For every chef in the kitchen this week, there will be several others in the den or living room, all very thankful to not be anywhere near a pot or pan. Depending on where you live, the parameters of a hostess gift will vary. For me, a small token of appreciation is warranted when the prep time is longer than an average Tuesday night meal. Keep in mind that I also really enjoy giving gifts (aka a sercy if you are south of the Mason-Dixon) and have a fantastic resource in Nest (shameless plus but also very very true) for finding something perfect. So here are my top three gifts this Thanksgiving for any host or hostess-with-the-mostess!
First up, the Stag Candle from Don Carney’s PATCH NYC. This candle smells like a walk through a christmas tree farm on a brisk December morning. I love it and it burns for an incredible 72 hours.
Available at Nest, $36
My next find is for a groovy host who loves a punch of color and is always looking for a place to set their holiday bubbly. These slightly psychedelic coasters by Jonathan Adler are perfect for year-round entertaining and make daily sipping less mundane.
Available at Nest, $68
Last but not least, these darling soaps by Mor are always a favorite. They come in a variety of yummy fragrances that are never offensive and each is wrapped in lovely paper that of course, I really appreciate and love.
Available at Nest, $16
And the most important things to remember as a guest on any occasion is to bring a smile, a helping hand and a heartfelt thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving and as always, write often!