over50feeling40: Hostess Gift Ideas: Personally Enjoyed!
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Dec 19, 2013

Hostess Gift Ideas: Personally Enjoyed!

As you head out to parties over the next couple of weeks, consider honoring the hostess with a gift.  I have a few of my favorites here...ones I love and there is not financial compensation coming to me for these recommendations!  Of course, flowers are always welcome!
I absolutely love the Nest Diffusers!  The scents are amazing and long lasting!  You can find them at NORDSTROM, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, BLOOMINGDALESSOFT SURROUNDINGS and SEPHORA.
TYLER CANDLES have the same impact with their wonderful scents and long lasting flame.
If you would like to bring a little bit of Texas to a friend, consider Pecan Pie from the NEW BRAUNFELS SMOKEHOUSE.  Actually, all of their selections are really good!

Also, San Antonio's own Guenther House features Texas home cooking cuisine.  The PRESERVES make a great thank you gift...but again there are other tasty ideas on their website!  Their gravy mixes are amazing!

Of course, I love it when someone brings a wonderful bottle of wine! 
I had already written this post when I noticed Tish had also brought hostess ideas yesterday HERE...check out her ideas as well!

 What are some of your favorite hostess gifts??

Have a happy Friday everyone and enjoy the parties ahead!


  1. Oh I just love your blog header! I have such good memories of New Braunfels. The pie would have to be good.

    I hope you are enjoying this holiday season.

  2. A good hostess gift is well appreciated. I like candles.

  3. I really like the planter for the poinsettia and I wish they would sell them here. All I can find are those darn aluminum foil wrapped ones, and we all know how they look. I used to buy Tyler candles when I lived in you part of the woods.

  4. Hi Pam!

    We usually bring wine and flowers -
    I have read too your post on exercise, in your case weight training - I think it's important to do something you like - I have been doing Yoga for 5 years and just love it - I walk a lot since i live in a city where everything is walking distance, it makes a big difference -

    Snowing again! It's going to be a white christmas in Montreal



  5. Hi Pam,
    Candles and condiments are favorites for hostess gifts! Love Nest candles!
    The Arts by Karena

  6. I'm making non-alcoholic egg nog from scratch to bring as a hostess gift.

  7. Great gift ideas! I really want to try the Nest diffusers!

  8. Nice selection. Here in France we always give hostess gifts. Luckily there are some great shops where you can find both delicious food ideas and little trinkets for the home. Maison du Monde is one of my favourites.


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