5 Lust-Worthy Hostess Gifts to Ensure You Get Invited Back

August is here (can you believe it?!) and it's time to squeeze every last bit of summer left.  Insist that every meal be eat outside, order one more glass (ok, two) of rose, and extend that weekend an extra day.  And while summer may be winding down, giving the perfect hostess gift is always in season.  These gorgeous gifts not only show gratitude but are sure to score you an invite to the next wave of festivities come fall.  

1. Flowers are always a winner and you can never have enough roses.  This Landeau bouquet is available in a variety of hues to match her style.  

2.  What better way to say "Cheers" to summer than these anchor ice trays?!

3. Ideal for the home chef, this recipe journal is as practical as it is beautiful.  

4. The perfect little something to accompany the traditional bottle of bubbly.

5.  Candles can be tricky, but if you know your hostess well enough to be able to sniff out her style, they are a truly thoughtful gift.  Every time she lights it, she'll be reminded of you!  Le Feu De L'eau Candles are shaped by water and couldn't be more decadent.  Extra points if accompanied by these gorgeous Apothecary Matches.  

What's your favorite hostess gift to give or receive?


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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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