It’s 6:30 p.m., and you are due at your friend’s house in 30 minutes for her dinner party. Not wanting to arrive empty handed, you look around the house in a panicked state (or do only I do this?) for a bottle of wine (that probably isn't very good, or you would have already opened it!) that you can bring with you.
While a great bottle of wine and/or flowers are always appreciated, I thought I would suggest a few fun and thougtful ideas of items that you can buy in advance (hopefully on sale!) and keep on hand. I have a drawer where I keep small gifts for such occasions.
Here are some affordable items that you might consider:
A lovely bottle of Paul Newman wine (Pinot Noir goes with everything, so when in doubt...) or a FEED bag filled with some homemade treats. These gifts are not only useful, they can help change lives.
A box of stationary, place cards, or a beautiful journal from Crane & Co.