November 25, 2008

The HoGGIEs - Rock Star Party Edition

Today's HoGGIEs gifting "recipient" is AmyInOhio! Back we go to the CB2 catalog on our one-stop shopping trip. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please see yesterday's post.)

I've had the great pleasure of spending time with Amy -- we were roomies for our trip to DC last month -- and we've been friends online pretty much since I joined AllMediocre. How could we not be? It's not possible to be immune to her humor, wit, enthusiasm and effervescent personality! She's one of those people who's the life of the party and will be the first one to put one together when an occasion arises, so her gift would be a basket of fun things to help her throw that fabulous rock-star-worthy party.

First up are these stylin' little Money Appetizer Plates based on an Andy Warhol image. Because what represents the rock star life more than money and parties? But they're so affordable that I'd be able to get a bunch of them -- there's nothing worse than not having enough plates for guests to enjoy all the nibbles you've slaved over making...or wisely bought from a caterer!

Along with a stack of those plates would be a set of these stylish and nifty Stainless Steel Snack Bowls for serving up some tasty nuts to go with the freely flowing liquor.
I'd take all of these out of their boxes and wrap them up in cellophane with gold ribbon, putting a bunch of chocolate gold coins in the bowls to stick with the theme, place them in a gift bag and, for the pièce de résistance, tie one of these little beauties to the handle in lieu of a gift tag:

This is definitely a theme gift, which is one of my favorite kinds. The important things to note:
  • Don't go overboard and buy anything or everything you find that fits the theme. Pick just a few items you think they'll really like and use.
  • Think about how they will use them -- buying just two of those plates isn't very helpful.
  • Keep the theme cohesive so they aren't left guessing; if you have any doubts, make a reference to it in your card (such as, "To my favorite Rock Star, Party On this Christmas Season!").
Go forth and gift!