We've partnered with Pier 1 to help you be the best guest you can be, whether you're spending the holidays with friends or family.
Traveling for the holidays is nearly always stressful. You've got to contend with tons of traffic, unpredictable weather, jam-packed airports, expensive tickets, and figuring out how to fit all of your gifts in your suitcase.
Nerve-racking as it is, hosting someone for the holidays can be even tougher. These people are inviting you into their home, for goodness sake — and they've likely spent a lot of time setting up the guest room and planning meals, even though they'll tell you it's no trouble. This holiday season, don't forget to show your appreciation with a hostess gift. Sure, a bottle of wine or box of chocolates would be fine, but you can do better. Pier 1 has dozens of thoughtful gift options, many of which cost less than $25. Show up with one of these unexpected but wonderful hostess gifts and you'll get more than a polite thank you — you might even get invited back next year.