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Hostess Gifts for the Holidays: Guest Blogger

Nothing gets us giddy like a good wedding. Katelyn Koepke Lewis, one of our lovely freelance writers, got hitched this October and we couldn’t resist asking her to share her bridal wisdom. The former PR maven and J-school grad recently went back to her editorial roots, working as a feature writer and editor for Be U Weddings, a Chicago-based blogazine. This week, Katelyn’s sharing her newlywed advice, from bridal beauty tricks that you can use post-wedding to how to pick hostess gifts for your new in-laws.

While I can barely believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow (where did 2012 go?), I’m poised and ready for pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, a tryptophan-induced nap, and lots of belly laughs courtesy of my new nieces and nephews. It’s also time to stockpile that often uninspired token of appreciation: the hostess gift. This year, I’m nixing the tried-and-true candle staple (although I could “ooh” and “ahh” over Diptyque’s all day) for something a bit more memorable. Here’s what’s on my gifting list this year:

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