Gift Guide 2016: The Best Hostess Gifts For Friendsgiving

This is always one of our favorite times of year – full of family, friends, good food and lots of love. We’ve both been very lucky in our friendships and it’s something that we are always so grateful for. However, now that we are all getting older, getting busier, and ultimately having more responsibilities, it gets harder and harder for all of the girls to get together as frequently as we used to. That is why one of our most cherished traditions is an annual friendsgiving dinner. It’s a chance for us to catch up, laugh, de-stress, and just enjoy each other’s company. Planning always starts early with who will be cooking what dish, who will be bringing which dessert, and who will be providing the extra essentials! As probably the worst chef out of all of my friends (believe me they will confirm this) I wanted to share other ways of contributing to a friendsgiving and showing your thanks through small tokens of appreciation. Below we’ve rounded up the cutest hostess gifts – so if you’re like me and cannot cook AT ALL, you never have to show up empty handed!



Cheers Wine Tag Set | An adorable way to personalize your booze contribution this friendsgiving.

Cheese Knives | Rose gold and marble? Yes please! The fact that these are also for one of our favorite foods – cheese – makes them even cuter!

Hand Wash & Lotion | Who doesn’t love decadent and pretty soaps? A lovely way to add a feminine touch to any bathroom.

Portable Fireplace Candle | For those of us living in a small NYC apt with no fireplace, this candle will make you feel as if you are curled up next to burning fire with a good book, your most comfortable pjs and a cup of hot cocoa.

Assorted Toasting Flutes | A perfect gift that can be used to toast to what you are thankful for now, and to ring in the new year next month!

Make a Wish to Say Thank You | A beautiful, handmade candle with a unique, sentimental touch to say thanks. What a lovely idea!

Cocktail Napkins | How adorable are these? There are so many other cute and puny sayings on the site – we suggest mixing and matching!

Hello Lovely Cheese Board | Again, one can never go wrong by gifting something associated to cheese. The “hello lovely” message makes this board that much sweeter!

Sugarfina But First, Cocktails Candy Bento Box | Candy is a no brainer and this adorable boxed set makes a perfect gift!

Wine Bag | If bringing wine to a friendsgiving is your go-to, as it is for me, these “love the wine your with bags” are too fun!

Diffuser | Diffusers are great gifts and this one is no exception – the Prosecco Bellini is a sparkling, sweet blend of brut prosecco, ripe peach and sweet apricot. Need we say more?

Monogrammed Serving Board | A monogram always makes for a great and personalized gift. We love that this board allows you to create a “coat of arms” to showcase your family pride.

Nest Holiday Candle Trio | Saving the best for last! We purchase the Nest holiday candle every year without fail. The scent just embodies the holiday spirit! This year, it’s such a nice treat that Nest created this trio of scents to allow us to try them all! Another great holiday candle set here!

Dress your Desk

Who else looked forward to the multi-colored pens, color-coordinated binders and folders, and brand new, empty agendas that made up the first Staples run of the school year?! Who would love it even more if it didn’t involve the middle school awkward glory? Flash forward…(and while personally, our awkward years are far from over), we did have some fun picking out some cute accessories to brighten up a work space!


gold dot agenda | black stripe agenda | black spot agenda | pineapple agenda

colored pens | choose happy print | lip mug | pencil holder | good vibes only





Home Decor

Decorating your first apartment on your own can be a little daunting. What vibe am I going for? What do I want the room to look like? Will I like this in a few years? So many options! We’ve started by picking out some cute, fun accessories that are timeless and will look good throughout any home or apartment!


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