OUR FAVORITES: HOSTESS, THANK YOU, AND WELCOME GIFTS
We wanted to share with you some of our favorite go-to gifts!  We hope these will give you some ideas for your own gift-giving. 
As always, stop in or contact us any time and we will gladly help you put together gifts for any occasion!


Charlotte - My favorite thank you gift is Lemon Verbena Liquid Soap and Lotion.  It's perfect for the kitchen sink or powder room, and it smells so good!  It can be used and enjoyed, which is why it's a favorite of mine.  The gift itself makes a lovely presentation, and hostesses have always loved it!

Debbie - For a special lunch or dinner invitation, my favorite gift is a set of coasters tied with a pretty ribbon.  The host can place them in any room of the house, or use them when setting a table.  I'm always careful to select coasters that match the decorating theme or style of my hosts.  It's wonderful that it is a petite gift, so it truly is "a little something" to show a big thank you!

Elizabeth - To thank someone for hosting me for the weekend, my favorite gift is a kitchen assortment:  a cookbook on dips and spreads, a delicious dip mix, a bowl and spreader for serving dip, and a coordinating or seasonal tea towel.  It's fun to pull together an assortment that match the host's tastes.  People are always delighted to receive a combination of things to enjoy.

Michele -My favorite hostess gift is a jar of Raspberry Jalapeno Jam, with a Meridian ramekin and a demitasse spoon and spreader.  Just spoon the jam into the ramekin, and add a brick of cream cheese and your favorite crackers, and then ... Instant Party!  The hostess can use the ramekin and spreaders again and again to easily create delicious entertaining!

Ann - It's always fun to welcome newcomers to your neighborhood.  My go-to housewarming gift is a ceramic bread basket by Casafina.  It's a versatile piece that has a myriad of functions. Cream is my favorite choice because it can be used in any home color pallet. Line the basket with a lovely napkin, and fill it with warm from the oven, homemade Apple Cinnamon Streusel muffins.  You're sure to make a new friend!

Tricia - My favorite hostess gift is delicious cookies and tea, with color coordinating napkins. This is a treat that the hostess herself can enjoy while relaxing with a good book, or that she can use for another hostessing occasion. 

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