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Gift Ideas for your Holiday Party Hostess

Most likely you will be heading out to a holiday party or two this season, and chances are you will need a great gift idea for your holiday hostess. Here is a short but sweet round up of some fabulous hostess gift ideas that I know I would be more than pleased to receive!

These collapsible flower vases are one of my favorite ideas! I love them so much I am going to buy one for myself- hey that’s allowed, right?

These wine bottle magnets are a unique idea for a wine aficionado hostess.

Who wouldn’t like gourmet carmel sauces? Can you say YUM?!

Skip the boring bottle of wine and bring these fabulous holiday wine stoppers. I love the bright colors!

So check these hostess gifts out and order now so that when you are heading out to that next holiday party, you will be ready to give your hostess a gift she’ll simply love.

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Modern Aprons from The Hip Hostess

After hours of being in the kitchen this past week, I came to realize I am in desperate need of a new apron. Don’t get me wrong, mine did its job of keeping me clean- however it just isn’t “me.” The ruffles I like- the palm tree print- not so much. After browsing the fabulous selection of modern aprons from the gals over at The Hip Hostess, I just had to share some of my favorites with you.

They have really chic demi style aprons like this one called Black a la Mode.

Here are three of their popular sheath style aprons. I am messy in the kitchen so I prefer the full coverage of the sheath style. My favorite is the Avocado a la Mode shown here in the center.

Can it get any cuter than this? My youngest daughter is always helping me in the kitchen- I am smitten over these Sweet Petite aprons!

The Hip Hostess even offers chic tea towels that match the fabrics from the aprons… I love this! You can pair a demi apron with a tea towel to create a truly impressive hostess gift.

Okay, so now have I got you thinking you also need a new apron? Sorry about that- I just couldn’t resist!

**The wonderful gals over at The Hip Hostess are generously offering our readers a great deal:

15% OFF your purchase. Just use code “SIMPLE” at checkout!

visit http://www.thehiphostess.com

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Birthday Gift Find| Polka Dot Wine Glass and More!

I love finding new places to shop, whether they are online shops or actual storefronts- I simple love the discovery. So, when I stumbled upon Wrapables {I found them via Twitter}, I was pleasantly surprised and eager to begin browsing their unique selection of gifts.

I immediately began searching for birthday gifts. I love celebrating birthdays, and love even more finding that “perfect” gift to give the birthday person. I fell in love with this Birthday Wine Glass, adorned with fun and preppy polka dots….too cute! I knew I had to share it with you all, surely this is a perfect gift for someone you know…

Am I right? Not only is this birthday wine glass so cute in its polka dot style but it comes already packaged in this fun clear box! And check out this accessory you can purchase to make an adorable birthday set:

This Birthday Hat Bottle Topper is a perfect pair to the birthday wine glass. Love it!

{Birthday Wine Glass $21.95, Polka Dot Hat Topper $8.95 at Wrapables.com}

Oh and don’t forget the wine!

Although I am not a Riesling fan, I love this bottle! I found this Polka Dot Wine it at Cost Plus World Market and it has 4 out of 5 stars. What an adorable birthday basket you could make with these three items: a polka dot birthday wine glass, birthday hat bottle topper, and Polka Dot Wine. Perfect!

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Modern Holiday Party Invites

I recently received a sample pack of holiday party invites from Minted.com and was simply floored! Honestly, I have seen many invitations and holiday cards over the years, so I wasn’t expecting such fresh and modern designs. Not only were they fabulous to look at… but I found myself holding, flipping, and feeling these cards…thinking “Wow! These are so nice!”

Not only do they have a really modern selection of holiday photo cards, but I love their holiday party invitations. You could plan an entire holiday party theme around one of these invites. Here are a few of my favorites:

Aren’t these holiday invitations just screaming for their own party theme? Don’t be surprised if I create one for each… yes, I love these that much.

If you haven’t before, be sure to check out Minted.com. You will not be sorry!

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Paper Doll Note Cards | Linda and Harriett

I absolutely adore stationery so when I got the chance to review a new design from Linda & Harriett, I was thrilled! They kindly sent me a box of their newest note card design: Paper Doll Note Cards. A gorgeous card box arrived, filled with 6 fold over note cards & envelopes. Each note card letter pressed with a yellow & charcoal paper doll pattern that is just adorable! Accompanied with light gray envelopes, these note cards have such a whimsical yet modern feel- I am loving them!

Adorable, right?

I think these note cards are perfect for all ages. I can see my daughters using them to send notes to Grandma, and also myself using them to send out thank you cards or a simple hello note to a friend.

You can get your own box from Linda & Harriett: Paper Doll Note Cards $14.00

P.S. Linda & Harriett are so thoughtful they are holding a really great event today: Cards for Just Because. read more about it here, you’ll be glad you did.
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Paper Crush: O+D

If you haven’t heard of O+D {Offensive and Delightful} cards, you are in for a treat! These witty and charming cards are right up my alley, cheeky and fun- just how I like it! I have been browsing through their collection laughing out loud! Here are just a few of my favorites:

O+D have a ton of hilarious cards for almost every occasion. Check out more of their selection over at cardstore.com … seriously funny!

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