Guests bearing gold, frankincense and myrrh never suffer FOMO. From a country-house festive staycation to a boozy dinner party, whatever the occasion, showing thanks with a well thought out gift will keep the invites coming.
Never-ending shopping list? Feeling a little like the Grinch? No bother, we relish the challenge. Use the BeaconHouse gift guide to decide what to bring to your over-worked event host.
IT’S THE MOST WINE-DERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
There’s that unwritten rule with dinner parties. Bring. A. Bottle. Otherwise you might as well forever relegate yourself to social purgatory drinking Sharon’s vaguely warm Chilean Chardonnay all evening long. Go for broke with a larger bottle if you want to impress, Chocolate Block Magnum, South African, Red Wine.
You could always deviate from the traditional bottle of white or red with something stronger instead. We love the idea of taking ingredients to whip up rounds of Bloody Marys to a festive brunch. Daylesford Mary Gift Set
As the event looms closer throw some £££ at the situation with a premium candle set. Tom Dixon Eclectic Candle Giftset.
A TREE-MENDOUS TREAT
Send flowers before the event and the host could then use them as part of the décor. You’ll be a little angel, and your glass will never go dry all evening! Send a little Christmas with a ‘Tiny Tree’ from Bloom & Wild – Our Favourite is the ‘Twinkle Tree’.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Stop pounding the pavements, get out of cyberspace, this diary will have your host swooning into 2019. Customised and gratifyingly me-me-me, make this Christmas all about your host with a personalised Papier Mother of Pearl 2019 Diary
Bring the exceptional Soho House Home for your well-to-do companions. Make them smile and be very merry with the Barwell Martini Glass and Martini Cocktail Set
As John Lewis and Elton John reminded us this year, sometimes a gift is more than just a gift. Show you’ve put some thought into their weary head after hosting a hootenanny. Baies Treat Cone, Diptyque
Going to show up empty handed? Do you dare?! Whisper to your host about an elusive delivery that should be arriving in the morning. Get online tout suite and order next day delivery biscuits to remind the host the following day you are actually a nice person! Biscuiteers Nutcracker Biscuit Tin.
PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS
Planning on having an effortless Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and until the pantry stops producing delectable leftovers at the expense of your host? A hamper is the ONLY way. No-expense-spared, plump for the ultimate Grosvenor Hamper, Claridges
Everyone loves a party, particularly during the festive season. Get in touch if you want us to plan a flawless celebration and make a memorable evening come to life.
Yours sincerely your ‘hostesses with the mostesses’.