In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we're often times hurrying to pull together a hostess gift for the many invitations that arrive in our mailboxes. One of the most common gifts that folks bring to their holiday hostess is wine – but that can be a little dull after the fourth or fifth soiree that you're attending. We're joined by Natasha Lawler of NMLPR in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a few out-of-the-box hostess gift ideas that are sure to grab attention this season. Instead of bringing a $20 bottle of vino, why not spring for a $20 bottle of balsamic vinegar? This upscale gift pairs perfectly with olive oil as an elegant salad dressing option, or sits well on its own with a pretty ribbon. For the bakers of the bunch, a playful apron or oven mitts (they make kids' sizes, too!) is a fun touch. And, of course, we can't forget our graceful male hosts. A bottle of bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup and some tongue-in-cheek socks make a memorable gift. One of Natasha's key takeaways? Make sure you label your gifts so that the hostess knows who it's from. What's your go-to hostess gift idea?

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