Gift Guide for the Hostess

  1. Nancy says:

    Bet – you look gorgeous in that sparky black duster!

  2. Joan says:

    Wonderful ideas! I would like to know about your outfit with the sequin duster. The links do not appear to be working. Thank you!

  3. Andrea says:

    Hard to believe, we are await our first snow fall this week and Christmas is only a stone’s throw away. Thanks for bringing some much needed joy and light, Beth, with this excellent and timely post. I too, have a love of wrapping. I think a thoughtfully wrapped gift, even in craft paper, tells the recipient they are special to you. Often times, that can actually mean as much as the gift itself . Well, at least pour moi 🌷

  4. Mary says:

    Love your holiday outfit especially those black pants!
    Thanks for the cute story about gift wrapping.

  5. Mary says:


    Is your home already decorated for Christmas?
    One of your recent posts shows your kitchen and/or dining area decorated for Thanksgiving!

  6. Nancy says:

    Great post to get us in the mood for the onslaught of wrapping. Too many years I’ve put it off until sometimes, Christmas Eve! It definitely becomes an unenjoyable chore when you do that! Never again!

  7. Kenzie says:

    Stunning outfit! I seriously love the shoes. Xmas is in the middle of summer here in NZ so the attire seems to be shorts and tee shirts or sometimes a dress as the meal is often a bbq. Plus we are still in lockdown (3 months and counting) so most presents will be bought online and dispatched from the retailer as the post office isn’t even open and most of my family are in other countries.

  8. Prue Batten says:

    Some lovely ideas – pity I live in Australia. But I shall take those ideas on board and find some similar things. Apart from quick gifts for that odd moment for which you’ve now given me the ideas, I’ve finished my Christmas shopping and I began the wrapping over the weekend. It’s a huge relief.

  9. lori says:

    Beth, your sparkly duster is absolutely gorgeous and you look beautiful as always, wearing it! Thank you for the gift-wrap inspiration! We will have all 4 of our kids and their families home for the first time since Christmas 2019…so Christmas is no-holds-barred this year! (Our youngest works in Japan…so no travel since the Pandemic began.) Thank you! I’m mentally setting up my station now!

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