If there is one thing my mom instilled in me growing up, it's: never go anywhere empty handed. Bring a dessert, bring a side dish, bring a gift. Well, I really like cooking and baking, but bouncing from place to place so much while we're in the Northeast might not make those options very feasible. I also reeeally like shopping, so I decided to round up a few favorites that I'd consider giving (and will be giving) to friends and family this summer as tokens of my appreciation.
With hostess gifts, I always try to purchase things in one of two categories: things that a hostess might not buy for herself or things that include some homemade love.
First, start with a cute card to expression your appreciation of the invitation! To me, the more floral the card is, the better!
If it's a dinner party, how about some emoji cocktail napkins? If you want even more excitement, they also make "naughty or nice" or "emotional roller coaster" sets.
A day at the pool certainly calls for that cute pineapple towel. What about adding in this fun ice cube tray or a homemade ice cream sandwich maker, too?
Looking for a gift for the whole family? This s'mores basket is so perfect! Throw in all the fixin's for s'mores and you have the perfect fireside or camping party!
Everyone loves a bouquet of flowers, so how about something that will last even longer than those traditional blooms?
Last, but not least, don't have time to throw together a basket on your own? The Hostess Box has everything she'll love!
What's your favorite hostess gift to give (or receive)??