|Lela Rose and Her Suspended Dining Table|
The people recognized are as diverse as you'd imagine and one thing I love about the list is people hosting parties for strictly business reasons weren't considered.
The people recognized tend to be "diverse across a variety of factors, all on the list share a rare gift for creating warm, gracious and memorable experiences for others." (From Salonniere website)
So, being inspired by these hosts for the holiday season, I thought I'd share what I believe is a unique aspect of the holiday season: not how to entertain, but the host gift!
If you have the blessed opportunity to be invited to an intimate dinner or a "party of the year" type event, host gifts are the best way in which you can say thank you!
And the days of a bottle of wine for the host is O-V-E-R!
|The Salonniere 100: Herb and Felicia Gray|
Even Real Simple confirmed that host gifts should be unique and thoughtful!
Here are a couple unique ideas shared in Real Simple and helpful recommendation links I searched for you to purchase these unique host gifts.
Each recommendation is $50 or less:
“Show your host that her parties are always a great ‘thyme’ by giving her fresh herbs growing in pretty pots.”
—Carla McDonald, founder of The Salonniere
My Recommendation from 1800Flowers:
“Add pancake mix, two mugs, a bag of freshly ground coffee, and a bottle of Advil. Then wrap it in newspaper.”
—Michelle Bachman and Seri Kertzner of Little Miss Party
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