By Design of Your Life
It's the only way I keep my sanity.
The holidays mean lots of possible get togethers, whether it's with family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors. I find it's easier to get some great hostess gifts in advance so it's one less thing to think about.
Here are some ideas:
It's always nice to bring a bottle of wine or a favorite drink. Why not take it up a notch and pair it with some pretty barware the host could use at the party?
You can make them generic, so they can use them all year round, for a specific event or holiday, or even something sentimental.
Fill a pretty, neutral pitcher with some seasonal tea towels or kitchen utensils.
Bring an appetizer on a board or plate your hostess can keep.
As a hostess, I love getting seasonal items, especially because it's something I wouldn't buy for myself and it makes me remember our fun times together.