A friendly reminder that wine isn't the only way to say "thanks."
Chances are that you've hosted a dinner or holiday party before, which means you know just how stressful entertaining can be. There's a lot to manage before, during, and after the party, including cooking, cleaning, decorating, and ya know, making sure your dog and/or kids stay under control. With that being said, anyone attending a party — no matter how small the occasion — should put in just as much thought (and heart) as the host with one of these thoughtful hostess gift ideas. Hand-picked just for the hostess with the mostess, these creative gifts go beyond basic (er, boring) bouquets, chocolates, and wine bottles while still expressing your gratitude. Even better: Some of these practical picks start as low as $8, so you don't have to splurge on fancy bottle of bubbly that she'll politely accept and never open. Insulated champagne flutes? Well, that's another story.