Celebrating the holidays often means traveling long distances to stay with faraway friends and family. It’s great to catch up with loved ones over wine and coffee and reminisce about past holidays all while making new memories. Even if you’re not exchanging gifts with your fab holiday hostess (or host), I’m a strong believer in giving them a special hostess gift to say thank you for their holiday hospitality.
Ever since I was born, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving with my family in New Hampshire. This year, however, it was extra special because I went up with my boyfriend. After discovering that we both have family in New Hampshire, we decided to rent a car and go up together. We were supposed to leave on Wednesday night, but decided not to when we saw how bad the snow was getting. So we made the trek up to New Hampshire from New York City on Thanksgiving Day. In the midst of power outages across New Hampshire and holiday traffic, we made it to Ian’s grandmother’s house with time to spare before dinner. In true New England fashion, we had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend’s family.
In the days after Thanksgiving, we enjoyed the beauty of the snow, spent time with both our families and took my Dad to see the Syracuse University vs. Boston College football game. I went to Syracuse so I’m not going to share the score. Though it was freezing, we still managed to watch the whole game in the stands. Having spent so many holidays and summers in New Hampshire, I already had tons of great memories there. This Thanksgiving weekend, I made even more.
When it comes to finding the perfect gift for those hard to shop for people on your list, gift sets are always the way to go. Not only are they easily gift wrapped, the lucky recipient gets more than one gift to enjoy. When I don’t know someone’s size or exactly what they want for the holidays, I often look to gift sets. It’s important to look for one that fits their personality and interests. If they’re super girly, go for the Betsey Johnson 7 Piece Leopard Gift Set or the Blossom Manicure Gift Set. If they’re more spiritual and reserved, opt for the 50 Years of Creation Candles Gift Set or the Nest Fragrances Luxury Gift Set. Though gift sets are popular gift items in the perfume category, I don’t recommend gifting perfume unless you know it’s a fragrance they want and use.
Without further ado, here are my favorite gift sets of this holiday season. There’s at least one for every price range.
Happy Thanksgiving Socialites! Right now I’m so thankful that I finally have time to blog again after the crazy busy two weeks I’ve had. Ever since I was born, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving in New Hampshire with my Dad’s side of the family and this year was no different. Wednesday evening I left NYC on a bus headed for Boston to visit my wonderful family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Though I’ve spent my life constantly aspiring to something greater, I never forget to be grateful for all the blessings life has given me. I’m so thankful for my family, friends, followers, and fans. I feel lucky each day to have a life filled with good health and good company. I may aspire to fame and fortune, but when you have health and friends, you have everything. Many thanks to everyone who has read and supported this blog. Your make me feel more like a socialite everyday!
No turkey for me! I’m a vegetarian and half my family is gluten-free. Thankfully, we can all drink wine.
Love my cousins! Though we’ve always lived far away, we’ve always been super close!