I always look forward to the holidays...Thanksgiving and Christmas are the best times to visit with family and friends. The winter months can be a difficult time to stay connected. After all, it's cold out and sometimes you just want to stay snuggled up on the couch with a blanket.
I love holiday get-togethers because it gives you a chance to reconnect. Whether it's a girls night out, birthday lunch or holiday party, I am always looking for the right gift. It is a special way I can show my friends they are important to me and I appreciate them.
What better way to show your appreciation for a friend or family member than a gift to show you care. I am always on the lookout for unique and special, but also easy to find. So, be sure to appreciate your gracious host for their hospitality with these great budget friendly hostess gifts - all under $30.
- Herb Pot with Tray – Grow your own herbs in a sunny window. Perfect for when you need a pinch of basil, parsley or thyme. ($30, William-Sonoma)
- Royal Doulton Mode Salad Servers – These unique salad servers are a perfect hostess gift and go great with any solid or patterned salad bowl. Made from limed wood in a neutral color. ($30 Bed Bath & Beyond)
- Natural Stone Coasters – Mix & match any set of four coasters. These natural stone coasters are padded with cork to protect tabletops. Perfect for the beer lover. ($20, Freckles On Me)
- Slate Cheeseboard – A unique gift idea that you can use for serving cheeses and hor d'oeuvres. Comes in red or black. Included soapstone chalk and has padded feet. (Brooklyn Slate Co. $28)
- Maple 9-inch Artisan Cutting Board – A perfect board you can personalize for under $25. Made from hard maple wood. ($22, The Stationary Studio)
- Antique Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers – This classic set is perfect for your hostess for any occasion. These shakers look like they have been passed down through the generations. ($25, Pottery Barn)
- Antoinette Tea Towel Set in Navy – These hand screen-printed honeycomb cotton tea towels make a delightful hostess gift. ($20, April Cornell)
- Cheers Glass Bottle Stoppers – This set of four bottle stoppers coordinates with any bottle. ($20, Mikasa)
- Angled Wood Salad Serving Bowl – Your host can serve up a delicious salad or pasta for dinner. The bowl features rounded angles and sloping sides and is perfect for special occasions and everyday use. ($20, World Market)