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#1 Princess7915  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 6:18 pm

Hi all! I need advice on a good hostess gift! We go to a Christmas Eve party every year and I always try to take something to the hostess - but she never expects it. Here's the kicker - in a round about way, she's kind of family and I see her often through the year. She is my aunt's MIL. She's really nice so I like to get her something I think she'll like - however I don't really want to spend a whole lot of money on it because she's not someone I really would exchange gifts with. This year I'm just out of ideas! I've taken her candles, ornaments, poinsettia plants...help! I always try to aim for something nice that I've scored a great deal on with coupons or gotta deal help (you know that $30 item you pay $12.50 for!). She's a coffee drinker, loves chocolate and a fairly typical woman - though Bath and Body is out because I know she has allergies to fragrance. So, hit me with you wonderful advice - I need it!!
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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 6:37 pm

I found some very cute flower pots and plant holders at TJMaxx/HomeGoods that I picked up for the women gifts in my family. They were inexpensive but look great. They really had a ton of gift ideas like what you are looking for. More Ideas: Dinning room table tableclothe Placemats Christmas towels for kitchen/bath CD of Christmas music Coffee Mugs-pick a theme or favorite color Small box of Godive Chocolates Pens and pretty stationary in a basket Cookbook and gift card to local grocery store Candy dish w/candy Serving dishes (like cheese plate or custard bowls?) Decorative pillows (Kohl's had some cute ones for the holiday's) Snowglobe Pillowcases / throw blanket

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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 6:42 pm

Print out the $5.00 coupon from halmark and get something from there, some gottadealers found pretty platters for a good price.

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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 6:52 pm

A Godiva box was on my list of options, but the nice ones are a little over my budget for the gift. But I saw the Macy's 20% pass and was wondering if anybody knew if they sold the Godiva in store?
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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm

A Godiva box was on my list of options, but the nice ones are a little over my budget for the gift. But I saw the Macy's 20% pass and was wondering if anybody knew if they sold the Godiva in store?


yes, they do

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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 7:02 pm

Starbucks has a Christmas Blend Coffee and Chocolate gift set for $12.95

http://www.starbucks....asp?SKU=259089

They also have a 1/2 pound Christmas Blend and Mug gift set for $9.95

Also check out New York & Company, they are at most malls and have been having some nice sales, my Mom picked up a pretty Charcoal Grey Scarf, Hat and Gloves set for $9.95 for a gift exchange. I don't see it online, but they do have another set for $12.47, orig $24.95

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http://www.nyandcomp.../nyco/index.jsp

Scarf set

http://www.nyandcomp...=1002:cat690016

#7 Princess7915  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 17, 2009 - 7:51 pm

Oh thanks! I like that Starbucks set. And I have one of those right up the street from me so it's super easy!
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Posted Dec 18, 2009 - 8:07 am

A container of homebaked cookies, a bottle of wine, flowers for the table, a box of chocolates she can eat later or share with guests (that party or some other gathering)... go for something disposible/consumable!

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Posted Dec 18, 2009 - 8:15 am

target dollar spot has a lot of giradelli coffees in holiday flavors .get about 5 of those and get a cute mug and some chocolate dipped cookies put them in a cute basket and shrink wrap
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