There is nothing worse than running short on time just before a large holiday party. Searching for a suitable gift for the hostess can often fall to the bottom of the list when getting ready. So Al's has a couple of suggestions that will please even the most discerning hostess.

a white and magenta Christmas cactus bloom

For the Traditional Hostess

Hailing from our friends in Mexico, the Christmas Cactus makes an ideal gift because it will bloom throughout the holidays, but can still be enjoyed for months afterwards.

a display of blooming orchids

For the Stylish Hostess

Nothing says style quite like orchids. Their exotic color combinations and long lasting blooms will have your hostess remembering your thoughtfulness for months to come.

an airplant

For the Hip Hostess

Succulents and Tillandsia are still the rage! These popular plants are easy to display, and even easier to care for.

close-up of a unique shooting star hydrangea bloom

For the Unique Hostess

When something truly unique is required, the Shooting Star Hydrangea is definitely one of a kind. You won't find this at your local grocery store. Plus, they can be planted outside come May!

an array of tropical antheriums and bromeliads

For the Tropical Hostess

For the hostess that would really rather be laying on a beach somewhere, Antheriums & Bromeliads are the perfect gift. They will bring lasting memories of the warm trade winds and sandy beaches.

So if you're invited to a big Holiday party, or just stopping in to enjoy a piece of pie, make sure to not show up empty handed.