read More: Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of 12 Days of Shopping

Last Minute Gifts – Lest Panic Set in – Day 11

capability mom finds mulling spices on lovetoknow

Has it happened to you? You forgot about the hostess gift and it is T minus 30 minutes (or whatever guy countdown/military thing goes here – you know what I mean). Anyway, you are late and frazzled and let’s guess, uninspired. Not to worry! Go to Pragmatic Mom’s site to see what great gifts she found at the gourmet market. She has exceptional taste and I am so looking forward to seeing what goodies she comes up with! . . . → Read More: Last Minute Gifts – Lest Panic Set in – Day 11

Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of The 12 Days of Shopping

Anne Taintor napkins, coasters, magnets, capability mom loves them all

I love finding great hostess gifts, really. It’s fun and easy to create a signature gift.I love giving – and, no small hint – getting these. So, of course, there is the favorite I-don’t-know-what-to-bring-or-even-if-this-is-decent-because-I-am-re-gifting-it bottle of wine – it is what you do with it. . . . → Read More: Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of The 12 Days of Shopping

Day 3 – Pretty and Personalized Papers

capability mom finds great green gifts at botanical paperworks

Luckily I live fairly close to two Paper Source Stores which are only mildly addicting…grin. I can spend a lot of time in one of their stores. Often my ideas for crafting exceed my skill level (low) but I am trying to keep a handle on that and just buy the pre-made things. All of the papers (stationery, wrapping and note cards) are gorgeous, vibrant and whimsical. I usually use plain card for holiday cards with a photo glued on – I have seen (from uber-crafty friends) gorgeous homemade cards – using ribbon, stamps and more. . . . → Read More: Day 3 – Pretty and Personalized Papers