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Chocolate maker Indi’s Single-Source Chocolate Bars are a fantastic way to show your appreciation. Indi is a small batch artisan chocolate who sources beans directly from farms and cooperatives in Ecuador, Ghana and Haiti. Indi’s chocolate is 72% dark chocolate and made with three ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter. Soy, dairy and gluten free. (Image: Indi Chocolates)

8 Great Gifts for Seattle Hostesses

It is almost holiday season and with that comes parties, dinners and festive gatherings. Show your host that you appreciate all their effort with some great only in Seattle gifts to celebrate their efforts. You may even want to take some of these home yourself.

Ice Cream Satisfaction
Satisfy their sweet tooth with Sweet Lo’s Ice Cream! Most people bring a nice bottle of wine when they arrive for a dinner party but you’ll be invited back again and again when you bring a delicious pint of ice cream. Sweet Lo’s Ice Cream comes in seasonal flavors along with some standard tastes. Sweet Lo’s can’t be found everywhere but can be found at many local stores around Seattle. This pint of ice cream is the ideal hostess gift.

Pike Place Personalization
Purchase a Personalized Market charm for display at the Pike Place Market’s newest addition, The MarketFront. A personalized charm is a meaningful way to be a part of Seattle’s historic market community, while also supporting the Market Foundation continue to create a lasting impact on the those most in need from low-income seniors to the disabled and homeless. Purchase at http://pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/pikeup/donate/

Book Lover
Head to Fremont's Book Larder for a copy of My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines by Seattle Restaurant owner, Rachel Yang and well-known food author, Jess Thomson. Your host will be inspired by Yang’s story and 75 recipes based on Yang’s Korean fusion cuisine. Rachel Yang is co-owner of some of Seattle’s most popular restaurants - Joule, Trove, and Revel, and Portland's Revelry.

Seattle Scenes
The Seattle Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson highlights our great city on a flour sack towel. Wrap this around a great bottle of wine or with a set of tea bags for a wonderful thank you for a wonderful host.

Give a Knack
Seattle’s Knack has amazing hostess sets, ready to go! A guaranteed favorite is their Winter's Glow Gift Set which contains 4 metallic leather coasters paired with a set of ceramic snowman salt and pepper shakers and a box of Fran's Chocolate's signature salted caramels. This sure-fire hostess gift is one that will get you invited over again and again.

Chocolate Lover
Chocolate maker Indi’s Single-Source Chocolate Bars are a fantastic way to show your appreciation. Indi is a small batch artisan chocolate who sources beans directly from farms and cooperatives in Ecuador, Ghana and Haiti. Indi’s chocolate is 72% dark chocolate and made with three ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter. Soy, dairy and gluten free.

Home Body
Seattle author and business owner, Moorea Seal is back with a new book. Make Yourself at Home is just the gift for the hostess who appreciates her home. Seal's latest book helps design spaces that reflect your truest, inner self. This is a gift that will your hostess contemplating what is important to them and their home while also providing them with inspiration to cultivate an even more welcoming home.

Greenery
Flowers are a wonderful hostess gifts but a potted plant is even better. Head to The Plant Shop to select from their wide variety of house plants. Ask for advice on easy to care for plants for your black thumb friends or more unusual varieties for the green thumbed hostess.

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