The Perfect Hostess Gift

With the holiday entertaining season in full swing, it's important to know not only how to be a gracious host or hostess, but also how to be a gracious guest. The first step to ensuring you get a repeat invite to the holiday cocktail party next year is to present your host with a fabulous gift as a token of your appreciation. A gift basket is a fairly common and obvious choice, but this version is updated for today's host and is sure to please and truly be a gift that keeps on giving!

Fill a reusable tote bag with a fabulous bottle of wine like La Crema's Monterey Pinot Gris, a fresh baguette, some delicious crumbly cheese, a bag of walnuts and a jar of local honey. Attach a handwritten instruction tag like the one above to the tote bag handle with a beautiful red satin ribbon and some fresh greenery. That's it! Could not be easier or more delicious.

Your host can choose to either open the bottle at the party and pop the baguette straight in the oven or save them for the following day when they're recovering from the rigors of party throwing and need a little indulgence! I used a delicious cranberry cheese and a fabulous honey from Savannah Bee Company that is actually meant to pair with cheeses. How perfect is that?

Your host or hostess is sure to appreciate this thoughtful and delicious gift that is both beautiful and delicious. The tote can be reused over and over, the bottle of wine will be enjoyed no matter what the occasion, and the baguette can double as an extra nibble for the party that every evening if need be!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of La Crema. The opinions and text are all mine.