The Perfect Gift For Your Hostess
The holiday season is almost in full swing and that usually means numerous Christmas and New Year parties to attend. It is always so special and exciting to be invited to a party in someone’s private home where the hostess has spent painstaking hours organising the menu, preparing the house and décor, and even the entertainment.
From the minute you step foot inside her home, you know that you are in for a splendid time. The gift for your hostess, therefore, should convey that sense of appreciation and anticipated enjoyment. So if your default gift is a scented candle or hand cream then you need to cast your net of inspiration a little wider.
But before you go gift hunting, find out two things – is the party a formal or casual event, and how much preparation your hostess has done. The rule of thumb is that the more elaborate the party, the more special the gift.
For a cocktail party, think playful sophistication and grown-up glamour. A bottle of top-shelf tequila or vodka would do beautifully. Or perhaps a gift that complements their bar, like a Tom Dixon Plum Cocktail Shaker or a Hex Champagne Bucket.
If you do not know the hostess very well, take the safe route with a classic gift like a Swarovski Star Ornament for their Christmas tree or a Richmond Hill Café Larder Cheese Lovers Hamper for them to serve at the party if they choose.
If the hostess is a close friend, then gift them a memento of your favourite memories together. Photos make precious, treasured gifts when they are presented in a Georg Jensen Legacy photo frame.
Do not be afraid to add a dash of your own personality into your gift choice. What brought the both of you together? That common ground could serve as a gift guide too. This is one of those times where you can buy a gift that you would like to receive yourself and hit the nail on the head!
Never forget the finishing touch. The perfect gift needs to seduce the recipient from the moment it leaves your hand and lands in hers. Create a real sense of occasion by presenting it in a beautiful gift box or wrapped in luxurious paper.
Mandi Ford has extensive work experience in sales, marketing and event management. With over 17 years of experience in the industry she brings a wealth of knowledge to clients along with a fresh approach to working with them to tailor an approach that reflects their company branding and message. ES Lifestyle is a business that was developed after many requests from clients to help them with the day to day, business and personal life tasks they simply don’t have time for, or do not want to do.
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