Thankfully I am not the only person that thinks giving a Hostess/Host a gift is not just a great idea, but is also good basic etiquette!
At Portico we try and offer a variety of gifts that Customers are excited to give, but also the Hostess/Host is eager to receive. Don't get me wrong, a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers are always welcome, but why not consider something unique or with a twist that says you put some real thought into it.........?
Exquisite napkins from France, coasters made from pressed fibres that are printed with vegetable based dyes, "Welcome" signs or Bottle Tags, Wind Bells, or for the ultimate gift...one of our Chair Hammocks; these are just a few of the items we currently offer in our E-Boutique. These gift ideas range in price starting at a few dollars and go up from there (for those you REALLY like :)) and truly say to the recipient that you are appreciative of the invitation into their home, garden, or cottage.
......And to take the pressure off of you - so you are not running out the door and exclaim "OMG I have nothing to take as a Hostess Gift we have to stop at the Drugstore on the way and pick something up!!!" Consider stocking up on great Hostess Gift items as you come across them daily (or when they are on Sale!). This way, having a "stash" makes giving these small gifts of thanks effortless.
Giving a thoughtful gift to the Hostess/Host will not only set the tone for your get together but will most likely garner an invitation to return!
FYI If you you ever need some ideas for a gift just send us an email with some info/details about the person, occasion, or location and we will send you some suggestions to help with your decision!