Can you believe it’s officially December! Ahh! Before we know it, it’ll be Christmas!

S and I were just talking about our holiday plans with my dad. We’ll be heading home to Maine. Last Christmas was so magical because we were snowed in with a blizzard. I cannot even remember the last white Christmas we had so it was just that much more special. This year during our trip, my dad’s friends are hosting a few holiday parties which makes me even more excited!

Talking about hosting, you all seemed to love my Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess, so today I wanted to share quick gifts under $50 that you can grab basically on the way to any Christmas or Holiday party you have this season! This time of year can be crazy busy so whether you’re spread thin and need to be able to grab something quickly at the mall on the way to the party or you are invited last minute, I’ve gotcha covered.


COCKTAIL SHAKER: To make fab drinks, you need a mixer! You can stop by any Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, Target or West Elm and find a super cute one. I love this sleek copper one!

INITIAL ORNAMENT: These ornaments are such a cute addition to any tree! Grab one as a gift your hostess’ last name initial. It’d be cute to hang it around a bottle of wine or champs.

We this exact one as you can see HERE actually use them to decipher between stockings, but I’m sure they will land on our tree in the coming years too.

This $7 one is cute too!

WINE IN MARBLE COOLER: Another way to dress up wine quickly? Grab some rose and store it in a cute marble cooler. Not only is it functional, but also super chic.

SERVING TRAY: HomeGoods and HomeSense always have the cutest serving trays for such an affordable price! The gold mirrored serving tray in today’s post is a score made by S at HomeGoods a few years ago. Every time we go in, we find such cute ones!

Your girlfriend can house this on her bar cart, use it to serve drinks at a holiday party or set it on a coffee table with a candle.




MIXOLOGY OR COOKBOOK: Having new recipes for drinks or meals is such a treat. Anthropologie has so many options and there are a lot for under $20! I am loving this mixology book with over 100 recipes.

CHEEKY WINE GLASSES: While the wine glass I’m holding is from our wedding China, I have a wicked cute stemless set from my girlfriend Jaime. One says meow, the other has a cat on it. They are so cute! Nordstrom always has such cheeky options.

I hope this blog post gives you some ideas on quick hostess gifts to grab on the go!

PS – How gorgeous are the necklaces, bracelet and earrings in today’s post? EB Horn is a local Boston-based jewelers that has such stunning pieces. Since so many local girls read along here, I wanted to share! From engagement rings to cocktail rings or diamond tennis bracelets, they have something any girl would love.

Xo Mindy

Thank you to EB Horn for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are authentically my own!





Comments +

Servello & Co. Interiors

Follow along

Hi there

I'm a Maine native residing in the Boston 'burbs sharing my love of interiors through decorating my husband and I's first home.

Through this experience, I discovered I have a knack for curating spaces that feel warm, cohesive and inviting. That passion turned into friends and family asking for interiors help and now we are here! 

Home should be a place you love to be. I'm here to help you achieve that!