The holidays are in full swing and you are ready to party. And party. And party. And party. From your boss’ cocktail hour to your bestie’s potluck get-together, your social calendar is full to bursting. We know you don’t have a ton of time to shop for the perfect hostess gift, so you’ll be glad to know that in addition to handcrafted foods and gourmet pantry staples, many of our artisans offer a variety of gift-worthy goodies—and many are less than $50. Here are a few ideas:
An assortment of Chocolate Secrets’ bonbons is a beautifully decadent way to show your appreciation for being included in the hosts’ special evening. Each chocolate is painted by hand, so they’re individually stunning and create a jewel box-like effect when nestled together in a box.
A nice bottle of wine always is a good bet. Not sure whether your hosts prefer dry reds or sweet whites? A sparkling wine, such as the Jacques Copinet Marie Etienne Brut, available from Dallas Fine Wine and Spirits, is a festive treat sure to please any wine lover.
A classic holiday dessert such as Emporium Pie’s Snowball, a flaky made-from-scratch pie crust filled with creamy coconut cream filling, fluffy whipped topping and topped with crunchy coconut, is sure to be a hit with the hostess who loves sweets.
Scented candles from Dylan & Co., which specializes in hand-poured soy candles, are great to keep on hand for last-minute invitations, or to give to the hostess who has everything. For winter, we’re especially fond of spicy fragrances such as Ginger Bergamot and Ginger Vanilla and Orange Chili Pepper.
And while you’re planning for this week’s holiday parties, don’t forget about the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations. As always, we’ve got you covered.