13 Chic Hostess Gifts
by Parenting.com Editors
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Forget the old scented candle standby. Wow your party hosts this year with creative gifts no other guest will think of!
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This stationery set gets marks for form and function. The artsy box is filled with elegant cards for various occasions.
When you're in the mood to kick back after a long day, try KARMA's single-serve sparkling wine. Feel like sharing? Open a bottle of Stellar Organics's Live-a-Little. It's sulfite-free (no more headaches), and there are four kinds to sample, including rose and a sauvignon/chenin-blanc blend.
Gift of Green
Begreen.com sells Gift of Green cards, which come with a plantable ornament made of seed paper that will yield cilantro, daisies, chili peppers, or forget-me-nots. With each purchase, a tree is planted somewhere in the U.S. You can buy them in bulk—how cool would that be as a baby announcement?
These pretty candles from Ana Design can spruce up any room. Mixing and match colors like honeydew and flamingo.
Wine Tasting Complete Kit
The Kit contains everything you need to be the unexpectedly perfect hostess with an all inclusive kit.
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A party can always use more coasters, so why not show up with your own? We like these artsy ones. The detailed designs will add a little bit of pretty to any shin-dig and protect your host's precious table tops.
Little Kay Gardens
Little Kay Gardens gift wrap is a gift in itself; It's seeded with wildflowers, so it can be planted instead of thrown away.
We were drawn to these unusual printed pencils. She'll get a kick out of corresponding, making grocery lists, even helping with arithmetic homework.
These silicone rainbow whisks add a splash of fun to cooking. One is traditional; the other, a newfangled "butterfly" design for miraculously smooth sauces.
Knubbig Table Lamp
Banish the gloom of long winter nights in whimsical, Swedish style by switching on a Knubbig Table Lamp.