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If you are like me, when there is a holiday party, you might be wondering what to get the hostess as a thank you gift. Although it is not always necessary, conventional etiquette suggests that it is a nice gesture to bring a little gift of gratitude to the occasion.
I have found a few things over the year that I believe make great holiday hostess gifts. In fact, they make really nice gifts any time of year. These items are all things I have purchased or reviewed personally.
Hostess Gift Ideas
Cocktails! I have to say that a nice Bartending Kit can be a perfect idea for your host or hostess. All the tools they will need to make the perfect drink is included and they will be set for all of their gatherings.
Emoji cookies from Eleni’s in New York are so dang cute! I was there about a month ago and could not believe all the cute cookie sets they made. Good news is you do not have to go to New York to get them. You can find them at the Eleni’s website.
Another fun gift idea is to pick up some fun serving pieces or cocktail glasses. Beautiful with gold trim and just so fun to use! The ones pictured are no longer available, but these These gold cocktail glasses are similar.
Download some fun Christmas Music from Perfect Christmas Playlist
Make a fun playlist or give it it to your hostess to play at their next gathering. Some fo the fun playlists available are:
- 50 Great Christmas Songs
- Caroling at Christmas
- Christmas At Your Cubicle
- Christmas Cookie Workout
- Christmas Duets
- Cookin’ Up Christmas
- Family Christmas Singalong
What’s a Hostess to Do? (What’s a… to Do?)
What’s a Hostess To Do by Susan Spungen is a fun retro-style book with recipes, party ideas and decor all wrapped up in a helpful book. There are ideas for the novice and expert hostess here with so many tips and tricks.
Another really beautiful gift idea is the Keepsake Kitchen Diary (available online at Lily & Val) This personalized cookbook is broken down into six sections – starters, soups/salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts and miscellaneous.
Each section begins with fanciful drawings by Val, cooking tips ranging from a roasting guide to measuring, and room for over 30 important recipes, photos and personal reflections. I love this book! It also makes a nice bridal shower gift too!
Another great gift for anyone who loves throwing dinner parties or parties with nibbles. This cheese board set has absolutely everything you could possibly need to serve up an amazing cheese platter. It’s not just the board and cheese knives but also comes with small serving bowls for dips or nibbles and chalkboard signs. When everyones finished it all packs away neatly in the handy drawer underneath.
If you want to make a little something for a few dollars, make this holiday trail mix
or check out these Inexpensive Holiday Gift ideas to make.
These are just a few idea for your next holiday party or gathering, or if you have a friend that loves to entertain.
Are you going to any holiday parties this year?