The Holidays are quickly approaching and we are just about to start getting our fill of pumpkin pie. Best part of the holidays - in my opinion - is gathering together with friends and family. Whether it be in your own home or you visiting someone's home the time spent together is something incredible special - with a side of crazy if you're speaking about my family. If you are visiting someone's home for the holidays it's polite to bring them a little present. There is a lot of work that goes behind preparing a meal or for visitors so take that into consideration when choosing a gift for your host. These are my picks for most appropriate gifts to give and ones that will be appreciated - I'm sure - by your oh so gracious host.
ONE: Candles - I LOVE candles, to an overwhelming point where my mom asks me to blow some out cause I'm burning too many at one time in my room. Lighting a candle just sets a mood of relaxation and when vanilla and musk fills your room - there is nothing more comforting. This is my number one gift to give on any occassion - guaranteed your host will love it. Just be cautious with the scents - don't go for something odd like 'black sand' cause no one wants to know what the heck that smells like. [Diptyque Candel Mimosa | Options: 1. | 2. | 3. | 4. ]
TWO: For the darling in the kitchen, get him or her a beautiful apron. One with an elegant pattern or just a simple black is a surprisingly nice gift for those who think of all the mouths they will feed over the holidays before their own. [Gold and White Apron | Options: 1. | 2. ]
THREE: I'm a big fan of champagne glasses. They have an air of elegance to them even if you're just cheers-ing away in the kitchen. To take them up a notch for your host - buy some fun modern flutes. These inside out champagne flutes are so pretty! If you can - try to bring a bottle of Veuve to the party as well. Also, don't forget that glassware comes in even numbers so buy either two or four (or six - you get the picture). [Inside Out Champagne Glasses | Options: 1. | 2. | 3. ]
FOUR: A sturdy cutting board is always needed in a kitchen so buying one made of a beautiful wood like this is really special. It can have multiple purposes - for cutting, serving, or displaying. I love this one from Crate & Barrel made from driftwood - the tone of the wood is really stunning. [Heritage Driftwood Cutting Board | Options: 1. | 2. ]
So there you have my Houseguest Gift Guide! Hope it makes the holidays a little easier for you as you show your gratitude!