Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts
Heading into holiday season, it’s always a great idea to stock up on a few stellar hostess gifts. This holiday gift guide will help get you ready to party-hop all season long!
Simmering sachets (get the how-to here) will keep the hostess’ home smelling like the holidays, even when she’s taking a break from the baking.
Hostess gift giving best practices include bringing a small gift that will make the hostess feel special and appreciated, and make all her friends swoon… just a tad. And, let’s face it, we tend to run with a circle of beloved friends and family, so having a huge list to pull from, so each gift is personal, is a plus. (You don’t want Aunt Betty to get the same gift she saw you give to your sister last week!) Choose your favorites from our holiday gift guide, and stash them in a covered bin or basket in the closet. No more dashing out at the last minute so you can show up to the party with a gift in hand for the hostess, and you’ll have a bushel of beautifully unique gifts for your special hostesses. Here’s the best part. Forgot a Christmas gift for the teacher? Not a problem, visit your holiday gift stash for that too!
So, in true Party Diva style, we’ve collected some of the most memorable and thoughtful hostess gifts in our holiday gift guide that can be put together in minutes. Tried and true holiday gifts are great, because there are a few favorites that everyone loves to receive. How not to be boring, though? Presentation is everything.
Holiday Gift Guide—the hostess
Slate coasters keep the guests drinks claimed, and the water rings off the furniture!
Ladies love candles. This idea from Good Housekeeping is just simply pretty.
Make the morning after the party easy on the hostess with this homemade holiday muffin kit. These gifts inspire a lazy Saturday morning with coffee and muffins, or an easy way to get a continental breakfast on the table for a house full of overnight guests. Be sure to grab the free printable recipe card.
Wine, the classic hostess gift, is a great option. Jazz up this tried and true gift with a personal touch on the presentation. These vintage wine tags are perfection!
Pretty pastries and carefully crafted pops can make lovely indulgent food gifts for the hostess. She can present them to the guests… or stash them away for when the guests leave! Simple containers, sweet cupcake wrappers, and a delectably delightful dessert come together as a fantastic holiday hostess gift.
Bathroom beauties are a prized luxury, and doesn’t every gal like to put her best soaps forward while she’s entertaining? Pretty soaps, bath salts and lotions are always a hit. It’s easy as pie to make bathroom basics beautiful. Here’s an easy bath salts recipe and sweet packaging idea with free printables for the bath salts. The chic, versatile window tin can be found here.
For even more ideas with pictures galore, visit our Hostess Gift Ideas Pinterest board—Hostess Gift Ideas.