Re-gifting used to be taboo. It was the sort of thing you would never do, or at least never admit to doing. But due to the great recession we have become increasingly more time crunched and more thoughtful about over-spending. It only makes sense that with these changes in our lives, we have also seen a change in our philosophy toward re-gifting. The stigma has lessened and the act of re-gifting has become more commonplace and necessary.
The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of parties, gatherings and festive dinners. But with all the fun comes the stress of making sure you bring an appropriate hostess gift – should it be simple or splendid? Trinket or trifle? Small and thoughtful or fantastically fancy? Striking the balance on bringing just the right gift can feel like a bit of a minefield. Fear not! We’ve got the complete guide to hostess gifts for every occasion: Cocktail Party Guest Do: