last minute hostess gift

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Lee Jongho

Senior Member
What does "last minute hostess gift" mean?

The complete sentence follows:
We love the supersoft feel of this throw paired up with a playful pom-pom trim. Give as an last-minute hostess or Secret Santa gift

The source is from Cozy Pom Pom Throw by pottery barn.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The words don’t specifically belong together. It just means a thankyou gift intended for a hostess (a woman whose dinner party or other function you attended) that you left it rather late to buy.

    Note that “an last-minute…” is wrong. It should be “a last-minute…”. An is only needed when a word begins with a vowel sound.
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    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    That implies it's not too expensive. You don't have to put a lot of thought into your purchase. Secret Santa gift exchanges usually have a price limit.
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