As you prepare for the whirlwind of holiday gatherings, be sure to put purchasing hostess gifts on your itinerary. Hostess gifts are a simple thank you for hospitality. As such, they should be something he or she would use while entertaining. They don’t need to be expensive, but they should be thoughtful. If you aren’t sure what to give, we have some helpful hints.
Serve it Up
The Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set is perfect for first-time and experienced hosts. Help them serve up goodies with these essential charcuterie board accessories. They can showcase their desserts with this elegant cake stand. This wooden serving tray is perfect for snacks.
Linens and Things
Cleaning up is part of hosting, but it won’t be a chore with these microfiber dish towels. Keep your hostess’ party dress spotless with a personalized apron. These tea towels combine a love for wine with humor. Perk up their powder bath with these Spode hand towels.
Bring on the Booze Tools
Sure, you could bring a bottle of wine or aged scotch, but your host would probably prefer this Mixology Bartender Kit. You’re sure to be invited to the New Year’s Eve bash if you gift this sophisticated wine cooler. Turn shots into classic cocktails with these special sugar cubes. Shake things up with a cocktail book from one of New York’s most popular bars.
Gift of Games
If you’ve been invited to spend the weekend, help with the entertainment by gifting your favorite game. Anomia is a fast-paced party game that can be played again and again. Young party guests will love taking on the role of winged beasts in Dragon’s Breath. If your host is a bird lover, Wingspan is the perfect game. A cross between Clue and Dixit, Mysterium challenges players to catch a ghost.
Great Gift Baskets
Hosting overnight guests is easier with this delightful breakfast basket. Wine Country Gift Baskets has vintages to fit most budgets. Share the gift of Texas barbecue with these seasoning baskets. Cost Plus World Market offers gourmet miniatures you can add to a DIY gift basket.
For the Chef
Amateur pastry chefs will love adding these baking salts to their latest creations. Spice things up with this unique spice gift set. Nothing is better than homegrown herbs. Peanut butter lovers will go nuts for this gift.