Think outside the pre-wrapped box this holiday season as you stock up on hostess gifts. Rather than the usual bottle of wine in a gift bag or candle in a department store-tied bow, consider giving something with a little more personality, such as:
- A simple vase filled with winter greens gathered from your yard
- A stack of your favorite chocolate bars secured with satin ribbon
- A beautiful compote filled with Seckel Pears or Lady Apples
- A cherished recipe along with a couple of key ingredients Remember, it’s not the amount you spend, but the thought that you put behind your present that counts. A small personal touch and a dash creativity will make your gift special and memorable—and far less likely to be re-gifted.
Expert tip from Christy Ford of And George