Never Arrive Empty Handed

Headed out to a holiday gathering with friends or family? Need an idea of what to give as a hostess gift? Don't fret, we have a couple of ideas that will keep you at the top of everyone's guest list!

A bottle of nice wine is always a great gift. Make sure to buy local if you can, and if you are lucky enough to be from an area that has other local food items (Oregon is known for hazelnuts, fruits and cheeses), give a thoughtful pairing of food and wine.

Another traditional gift is a candle. We love Voluspa candles for their unique scents, coconut wax blend, cotton wicks and gorgeous packaging. The Japonica Scalloped Edge Glass Candles are a favorite because not only is the glass beautiful, even the gift box is elegant. 

If you want to give a gift that is more unexpected, try a cleaning product or body refresher from Saint Olio. This Portland brand creates 100% natural aromatic products for body and home that come in three delicious fragrances. Now you can clean your home without harmful chemicals, and leave your home smelling naturally fresh and lovely!

And if your hostess ever sets foot outside, BRUSH ON BLOCK® Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Powder Sunscreen is an obvious choice. Everyone should wear sunscreen every day...we all know it, but how many actually do it? Brush On Block makes it easy with a mineral formula that you just brush on! Portable and shine-free, it is the perfect sunscreen for men and women to wear every day.

No matter what you choose, your little token of thanks for a nice meal or gathering will surely be appreciated by any hostess!