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How To Choose A Hostess Gift

Reader's Digest Logo By Aly Walansky of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: <p>There are a number of <a href='https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/house-guest-etiquette/1'>etiquette rules to consider when you're a guest in someone's home</a>. When it comes to selecting a hostess gift, a good guideline is to choose something that matches the effort the host put into the occasion, according to <a href='http://secure-web.cisco.com/1bhSW5ECe362zThJODT9MTlrOV8d4hehMK0qd3udZvU32iZy_wyh2hXd3coFIVLvFI2n7hKUI3wjWqsM-FgONKEJhTj08FAjh94RVp99UaKtqzoRNRd3foVIB-Ns3MHP3jjjILy8HuXugvTL73ApgCXVihtB7qketHw6opSCl9DB_VBv_-jdX2mxSy73Au3upeM5pDEKfyXLVKroK7JzjYF9S1ThrjddQZH8_7f8Ug6syyqKt5AxstN_nsG-tFg2OXoKarRG5LL3-s1-npED-ZyRxEEpvjFhJA2e2xDbkyN_HtGQc3UFbzV4K6BNc2xP1/http%3A%2F%2Fdianegottsman.com%2F'>Diane Gottsman</a>, a national etiquette expert, author of <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Etiquette-Better-Life-Exchanges/dp/1624143253/?tag=reader0b-20'>Modern Etiquette for a Better Life</a>, and founder of <a href='http://secure-web.cisco.com/1EmV6CcTLkrBqltwQnyud0b5lZTHFNbFhySIGrzSj8PcL5qmbW1iVMwbsBMW6pVvMYvSvdiIdivrcwksYiF_r20mSfyWS3Lan3-5hKYoXiwirFAUd1wFPpeVVSwPKSq9CNuHVJA3PHhk2Q5kW4FeUr-UV-yD06mM5HkhEw-16QUovIPFvxvp88YnGZX3JUbjo-Ajg52fxy-y3rr5_i0UnnacscQY0_Ub7n_6YIHj5SwquXoF8rAgc1gJrL35QyNxd-P2EwtAeGx_lxeXxgJWIO1ljXc4qxcboYb9BDUcLjsoUHGc3bFddz6lw_MVk5TPe/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.protocolschooloftexas.com%2F'>The Protocol School of Texas</a>. 'While your host will undoubtedly thoughtfully plan every event, a holiday cocktail or dinner party is a bit fancier than a BYOB barbeque.'</p><p>Consider a good bottle of wine or liquor, like exotic Kikori Whiskey from Japan, or get the party started with drink mixers, like <a href='http://belvoirfruitfarms.com'>Belvoir Fruit Farms</a> Elderflower and Rose Lemonade, Ginger Beer Lemonade or Elderflower Lemonade. If you're not sure your hosts are drinkers, you can't go wrong with <a href='http://drogachocolates.com'>Droga Chocolates Money on Honey Gift Boxes</a>—confections with a caramel center made with wildflower honey.</p>

For an evening dinner party

There are a number of etiquette rules to consider when you're a guest in someone's home. When it comes to selecting a hostess gift, a good guideline is to choose something that matches the effort the host put into the occasion, according to Diane Gottsman, a national etiquette expert, author of Modern Etiquette for a Better Life, and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. 'While your host will undoubtedly thoughtfully plan every event, a holiday cocktail or dinner party is a bit fancier than a BYOB barbeque.'

Consider a good bottle of wine or liquor, like exotic Kikori Whiskey from Japan, or get the party started with drink mixers, like Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower and Rose Lemonade, Ginger Beer Lemonade or Elderflower Lemonade. If you're not sure your hosts are drinkers, you can't go wrong with Droga Chocolates Money on Honey Gift Boxes—confections with a caramel center made with wildflower honey.

© courtesy Belvoir Fruit Farms and Kikori Japanese Whiskey

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