Friday Finds: Hostess Gifts

Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick off to the summer season, and means attending brunches, BBQs and long weekends.  While a bottle of wine is never amiss, especially if it's the hostess' favorite, here a few fresh ideas to show your thanks:

1.   Coffee Table Books.  Purchasing them for yourself can feel a bit indulgent, but getting them as a gift feels just right!  It also shows you know her taste and style, double win.  (image)

2.   Kitchen Accessories.  I love a pretty apron (no sayings please!).  Done right, these are fashionable meets function = an invite back. Pair with a fun ice-cube tray for the hostess who loves a fabulous cocktail (nothing dresses up a cocktail like a pineapple ice cube!). (image, image)

3.  Cin Cin!  Champagne is always a good idea, so is a summer rosado for dining al fresco. (image)

4.  Monogrammed Anything.  Show your appreciation by going the extra mile with a well placed monogram.  Who could resist these? (image)

5.  Say It With Flowers.  Who doesn't love a big bouquet of their favorite flowers?  Not sure what hers are?  You can't go wrong with peonies in the spring or sunflowers or lilacs in the summer.

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