How to Put Together the Perfect Hostess Gift:
1. Start with Presentation: For my gift I started with the basket choice (presentation is everything and their selection is huge!). A basket is a functional gift bag that displays all your gifts beautifully.
2. Personal Item: After presentation, its important to select something personal for the hostess. This personal item could be a fine soap, a piece of jewelry, or other accessory. I chose from their dozens of gorgeous scarves. I love the seasonal color of the deep orange one. While next to the scarves I struggled picking out a pair of earrings (and I struggled not buying another 4 pairs for myself).
3. For the Table: Now that I’d picked personal items for the hostess, I needed something for her table: I went with a glass vase that can double as a juice pitcher, and a beautiful table runner. This brown woven runner can give a table an asian look, an african look, a more modern look, or simply add texture to a more traditional place setting. At World Market there are hundreds of options for this part of the gift. You could choose between dishes, pitchers, linens, or other unique decorations.
4. For the Mouth: Finally, I had to top the basket off with something sweet. I chose from a wide assortment of european chocolate (and tried to keep the color scheme with my oranges, golds, and browns. But, if you’re into something healthier, I loved their assortment of specialty meats, flavorings, olive oils, and more.
And VOILA, the perfect hostess gift (and something for my mother’s 50th 🙂
Now, just in case you thought the goodness stopped there, World Market is hosting a Gourmet Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grand prize is an all inclusive trip for two to Santa Fe for personal cooking classes and a $1000 World Market gift card!
Runners up will get $500 World Market gift cards!
The giveaway runs until September 21 and get this, if you share it with 5 or more friends (via FB or email) you can receive bonus entries