Sunday, May 12, 2013

favorite hostess gifts...


Hope you all had a restful weekend and some Mother's Day pampering if you're a mom!
 Ours included get-togethers with friends and family which translates to an
 abundance of delicious food, requisite indulging and inevitable Monday morning regret!
 I thought of you all on Saturday night, we were dinner guests at a beautiful
home, unique decor and art (including great dog pieces) at every turn, a wine cellar to rival
 any, gourmet cooks, fun new friends, and if that wasn't already perfect,
two of the sweetest golden retrievers followed us around the entire evening!  :)
I was polite it took everything I had and didn't ask or sneak any photos for you...so sorry!

The best I could do is share the hostess gift we brought...

bottle of wine, dish towel, and empty wine bottle with flowers,
tie a card around the bottle with any sentiment...



 Another simple idea, I took this to a friend last week,
a gallon size perennial from Home Depot, wrapped with brown craft paper and twine...


 And this one I can't wait to try, wouldn't it be great for a summer, family BBQ...
a glass pitcher filled with lemons, wooden spoon and dish towel, lemonade recipe

Tip Junkie

Do you have a favorite go-to hostess gift?


25 comments:

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

How charming!!! I like to bring a candle or flowers. Love what you did. Sure it was appreciated.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The plant gift looks gorgeous Pam, so simple and elegant. I'll have one of those when you pop over for lunch please.

Hope you can join us for our fab Cake Stand Giveaway!

Have a wonderful week.

Paul xoxo

Julia Konya said...

I'm always happy when someone brings me wine ;) Love the plant too though!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You are the best gift giver! It's all in the presentation, and you do that well.

Kim said...

So special these gifts!! I agree with Linda ... your presentation makes them perfectly perfect!! xo

Debby Steele said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Love all of these Hostess gifts and might even give a few!! xo

Nancy said...

what a perfect gift. I love all these ideas! I take a bottle of wine most often. I hope you got pampered on Mothers Day.
xo Nancy
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

these are simple and sweet ideas- just my style!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love your creative hostess gift ideas! Glad to hear you had some fun this weekend and enjoyed Mama's Day!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great idea!...love them all and where did you purchase the wine bottle holder?...I will have to use your great ideas!...I also went to a dinner party Saturday and the wine bottle was certainly not "dressed" like yours...love that idea!..glad you had a great Mother's Day weekend!

An Eye for Detail said...

I buy tons of bars of lavender soap when I go to Provence...store them away and give as hostess gifts! The bonus is that they smell so wonderful, even when wrapped up!

Lori said...

Consider yourself invited! I'll be serving Starbucks and water!

Leslie said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend Pam. I like the carry tote at the top that you took to your friends. Great idea!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

These are all wonderful ideas. That lemon/pitcher is so fun now that summer is here!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Lovely hostess gifts! They have a lot of thought and care in them! Wine gift to the wine lover and a floral to one who appreciates gardening. How great!

Dana Frieling said...

If you showed up at my house with any of the above, I'd be sure to invite you back! ;)

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

I love each idea. The stock in kraft paper and twine, that's gorgeous! I usually bring etsy handmade gifts, Anthropologie fun things or flowers from our garden. We loved your delicious cookies, perfectly baked and wrapped beautifully on our trip home from Colorado. You are such a generous gift giver, Pam!

Danielle said...

Such lovely ideas. I love bringing potted herbs to friends' homes.

Stephen Andrew said...

What a sweet gift. Haha I was at one of my clients vacation homes a few weeks ago and had to keep repeating to myself in my head "you can't take photos for your blog. You can't take photos for your blog" easier said than done!

Terry said...

The wine bottle holder just makes the gift! Would you please share where you found it? Thanks!

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks everyone! The wicker wine holder came from TJ Maxx, it was $5.99 and the dish towel is Ikea .79 I buy them by the dozen and use them all the time, they're great to wrap food gifts, too.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Sounds like a great evening Pam! Love the hostess gift idea.

erica said...

Loving the hostess gift ideas. I'm from Michigan and always bring a hostess gift when I go to someones home. However now that I have started to host more dinner parties I have noticed people don't bring a hostess gift/think it's awkward if I do. I think I might start going with a plant now. xx

Andrea said...

I love these ideas. I'm always hunting for a unique hostess gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gypsy Heart said...

Love these ideas! You are a pro with the presentation. I've taken wine to a hostess but not in this cute fashion. :)

Thanks for sharing!
xo
Pat

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