Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

It's time for another installment of my 2017 holiday gift guide!  If you missed last week, I started my round ups with stocking stuffers (click here to link to that post), and today it's all about those hostess (or host!) gifts.  Who else is headed to Christmas parties over the next few weeks?  Whether it's with friends, family, or co-workers, I was taught by my mom to always bring something.  It can be flowers, a dish to accompany the meal, or a little gift.  I always ask the host/hostess if I can bring anything, and if he/she says yes, here's where my first set of gifts come in...
Whether it's a hors d'oeuvre or a bottle of wine, I love these gifts as an idea to accompany whatever I bring for the party:

1 ||| If you're bringing bread, buy an olive oil set: It can be enjoyed with the meal, and then the hostess can keep whatever is left!
2 ||| If you're bringing cheese and crackers, then buy cheese picks: How fun are these?! Then you don't have to explain what everything is throughout the party. 
3 ||| If you're bringing wine, buy a wine bag
4 ||| If you're bringing beer, buy a bottle opener: Everyone can always use another bottle opener, especially one as cute as this cat opener!
5 ||| If you're bringing an appetizer, buy a serving board: This one can be personalized with the host's initial. Plus, I always like bringing something for the host(ess) to keep so they don't have to wash my dish to return to me at the end of the party. 
6 ||| If you're bringing a pie pan, buy a pie dish: Same as above, don't make the host(ess) wash a dish to return to you - give them a gift, instead!
7 ||| If you're bringing cookies, buy a cookie tray: I am obsessed with this Kate Spade dish!
8 ||| If you're bringing flowers, buy a vase
Now if the hostess is anything like me and says you don't need to bring anything, here are a few ideas just for the host/hostess to keep!

9 ||| "Home" coasters: Come in any of the 50 states!

10 ||| Candle

12 ||| Tea towels

15 ||| Mugs

What's your favorite thing to bring to a party?

Linking up with Jenn, Jessi, and Brittany!


kerri @ cheshire kat said...

seriously all such great gifts. i love the olive oil set idea and you cant go wrong with wine!

xoxo cheshire kat

Carly said...

Those little cheese picks are so cute! A fun bottle opener is a good idea too-- definitely something that seems to always be missing when you need it.

BLovedBoston said...

I want those cheese picks for myself!! Such a great gift! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

P!nky said...

Such fun gift ideas. It baffles me how many women don't bring hostess gifts now, so sad.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Those cheese picks are so cute! We always have cheese night and these would be so much fun to use!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

That wine opener is adorable!!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Such great ideas that are perfect for a hostess! I want one of everything! That champagne candle looks delightful and love the bacon towel.

Julie said...

What cute ideas. I guess I never think of taking a gift

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I want those cheese picks. Those are the cutest!

Owen Davis @ Davis Duo said...

I am obsessed with those cheese picks, I want them for my mom!! Can you send me the link to them? For some reason it is linking to the olive oil set. Thank you for linking up today! Xo

Tanya said...

Wow, these are such great ideas! I love the top section of suggestions for bringing the serving dish to go with what you bring. And the bottom section is just plain fun. Thanks for all the ideas!

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