{His} Home For The Holidays

Gift Guide For The In-Laws

Whether it's a first time stay or one more of many, attending holiday festivities at his parents' warrants the same manners as any hosted event–especially when your relationship has changed from dating to engagement. A hostess gift sets the tone for married life ettiquette and shows your future in-laws just how thoughtful and well-mannered you are. So for those of you lovely brides to-be who are fighting the brainstorm clock with a full social calendar (let's be honest, who isn't?) don't fret. We've scouted out the most stylish picks from our favorite Queen City shops. And if you're in need of covering others on your list, be sure to check out Charlotte Magazine's December issue gift guide, styled by yours truly.  

1) Full House. These classic cards housed in an iconic blue case are a foolproof pleaser for any host. Tiffany & Co. playing cards, $30, Tiffany & Co., 704-364-4411

2) Bottoms Up. This top hat-shaped ice bucket makes for an instant conversation starter–not to mention stand-out bar cart accessory. Kate Spade Top Hat ice bucket, $80, Neiman Marcus, 704-442-7900

3) Go For The Gold. Elegant gold bottle stoppers ensure they will think of you each time they close up a bottle of wine. Aerin bottle stoppers, $75 each, Neiman Marcus

4) Let Them Eat Cake. Aside from being highly addictive, these delicious rum cakes are made fresh in Fort Mill. A Bum's Rum Pumpkin Spice cake, $30, A Bum's Rum, 704-258-2948

5) Match Made In Heaven. This stunning brass match strike makes the perfect accent piece for any ottoman or side table. Aerin Match Strike, $190, Circa Interiors, 704-332-1668

6) Powder Room. These guest soaps can be given sans wrapping, as they're already housed in a lovely blue box cinched with grosgrain ribbon. Lafco Pastille Boxed Guest Soaps, $20, Isabella, 704-377-4919

7) His And Hers. Cheeky tumblers in hefty glass are perfect for any parents. Kate Spade Two of A Kind Bar Belles Dof Set, $50, Kate Spade, 704-367-5053

8) Salt Air. Luxurious bath salts will be much appreciated by the hard-working host in need of some post-party downtime. Agraria lavendar and rosemary bath salts, $45, Bedside Manor, 704-442-4006

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