Unique gifts for the Hostess and a GIVEAWAY


I’m back again with some more gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.  Last week I introduced you to my beautiful friend Joyce, and gave you some info on her portrait package, which would make a great gift for anyone.  This week I am going to share with you some great gift ideas for the host/hostess to show your appreciation.


Photo courtesy of Sferra

Sferra Celine throw – This is by far the one of the softest throws available.  The Celine throw is 100% cotton with a herringbone weave and comes in 17 soft colors to match any décor.

You can find these beautiful throws at Tassels.  Pick one up for the host or hostess of your next holiday celebration. 

Seventh Avenue Candles

Photo courtesy of Seventh Avenue Apothecary

Seventh Avenue Apothecary Candles – These natural soy candles are hand poured in Ybor City, right here in the heart of Tampa.   The company is family owned and operated.  Their signature scents are reminiscent of the historical, cultural and culinary legacy of Ybor City, and their own Cuban and Italian heritage.

Orange has a large selection of these fine creations, come by and experience the aroma of these hand poured candles.



Well Read Women : Portraits of Fiction’s most Beloved Heroines This beautiful book is illustrated by my FAVORITE artist – Samantha HahnWell Read Women, is a collection of 50 portraits in watercolor of literatures most well-read female characters.  Her illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!  She brings new life to these very well-known characters. 

A few years ago I was introduced to Samantha’s work by her very popular blog Maquette.  Since then I have been fortunate to have purchased an original watercolor and a couple limited edition copies.  These are pieces I treasure and love and will pass on to my girls when they have their own home. 

Her book can be purchased here, here, here, and here.


Photo courtesy of O&H Danish Bakery

Kringle Danish How about giving your host or hostess a gift she can enjoy the next morning with her family and friends.  Wisconsin’s  “State Pastry” – the Kringle.  You can choose from 21 different flavors of this famous light, tender, flakey Danish pastry. 

The O & H Danish Bakery in Racine, Wisconsin has been baking their famous Kringle and other Danish pastries since 1949.  They ship their product worldwide and guarantee delivery in two business days within the United States.

Kringles have been a holiday favorite in my family since 1989.  While living in Milwaukee, we discovered this delicious treat, and it became one of our favorite family holiday traditions.  Go here if you would like to start your own tradition.

Now the giveaway part – Tell me in the comment section below what flavor of Kringle you would most like.  One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive a delicious Kringle to enjoy with their family and friends.

Good Luck!!!!!!



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