The Holiday Hit List | Hen House Linens


I am making a list.  I am checking it twice.  And frankly, I am feeling naughtier than nice.  Because let’s face it, finding the perfect gift for every-single-body turns the brain to a bowl full of jelly. It’s the “just the right gift” of it all that gets me…  Personal.  Unexpected.  Enjoyed time and again.  Let me save your brain with my spin on it.  Hope it inspires you and checks a few names off your own list.


This category covers neighbors, co-workers, teachers, yoga instructors (you know she is too skinny) and dear old Aunt Irma.  Cook up something tasty and wrap it in reusable packaging.

Roll it up with a dinner napkin...

Present it with a potholder...

Wrap it in a guest towel...

Twas the Week Before Christmas...


Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, this creature is stirring, but I don't mean to grouse. There is so much to do at the holidays, I hardly have time to even stand still beneath the mistletoe! And, if you are like me, it seems no matter how good your intentions or early prep work, it is always a mad dash to complete the holiday shopping. (There is always someone you've totally forgotten!) Don't pout! I have some great last minute ideas sure to please every-last-minute-one on your list:

Myriad Hostesses ~ A Guest Towel tied as a jaunty cravat on a bottle of wine. Teachers ~ A yummy soap or candle wrapped in a Guest Towel Brother's Brand New Girlfriend ~ Cocktail Apron and Cocktail Napkins Backdoor Neighbor ~ Potholder tied up with a wooden spoon and your favorite cookie recipe Dear Old Mom (so hard to buy for...) ~ Cook's Apron You (can't forgot you!) ~ Dinner Napkins in a festive color for sharing a special meal with your most beloved or leaving beside a plate of cookies and milk for one jolly old elf to dab his whiskers.


Gracious Living is about creating a warm and welcoming space to gather with the people you love. A lovely top-note of the freshest scent adds yet another layer of comfort.

The Evans Guest House Candle Collection introduces our five fabulous colors for spring and arrive with a specially crafted scent for a total immersion in the glory of spring. Our candles are hand poured in the United States by specialty candlemaker, Annapolis Candle.

Orchid is a lovely bouquet of wild lavender gathered with green cucumber and sage, with delicate touches of chamomile. As welcoming as fresh cut flowers in a guest room, entry hall or powder room.

Navy’s rich and woody notes serve as a base to a clean crisp fusion of herb and amber. It is at ease in your living room. You know, so your ship don’t stink.

Grass calls to mind the aroma of freshly cut grass intermingled with orange and sandalwood. Perfect for the sunroom or porch. Warm carefree summer days are just a bare foot away.

Mineral is your daily dose of salty sea spray, ocean elements and fresh water lily. Good for the body and soul. Soothing therapy for the bed or the bath.

Persimmon invokes tropical notes of papaya, peach and creamy coconut paired with the unexpected ingredient of this bright fruit. Let it simmer in the kitchen or breakfast room to refresh after a meal.


Party Favors


Hostess Gifts & Party Favors Who doesn’t love a holiday party? Well, maybe the hostess, at least when the guests are gone and the clean-up begins. Give your favorite hostess one of these unique gifts from Hen House Linens to show how much you appreciate her perfectly-planned parties and impressive ability to mingle and make jokes while refreshing drinks.

Make it Personal Monogram a set of dinner napkins or placemats with the hostess’s initials for a memorable gift she can use at her next potluck party.

A Recipe for Successful Gift-Giving Layer sets of cocktail napkins in an elegant basket and tuck in the recipe for a drink you know she’ll love. Or, for the foodie hostess, pair a wooden spoon with one of our cozy oven mitts and slip in the recipe of your famous side dish that always has her coming back for seconds at your dinner parties.

Be the Perfect Guest… …by using our multi-tasking guest towels. Wrap a bottle of her favorite lotion or scented candle in one of our functional and fancy guest towels. Bring a bottle of her favorite wine, and tie a guest towel around it as a unique, aesthetically-pleasing cravat.