During the summer I feel like everyone is kind of doing their own thing, being always on the go, enjoying the sunshine, and doing a lot of traveling. It is in the fall that it seems like everyone starts to stick closer to home which of course leads to the bulk of hosting and attending get-togethers occurring during the fall and winter. I have always thought it is appropriate or at least a nice gesture to arrive parties, dinners, and lunches with a gift for the hostess.
I always hate running around town to locate a gift right before attending something, which I usually have no time to actually do so I have to try to squeeze it in and it results in me being stressed out. Instead now I keep a few little gifts stashed away in my closet so I am prepared for anything that pops up last minute. A few of my favorite gift ideas include pretty soaps, coffee table books, and pretty little things for around the house such as adorable mugs.
Boxes of chocolate also make perfects gifts. Chocolates from Esther Price are simply the best. I had always heard my mom rave about this candy. My dad used to buy it for her when they where first married but unfortunately it is not sold near where my family lives now. A couple years ago Jessica and I discovered it online and we have been ordering boxes of it for gifts (and massive amounts of it for ourselves too) ever since. Treat yourself to a box of this candy and you will begin to compare all other chocolates to it.