The Three Things to Bring to the Holiday Party This Year

hostessA bottle of wine is always an easy go to for a holiday party hostess gift, but for those special parties with good friends that you just cannot wait to go to, take it up a notch with this super easy and always widely appreciated hostess gift. Click through to find out what my three favorite things to bring are, and the best part? You can grab all of it at Healthy Living Market and Cafe on your way to the party, done and done.

First,bark bring a little festive sweetness with BarkEaters Peppermint Bark, a delicious local seasonal chocolate that is made with delicious 63% dark chocolate, all natural peppermint oil, all natural peppermint pieces and a swirl of creamy white chocolate (OMG). Plus, it's also all-natural & gluten-free! Another great treat is anything from Lake Champlain Chocolates or the holiday cookies from Dancing Deer & Tate's.


Good wines to pair with chocolate? At Divine Wines at Healthy Living Market and Cafe, pick up a bottle of Four Vines Truant, Marietta Old Vine Red, Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Taylor Fladgate Port or Dow's Port. I've always found port to be a rather fun and more holiday-ish choice, something that you don't usually have but everyone wants to try.

2bagsFinally, I know what you're thinking, bread? As a hostess gift? Yes. A fresh baked baguette is pretty much always a good idea for any party or to bring to anyone. To me it represents the real feeling of the holidays, let's get together, share each other's company, share some good food, and celebrate. Pop by the bakery at HLM to pick up the bread (baked fresh every day) and head to your party, arms loaded with your simple and sweet gifts, ready to spread some cheer.