Randi Siegal gives some sweet advice on hostess gift shopping for the ladies’ lunch invite.
“Candle in the Wind” may be a great tribute song, but a candle in the hand does not make a great party entrance. Remember, scent preferences are individual. What may be calming to one person can be cloying to another.
Siegal suggests embracing the girliness of the event with a gift that is both playful and feminine.
“Give an Essie season of nail polish,” she says. “Each season, they come out with a new palette of six colors. Buy all six and wrap it in a cute package.”
Another idea for a ladies’ party: Purchase a few pairs of Hanky Panky panties and wrap them in a fun little basket.
Siegal’s newest favorite gift is from a “fabulous place on the Upper West Side in New York City called Treat House. They make mini Rice Krispies treats in yummy flavors like bubble gum or mint—and they ship.”
- Essie, $8 per bottle. Multiple locations
- Hanky Panky, $20 per pair. Saks Fifth Avenue locations
- Treat House, $12 to $14, depending on quantity. (212-799-7779)