Besides my appetite and elasticized pants.
Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese is ALWAYS a great idea. But if you’re looking to make a more lasting impression with your holiday hosts this year, I suggest adding something more tangible to your consumables. (I heart pairings!)
These extra large matches & a bundle of wood will guarantee you a spot at the Thanksgiving Day table every year (preferably by the fire).
I wish someone would gift me this pretty canister for to stash my fave goodies, or maybe if he’s lucky, Georgey’s treats!
How about stuffing this market bag with goodies – fresh baguettes anyone?
And I adore giving and receiving fresh flowers – but my favorite is when someone brings them already arranged so I don’t have to add to the chaos while preparing for guests. I’m loving this gold stripe vase.
Another tip with flowers, is to go simple unless you know your hosts’ color scheme. White tulips and white hydrangea are readily available this time of year.
Hand Soap & Lotion is also a great hostess gift – give with a lovely pair of guest towels for the powder room. I obviously choose Beautycounter soap, because it’s awesome and doesn’t have any crap that most soaps have.
Choose from a bananas amount of amazing options for guest towels from monogrammer extraordinare, CeCe DuPraz and be remembered fondly long after the turkey is gone!
And let’s not forget the true hero of the holiday season. Alcohol. We are usually in charge of bringing the beer. (weird) How about bringing these cheeky glasses along with your fave craft beer?
Local to Loomis? here’s your guide for local goodies.
Pies & Bread from A & J King Artisan Bakers, Salem, MA
Cheese from Shubie’s Marketplace, Marblehead, MA
Wine & Booze from Kappy’s Liquors, Multiple locations
Craft Beer Crawford aka Horseface recommends the Viskiss with Thanksgiving dinner, and the Jolene and Relic Twenty-8 to enjoy with dessert.
Speaking of dessert, Stowaway Sweets, in Marblehead is the only way to go for chocolate. Get the melt-aways.