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Photo: Caspari

Photo: Caspari

Social Studies

Want to say thanks to your holiday party host with more than just wine or candles this year? Here are three unique gifts to share with the festive entertainers who include you on their guest lists.

Breakfast breads or a gift certificate to a brunch spot near the host’s home – What a treat it will be for your host to wake up after his bash and have someone else provide or prepare breakfast. Pick up muffins or croissants at Le Pain Quotidien or a gift certificate to a diner close to where the host lives. Sign the card, “Thank you for a great night. Please enjoy breakfast on me!”

Pretty papers – After all the prep work and clean-up that follows a successful party, chances are your host will be happy to avoid making another big mess before the new year. Wrap up high-end paper plates and napkins and gift them to your party planner. If it’s an annual affair, plan in advance and get the products personalized. Sign the card, “You’ve outdone yourself – don’t wash another dish ’til 2013!”

Nail polish with a manicure gift certificate - Pick a nail polish in a holiday hue and pair it with a gift certificate for a manicure at a nail salon near the host’s house. Sign the card, “Give yourself a hand, you’re a perfect host!”

  • Katie Skelley

    Ooh, I like the monogrammed napkin idea!