It’s the holiday season! Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, there will be parties galore. And not to mention, you’re likely staying at a friend or family member’s house. But whether you’re a party guest, dinner guest, or houseguest, here are twenty fabulous gifts for every kind of hostess!
1) Sparkling Grape Juice & Tea Towel
Tea towels are all the rage right now. So for your tea-loving, tea-serving hostess, give them a double treasure wrapping their favourite sparkling drink in a lovely little tea towel that suits their personality. And the best part is, you won’t have to spring for wrapping essentials because part of the gift is the wrapping!
2) Kitchen Tablet Holder
I don’t know about you, but I love to bake! Some of you may prefer throwing down in the kitchen via cooking instead. But either way, if your hostess is a tablet user, then this Kitchen Tablet Holder is the perfect gift idea!
3) Unique Jams or Jellies
Jams, jellies, and spreads are always fun little gifts for the foodie-hostesses in your life. If your middle name is Martha or Betty, then you can probably whip up your own, but for the rest of us, there’s World Market.
4) Linen Napkins in an Apothecary Jar
Linen napkins are another double-gift feature that can be fabulous for the right hostess. Pick out a lovely apothecary jar like these at Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Michael’s, or Pier 1 and pick out some linens like these at Linen Table Cloth, Amazon, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, or Williams-Sonoma (my favourite) and voila: the perfect hostess double-gift!
5) Shower Gift Kit
Kits of all sorts a.k.a. gift baskets (or boxes, etc.) are another awesome gift for various hostesses. This shower kit is particularly nice, especially if you know your hostess loves her home-spa (bathroom) time.
6) Ice Cream Kit
Ice cream lovers unite! If you know your hostess loves ice cream, this ice cream gift would be great for her!
7) Baked Goods Kit
And for the Marthas and Bettys in your life, this baked goods kit is also perfection!
8) Homemade Cinnamon Honey Butter
Now this is something that I do at home on a regular basis: making my homemade cinnamon honey butter spread. It’s a wonderful, cost-efficient gift to make, takes very little time, and is so easy a child could do it!
9) Breakfast Kit
For all the 24-7 breakfast lovers out there, or morning people, or both, this breakfast kit is an excellent idea!
10) Caramel Nougat Cheesecake in a Jar
This Caramel Nougat Cheesecake in a Jar is another wonderful pick for the hostess that’s also a foodie–especially if you she loves cheesecake!
11) Christmas Spice Cinnamon Potpourri
During the Christmas season, try your hand at this simple, three-ingredient Christmas Spice Cinnamon Potpourri which contains: 1) dried orange peels, 2) whole cloves, and 3) cinnamon sticks. Your hostess’ house will smell like Christmas long after the festivities are over!
12) Peppermint Whipped Body Butter
For the spa-loving hostesses out there, gift this DIY Peppermint Whipped Body Butter! (Especially if they’re obsessed with peppermint-everything like me!)
13) Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Scrub
And in the same token, this Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Scrub would be another fabulous choice!
14) Rosemary Sea Salt
Or perhaps peppermint isn’t your hostess’ scent of choice, consider this DIY Rosemary Sea Salt recommended by several hostesses extraordinaire!
15) DIY Handsoap in a Mason Jar
This DIY handsoap in a mason jar may be my very next DIY project. (Lord knows I’ve “hoarded” enough mason jars–Bertolli pasta jars–to gift to several hostesses and then some!)
16) Christmas Cookies
This one’s a simple no-brainer. Around the holidays, you’re likely baking cookies anyway. So pick out the prettiest cookies and package them up for your hostesses and neighbors!
17) Latke Spatula
I know Hanukkah’s over, but if you’re looking for the perfect tardy Hanukkah gift for a Jewish hostess, then look no further than this lovely little Latke Spatula!
18) Hanukkah Hostess Basket
Or you can try this happy little Hanukkah basket!
19) Crosshatch Cylinder Gold Decanter
This Crosshatch Cylinder Gold Decanter is a simply stunning hostess gift pick that would look fantastic on any table!
20) Brass (Gold) Flatware
And finally, if your hostess is a flatware lover, then gift her this lovely golden brass flatware set from West Elm. You can’t go wrong with it!
Any of these items, purchased or DIY, would make lovely gestures to your hostesses this holiday season. Just try to pick out something that you’d love to receive yourself–while still thinking of them. Happy Hostess Gifting!