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You've given your favorite hostess a functional set of glasses. You've outfitted her with a chic pair of chic salt and pepper shakers. But every good hostess knows that being gracious and thankful outweighs the ability to cook and entertain guests like a pro. And lucky for your friend, the lost art of the hand-written thank you note is not lost on you. Here's our recommendation for the perfect set of thank you note stationery.

Gift Guide for the Hostess: The Write Stuff

You’ve given your favorite hostess a functional set of glasses. You’ve outfitted her with a chic pair of chic salt and pepper shakers. But every good hostess knows that being gracious and thankful outweighs the ability to cook and entertain guests like a pro. And lucky for your friend, the lost art of the hand-written thank you note is not lost on you.

You’re probably thinking: She already has stacks of engraved and monogrammed paper at the ready. What to do? We found this unique Victorian engraved and letterpress set from Bell ‘Invito and immediately ordered a few to put under the tree for the hostess-types in our life. The cherry letterpress and gold engraved pattern are set inside a floral chigyogami envelope. The cards are finished with hand-painted edges and are made on heavy cotton paper. The 12 notes and envelopes wrap themselves: They come in a collectible charcoal lizard embossed box. And, of course, you can expect proper gratitude for your stellar gift.