Sadly for those of us who enjoy entertaining, too few people understand the etiquette surrounding the hostess gift and simply skip it, passing by an opportunity to thank their hostess properly and make their presence memorable.
What does a hostess gift signify? Simply put, it's a tangible way to say "thank you for inviting me"...one which, unfortunately, is becoming a lost art. Those who have ever thrown a dinner or cocktail party know that, large or small, there is a LOT of hard work involved. We plan, we clean, we shop and cook beforehand; the attention to details like replenishing drinks and edibles throughout, and then the dreaded cleaning up part afterwards. The hostess gift commends that effort.
Here are a few guidelines to follow while giving a hostess gift:
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