Holiday season is in full swing and that means tons of parties to attend, kissing under the mistletoe and drinking delicious hot cocoa. It is important to be a great party guest and to arrive with something special for your party host.
Here are my top picks for awesome gifts for your Los Angeles holiday party hosts:
For the new parents that are hosting, getting them something that will make their lives with their baby easier is sure to be appreciated. Munchkin makes a totally handy baby formula mixer which Mommies and Daddies will love to use when preparing their babies' bottles. I also use mine to mix my green tea matcha lattes in the morning so it doubles as your own personal Starbucks drink maker. For under $10, this is an awesome gift!
Bringing something for baby, is sure to make your party host happy. I always bring my friends with newborns the Baby Genius Favorite Lullabies CD SET. For around $12, you will be gifting your host with a beautiful mix of lullabies that works wonders for getting their baby to drift off into dreamland.
For the stylish female party hosts, and we know that L.A. ladies love to make a fashionable statement, I love to gift some fun accessories! Cuffs Couture makes a gorgeous gold Celeste Cuff for $25 which is the perfect look for the holiday season. I love these funky cuffs because there is an element of James Bond to them as they have a secret pocket to stash your ID and your cash. Carrie Underwood rocked one to the CMA Awards. Men, take note, women LOVE shoes! Michael Antonio Footwear is a vegan line of hot heels and boots. The Keme-2 glitter heels provide a fabulous amount of sparkle for the holidays and for just $55, you can look smokin' without going broke.
For your male friends hosting the holiday parties, getting them something they wouldn't think of treating themselves to is tons of fun. I love the French designer Venissac, based in Miami Beach who also has an online boutique. His Luxor shirt makes you feel like you're on a tropical vacation and Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana are fans of his line. Another awesome gift to bring to your male party host is a pair of TOMS Shoes. What better gift to give this holiday season then giving a pair of comfy and stylish shoes to your friend and knowing that a child in need will also get a pair of shoes. This company is all about the spirit of the holiday season all year long and you gotta love that!
Since it is the season of giving, I'm going to give away 3 fabulous pairs of designers shades from my fave online site to shop for sunglasses; Coastal.com. Since L.A. weather is almost sunny all year round, you must have a pair of stylish and protective eyewear. You can buy all of the latest styles at discounted prices and you get free shipping if you use the code FREESHIP2011. If you order before December 17th, you are guaranteed that your gifts will arrive in time for the holidays on December 25th. They also have an awesome charity program, called the Change The View Project where for every pair pruchased a person in need of glasses gets a pair. To win three pairs of designer sunglasses in time for the holidays, as the hostess with the mostess, I'm going to hold a holiday party theme contest.
Tweet me @TrueheartEvents, with your favorite dish to serve your guests at your holiday parties this holiday season. Tweets must be sent by Monday, December 19th at 12pm PST. I will announce a winner both on my Twitter account and in my Examiner column on Monday evening. You can gift some shades to your holiday party hosts and have new sunglasses to enjoy for yourself! Happy Holidays!