Gift Guide for the Perfect Hostess
Going into the holidays, you're sure to go to parties and you won't want to show up empty-handed. These gifts don't have to be expensive, but it's considered well-mannered to bring the host or hostess a gift to show your appreciation for them opening up their homes and having guests (goes along with keeping your elbows off the table and writing thank-you notes).
Measuring Spoons - For any baking enthusiast, these Christmas-themed measuring spoons are a thoughtful and useful gift! They make great holiday decor in the kitchen and can be used for all the holiday baking and Christmas cookies (hopefully they'll share!).
Plush Throw Blanket - Not a traditional hostess gift, but during the heart of the winter, you can't go wrong gifting a cozy blanket. This blanket goes great in every house, matches every decor style, and will be a long-time favorite!
Chocolates - Call me old school, but you can't go wrong gifting a box of chocolates. Whether they prefer milk or dark chocolate, make everyone happy with an assortment. While it may be a traditional gift, if your hosts are older or your grandparents, they'll love it.
Cheeseboard set - You can't go wrong with a cheeseboard set, complete with knives and all the tools for a perfect cheese set up. Great for the hostess who loves cheese, charcuteries, and wine pairings.
Cocktail Book - This is the ultimate gift for any cocktail lover. The PDT Cocktail Book is a complete bartender's guide to creating world-famous cocktails from the celebrated speakeasy. Make cocktails from the prohibition-era and favorite cocktails of the rich and famous.
Snack Bowls - Perfect for nuts, dried fruit, olives, or any kind of bar snacks at your party, these snack tidbit bowls from Chrissy Teigen's new Craving's line is the perfect gift for the host or hostess who likes to have cocktail parties or casual set-ups for snacks in the kitchen.
Candle - Candles make a great gift and these Homesick candles are perfect for the new-to-town host or hostess. The candle scents are reminiscent of what their home state or city are known for - spices, flowers, and cozy smells like thyme, ocean air, vanilla, or ginger.
Homemade Treats - If your host or hostess have a sweet tooth, sometimes the most gracious gift can be homemade sweets. Cookies, peppermint bark, toffee, or even homemade caramel sauce in a quaint mason jar can be a well-received gift.
Holiday Mug Set - These adorable snowmen mugs will become a quick holiday favorite for anyone who's a fan of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa as soon as the weather turns chilly. These are great if your hosts have a family with children.
Honey Straws - For the hostess that is a tea-drinker, flavored honey straws can be a fun gift. Many times, honey sticks or local honey can be found at craft fairs and farmer's markets. Sweeten their morning tea with fruity flavors from local beekeepers and premium honey.
Wine - The classic, go-to hostess gift that will never go to waste! A bottle of your favorite wine (or bubbly!) is a good way to introduce your hosts to a new bottle to taste privately or share with the party.