‘Tis the season for get-togethers and holiday parties! Generally, people find themselves overwhelmed this time of year with all of the events they are invited to. Family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors all have reason to celebrate and include the people they know and love in their festivities. This year, be ahead of the game with some ready-set-go hostess gifts that you can grab before heading out the door so you can concentrate on having a great time instead of stressing about showing up empty handed!
Bread Warming Blanket. One of the very best things about the cooler months is the appeal of comfort food. Your hostess will love receiving this bread warming blanket available at Uncommon Goods. Select from basket weave or simple white, it’s made of a cotton polyester blend that comes with a flax seed ‘pillow’. The pillow is microwavable and keeps the bread warm and fresh for the duration of dinner.
Oversized Sherpa Throw. The beauty of these soft and warm throws is that you can pick them up fairly inexpensively, making your holiday events less stressful and low cost. Choose from practically any color (mix and match at will to accommodate the hostess’ personalities), the gift of a throw will be appreciated immediately and likely thrown over the back of a couch for style and function.
Wildflower Honey. Such a scrumptious treat, honey, and giving the gift of raw wildflower honey is sure to create good will and lots of smiles. The honey available at Zach and Zoe is all natural, free of pesticides, wax or any added sugars, just the ones the bees intended. Wildflower honey is a blend of the nectar collected from individual wildflowers, giving it a rather unique flavor.
Visa Gift Card. Of all hostess gifts, the Visa Gift Card is the easiest to have on hand and ready to be put to use. Simply stack them in the drawer and pull out as needed! You can individualize the card with a bespoke photo – a simple one of the holiday season or one of friends and family together. You can further personalize it with text such as “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas.” A great hostess gift because they can use it wherever Visa is accepted (literally thousands of places) and safe and secure as they can track their balance and purchases online.
Scented Candles. There’s nothing quite like the smell of the holiday season, and there are plenty of scented candles that can enhance any home with wafts of cinnamon, fir, pine, and pumpkin. You can easily find scented candles in gorgeous little jars with caps, dress them up in ribbon and you’ve got yourself a fun, snazzy hostess gift.
Holiday Drink Coasters. There are always some items that hostesses don’t have enough of, and holiday drink coasters are likely to top that list. Find an ensemble of holiday gift cards on Amazon and choose from traditional “Merry Christmas” and Christmas tree coasters to more stylistic patterns with red and green plaid or gold and red stars.
Wine Bags. When gifting a bottle of wine, champagne or sparkling cider it’s good etiquette to present the bottle in a special bag. A Toast for the Host white cotton burlap bags with drawstring are a great way to offer the gift as well as honor the host. There are many other styles, as well, that celebrate the season with their festive colors and gold ribbon wrapped at the neck of the bottle.
Cookbook Stand Recipe Holder. The MyGift Cookbook Stand Recipe Book Holder with Brown Wood Cutting Board Design makes for easy access to any recipe so the hostess can follow along hands-free. They can use the stand for a magazine, tablet or cookbook. The stand features a kickstand but can also be hung from the wall with mounting hardware (that is not included).
Coffee Sampler Kits. There are a variety of coffee sampler kits to choose from with a world of flavors, sizes and blends to choose from. Most adults drink coffee so this hostess gift is likely to be a wonderful addition to their mornings, and they’ll think of you as it brews!
Personalized Wine Bottle. You can choose individual personalization (if you know ahead of time) or a general Happy Holidays sticker to place over the front of the original wine label. The gift of a lovely bottle of personalized wine makes the gift giving and receiving experience that much more special, and there’s no doubt your hostess will be thrilled.
Don’t be caught empty handed this year at all of your holiday parties! Stock up on essential and timeless gifts that will suit any festive occasion.