Tabletop Accessories, Home Decor, Drink Dispensers and more!
As the Holiday Hostessing Season is upon us, you will be dining, relaxing, partying and residing at many a friends for a couple of day. In appreciation of the Hostess, return the favor with a gift worth receiving. There are plenty of great gifts that will make a favorable impression. Before we talk ideas, bear in mind gift etiquette. After all, if you’re going to give a great gift, you should do it in style.
1. Give It for the Future, 2. Don’t Wreck the Decor or Add Work, 3. Don’t Insist Your Gift Be Opened Immediately, 4. Select the Gift with Your Host or Hostess in Mind
The variety is endless and all it takes to gift something great is some consideration for the hobbies, personality, and preferences of your host or hostess beforehand.
1) BAKED GOODS
A freshly baked pie is always a welcome gift — even more so when it comes wrapped. Miniature loaves of pumpkin or poppy seed bread are popular choices too. If you want to add some extra love place the baked goods into a new set of Glass Pie Plate with Dome and wrap it up with colored cellophane and polka-dotted ribbon. This Two piece set can be used for cupcakes, cheesecakes and other desserts too. Experience has taught to make it clear the food is for later use, so you spare the hostess from scrambling to fit it into the meal.
2) THE PERPETUALLY BUSY HOSTESS
Handy as an entertaining accessory and practical counter top accessory, a Beverage Dispenser is a party workhouse that will relieve your hostess from bar tendering duties.
The 3 Gallon Kingston Glass Beverage Server with Gold Spout uses an ice chamber to keep the steady dry coldness glass after glass. You simply need to insert ice cubes into the ice insert and you have a drink pleasing to the eye and palate. If your Hostess has a green thumb, fill it with homemade Kombucha or infused water. This Beverage Dispenser for $89.99 is available with a metal spout and stand too. To suit your hosts personal taste, view the full line of Drink Dispensers with many different capacities that will keep the hostess at ease and guests feeling comfortable.
3) HOME BAR ENTHUSIAST
If your host or hostess has a bar or is in the habit of serving cocktails, think about a gift in that area. You can put together a collection of bar tools, such as cocktail strainers and shakers, corkscrews, citrus pressers, or wine bottle stoppers. Then, pair them with an ice bucket or some unique cocktail napkins. A bottle of wine is a fairly traditional hostess gift. Why not put a twist on that and give two martini glasses with a fun new recipe and a bottle of liquor that the recipe calls for. Or, you can give your hostess two of her favorite bottles of wine, wrapped in an attractive cotton tablecloth that doubles as a carrier.
4) GIFT IDEAS UNDER $50
If you don’t know the host very well, or you are having a limited budget, a set of votive candles makes the perfect compact gift for any hostess. Be surprised how fine fragrance oil diffusers can spread good scents and cheer throughout the home. You never go wrong with a compact oil reed diffuser by Antica Farmacista for $24.99. A neutral (think clean cotton) reed diffuser would be useful to just about anyone. Soy Candles are a popular choice, though maybe a tad dull and overdone.
You can also use photos as a way to document the dinner party. Simply snap a few during the event (with your host or hostess in them, of course) and then present them in an attractive frame afterwards. This will be a nice, unexpected surprise. Just do your best to screen out any shots that don’t catch your host or hostess at their best.Scented sugar adds a subtle perfume and flavor to coffee, tea, fruit desserts, or baked goods. Mix a small batch in a pretty jar or canister for a creative and aromatic hostess gift.
Have you ever presented a host or hostess gift that was a huge success? What was it?
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