Usually flowers or a bottle of wine is perfectly fine, but this time of year it's nice to take a little something more to a holiday party -- a personal gift that can be wrapped with bright paper and ribbon. You don't have to spend much. In fact, none of our suggestions costs more than $15; and several are quite a bit less.
Here, then, are our ideas for gifts to make a host or hostess' spirits bright:
Menage a Trois. Set of three hand-blown glass vases, 3 1/2 inches tall, in a pretty box. $15. The Store Ltd., Village of Cross Keys.
Breezy Singers. Decorative birds that chirp peacefully when activated by touch or motion. $12.50 each. The Store Ltd.
Juniper wood coasters and trivets in varied sizes. $5-$13. The Store Ltd.
Gilded wire angel. Heart can be personalized with a name. $8.50. Menagerie, 316 Wyndhurst Ave.
Charming hors d'oeuvres spreaders in various shapes. $7.50. Menagerie.
Two-toned velvet bag to hold a bottle of wine. Burgundy and green, green and gold, or gold and blue. $6. Pottery Barn, Towson Town Center.
Brocade wine bag with velvet ribbon in various deep colors. $7. Hold Everything, Towson Town Center.
Delicate silver leaf ornaments made from real leaves. No two alike. $9 each. The Nature Co., Harborplace and Towson Town Center.
Red, green, silver and gold napkin rings in the shape of holiday bows. $2.50 each. Watson's, 1620 York Road.
Matisse list pads. $6.50 each. The Museum Shop, the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Home Front welcomes interesting tidbits of home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Or fax to (410) 783-2519.
Pub Date: 12/15/96