Arrive With One of These Unique Hostess Gifts and Earn Model Guest Status
How lovely it is to receive an invitation. Be a gracious guest by arriving with a hostess gift that will be welcomed and appreciated. Whether you’ve got housewarmings, dinner parties or holiday soirees to attend, these hostess gifts will surely guarantee a repeat invite for next time.
For your grape-loving friends, you simply can’t go wrong with a bottle of red and a bottle of white. Take it up a notch by giving accessories to go with all that vino, like a set of quotable wine towels, a seasonal wine bottle cover or a set of wine charms that help keep everyone’s glass in the right hand all evening.
For the cosmopolitan host, add to the bar cart with a penguin cocktail shaker, a set of martini glasses or a set of fun cocktail napkins.
When you want your hostess gift to say a little bit more than just “thank you,” then consider collectible or figurines that speak to your close relationship. There are a variety to choose from to make it feel particularly personal.
Heavy on the Accent
Whether it’s a housewarming or an open house, decorative accents are a natural choice. Distinctive candleholders, a striking vase, a seasonal piece of wall art, a pair of pretty hand towels for the guest bath, or a set of quaint kitchen linens would all be well received.
For the gastronomic aficionado, package a few special ingredients that will complement their culinary inclinations. A set of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars will be lauded every time they use them in a recipe. Unique salts, spices or imported treats are all delicious ideas.
When your host is hosting a big event, like Thanksgiving dinner, give them something that is meant for them to enjoy after everyone has left and they have their own downtime. Bake a loaf of gingerbread for them to enjoy once Thanksgiving is over. Prep a cheese plate with a bottle of wine for a nightcap after all the guests have departed.
Flowers are always a lovely gift, but be sure to show up with them ready to display. This way your host doesn’t have to take time away from guests and hosting duties to find a vase, trim stems and arrange. Put fresh blooms in a large mason jar and finish with a ribbon. Want to give something more lasting? Look for a faux floral arrangement that will complement their home all year long.
Give those little luxuries that we all appreciate, but would not likely buy for ourselves: a set of French soaps, imported Himalayan sea salt, a set of crystal tea light holders, just to name a few.
For the cook, you can’t go wrong with the best kitchen gadgets. There is always some new one that is trending. Buy one or two for your favorite cook and see what they whip up for their next grand affair!
A fragrant gift will make a lasting impression, whether it is a lavender-filled room spray to help them drift off to sleep at night, or a lovely candle infused with mint or vanilla to create a cozy inviting mood.
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