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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Holiday Gifts for the Hostess or the person with the mostess

By Andrea Claire · December 16, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

I shared with you my gift suggestions for guys, ideas for us gals, charity donations as gifts and now I share with you some hostess gift ideas. Proper manners would be that every time you visit someone's house over the holidays you bring them a gift. A nice bottle of wine always works but why not branch out from the cliche.

For the Lady of the Casa

I spotted these Fornasetti Profumi decorated candles at Escentials in Singapore.

Image source: Fornasetti Profumi

“So I dressed with remaining ceramics, furniture and objects; so I placed a message in each, a small story, at times ironic and obviously wordless, but audible to those who believe in poetry.” Piero Fornasetti

Seriously cute right? There are other interesting designs so do check them out online.

Jed Root for Francfranc

Jed Root, an international agency that represents A-list hairstylists, makeup artists, stylists, illustrators etc... has collaborated with Francfranc on these artistic housewares themed: "Enjoy familiar to art in everyday life" (from the website translating Japanese to English. ) Any one of these would make a great gift - if you have the space stock up your supply of host(ess) gifts for the year. Great for teacher gifts too!

Francfranc recently opened up its casually stylish doors in Singapore.

</strong>Don't YOU just love this pillow case? I thought it was super cute - BTW, not from the Jed Root collab. I may go back and grab some for my fabulous garden lounger.

One of many reasons why not to shop with your 18 year old...

'Originated from Japan since 1992, Francfranc proposes home furnishing products that accentuate space management through coordination of stylish while practical designed items. Francfranc offers pleasing, quality products at reasonable prices. Through an extensive lineup of items at different seasons, our desire is to help customers in creating enriched spaces for an enjoyable daily life.' Francfranc online

They don't seem to be in North America or Europe yet but maybe in the future? Check for Francfranc news <a target="_blank" href="http://francfrancworld.com/category/stores/">here.


If you do bring a bottle of wine, why not bring it in this: MacKenzie-Childs "Flower Market" Wine Cooler $75.00 USD at Neiman Marcus, made of enameled steel with antiqued brass handles.

Add to your host's holiday ornament collection with a Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow Star Ornament $75.00$59.99 USD at Bloomingdale's. Formed of sparkling Swarovski crystal in a warm golden hue, this star-shaped ornament shines in bold dimension.

I may need to stop my holiday gift blog posts because I am inspired to buy selfishly...

Happy Holidays!

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