The holidays are a time when we think of home: our childhood home, our present home, our someday-dream home. Give your hosts a little taste of their home state with these cutting/cheese boards and some splurgey cheese or fresh-baked bread. It would be an especially sweet gift for a couple, one for each of them- though you get off at half-price if they both hail from the same state...
I would love to receive something snacky like bread and cheese (well, that amazing-looking cashew-based vegan cheese that I can't afford) as a hostess gift. I could either serve it at the party, or (more likely) keep it for an after-party final-glass-of-champagne treat – with plenty leftover for breakfast the next day! Bread and
a cutting board, though — that's a super classy gift. I would especially like to give A.Heirloom's bamboo plywood cutting boards
(first seen here
on Apartment Therapy) to the international couples I know: Arizona
for Jocelyn and Andrea, Illinois
for Mary and Sven. These would also make a darling gift commemorating the state where your friendship with the host began, especially if neither one of you still lives there. We'll always have Colorado
Image: AHeirloom, via A Cup Of Jo