My dear friend S. is headed down this weekend to the charming city of San Fransisco, California.
Why, you ask?
Well let's just say a young man is trying to charm her socks off and he wants to introduce her to his parents.
Yep, that's right the big 'meet the parents' weekend!
Here's hoping it goes better then this fiasco :)
We were discussing hostess gifts and came up with some very fun ideas.
One of my all time favorite gift is an orchid plant (are they considered plants or flowers??)
easy to care for
will last longer then your stay
(which is more then can be said for some of the other ideas we came up with as seen below)
She was partial to the candle route.
How lovely is this Diptyque indoor/outdoor candle?
A sample box of mini candles is the perfect way to introduce your gracious hosts to this iconic scented candle company.
A classic choice is chocolate.
Leaving them with sweet memories of your visit is always a good idea :)
I'm a huge fan of Godiva chocolates (who isn't??)
They actually have a section on their website just for hostess gifts. Love that!
While we were browsing around for the perfect gift for her to bring I saw something that got me giddy with excitement!
Did you see this episode of the Top Chef pastry show Just Desserts?? OMG! I loved watching it, it was so fun to see all the best parts of Top Chef but with cakes, candy and chocolate as the pastry chefs battled it out!
I personally thought it was a great season, the contestants were hysterical (Team Go Diva anyone??)
Okay, back on topic.
This was S's top choice. Um..can you say delish!
You can always go the standard route and buy a cookbook for the woman
|Bon Appetit Desserts Cookbook|
or a cookbook for the man :)
|Beer Lover's Cookbook|
or something funky for the household
|Rose Stem Cleaner|
Rose stem cleaner!!
Isn't that called gardening shears? I don't make these things up people.
I'm waiting with baited breath to see what angle she chooses to take with her hostess gift (okay not really with baited breath but I will tell you what would make me breathless with excitement is if she comes back with a little something on her finger....)
What is your go to gift of choice?
Happy Thursday lovely readers!