‘Tis the season for entertaining and if you plan on attending a holiday party, it’s best not to show up empty handed. Not sure what to bring? We’ve compiled a list of hostess gifts that will increase your odds of getting invited back next year!
A nice bottle of wine
Last minute or not, wine is a great option for a hostess gift! If you’re aware of their preference, it’s best to go that route, however, if you’re not sure, here are some great suggestions courtesy of Love to Know.
If your host family are not wine drinkers, you can swap the wine for their favorite spirit, or keep reading for other gift ideas.
A Bouquet of Flowers
Flowers are another great way to express your appreciation but choose flowers that are already in a vase, in order to not add any more work for the host!
However, if they have pets, be mindful of your bouquet selection. A lot of festive flowers and plants can be poisonous to animals, including but not limited to poinsettias, lilies, holly berries and mistletoe. Click here for a full list.
From a fresh loaf of bread to a box of Christmas cookies, homemade baked goods are a sweet gesture that everyone will enjoy! If you don’t already have a stack of recipe cards to choose from, here are some delicious holiday recipes you could try.
Charcuterie sets are another gift that could be assembled at home or bought in-store and are very versatile! You can gift a nice cheese board and knives or make a gift basket filled with festive napkins, assorted jellies, crackers, cheese, nuts, and cured meat. Bonus points if you pair it with a nice bottle of wine!
Soap and Lotion Set
This time of year the isles near check out are lined with soap and hand cream sets, and for good reason! With a wide variety of scents, you are bound to find one your host will enjoy.
Cookware is a great hostess gift for people you are well-acquainted with. With the new year fast approaching, people tend to pair down their belongings, so it’s best to get something you know they’ll use. A cast iron casserole dish, kitchen and bar set, as well as mortar and pestle are all great options, and are available from BergHOFF. If you’re in the Guelph, Tolleson, or Findlay area, swing by Danby’s Outlet Store.