The holiday season is in full swing, and you may have most of everyone's wish list, but those tend to be things given under the tree, and it can be tough knowing what to put in that stocking. To help check everyone off the list, here are answers to common questions about stocking stuffers.
Knowing the dos and don'ts of giving a hostess gift can be overwhelming. You want to show gratitude for making the shortlist at the same time how are you supposed to know what's appropriate to bring. To help relieve the stress, here are a few tips and answers to common questions on hostess gifts. Just remember they're your friends, and as long as it's a genuine gift, they'll appreciate it, so don't add too many gray hairs over this one.
Hosting can be so much fun, and it can be a lot of work. There's a lot of planning and preparation that goes into hosting a party, let alone a holiday party, and not to mention the DIY bed & breakfast for those out of towners. Whatever the occasion, big or small, we are grateful to the host and/or hostess willing to open their home to us. Here's a few gift ideas to help show your appreciation for their hospitality.
If you're questioning the dos and don'ts of giving a hostess gift, read my
'What Should I Bring as a Hostess Gift?' post first and then click back here.
I know it can feel a little old school, but I love the tradition of holiday cards. When you think of holiday cards, your mind probably goes to matching outfits in front of a Christmas tree holding a dog. Well, as great as that idea sounds the Mazzola household is a pet-free zone, and I know my husband well enough to know matching outfits just isn't his thing. We could go photo-less but I like the personalized feel a photo adds to the card. So, I opt for gathering one or two photos from our travels throughout the year. It helps our family stay posted on what we're up to and is more authentic to who we are.
I know everyone says to wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas, but you really can't. I still love you, Thanksgiving. Holiday cards take time, not only to decide on one, but then deciding who's making the card list, shipping from the company to you, stuffing, addressing envelopes, and travel time to the recipient. Whew, that was exhausting just typing out. Unless you expedite everything and don't mind people only hanging it up for one day, you need to plan. To help give back time to you and Thanksgiving here are some of my favorite holiday card finds to get you started and to have your cards mailed out by the first week of December.
There's nothing like a nice hot cup of coffee to start your morning or an iced latte for an afternoon jolt. I enjoy coffee so much that if I'm not thinking about getting a cup, mention the word cappuccino, and I'm all in. In honor of coffee lovers everywhere, I'm sharing my favorite coffee gifts for the person in your life that loves coffee just as much as I do.
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