Every summer, we're lucky enough to be invited to countless parties and beach houses. I'm always looking for the perfect gift for the family that extended the invitation, something that is useful and won't get tossed into the re-gifting pile. One of a kind handmade items usually do the trick–here are my top picks from my new favorite one-stop Etsy shop Cookie Cutter for hostess gifts.
These great web finds are by Rachel Faucett, a designer and vintage scout for all things children, sharing her latest finds on her blog handmade charlotte. She lives on a farm just outside of Atlanta with her husband and their five children (and ever-changing menagerie of animals).
Moustache Man Cushion - This sweet little guy with his sleepy eyes will be warmly welcomed by your friend. His face will put you straight into a slumber.
Embroidered Medal Brooch - With the Olympics right around the corner, this hand-stitched medal is a perfect gift to give your hostess. They can stick it on their husband or wear it proudly on the front of their blouse knowing you think they're the tops!
Mr. Cloud Plush - Visiting a good friend always sends me into the clouds. This plush cloud is perfect for a guest bedroom dresser with nice note.
Handmade Beaver Pouch - You know your hostess was busy like a beaver before your arrival– give her this sweet handmade pouch to show her how much you appreciate her hard work.
Girl With Glasses Pouch - This fun pouch with little rosy cheeks and hot pink sunglasses is just adorable. I'm sure your hostess will welcome this tiny gesture of thanks with a big hug. She can store her make-up or an extra band-aid for the little in this fun zippered pouch.
Notepad Tote Bag - I'm totally loving this lined school paper tote bag. This classic design can be used for so many things, like collecting groceries or a trip to the library.
Notepad Cushion - I love the notebook tote bag, but i'm also crushing over this sweet pillow. This would fit into any decor but I especially like it for a guest bedroom. The blank page makes me want to write a note to all of my best friends from high school.
Embroidered Keychain - A keychain is always a welcomed gift. You can use it for that extra set of keys to your car or home. The tiny stitches and detail of this cute hand embroidered keychain will remind your host of the fun times you had back in the day.
Embroidered Animal Pillow - Hand-embroidered and ready to be placed on a sofa or arm chair. Attach a notecard and voilà–the perfect hostess gift!
Handmade Owl Pouch - As you know, owls are all the rage. Pack a few candies inside for an extra sweet touch!