THE GRACIOUS GUEST

Hôtesse offers a collection of thoughtful hostess gifts curated for the gracious guest with a busy schedule. The line is inspired by the lives of modern hosts and guests, featuring elegant and convenient gift-giving at the price point of a bottle of wine. I’ve loved selecting that special gift since childhood, but no longer had time to shop and wrap with a growing business and family. Despite my best intentions, I found myself grabbing a bottle of wine with one hand as I ran out the door with lipstick in the other.
I’ll never forget my first set of calling cards, a much loved gift received from my grandmother. I remember walking to birthday parties holding packages wrapped in red paper with mini white polka dots, my mother’s favorite. I swelled with joy and pride, knowing the birthday girl or boy would see my name framed in polka dots and know it was from me. My calling card was never just a piece of stationery, but rather a symbol of gratitude and friendship. 
Our beautifully packaged gifts are ready for you to slip your own calling card through the ribbon. Hôtesse helps you save time and equips you with a meaningful gift for a host, new neighbor, or a friend going through a difficult time. Start your next party with a different feeling as you slide that package on the dining room table amongst a sea of wine bottles. We'll feature new introductions each season as well as a selection of year-round, classic staples.
By offering hostess gifts, we are honoring and celebrating the art of entertaining as well as the people opening their homes to us. Often, these people are celebrating a life milestone or supporting a cause close to their heart. Each month we will feature a new Hôtesse, a person who has generously offered their home for one of these reasons. To give back, we are giving them a hostess gift but also, a portion of the month's proceeds will go towards the cause that is near and dear to their heart.