Another segment that I caught this week on The Today Show were gifts for the Hostess. A few gifts that they mentioned that I really liked are the Color Me Gingerbread Men (Eleni's New York). I love this! This is the perfect gift to take to a family with children. The cookies are pre-made and come in a tin with edible ink markers. And, the best part, the the kids get to decorate them without a huge mess, which I know the parents would appreciate!
Another gift that was menitoned was Rosemary that you can order for your friends and family through FTD. Now I've done rosemary a time or two as a hostess gift and I'm thinking of doing it again for a few friends. So if you don't have to ship you can always pop into your local Home Depot. I also pick up a galvanized bucket to put the rosemary in. Which you can find at Home Depot as well. On a sidenote, my rosemary that I bought last year is doing fabulous because of all the rain we had last summer. I never had to transplant it...yeah!
I love these slate cheese boards. I'm debating these for all my co-workers, and maybe one for the mother-in-law and me! Don't forget the chalk so you can write the name of your cheese for all your fabulous parties.
Pottery Barn's Mercury Glass Alphabet Votive cups. I almost bought these for all my co-workers over Black Friday but I still wasn't sure what I wanted to give them. I need to make a desicion and get going on my shopping!.
Remember when I wrote about these Lodge skillets here. I was at Crate & Barrel a few weeks ago and they now sell them. I gave a set of four to a friend who likes to cook and she loved them! Great little hostess gift and you can always throw in a box of cornbread as well.