Randi Siegal gives some sweet advice on hostess gift shopping for the ladies’ lunch invite.
Siegal has a proven flair for fashion and trendsetting, as reflected in her two Palm Beach boutiques, Rapunzel’s Closet (below) and Lil’ Rapunzel’s, which bear her childhood nickname.
“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)