Thursday, November 9, 2017

My 12 Favorite Holiday Hostess Gifts

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Good morning! We are only a couple of weeks from Thanksgiving and the holiday party season. I love to plan ahead for this time not only if I am asked to bring a dessert but also for my hostess gifts. My husband loves to bring wine, but I like to bring something a little more personal.

1. and 2). There are many times when I bring a homemade gift like a plate of homemade cookies, a small cake or coffee cake for the hostess to eat the next day.

3). Other times I make a basket with a selection of my favorite cheeses and some artisan cheese straws, or crackers. Trader Joe's and Aldi's have great selections of cheese, if you plan ahead you can order some interesting cheeses from Sur la Table or Williams Sonoma. 

4. and 5). I also love the idea of bring holiday potpourri or one of my favorite candles from Williams Sonoma, I am partial to the spiced chestnut and winterberry. I frequently find fragrant candles at TJ Maxx and Marshall's as well. 

6. and 7). A set of tartan mugs or holiday mugs accompanied by your favorite hot chocolate is also a great gift that they can use all season.

8). A set of appetizers plates are a great option as well, you can go with holiday or a winter, or even something that they like, animals, birds, etc. 

 9, 10 and 11). Decorative hand towelskitchen towels or cocktail napkins are also a great option. Sometimes I give a set of holiday paper napkins and an interesting cheese spreader, tied with organza ribbon. I ordered this set for myself from Pottery Barn. 

Cow Hide Coasters Etsy

12). And last but not least a beautiful set of coasters  is a great option. I think coasters are a great gift the holidays. Again there are always great options at one of my favorite stores TJ Maxx or Home Goods. 

Here are my 12 favorite hostess gifts for this year: 

What do you typically give for a hostess gift? Do you have a favorite, or "go to" gift that you like to give or that you like to receive from people that attend your parties or are guests in your home?

Have a great day! 

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  1. These are wonderful gift ideas! You're putting me in the spirit, Elizabeth! xox

  2. Each one is such a thoughtful and lovely hostess gift. I would think you'd be asked back by any host or hostess! Thank you Elizabeth, these gave me great ideas :)

  3. So many great gift ideas. The cowhide coasters are a favorite. Happy Wednesday, Elizabeth!

  4. Great ideas and beautiful examples of each!


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