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8 Best Hostess Gifts

23 Jul

When you attend a party or get together, it’s always in good taste to bring a hostess gift.  If you’ve ever thrown a party, you know how stressful it is to plan, clean, cook and taking care of all the little details.  A hostess gift is a small way to thank your host for having you over, throwing a shower in your honor, or for hosting you for the weekend.  A personalized hostess gift is special because it’s unique and shows you went out of your way to give something thoughtful.  We have picked eight of our favorite personalized hostess gifts sure to keep you on the guest list!

8 Best Hostess Gifts

1.  Personalized Notepad Set.
Who doesn’t like seeing their name?  A set of personalized notepads is not only a great gift, but it’s practical, too.  One of our favorites is the Santa Monica Notepad Collection in a White Holder set.  Santa Monica Notepad Collection in White Holder

“Bought as hostess gifts for my daughter’s wedding shower. The hostesses loved them and in their words, “so grateful for something we can put to good use!” Will definitely buy again!” – Diane



2. 
Cutting Board
A personalized cutting board is a great gift that will be used over and over.  Gifting tip: You can bring it to a party as a charcuterie board and leave the board as a gift.  One of our favorites is our Maple 12 inch Artisan Cutting Board.

Maple 12 inch Artisan Cutting Board

 



3. 
Wine Glasses

Personalized barware is a popular hostess gift for a reason.  The oversized glasses allow for a generous pour and make a big statement.  Our Maestro 21 ounce stemless wine glass sets come in a gift box so they’re ready to gift… just add your favorite bottle of wine!

Maestro 21 ounce Stemless Wine Glass SetPerfect hostess gift for a weekend at a friend’s beach house.” — Shannon D.



4.  Cocktail Napkins

Personalized napkins make a great hostess gift whether it’s for someone’s lakehouse, a cocktail party, an annual holiday get together, etc.  With so many to choose from, there is a personalized napkin for every theme or occasion.  We personally love these Happy Hour at the Lake Napkins for a summer get together at the lake house.

Happy Hour at the Lake Napkins

I received napkins as a gift & enjoyed them so much that I reordered.— Kay A.



5.  Wine Tote

Show up to the party with this personalized wine tote filled with your two favorite wines.  Not only does it make a great gift, but your host can use their new tote for outdoor concerts, picnics or boating.

Personalized Navy Trimmed Wine Tote

 



6.  Sticky Cube

Our personalized sticky cubes make a great host gift for anyone.  They are perfectly sized for any desk or kitchen and come in handy for quick notes.  It’s a popular gift idea that’s been featured on the TODAY show, Newsweek, Working Mother and more.  Our Modern Initial Sticky Cube is perfect for both men and women and comes with a gift box ready to gift.

Modern Initial Sticky Cube“Who doesn’t like something with their name on it? — Jobie P.”



7.  Coasters

A set of personalized coasters is a great hostess gift because they’re always needed for parties and get togethers.  Our Stacked Initials Round Coasters make a statement and can be used anytime (and save your furniture!).

Stacked Initials Round Coasters



8.  Stationery

A fresh set of personalized stationery a wonderful gift idea.  We personally suggest our popular Bordered Folded Note Cards as they are a classic, gorgeous set that can be used for any correspondence.  Maybe even a handwritten invite to another party?

Bordered Folded Note Cards


No matter your budget, a personalized hostess gift is always in good taste and makes a lasting impression.

XO,

Jennifer

Thank You for Providing Over 270,000 Meals

7 Jul

A HUGE Thank You!

We are proud to announce that with the help of our customers, we provided over 270,000 meals to those in need this year through the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund.  For the months of April, May and June 2021, we donated proceeds from each product sold to Feeding America which supports local food banks impacted by COVID-19.  We love supporting our community and are compassionate about giving back. The Stationery Studio has helped with various charities including Giving Tuesday, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, One Warm Coat, Red Nose Day, Vernon Township Food Pantry and others.  To learn more about the charities The Stationery Studio has helped support, click here.

xx,

Jennifer

New Home? 5 Must-Haves Once You’ve Unpacked

5 Jun

photo credit: wegetrealestate.com

Are you moving soon, or maybe just recently moved?  The pandemic kicked off a housing boom, between the flexibility of working from home, low interest rates and/or people just looking for a change of scenery after being cooped up for a year. With everything else involved in moving, here are five must-haves you don’t want to forget.

1. New Stampers / Addressing

Love My State Self Inking Stamper

This is the perfect time to order new address stampers and labels.  You can choose from a variety of styles and ink colors – maybe something that matches your color scheme or a subtle nod to your state/locale.  This not only makes sending mail easier, but it lets people know your new address as well.

2.  Welcome Mat

photo credit: grandinroad.com

Now that boxes are unpacked, you definitely want to get a cheerful welcome mat.  You can get something traditional or have fun with seasonal welcome mats that you can switch out.  You can also try the latest trend of layering a rug and a welcome mat for a fun and inviting front door.  For some mat layering inspo, we love the ideas on this blog.

3.  Plants

photo credit: Forbes.com

Whether you’re adding a few plants by a sunny window or some bigger plants to anchor a room, plants add warmth indoors.  They also can have health benefits as they contribute to cleaner, healthier air we breath which can benefit your well-being and sense of calm. When choosing the type of plants, make sure to keep in mind how much sunlight (direct and/or indirect) they need and how often they need to be watered. If you’ve got a busy active lifestyle, here are some suggestions for low maintenance plants.

4.  Moving Cards

Moving cards

Now that you are officially settled in, it’s the perfect time to send moving cards to your family and friends.  You can let them know your new address, new phone numbers (if they’ve changed) and any other important information.  These also make is easier for your friends and family to update your address on their contacts.

5.  New Luggage Tags

Pink Navy and Lime Chevron Luggage Tags

Before you book your next vacation, you’ll need to update your luggage tags with your new address.  Order new luggage tags as soon as you’re done unpacking so you don’t forget once you’re planning your trip.  You can even add updated personalized luggage tags to your kids backpacks, gym bags and camp bags.

Happy New Home!

xo,

Jennifer