Over at Maizie Clarke, we absolutely LOVE giftables. From hostess and teacher gifts to each milestone and special occasion - we are all about the gifts! That is why we are introducing a new segment sharing with you some of our favorite women-owned, small businesses for gifting.
Handcrafted in Atlanta, Georgia, Mae is on a mission to inspire -- one statement piece at a time!
Her pieces also make for excellent gifting!
I asked Mae, founder + artisan, what is her go to hostess gift and she shared:
“My favorite hostess gift consists of two things - fresh flowers and a treat from my favorite bakery. I absolutely love putting together a beautiful arrangement by sourcing stems from the local growers or Trader Joe’s - if you are lucky enough to have one near by. In addition, everyone loves a sweet bite to eat so I’ll pop over to my favorite bakery to support small business and grab a few items.”
Her fave entertaining tip? Check out the wisdom she learned from her mom:
My favorite entertaining tip comes from my mama - one of the most epic party planners I know! Always plan ahead. Now, I know this seems simple and a complete no brainer, but what I mean is to physically layout your tablescape (serving pieces, utensils, linens, glassware, etc.) the night before WITH (and this is the important part) quick labels. This way, you have zero thought day of and can easily move through setup on autopilot.
In addition, have a quick pre-made cocktail so as guests arrive they can settle in and have something in hand allowing you the opportunity for a proper ‘hello’ and warm greeting.
MAE Wearable Art truly offers gorgeous handmade pieces in a variety of price points, styles and color -- making them one of my top thoughtful gifts. When you are scrambling thinking about teacher gifts this year, think no further than MAE.