We’re back with another Ask the Experts column!
This week’s query comes from Elizabeth. She writes:
“Quick question from a bride-to-be:
Have y’all ever done a post on great, personal hostess gifts? I have a few showers/parties coming up and am on the hunt for some good gifts for the hostesses.
But of course! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
A. If your pal is hosting at her home, how about a stylish return address stamp? We love these ones from Paperwink.
B. Southern favorite Paloma’s Nest has a whole host of gifts that could be perfect for an entertainer. We particularly like these gold-rimmed placecards, which we used in our V2 Serenbe shoot!
C. For a gal close to your heart (bonus points if she’s preppy!), we love this set of six heart cups and saucers. Too cute!
D. For hostesses who are of age, we’d pair South Carolina favorite Firefly Vodka with a set of gorgeous drinking glasses. Our office’s personal favorite flavor is the peach sweet tea!
E. For the hostess who whips up amazing eats for your shower, head to your local Home Depot or Lowe’s and pick up a pair of mini rosemary trees. Fold kraft paper around the base, tie on a ribbon, and call it a day!
F. For a lady who’s born and bred, order up a custom state pillow from Love California. She’ll customize the color and shape to your specs!
G. For the girl who refuses to drink out of anything but a mason jar, pick up the delicate porcelain version spun by Alyssa Ettinger. Pop in a few blooms for bonus presentation points!
H. The perfect gym, beach, or shopping tote bag, this is the gift for the girl on the go. We love the preppy stripes! If it’s summer, pop in a towel and a chick lit about friendship :)
I. For the pal who’s on top of trends, pick up a few snazzy chevron plates from Aedriel Originals. Bright and cheery!
J. The most delicate bowls for your most delicate friend. We love the gilded ones, but Up in the Air Somewhere makes bright colors, too!
K. Last but certainly not least, these white porcelain farmer’s market baskets will add some dressed-up Southern style to any hostess’s entryway. Find them at Jayson Home & Garden.
What’s the best hostess gift you’ve ever given or received?