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Holiday Hostess Gifts from Santana Row

The holiday party season is upon us, this means you may need to think about bringing a hostess gift to an event you are attending! Although it is common to bring a bottle of wine to an event as a hostess gift, this is really getting boring. Do you want to be that pedestrian? Plus, what if the host does not drink? Wine could actually be a bad gift!

So what is a fashionable party guest to do? Never fear, Santana Row is here! I have partnered with my favorite Bay Area shopping destination to bring you new hostess gift ideas which do not involve alcohol. Love that!

There are so many options when it comes to hostess gifts this holiday season. Scroll down to see my picks from Santana Row for the perfect hostess gift this holiday party season!


anthropologie blankets

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Pictured: Blankets / Mugs

Anthropologie is a fabulous destination for Hostess gifts this holiday season. The store is jam-packed with table top decor, home decor and gift items. For the hostess, why not present her with a warm and cozy blanket she can keep for after the party? The day after she hosts a party she will be tired from all that entertaining and appreciate a new, cozy blanket to snuggle up on the sofa with while she relaxes and reminisces about how she just threw the party of the year.

If a blanket does not seem like your hostess’s thing, why not a personalized mug! Everyone needs a mug, and she will be receiving one she can enjoy hot cocoa in this cold weather season, or wake up to with a warm cup of coffee.

Please visit the Anthropologie store at Santana Row or call 408.249.0436.

C. Wonder

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Pictured: Tea Set / Cake Stand / Glasses (in-store only, similar here) / Godiva (in-store only) / Bottle Stoppers / Monogram Plates

C. Wonder is a fabulous destination for gifts all year long. Therefore, it is only natural that it is a one-stop-shop for gifts this holiday season! In addition to holiday gifts, it is the perfect place to go to find the ideal hostess gift. Since everyone else is bringing wine (yawn), why not bring a bottle stopper? Or a pie stand with a box of cookies from Cocola? Monogram gifts are on-trend this season and these cute little dishes are perfect for the hostess on your list. My picks from C. Wonder are featured above, but there is plenty more in store!

Please visit C. Wonder at Santana Row or call 408.246.1754 for more information.

Paper Source

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Pictured: Peace Love Joy Mug / Grinch Mug 

Paper Source is a fun place to find cards, wrapping paper, and gifts for the holiday season. They also have a great selection of hostess gifts. I love the mugs pictured above. The “Peace Love Joy” mug is ideal for any hostess while the “Grinch” mug will be perfect for the hostess on your party circuit with a sense of humor.

To shop, please visit Paper Source at Santana Row or call 408.241.9000

Z Gallerie

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Pictured: Cutting Board (in-store only) / Bunny Trinket Box

Z Gallerie is always a good place to find gifts for the home decor enthusiast on your list. Why not bring your hostess an unique cutting board which can also double as something to display on a kitchen shelf? The fabulous cutting board pictured above will make your hostess’s jaw drop! Or, why not give her a fabulous trinket box! You can write, and then roll up, a thank you note for the party invitation and place it inside the trinket box before you give it to her. She will love the surprise when she opens it!

To shop these selections and more, please visit Z Gallerie at Santana Row or call 408.615.9865

There you have it! For more hostess gift ideas, please visit Santana Row.

* Brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

She stole my look!

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Photo: Earrings & Necklace: Haute Jewelers / Dress: C Wonder / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Watch: vintage Gucci (similar here) / Ring: bespoke (similar SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “lilac” / Shoes: Prada 

The C Wonder shopping party last week was so much fun! Not only did I meet readers and fellow local bloggers in person, there was lemonade, sweet treats and shopping! One hilarious moment was when I walked into the store and saw a mannequin by the front door wearing the same dress as me! How could she!!! Ha! Well, the mannequin is perfect, so the dress looked better on her. But at least I was wearing shoes!

Of course the mannequin wore the same dress as me! First off, the dress is current season at C Wonder, second, it is really cute! The dress fits nicely and is very comfortable. I look forward to wearing this dress with flat sandals on warm summer days as well as again, with heels! I also love the black and white striped version, which is very similar to another dress I own. Maybe I love striped dresses?

Thank you again to everyone who came out for the C Wonder shopping party! For a recap, please click here.

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On Thursday, April 3, 2014 I hosted a shopping party at the C Wonder store at Santana Row. C Wonder provided lemonade and treats as well as a festive atmosphere which helped make the party a success. It was so much fun being able to meet readers and bloggers I have met virtually on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I feel like I have so many new friends!!

The C Wonder store was stocked with fabulous clothing and accessories for the spring season. There were sale items which were 40%-50% off and all of the full-price merchandise in the store was 20% off for the party! Loved that! Everyone made amazing purchases with the discounts including spring sweaters, home decor, jewelry, tech gear and more!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the party and I look forward to seeing you again! Thank you to everyone who supported the event virtually through social media. Without you, there would not be a Bay Area Fashionista blogzine! Thank you!!!

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, make sure you stop into the Santana Row C Wonder store. They have a large selection of gift items which would be perfect for Mother’s Day! If you do not live in the Bay Area, please check out their website for great spring merchandise and an array of gift items! C Wonder can be found at cwonder.com.


1) Beautiful spring home decor. I am in love with the blue pillow!

2) Perfect spring drivers for spring. I love the colors!

3) This sweater and handbag are to-die-for!

4) Monogram gift ideas!

5) Lemonade and sweet treats! Yum!

6) Rita, Lauren and Joji shopping and having fun at the event.

7) A sneak peek at summer merchandise which has not hit the sales floor yet. Exclusive to the party and 20% off for the event!

8) I need these shoes in my life! (they are on sale!)

9) A skirt and handbag I am eyeing. Everyone on Facebook loved them too!

10) A fabulous necklace!

11) Stacking bracelets from left: one, two, three

12) New local blogger friends who shopped and had fun at the event! From left: me, Simply Sumptuous, FashionCHICsta, Looks I Love and Simply Sumptuous.

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