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Whether it's last minute entertaining or you
need to pack a quick gift basket, here are
a few items you can keep on hand and make
a great impression in a hurry:

A variety of jams and honey

Gourmet coffees, teas and hot chocolate

Classical Music CDs

Scented jar or votive candles

Jars of olives, nice pickles, etc.

Tins of nuts, boxes of candies, etc.

Cookies ‘baked fresh’ from your freezer

A few good, moderately priced bottles of wine

Hard cheeses, salamis and sausages

Gourmet crackers

Microwaveable popcorn in a variety of flavors

Baskets from the discount or dollar store

Vintage tableware, linens, etc.

Wine glasses and mugs

Blank books, journals or gift-sized books

Holiday ornaments and figures

Nosegays, small dried or silk floral arrangements

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