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
This fun Mason Jar Bartending Kit from Makers Kit is a perfect idea for your host or hostess. All the tools they will need to make the perfect drink is included and all kits purchased on their site results in a 1% pledge by the company to an art supply kit for a public school in your home state or country.
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. These cocktail glasses from Crate and Barrel are some of my favorite glasses in my cupboard. Beautiful with gold trim and just so fun to use!
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!
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?