Hostess Gift Ideas from eBay’s Design Director Shawn Henderson
By Rania Ahmed December 22,2008
eBay is great for finding vintage designer dresses or rounding out that antique perfume bottle collection, but hostess gifts? Why not? Here, Shawn Henderson, eBay’s Design Director, picks his favorite funky hostess gifts â€“ all available on–you guessed it–eBay. So forget flowers and wine, and bid on one of these out-of-the-box gifts. –Glam Living Staff
Vintage Ball Mason Jars
These vintage mason jars are a great for filling with holiday treats. Fill with chocolate covered pretzels, nuts, miniature soaps or bite-sized cookies. Another creative gift idea â€“ fill the jar with a baking mix. Get out your favorite cookie recipe, layer the dry ingredients and attach a card with the recipe and baking instructions. Top off with a plaid swatch of fabric and matching ribbon.
Organic Chocolate Sampler
Here is some of the best organic dark chocolate in a lovely handmade beaded fair trade basket. Chocolate includes: All Dark, Dark with Mango, Coconut, and Cashew, Dark with Espresso, and Dark with Orange & Spices, Dark with Almonds, Dark with Hazelnut and Currant. Available through WorldofGood.com by eBay.
Telephone Wire Bowl 4 inch Diameter
This bowl is made in South Africa from telephone wire. No two pieces are the same, please allow for minor variations. Each bowl is 4 inches in diameter. Ilala Weavers is situated at Hluhluwe within the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The organization was established some 30 years ago, with a clear vision and objective of revitalizing and enhancing the age-old Zulu tradition of handcrafts, which at the time were in danger of being lost forever. Available through WorldofGood.com by eBay. Various colors available.
This set of 5 slender, stylish aluminum vases is the perfect compliment for your dinner table. The innovative design, concealing the base, provides a magical and playful effect. These magnetic vases hold water and are suitable for real and artificial flowers.
I Am Not A Paper Cup Eco-Friendly Coffee Mug
We love this reusable coffee mug! How often can you combine functional and eco-friendly into one unique design? A fun way to BYOC and save paper doing it! Features: Double walled, thermal porcelain cup with silicone top, eco-friendly and reusable, microwave and dishwasher safe. Capacity: 12 fluid ounces. Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter; 6″ tall. Available through WorldofGood.com by eBay.
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