Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Hostess Gifts!

I am sure you have a holiday party, or two, to go to this year. Maybe it's an old friend, maybe someone new, or a even a friend or co-worker of your spouse. You want to bring that perfect thank you for extending the invitation your way!

I found some great gifts that are inexpensive, yet super cute! Any hostess would be excited for any of these fun items!

First off, if you don't already know, Neiman Marcus has paired up with Target to give us some great gifts for this holiday season! Known designers (DVF, Jason Wu, etc.) have designed special clothing and products (from dresses and sweaters to stationary and letter openers) at Target prices!

Amongst all the goodies, one of my favorites, at $40, is the Tracy Reese Dessert Plates (set of 4). They are cute, designer, and fun for any one. Being that there are 4 different patterns, they can be used as dessert plates, accent plates on a decorative table, or for serving cookies or tea bags. LOVE!

Another great gift, for under $25, is the Mine Design Chalkboard Candle! It's a candle where instead of being in a glass jar, it has a chalkboard exterior! You can write names, saying, greetings, table numbers and more! The hostess can use the candle in the future with their own sayings.
Just like a regular chalkboard, you wipe off and can re-write whatever comes to mind!

If you were interested in getting something consumable (because maybe you don't know what they like, or you don't know the decor of their home), great chocolate is another way to go!
Instead of going to your local Lindt or Godiva francise, if you are in Westchester County, NY, or the surrounding area, Chocolations in Mamaroneck has even better chocolate and way better prices! Owned by Maria Valente, you can purchase handmade chocolates of all kinds! She is known for her chocolate barks and truffles, but she has everything from snowman marshmallow pops to plain bars of chocolate shaped in numbers, letters, baseball bats, wreaths, and more! Unless you need something specific, or need a large quantity of items, you don't have to order in advance! Her shop is always filled with goodies for yourself or others!
We BOTH Won Best of Westchester for 2012!!!!

Maria Valente, the owner and chocolate guru herself! =)


Chocolate Dipped Pretzels top left, Truffles in center

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