Trying to plan ahead for the parade of holiday parties filling up your calendar this month? Like any good guest knows, it’s never a good idea to show up to a holiday party empty-handed. Whether it’s a nice bottle of wine or just a small trinket, bringing a gift to give to your holiday host or hostess is always appreciated.
Browse through our list of suggestions to find one that works best for you:
Spirits and Treats
Who doesn’t love to indulge a bit during the holiday season? Give your host or hostess the gift of indulgence with one of Martha Stewart’s deliciously decedent quick breads or an expertly wrapped bottle of bubbly. If you’re really thinking ahead, consider making your gracious host a breakfast basket for the morning after the holiday party. So they can have a healthy, delicious breakfast that takes no effort at all!
Sure their house may be decked out in holiday greenery, but what about after the holidays? Give your host or hostess the gift of greenery they can enjoy all year long. A simple sake-box planter is an easy way to keep the green around the home. Or wish them luck all year long with a jade plant, which symbolizes ‘luck.’ You could even adopt an olive tree for them if you’re unsure how they’d feel about adding additional greenery to their home.
Looking to be a bit more creative in your gift-giving this season? There are plenty of things you can make that will add a sweet, personalized touch to your gift that your host or hostess will really appreciate. Consider making personalized coasters, with either their monogram or a fun pattern. Or create a personalized tea towel so they can remember you every time they’re cooking in the kitchen. Even a picture frame with a picture of the two of you would be appreciated.
Just remember, no matter what gift you decide to get, it’s the thought that counts. So don’t stress too much about it. Just show up, gift in hand, and enjoy the holiday festivities!