Hostess Gifts

Sticky Situation: What Gift to Give a Thanksgiving Host or Hostess

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Hosting is a lot of work, takes a lot of time, and yes, it is expensive. I regularly get hostess gift questions from readers on what to offer, when to offer, and how much to spend. Here are 10 guidelines to make sure that you get re-invited.

Sticky Situation: Avoid Embarrassment at this Weekend's BBQ

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.

All-In-One Presents That Are Extra Cute (And Healthy) For The Holidays

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Despite all the lists and all the requests whispered in Santa's ear, there's one thing we know there's one thing that will be universally helpful for ...

Five Unique Hostess Gifts For That Last Summer Invite

Karen Cleveland | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Style
Karen Cleveland

There's no more avoiding the obvious: the last weekend of summer is looming. Hopefully the past few months held long, languorous days devoted to soaking up the sun in good company. If a trip away for Labour Day weekend is in the cards, bringing along something nice for your host could keep you as a guest in good standing. Flowers or a great bottle of wine are always good, safe bets, but if you're jockeying to be top of mind for the first long weekend invite for next spring, it might be time to stock some other gifts.

Show Your Appreciation In Cookies: Recipes For Hostess Presents

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Living

Thanking the host or hostess who is kind enough to have you at their home for a holiday party or Christmas dinner is not as simple as task as it shoul...

Avoid Gifting Pitfalls With Expert Advice From Finishing School's Karen Cleveland

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Style

Halloween festivities are about to get underway and that can only mean one thing -- come November 1 we'll be thrust into holiday mode. The stores will...