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Happy weekend, and welcome to Friday Finds! Today it's all about holiday hostess gifts. It about the time when you may have several seasonal parties and functions to attend, and you should never show up empty-handed. The best hostess gift should be something just for the hostess that he or she can use at a later time, either for entertaining or just for themselves. Just because you may have been assigned a side dish or drinks, you should still being along a special hostess gift.

A hostess gift doesn't need to cost a lot. They can range anywhere from $10-$25, and really should be on average $20. There are so many appropriate options in this price range - anything from a set of tea towels to a cookbook, or something gourmet, or even a little bath and body gift. If you need a hostess gift for a party or dinner this holiday season, you can't go wrong with one of the picks below.


This first one is my favorite, because it's a versatile multi-use item, and it's so chic. …

Make Easy Heart-Shaped Desserts with These Baking Molds

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Valentine's Day, a romantic dinner, or a bridal shower are each the perfect occasion for heart-shaped treats. Make it an easy task with heart-shaped baking molds and heart-shaped pans. A silicone mini-heart mold is perfect for making your own heart chocolates or mini jello hearts.

Shop the pan: Freshware 28-Cavity Silicone Mini Heart, Chocolate, Candy and Pastry Mold, $11.69

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This beautiful heart-shaped bundt cake doesn't even need to be frosted. In fact it looks best unfrosted to show off the details in the cake. Use it with a bundt cake recipe for a special Valentine's Day or Mother's Day brunch. Top it off with powdered sugar or a tea-cake glaze. You can also fill the center with fresh fruit or chocolate-covered strawberries.

Shop the pan: Nordic Ware 55548 Cast-Aluminum Elegant Heart Bundt Pan, $35.00, $29.99

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This  heart-shaped cakelette pan set is best if you're entertaining for a crowd, like a Valentine's Day children's party or a bridal shower. You can use it to make plenty of heart and flower shaped mini cakes or petit fours.

Shop the pan: Cake Boss Specialty Nonstick Bakeware 2-Piece Mini Stacked Cakelette Pan, $29.99

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This last heart-shaped pan is my favorite, because it can be used to make a heart cake or a heart cheesecake. For Valentine's Day Entertaining, use it to make a giant conversation heart layer cake! The particular one I've featured is the best value because it comes with square and round spring-form pans as well. Most heart-shaped spring form pans are about $10 a piece, so this way you save around $5 total.

Shop the pan: Collections Etc - Set Of 3 Springform Cake Pans: Square, Round, Heart, $24.99


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Chocolate Tartelettes with Heart-Shaped Strawberry Slices




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  1. I'm usually not into Valentine's Day... but all these posts have me excited to make it something special for my family this year.

    Thanks for sharing these bits of inspiration!
    xoxo

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