‘Tis the season for holiday parties. Every good guest knows better than to show up empty-handed. So, here are five #BuyBlack hostess gifts to show your appreciation for the hospitality.
Entertaining is stressful. After a long night of putting up with guests, your hostess deserves a little relaxation. Help her get there–and keep the good party feelings going–with this “Good Vibes Only” candle from The 125 Collection. The luxury handmade candles are 100% natural soy, made with high-quality oils, and individually poured in small batches. ($32)
The morning after a late-night party is brutal for everyone, but especially for the hostess, who has clean-up duty, on top of everything else. Give her something to look forward to, with a treat from Village Tea Company, whose tagline is “slow sips for the fast paced.” Choose from organic whole leaf green, white, black, and herbal teas–all sustainably sourced. ($8.99-$16.99)
If your hostess is as busy as the rest of us this time of year, she’ll have to take her tea to go–no matter how much she may be fantasizing about a lazy morning sleeping in. Make sure you’ve got her covered either way with one of Effie’s Paper‘s double-walled travel mugs. She can even channel her favorite TV heroine with “What would Olivia Pope do?” “What would Cookie do?” and “What would Mary Jane do?” versions. ($20)
If your hostess throws fabulous parties, chances are she slays on most aspects of being a domestic diva. Help her keep it that way with this stationery set from Black Southern Belle. It includes six flat and six folded cards, plus envelopes, so she can send her tribe handwritten “thank you” cards, or just a quick note to say “Hey Y’all.” ($26)
The last item in our #BuyBlack hostess gifts roundup helps any stylish entertainer get a headstart on the next party. The CHEERS set of 10 party coasters, from designer/pattern expert Khristian A. Howell, are printed on double-thick stock in the classic, yet festive color scheme of black, white, and gold. Come bearing these and you should have no trouble getting invited back for the next shindig. ($17)