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Hostess Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Parties

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s the most wonderful time of year, which means for many of us there are some holiday parties on the horizon. Amanda Sirica, spokesperson for Westfarms, says the last thing you want to do when celebrating is show up to a friend or family member’s house empty handed. She recently shared a few hostess gift ideas just about everyone will love.

If you’re not sure what to give your hostess, Sirica says you can’t go wrong at Pottery Barn. Right now the store is “mad for plaid,” with everything from picture frames and red mercury glass candles, to ornaments, tabletop games and dishes.

If plaid isn’t your thing, you can always head to Anthropologie. The store is known for their clothes, but they also have a wide selection of home décor. Their most popular item is the volcano scented mercury glass candle, which also comes in a hand soap and lotion set — a perfect hostess gift.

If you’re heading to Westfarms to look for a hostess gift, don’t forget to stop in at Williams-Sonoma. Not only do they have gifts for others (marble cheese platters, holiday kitchen towels and Moscow mule mugs, to name a few ideas), but they also have great items if you’re the one hosting a party. Their “Twas The Night Before Xmas” dishes will make your table merry and bright.

Westfarms is a premier shopping center in central Connecticut that features 160 stylish retailers and restaurants. Many of the stores there are unique to the area, such as Apple, The Art of Shaving, Hanna Andersson, and more. To learn more, visit

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