Treat yourself to a set, too.

By Betsy Cribb
November 20, 2017
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‘Tis the season for festive fêtes, spirited soirees, and punch-fueled parties! With every invitation comes another opportunity to treat your hostess to a little something special. It's the season of giving, after all.

Perfecting the art of the hostess gift is no easy feat, but I'm a big believer that a good hostess gift should check three boxes: First, they should be no-fuss and require no effort on the hostess's part (a bouquet, while beautiful, for instance, requires your hostess to chase down a vase); second, they should be sweet and simple (nothing so over-the-top that your host will feel guilty for not having a gift for you in return); and third, they should contribute something to the occasion.

And while it's easy to gift a good bottle of wine, a tin of spicy cheese straws, or a ribbon-tied bag of potpourri (all of which suit the above guidelines), there's something that feels especially thoughtful about giving your hostess a personalized gift.

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That's why you should gift all of your favorite holiday hostesses a set of monogrammed acrylic stemless wine glasses this year.

At my house, we have a couple sets of similar monogrammed acrylic glasses on our bar cart: They add a cute, personal touch to our dining room, and they're nice to have on hand when friends stop by. It's nearly impossible to break them, which earns them major points from me, as I'm fairly (read: incredibly) accident-prone.

While you can find the acrylic glasses at home-and-gift shops across the South and a multitude of online retailers, we're big fans of the price point (and the number of monogram options) at Mobile, Alabama-based, Etsy shop Mad For Monograms: At $24.99 for a set of four, they're a thoughtful way to spoil the entertaining mavens in your life without taking out a second mortgage.

So hop to it, party people: Buy them now at Mad for Monograms' Etsy shop, and thank us later.