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Gifts for the hostess

Christmas Gift Guide: 9 Gifts for the perfect Southern hostess

If one of your loved ones seems to have it all and can already entertain in style, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift for him or her. The host(ess) with the most-ess may already have seemingly infinite serveware and decor, but let us let you in on a little secret — there's always room for one more beautiful bowl. Here are all the best hostess gifts, straight from the Shoppe at Southern Kitchen.


Photo from the 36th Annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

Tour the South’s historic homes this holiday season

Letting someone into your home is a gracious act of hospitality. Letting the entire community into your home is an act of charity — often actually for charity. Mark your calendar for some of the best tour of home events around the South this holiday season. Let these beautiful homes inspire your holiday and home decor and get you in the holiday spirit. Happy holidays, y’all.

Fire roasted sweet potatoes can be made ahead to make Thanksgiving Day easier on the host.

Tips for hosting your first Thanksgiving

Editor-in-Chief Ashley Twist Cole is hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and although it's a pot-luck Thanksgiving, she's feeling the hostess pressure and asked our readers for advice. Whether you’re hosting for the first or the fifteenth time, these tips for hosting Thanksgiving will come in handy, so grab the wine, chill the pie and have a happy Thanksgiving, y’all!