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How to RSVP In Style: 10 Gifts for the Hostess

Whether you’re stopping in for brunch or staying overnight, you won’t want to arrive empty-handed to greet your host. Thankfully, we’ve assembled a sweet and simple list of unique gifts sure to delight every type of hostess on your list.

  peach ginger jam

Peach Ginger Jam: This all natural fruit jam is a tangy blend of ginger and sweet peaches. Perfectly pairs with your favorite gourmet cheese, or use it as a glaze while cooking. $12

teak salt cellar

Teak Salt Cellar: This beautiful handmade salt cellar and spoon set is the perfect way to serve salt or pepper. $15

apple clove candle

Hand-poured Apple + Clove Candle: With classic notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, this hand poured candle creates a cozy ambience. It's the perfect candle for the hostess and holiday gifts. $18

 Aztec Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa: A thick and decadent South American single-origin drinking chocolate with 65% pure chocolate is sinfully delicious and delightfully packaged in a gorgeous tin. $14

squeaky dog toy

Boho Diamonds Squeaky Dog Toy: Spoil their furbaby with a handcrafted canvas squeaker dog toy.  $16

Eucalyptus Foot Soak

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Soak: This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is the perfect way to pamper tired feet at the end of a long day. $7.50

chai spice soap

Chai Spice Hand-milled Soap: A sweet infusion of cinnamon bark, nutmeg, essential oils and herbs to refresh the mind and body. Fair trade and packaged in a darling drawstring bag for easy gifting. $8

glass teapot

Elegant Glass Teapot: Perfectly designed by Silver Needle Tea Co. to make tea for one an effortless experience. $25

dark-chocolate-mint-sable-cookies

Dark Chocolate Mint Sablé Cookies: A blend of two classic flavors, rich dark chocolate and natural mint. Tender yet indulgent, this cookie is the perfect treat for both kids and adults. Packaged in a festive gift box for easy gifting. $10

breakfast tea

No. 01, Bellocq Breakfast TeaAn invigorating, full-bodied blend of organic Indian, Chinese, and Ceylon single-estate black teas. This smooth tea blend offers round toasted notes of honey, malt, and a touch of leather. $21

 Need a bigger gift? It's easy to customize your own gift box with our online Create A Gift Box builder. 

Browse through our Holiday Gift Guides and discover something for everyone on your list (including you...we won't tell.)

10 stylish hostess gifts for the holidays

Originally published: November 18, 2016

Updated: November 28, 2018

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Whether you’re stopping in for brunch or staying overnight, you won’t want to arrive empty-handed to greet your host. Thankfully, we’ve assembled a sweet and simple list of unique gifts sure to delight every type of hostess on your list.

  peach ginger jam

Peach Ginger Jam: This all natural fruit jam is a tangy blend of ginger and sweet peaches. Perfectly pairs with your favorite gourmet cheese, or use it as a glaze while cooking. $12

teak salt cellar

Teak Salt Cellar: This beautiful handmade salt cellar and spoon set is the perfect way to serve salt or pepper. $15

apple clove candle

Hand-poured Apple + Clove Candle: With classic notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, this hand poured candle creates a cozy ambience. It's the perfect candle for the hostess and holiday gifts. $18

 Aztec Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa: A thick and decadent South American single-origin drinking chocolate with 65% pure chocolate is sinfully delicious and delightfully packaged in a gorgeous tin. $14

squeaky dog toy

Boho Diamonds Squeaky Dog Toy: Spoil their furbaby with a handcrafted canvas squeaker dog toy.  $16

Eucalyptus Foot Soak

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Soak: This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is the perfect way to pamper tired feet at the end of a long day. $7.50

chai spice soap

Chai Spice Hand-milled Soap: A sweet infusion of cinnamon bark, nutmeg, essential oils and herbs to refresh the mind and body. Fair trade and packaged in a darling drawstring bag for easy gifting. $8

glass teapot

Elegant Glass Teapot: Perfectly designed by Silver Needle Tea Co. to make tea for one an effortless experience. $25

dark-chocolate-mint-sable-cookies

Dark Chocolate Mint Sablé Cookies: A blend of two classic flavors, rich dark chocolate and natural mint. Tender yet indulgent, this cookie is the perfect treat for both kids and adults. Packaged in a festive gift box for easy gifting. $10

breakfast tea

No. 01, Bellocq Breakfast TeaAn invigorating, full-bodied blend of organic Indian, Chinese, and Ceylon single-estate black teas. This smooth tea blend offers round toasted notes of honey, malt, and a touch of leather. $21

 Need a bigger gift? It's easy to customize your own gift box with our online Create A Gift Box builder. 

Browse through our Holiday Gift Guides and discover something for everyone on your list (including you...we won't tell.)

10 stylish hostess gifts for the holidays

Originally published: November 18, 2016

Updated: November 28, 2018

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10 Holiday Realtor Pop-By-Gifts

The National Association of Realtors estimates 64% of recent home sellers used a referral or the same real estate agent they had worked with in the past*.  And there’s no better way to stay top of mind than a personal connection.

Realtor pop-by gifts, especially during the holiday season, are the perfect excuse to get in touch with past clients and nurture your relationship.  Here’s our guide to 10 unforgettable pop-by gift ideas for the holidays.

Pistachio Cherry cookies

Pistachio Cherry Sablé Cookies: A tender, French shortbread cookie made with all-natural pistachios and dried cherries. It’s unique combination of flavors adored by both kids and adults. $4.50

Basil in a Bag

Garden in a bag: Organic basil grows in the bag and provides incredible flavor when used fresh from the plant. Perfect for urban gardeners and foodies. $10

Dark Roasted Mocha Caramels

Dark Roasted Mocha Caramels:  Hand crafted and slow cooked. These luxurious caramels are blended with dark chocolate and freshly ground organic coffee for your daily fix. $5 

peach ginger jam

Peach Ginger Jam: This all natural fruit jam is a tangy blend of ginger and sweet peaches. Perfectly pairs with your favorite gourmet cheese, or use it as a glaze while cooking. $12

Aztec Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa: A thick and decadent South American single-origin drinking chocolate with 65% pure chocolate is sinfully delicious and delightfully packaged in a gorgeous tin. $14

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix: Just add eggs and butter and bake. The easiest way to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies at home. $16

Fig & Vine Candle

Fig & Vine candle: This hand poured travel candle invokes the exquisite complexity of a chardonnay, featuring notes of butter, oak, fig, floral, and a hint of spice. $12

Eucalyptus Foot Soak

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Soak: This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is the perfect way to pamper tired feet at the end of a long day. $7.50

Charcoal Exfoliating Mask

Charcoal Exfoliating Mask: With activated charcoal, sea clay, and rice bran powder, this face mask gently exfoliates, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier. $5

whole grain popcorn

Popcorn: 100% Whole Grain Popcorn (kosher, non-GMO) by Wabash Farms packaged in a burlap bag is the perfect treat for movie night. $7

Keep your message simple and seasonal and do remember to include your contact information with a reminder to reach out anytime they, or someone they know, needs your assistance.

Realtor Pop By Gifts for the Holidays

* source: Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2018

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The National Association of Realtors estimates 64% of recent home sellers used a referral or the same real estate agent they had worked with in the past*.  And there’s no better way to stay top of mind than a personal connection.

Realtor pop-by gifts, especially during the holiday season, are the perfect excuse to get in touch with past clients and nurture your relationship.  Here’s our guide to 10 unforgettable pop-by gift ideas for the holidays.

Pistachio Cherry cookies

Pistachio Cherry Sablé Cookies: A tender, French shortbread cookie made with all-natural pistachios and dried cherries. It’s unique combination of flavors adored by both kids and adults. $4.50

Basil in a Bag

Garden in a bag: Organic basil grows in the bag and provides incredible flavor when used fresh from the plant. Perfect for urban gardeners and foodies. $10

Dark Roasted Mocha Caramels

Dark Roasted Mocha Caramels:  Hand crafted and slow cooked. These luxurious caramels are blended with dark chocolate and freshly ground organic coffee for your daily fix. $5 

peach ginger jam

Peach Ginger Jam: This all natural fruit jam is a tangy blend of ginger and sweet peaches. Perfectly pairs with your favorite gourmet cheese, or use it as a glaze while cooking. $12

Aztec Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa: A thick and decadent South American single-origin drinking chocolate with 65% pure chocolate is sinfully delicious and delightfully packaged in a gorgeous tin. $14

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix: Just add eggs and butter and bake. The easiest way to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies at home. $16

Fig & Vine Candle

Fig & Vine candle: This hand poured travel candle invokes the exquisite complexity of a chardonnay, featuring notes of butter, oak, fig, floral, and a hint of spice. $12

Eucalyptus Foot Soak

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Soak: This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is the perfect way to pamper tired feet at the end of a long day. $7.50

Charcoal Exfoliating Mask

Charcoal Exfoliating Mask: With activated charcoal, sea clay, and rice bran powder, this face mask gently exfoliates, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier. $5

whole grain popcorn

Popcorn: 100% Whole Grain Popcorn (kosher, non-GMO) by Wabash Farms packaged in a burlap bag is the perfect treat for movie night. $7

Keep your message simple and seasonal and do remember to include your contact information with a reminder to reach out anytime they, or someone they know, needs your assistance.

Realtor Pop By Gifts for the Holidays

* source: Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2018

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How companies are giving this holiday season

Respondents to Pumeli’s 2018 Corporate Gift Inquiry said the top three reasons they give gifts to clients and prospects is to express appreciation, build loyalty and stay top of mind.

Why companies give 

When clients were asked to describe how they feel when they received gifts from a company they do business with, most of them said “appreciated”, according to ASI’s 2018 Corporate Gift Spending Survey.

client appreciation 

Of companies planning to give holiday gifts this season, those surveyed by ASI were planning to spend an average of $48 per client and $65 per employee.

 average gift price

The most popular gifts requested by our corporate clients this season include cool tech and travel gear, artisan food, and gifts that promote mindfulness.

most popular gifts

While shopping for business gifts for Christmas and other holidays can feel like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. Follow these three simple rules in our Mini GuGuide to Corporate Holiday Gifts and you’ll be well on your way to giving the best corporate gifts this season. 

corporate holiday gifting facts

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Respondents to Pumeli’s 2018 Corporate Gift Inquiry said the top three reasons they give gifts to clients and prospects is to express appreciation, build loyalty and stay top of mind.

Why companies give 

When clients were asked to describe how they feel when they received gifts from a company they do business with, most of them said “appreciated”, according to ASI’s 2018 Corporate Gift Spending Survey.

client appreciation 

Of companies planning to give holiday gifts this season, those surveyed by ASI were planning to spend an average of $48 per client and $65 per employee.

 average gift price

The most popular gifts requested by our corporate clients this season include cool tech and travel gear, artisan food, and gifts that promote mindfulness.

most popular gifts

While shopping for business gifts for Christmas and other holidays can feel like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. Follow these three simple rules in our Mini GuGuide to Corporate Holiday Gifts and you’ll be well on your way to giving the best corporate gifts this season. 

corporate holiday gifting facts

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How to Incorporate the Copper Trend into Your Gifts

Copper has emerged as a key trend in lifestyle, gift and décor alongside other soft and warm metallics, including brass and rose gold. Paired with simplified shapes and classic forms copper elevates everyday essentials. This precious metal offers an understated, yet opulent aesthetic that is undeniably sophisticated.

While the copper trend has been around for a few years, it shows no sign of slowing down. What we love about copper is how versatile it is—seamlessly integrating equally as well in both rustic and modern design.

copper trend mood board

 

If you have a copper lover on your gift list, this gift guide is for you. From decorative copper accessories to artisanal kitchen and bath products, here are a few ways to incorporate copper into your gifts this season.

 copper gift guide

  1. Copper Cheese Serving Set: 3-piece serving set handcrafted with copper finish. Featured in our recent post, How to Create A Fall Hygge Gift Box. $32
  2. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Cold pressed in Cordoba, Spain. Featured in our recent post, 5 Gifts for a Traditional Housewarming. $26
  3. Copper Cow Coffee: With gorgeous metallic copper and black packaging, this sustainably harvested Vietnamese pour over coffee kit is perfect for work, travel and home use. $4.50
  4. Copper Aerating Wine Pourer: Use the aerating wine spout’s air-blending helix to let the vintage breathe as you pour. Now, sit back and relish that full flavor.  $18
  5. Moscow Mule Carry on Cocktail Kit: TSA & FAA compliant cocktail kit for two. $25
  6. Brushed Copper Wine Charm Set: Six seasonal wine charms adds an element of sophistication to any holiday feast. Marked with a festive phrase, each copper tag is guaranteed to spread cheer. $14
  7. Body Scrub: Refreshing small batch coffee and peppermint oil body scrub.  $10

 Ready to design your own copper curated gift box? Visit our Create A Gift builder to get started.

Copper Holiday Gift Guide

Originally Published: October 23, 2017

Updated: November 19, 2018

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Copper has emerged as a key trend in lifestyle, gift and décor alongside other soft and warm metallics, including brass and rose gold. Paired with simplified shapes and classic forms copper elevates everyday essentials. This precious metal offers an understated, yet opulent aesthetic that is undeniably sophisticated.

While the copper trend has been around for a few years, it shows no sign of slowing down. What we love about copper is how versatile it is—seamlessly integrating equally as well in both rustic and modern design.

copper trend mood board

 

If you have a copper lover on your gift list, this gift guide is for you. From decorative copper accessories to artisanal kitchen and bath products, here are a few ways to incorporate copper into your gifts this season.

 copper gift guide

  1. Copper Cheese Serving Set: 3-piece serving set handcrafted with copper finish. Featured in our recent post, How to Create A Fall Hygge Gift Box. $32
  2. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Cold pressed in Cordoba, Spain. Featured in our recent post, 5 Gifts for a Traditional Housewarming. $26
  3. Copper Cow Coffee: With gorgeous metallic copper and black packaging, this sustainably harvested Vietnamese pour over coffee kit is perfect for work, travel and home use. $4.50
  4. Copper Aerating Wine Pourer: Use the aerating wine spout’s air-blending helix to let the vintage breathe as you pour. Now, sit back and relish that full flavor.  $18
  5. Moscow Mule Carry on Cocktail Kit: TSA & FAA compliant cocktail kit for two. $25
  6. Brushed Copper Wine Charm Set: Six seasonal wine charms adds an element of sophistication to any holiday feast. Marked with a festive phrase, each copper tag is guaranteed to spread cheer. $14
  7. Body Scrub: Refreshing small batch coffee and peppermint oil body scrub.  $10

 Ready to design your own copper curated gift box? Visit our Create A Gift builder to get started.

Copper Holiday Gift Guide

Originally Published: October 23, 2017

Updated: November 19, 2018

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Activated Charcoal Gift Guide

Charcoal has been used for centuries to effectively remove toxins, and as a natural filter for air and water. Also known as food-grade carbon, activated charcoal and black magic, it’s no secret this ancient ingredient has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends as consumers continue to seek more mindful and balanced lifestyles.

While charcoal has been featured in natural bath, beauty and spa products in recent years, it is now emerging as a key ingredient across health-oriented food and beverages too. From lattes to pizza dough, charcoal is making an appearance as a powerful ingredient for a digestive cleanse.

Here are 5 unique gift ideas featuring charcoal for the holistic person on your list that are much more meaningful than a lump of coal.

Activated Charcoal Gift Guide

  • Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt Caramels: Hand crafted and slow cooked. These luxurious caramels are blended with fresh-rosemary and imported truffle & activated charcoal sea salt for a savory and satisfying treat. $5
  • Charcoal Exfoliating Face Mask: A paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free activate charcoal face mask is the perfect size to pack in your travel or gym bag and helps reduce redness and inflammation. $5.00
  • Hand-baked Charcoal Wafers: Hexagonal charcoal wafers made from 100% unbleached stoneground whole meal flower pairs well with your favorite cheese or wine jelly. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, these charcoal treats are available on amazon.
  • Eucalyptus Foot Soak: Perfect for tired feet, this fizzing foot soak is a wonderful way to end a long day. This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is made with activated charcoal and essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus. $7.50
  • Good Tidings Curated Gift Box: Featuring goodies to share (or not!)  including rosemary truffle & activated charcoal sea salt caramels, there's no better way to send good cheer this season. $125

Ready to design your own charcoal infused curated gift box? Visit our Create A Gift builder to get started.

Originally published: October 25, 2017

Updated: November 18, 2018

 

Note: As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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Charcoal has been used for centuries to effectively remove toxins, and as a natural filter for air and water. Also known as food-grade carbon, activated charcoal and black magic, it’s no secret this ancient ingredient has been one of the fastest growing wellness trends as consumers continue to seek more mindful and balanced lifestyles.

While charcoal has been featured in natural bath, beauty and spa products in recent years, it is now emerging as a key ingredient across health-oriented food and beverages too. From lattes to pizza dough, charcoal is making an appearance as a powerful ingredient for a digestive cleanse.

Here are 5 unique gift ideas featuring charcoal for the holistic person on your list that are much more meaningful than a lump of coal.

Activated Charcoal Gift Guide

  • Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt Caramels: Hand crafted and slow cooked. These luxurious caramels are blended with fresh-rosemary and imported truffle & activated charcoal sea salt for a savory and satisfying treat. $5
  • Charcoal Exfoliating Face Mask: A paraben-free, phthalate-free and talc-free activate charcoal face mask is the perfect size to pack in your travel or gym bag and helps reduce redness and inflammation. $5.00
  • Hand-baked Charcoal Wafers: Hexagonal charcoal wafers made from 100% unbleached stoneground whole meal flower pairs well with your favorite cheese or wine jelly. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, these charcoal treats are available on amazon.
  • Eucalyptus Foot Soak: Perfect for tired feet, this fizzing foot soak is a wonderful way to end a long day. This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is made with activated charcoal and essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus. $7.50
  • Good Tidings Curated Gift Box: Featuring goodies to share (or not!)  including rosemary truffle & activated charcoal sea salt caramels, there's no better way to send good cheer this season. $125

Ready to design your own charcoal infused curated gift box? Visit our Create A Gift builder to get started.

Originally published: October 25, 2017

Updated: November 18, 2018

 

Note: As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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