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Be the Best Guest

Hostess gifts to show your gratitude



Photos by Rachel Maucieri

 

If you’re invited to a party, or you’re the honoree of a bridal or baby shower, it’s probably a good idea to make a gesture of thanks for the time, effort and expense someone has undertaken on your behalf. A longtime tradition, host or hostess gifts aren’t strictly required for etiquette’s sake, nor are they the norm across the country, but they are common in Oklahoma. While a bottle of wine may be the most familiar example, and a note of gratitude is always nice, if you’re looking for some ideas, we asked some area designers to share their go-to gifts.

 

 

AMIE COOK, WOOD GARDEN

7650 N Western, OKC

Candles and diffusers are always a good choice, because people use them, and they fit in all styles of home. For Cook, these gifts are a safe bet, smell good and are welcomed because people buy them anyway.

 

 

 

ROSE CLARK, CHATEAU DESIGN AND INTERIORS 

9209 N Penn, OKC

Lately Clark has chosen acrylic holders that she fills with cocktail napkins or guest towels. They are useful, and look great when swathed in a clear wrapping with a ribbon. 

 

 

 

AMY RAPPAPORT, AGR DESIGNS

7222 N Western, OKC

Rappaport likes to take the 405 candle from Culinary Kitchen because it’s pretty, decorative and a nice addition to any coffee table. Plus, we’re big fans of the design.

 

 

 

BEBE BOLEN, FANNY BOLEN INTERIORS

2761 W Country Club, OKC

Bolen matches her hostess gift to the occasion. For a festive Mexican-food-themed evening, she might bring a nice bottle of tequila. For a dinner party, a bottle of wine will work, but if it’s more formal, she’ll take Veuve Clicquot. And for a celebration during the day, she might give a Christian Tortu candle from her store. 

 

 

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