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Gifts for the holiday party hostess with the mostest
As Thingtesting's Head of Community and Curation, my job is rooted in sourcing new and interesting brands. That said, I’m constantly on the lookout for things that are both beautiful and functional. People have enough knickknacks, I always like to gift the party host something they can actually use in their everyday life and think of me every single time.
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When my parents got married they registered at a local shop that carried almost exclusively Alessi homewares which made them very smart and me a loyalist of the brand since birth. I love gifting the brand’s products to friends for all occasions– the quality is seriously good, while the designs are both functional and playful. Besides, every host needs a wine opener that can function as a tabletop accessory.
As a frequent host myself, I’m often misplacing my phone, missing texts from my friends asking which street they can park on, and unable to press ‘skip’ when Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape comes on for the fourth time. I would say this pearl phone wristlet is the only appropriate solution.
Similar to the toothbrush, you might be like why would I gift someone a bath towel? It’s an intimate and personal taste item, I know. For that reason, I’d suggest snooping around your friend’s linen closet before pulling the trigger on this item to be sure, but I think it makes a lovely gift.