Monday, December 30, 2013

A Delicious Giveaway + The Perfect Hostess Gift.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

The winner is comment 9: Mary Gardner with 
"I follow you on Twitter..."

It pays to do the extra entries! Thanks Mary!  
Going to a NYE Party?  Now that you have the perfect outfit [oh just plugging my Tall Snob work],  it's time to find the perfect hostess gift.  If I'm being honest I don't always bring hostess gifts but I think it's just so classy to be the person who shows up with one.  A bottle of wine is nice but how about something sweeter?

Chocolate + Coffee + Cute Mugs (if you're really feeling generous)?  Can't go wrong.


I was recently introduced to Merci chocolates.  And I'm not lying when I tell you they are delicious.  Each box of Merci includes a delicious selection of rich European chocolates made from the finest ingredients.  Flavors range from Milk Chocolate and Hazlenut-Almond to Dark Cream and Praline-Creme.  Now that they've entered my life they're not going anywhere.  Indulgent? Check. Flavorful? Check.  Buttery smooth? Check.

Have you attended a party where the hostess was just so impressive-- as in:

-her home felt welcoming and festive
-she was relaxed and had a good time at her own party--is it just me or does it put everyone else at ease when the hostess is having a great time?!
-the food was delicious and plentiful
-most importantly you left feeling uplifted- perhaps with a happy sigh?

It's not to late to thank her with a box of Merci.  Merci's tagline "Thank you for being you" is just so sweet and perfect to thank someone for going out of her way to make sure you enjoyed yourself this holiday season.

Giveaway Time!


Now comes the fun part! You can win a box of delicious Merci, fresh roasted coffee, and 2 coffee mugs by commenting below! Just answer one of these questions:

-What makes the perfect hostess?  
-If you bring a hostess gift, what do you typically bring?

For extra entries, like me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, follow me on instagram, and/or follow me on Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know that you have.

I will choose a winner via random.org on Monday, January 6th at 11 pm EST.
Disclaimers
*items pictured are examples only.  Mugs and Coffee selection are at the discretion of Merci and will not be personalized.
*I was contacted by Merci and asked to review their product. I received their amazing chocolate, coffee, and mugs (no financial compensation).  All opinions are my own.

Good Luck!

32 comments:

  1. The perfect hostess is one who is warm and inviting, and being in their home reminds me of being home.that sounds weird. But it just feels cozy and inviting! And I have never actually brought a hostess gift to a party before lol. Unless it was a house warming party ;)

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    1. doesn't sound weird at all! thanks for entering!

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  3. I usually bring a bottle of wine.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. can't go wrong with wine! Thanks for your entry!

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  4. the perfect hostess is all about attitude. if someone really wants you there, you can tell. As a hostess gift I usually bring chocolates or wine.

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  5. I usually take wine or chocolate as a host/hostess gift. urchiken at gmail dot com

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  6. To me the perfect hostess is one who anticipates your needs. I always make sure I have a basket for guests that include extra personal care items and such so they don't have to keep asking if they forgot something. I think its making the other person feel comfortable and welcome.

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  7. liked your facebook page as Madonna Dolin

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  8. the perfect hostess makes everyone feel welcome and included. i usually take a bottle of wine to give to the hostess.

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    1. you summed it up perfectly! Thanks for entering!

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  9. I like you on Facebook as MJ Gardner

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  10. I follow you on twitter as @carolina_blu_

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  11. I follow you on instagram: http://instagram.com/maryjgardner

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  12. I follow you on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/carolina_blu_/

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  13. I usually like to bring something homemade, like apple butter or pumpkin bread

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    1. um, want to come to my next party?! ;)

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  14. I follow you on twitter @amylou61

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  15. I like to bring food, like cookies, or a cute little package of home goodies.

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  16. Perfect host somebody funny.. I bring pie or wine

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  17. A relaxed host who is enjoying herself.

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  18. The perfect host is the one who doest sweat the small stuff and enjoys the party! I like to bring coffee and a willingness to help clean up as my gift :) kristy

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    1. If you comment anonymously, I'll need your contact info in case you win! And thanks for your entry! :)

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  19. one of my friends is such an amazing hostess-I can't wait for her get-togethers! She just makes it look so easy but I know that she has spent days preparing delicious food that I would never make myself and is just so generous and thoughtful. I almost always bring a bottle of wine at least, or an appetizer or dessert. Flowers are great too. It's gotten to the point now that I even bring something to play dates like muffins or something for the kids to share! (not always-but I will try and remember to the next time I come to see one of my favorite friends with 2 gorgeous girls :) )

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    1. :) Well hello!!! And thanks for entering! And weren't we supposed to get together before there were winter advisories and warnings of frost bite?! :( Need to brave the weather and make it happen soon!

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  20. I think the perfect hostess is someone with amazing food. You cant go wrong with good conversation and delicious food. Oo and wine. Maybe its the wine. No no its the food, delicious food. My gift would be a muffin basket, everyone loves a muffin basket. Thanks!! Elizabeth Chrzastek

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