Tis the season for Holiday parties. I don’t know about you, but I hate showing up to a holiday party without a gift for the hostess. A hostess gift can be as simple or elaborate as you would like, and no matter what, your hostess is sure to appreciate it.
I saw these beautiful ceramic pumpkins at World Market. I bought one for myself, and one for my sweet friend that hosts Friendsgiving each year. I filled my friends pumpkin with her favorite wine, a few nice kitchen towels (that I monogrammed with my Cricut and EasyPress), a few wooden utensils, a candle, a new holiday ornament, and some candies. This gift basket is more elaborate than I would typically do, but it was for a dear friend, so it was worth it. You could substitute the pumpkin for a less expensive basket too.
Another great hostess gift is a bottle of wine. If I know my hostess well, I will buy her favorite brand and variety, if not, I try to buy a nice mid-price bottle. We always have several bottles of Chateau Ste. Michelle in our cabinet for ourselves and guests, and it’s our favorite for hostess gifts.
What are your favorite hostess gifts to give?