I love a clever hostess gift, and this “Bar in a Box” from the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living definitely qualifies. It includes all the essentials for the perfect cocktail tied up with one gorgeous bow: a shaker, coasters, straws, umbrellas, pretty napkins, a recipe book and can of mixed nuts. All served up on a bright lacquered tray that any host would love to receive! What are some of the best hostess gifts you’ve given (or received?) A big bunch of peonies or fresh tomatoes picked straight from the garden are two of my faves. Oh, and the other day, my friend Heather brought over a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin with a gorgeous carafe of tonic and baby cucumbers, perfect for mixing up my husband’s favorite summer drink. Love! Please leave a comment sharing any other fab ideas!