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Sunday, November 24, 2013

hostess gifts under 50 buckaroos!

I did some research and put together a list of  some fun hostess gift suggestions for the holidays.  Obviously, the monogrammed ones will not be ready in time for your Thanksgiving hostess but if you put your order in now - a monogrammed gift should make the perfect statement for the holiday season. 

10 Bartender tools in one sleek design!!
Who needs a man when you have one of these!! 

Love the shape of this carafe.  
Maybe because it's shaped like me.

This would be cute with a book of Bloody Mary recipes.  Everyone can use a little help the day after the big holiday!

This is so cute... "this is where our story begins..."  Better yet... "this is where my journey to Weight Watchers begins..."

The Enchanted Home

One of my favorite bloggers in the whole world is Tina from The Enchanted Home.  I have followed this gorgeous blog chronicling the construction and decorating of her awe-inspiring home since day one.  Tina has impeccable taste.  Another wonderful thing about The Enchanted Home is the fact that she also has a shop online.  The treasured items are offered at a lower price than you would find in the stores. 

I think this soap set is so elegant and such a treat for a hostess.  Of course if I had these sumptuous soaps in my guest bath, I would have to write a big sign to remind my family:  FOR GUESTS ONLY!  

The Enchanted Home

Another fabulous gift to spoil your hostess. 
If you are interested in ordering from The Enchanted Home's shop, you've got to act quickly; it closes for the holidays on December 15th!

A blackboard table runner.  Could be used for a number of things, like drawing a pic of Grandpa after he falls asleep at the table. 

Love the cover, love the subject!  

Great to put flowers in for the hostess.  I like this pitcher so much I think I would be an Indian giver and ask for it back. She's welcomed to keep the flowers.


The Mocubo is a one stop chop.  Guaranteed to change your cooking game.  Given the OCD tendencies of the Mister ... he would probably love this.  "A place for everything, and everything in its place,"  the Mister's mantra.


The Grill Wrangler is tongs, spatula, and fork all in one!

Great gift - great packaging.  Green thumb not included.

Brie warmer.  What hostess wouldn't love this idea?

For the furry children in the hostess' family.

Love these bowls!!


This book makes a great gift.  I won this from another one of my favorite blogs You May Be Wandering. The Mister enjoys this book as much as I do.


Gosh, I love this lady. The photos are as great as the recipes. And I love the name of the book - Foolproof.  Obviously, Ina hasn't met moi.

Hope this week is filled with lots of  laughs and much love!

Sista on a hike with 12 year old Mr. Max; one of her 4 thankful rescues.

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  1. Some really fun ideas here, Katie. xo Diana

  2. Great picks here, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Any hostess would love these - the monogrammed items would be so special :-)

  4. Thanks so much for including a few of my gooides...you are the best! I love the brie warmer...come to mama. It would give me an excuse to eat it more often:) Gobble gobble....

  5. All excellent suggestions...and just what I need right now to begin my shopping!

    Have a lovely day and stay warm up there...you are getting an early intro to our lovely New England weather this week.


  6. Hi Katie, A wonderful post full of suggestions/ideas for gifts! Mr. Max is adorable! Thanks for visiting my blog....I am your newest follower! Blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving~~~Roxie

  7. Such great gift ideas - love the monogrammed soaps and candles!

  8. Great suggestions, Katie! I love to have a few things on hand so I'm not rushing around to buy a hostess gift at the last minute. I just might have to get one of the Brie warmers for myself! And I love the monogrammed candles!


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