Hostess Gifts

According to Miss Manners, the secret to a full social calendar starts by wooing your host or hostess with a suitable token of thanks. And while a bottle of wine or flowers can do in a pinch, to really make an impression (and ensure a repeat invitation), you need a little creativity and advance planning. Bottom line; don’t wait until the last minute to find the appropriate gift. Here is a list of items – some locally made – that just may guarantee your name at the top of the party list.