You’ve got one, right? (It doesn’t have to be an actual closet but maybe a shelf or even box.) If you don’t have one, you should try it; it makes being a good guest so much easier! For those “Oh gee, your birthday is tomorrow?” times, impromptu dinner parties, or if you just forgot to grab a hostess gift when you were last out and don’t have time to stop on the way, the Gift Closet/Shelf/Box will be your hero.
Fun cocktail forks or napkins, a set of letterpress-printed coasters, recipe cards, vintage swizzle sticks, or a few bottles of bubbly that meet your approval are all great things to keep in the Gift Closet.
What’s in mine? At the moment I’ve got two sets of holiday tea towels, a hand-knitted scarf, some cute ornaments, handmade bracelets, and a pack of letterpress-printed Call Me cards. It’s not much, but I’ve got time!
With the fabulous community of handmade and vintage sellers, you can find some great, unique items for the Closet! Handmade, organic soaps, soy candles, local olive oil, beautiful necklaces, cosmetic bags… – there are just so many great possibilities!
Start stocking up now for holiday parties and it will make the season so much easier.