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You’ve done it! You’ve received that coveted invite to a friend’s beach house or have been invited to visit family or friends in a home that’s not your own? It seems like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how many people don’t follow proper “guestiquette” and then they wonder why they don’t get an invite back. It doesn’t take a lot to be the best guest ever…here’s all you need to do:
- Pick up after yourself.
- Help out (without being asked) whenever the need arises.
- Don’t rely on your hosts to entertain you 24/7.
- Don’t stay longer than agreed upon.
- Arrive with the most wonderful hostess gift in hand!!!
3 Great Gift Options (to help you get you get that invite back):
The Foreo ISSA ($199 for adult-size, $119 Issa Mini for children) comes from a Sweden-based, award-winning brand known for its cutting-edge, groundbreaking grooming products. These bright, fun, extra-cool, pulsating toothbrushes combine form and function in a sleek, mod and ergonomically designed gadget made from non-porous silicone that’s free of BPA and phthalates and resists bacteria buildup so it’s at least 35 times more hygienic that a regular nylon toothbrush. It has non-abrasive, super soft silicone bristles that are gentle enough for even the most sensitive teeth and gums — they will even help prevent receding gums — yet they’re designed to easily and effectively remove plaque buildup and stains, and thoroughly cleaning each and every tooth and crevice. Amazingly, the brush heads last 1 year before needing to be replaced with a new replacement head (available for under $25). You won’t need a charging dock, the battery life on the Issa lasts an extra-long time — up to 365 uses! Buy one for each member of your host family to really give them something to smile about.
Molton Brown The Scents of the Seasons Mini Candle Collection ($130) will be hard to hand over because it’s just that special! If you’re anything like me, this hostess gift will turn into one of those “one for you, one for me” purchases that only happens when I’m absolutely crazy in love with the gift I’m giving. This collection includes nine 2″ x 2″ brilliantly colorful candles that are just as lovely to look at unlit as they are magical to look at when lighted, plus each and every one smells incredible! This roundup of Molton Brown’s best-loved blends includes Orange & Bergamot, Mulberry & Thyme, Pink Pepperpod, Black Leather Accord & Cade, Lily of the Valley & Violet Leaf as well as four other olfactory favorites that can, should and will be enjoyed year round.
Senteurs D’Orient Hammam Soaps ($38) are a luxurious and indulgent take on the old soap-on-a-rope standby. This line is handcrafted in Lebanon from the finest natural ingredients and purest essential oil blends from master perfumers in Grasse, France. Each oversized cleansing bar is sculpted with a beautiful filigree design to they look beautiful hanging in your bathroom and they’re available in five different scents so there’s something for everyone — my favorites are Jasmine of Arabia and Orange Blossom, but you won’t go wrong with Amber, Tuberose or Rose of Damascus either.