Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Minute Hostess Gifts Under $20

Love these fun mugs from West Elm  for $6.99.  One can’t ever have too many coffee mugs…

I love this apron from World Market for $14.99
One of my favorite discoveries at WorldMarket.com: Red Ombre Stripe Apron
and…. the matching kitchen towels for $4.99.
One of my favorite discoveries at WorldMarket.com: Red Ombre Stripe Kitchen Towel
I could think of a number of goodies to stash inside and take to your favorite hostess.  $20 at Williams Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Galvanized Bucket #williamssonoma
Add these great napkins from West Elm $9.99 for four

LOVE these black and white bowls…great for dips, soups, you name it!!
Mid-Century Stamp Bowls #westelm
These fun plates (also from West Elm) great for appetizers and to add a little humor to your party

Who wouldn’t love these kitchen towels also from West Elm on sale for $6.99 or 3 for $24

One of my  all time favorite Hostess gifts are candles.  My favorite holiday candle is the Thymes Frasier Fir.  They come in multiple sizes including votives.  They now have hand wash , room spray, diffusers etc.  If you are local you can buy them at Donna’s Designs in Salinas or Warmth Company in Aptos.  If not you can order here


http://www.thymes.com/Search-Results/?keywords=frasier+fir&page=CandlesLastly this wonderful book by  Tedd Kennedy Watson would be loved by anyone who loves their home.  Lovely gift for $12.09 here  http://www.amazon.com/Style-Simplicity-Guide-Living-Beautiful/dp/145490724X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418654699&sr=1-1&keywords=ted+kennedy+watson&pebp=1418654730602

Don't forget to register for the Milieu Subscription Giveaway.  Just leave a comment.  I will be back on Monday with some last minute Christmas Tablescape ideas!


  1. Cindy a great selection of last minute gifts everyone needs! Love Ted's book Style and Simplicity! Scented Candles are always a go to gift for me to take to a holiday event!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. I just drove by West Elm the other day and didn't have time to stop. Now I will definitely find time, I love these items...and I've got the Ted Watson book and I agree, it would make such a nice gift. Hope you're having fun out there in the stores.

  3. Hi Cindy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment today. I love your gift ideas, and am thinking that those striped napkins from West Elm might be something I treat myself to! The apron from World Market is also great. I've gotten dish towels there and they hold up wonderfully. Candles are a favorite of mine also. I love Thymes room spray and I'm sure their candles are amazing too. My favorite candle is one I featured on my blog in November. It's called Pomme de Pine by Plat du Jour. It burns nicely and has the most fabulous aroma. It instantly puts me in a good mood.

    1. Okay you have me curious Claudia..I am going to check that candle out!! Love your blog!!

  4. Great gift ideas...and I need a few as I'm still out aimlessly searching for just the right thing! Would love to win the Milieu giveaway....

  5. Great ideas! I love the fun little cocktail plates!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  6. Cindy,
    What great ideas. I have an unexpected dinner on Saturday evening and I believe I'll head over to West Elm tomorrow.
    Thanks. I hope all is going well as we begin the countdown.

  7. Cindy? I love that apron from World Market-they always have great things. I own that candle and lobe to gibe it as a hostess gift. Merry Christmas!
    xo, lissy

  8. Fun ideas! Such adorable mugs and plates from West Elm!

  9. It just so happens that I'm going to be right by a West Elm today - I wasn't planning on making the stop but I'm loving so many of your picks that now I need to :)

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  11. love these picks! problem is i'd buy them and then keep them :)

    1. I have to admit I do have one of those aprons Nancy!!

  12. Brilliant Cindy, especially since I have yet to begin, anything! Have actually never been in west elm, you convinced me otherwise


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