“One arm longer than the other.” That’s what my mom used to call house guests who came to dinner empty-handed. If there was one thing she sought to teach us kids, it was to always bring something when invited into someone’s home. Next week marks the beginning of a season where we spend more time visiting with family and friends than we do all year. I always like to have a stash of ready-to-go gifts on hand to show the host and hostess how much I appreciate their hospitality, whether it’s my sister or a member of my book group. Of course, finding that universal gift can be challenging, so I usually defer to something that accents the home. And for Thanksgiving, what better place in the home than the kitchen? This year, Yankee Candle has add six new scented candles just begging for a spot at the table: Gingerbread Maple, Berry Trifle, Winter Glow, Black Plum & Fig, Alpine and Enchanted. Each candle’s delicious aroma sets the mood for family, food and fun and creates a perfect ambiance for holiday get-togethers. And if you’re looking for a special way to thank your hostess with the mostess this season, consider designing your own Personalized Photo Candle. Simply choose your candle style, size and fragrance and then upload your digital photo. You’ll have your very own candle in hand 5-7 business days from your order date. Ideal for the early bird shopper, this candle makes a thoughtful gift for Hanukkah or Christmas. Now give yourself a pat on the back…and consider yourself someone who has good taste and good manners.
In a Nutshell: Give thanks for a great meal with a memorable gift that will make you a shoo-in for next year’s invite list.