My summertime schedule always fills up fast with lots of social events. Maybe it’s having the use of outdoor spaces to host gatherings or because the sun stays out later, perhaps it has to do with the summer school vacation that is ingrained in us from a young age… whatever the case, I find myself throwing and attending all kinds of dinners, cookouts and celebrations throughout the warm, sunny days and nights of summer.
When attending an event at a friend’s, I always try to bring a host/hostess gift. A bottle of wine is an old stand-by, but sometimes it’s fun, and appropriate, to get something a little more special. For a house warming party I love these hand-sanded brass coasters made in Brooklyn, NY (3). Or, for the fun-loving and/or eclectic friend these gold assorted animal drink stirrers (1) are fantastic and whimsical. Here are some other ideas for host and hostess gifts, too… all you need is a piece of nice ribbon for a bow and you’re good to go!
Here’s to kicking off a fun-filled summer season! Hayley