Hostess Gifts

If you are like me, you like to bring a little something to your host when invited over to dinner or to a party. With this holiday season still in full swing {it’s not New Years yet! :)}, I got to thinking about the things I like to give to my hostess friends and thought I would share some of them. I usually try to buy extra of these things when we have a little money to spend and keep them in the hall closet with the rest of my party supplies. I also keep around cello wrap, special ribbon, tags and cello bags to throw a lovely little gift together last minute if I need to.

My go to hostess gift ideas:

Trapp Candles- I buy in bulk from {HERE}. Depending on what I have on hand, I either give a large candle alone as is, since it comes in such a beautiful box, of I give a smaller one, I put in a cello bag and tie with a ribbon. They smell so heavenly, your host will thank you!

Pretty Soaps- I always keep a couple bars of soap around the house to give away if needed. There is a lovely shop here in town that sells French and Italian soaps and I try to stock up when I go {HERE}…but I have found handmade soaps such as the pictured one, from Karol’s Handmade Soaps {HERE} to be amazing gifts! I got three soaps from Karol to give to my sister for Christmas and they are so very yummy. It’s fun to put soaps in a cello bag like the I do with the candles and wrap with a ribbon, or you can just wrap the soap alone with a ribbon.

Cookies- I think I have told you all how much my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe {HERE} is loved around here. I try to keep some dough in the freezer, like {HERE}, in case I need them last minute. Depending on the size of the crowd, I’ll either make a whole plate full, or a small little cello bag full…also tied with a ribbon {see a ribbon pattern here? ha}. If you have a favorite cookie recipe or perhaps a store bought cookie that you love and always have on hand, wrap them up! Who doesn’t love cookies!

Flowers- During the summer, when my roses are in full bloom, I feel there is NOTHING better than a lovely bouquet of roses. I buy cheap vases when they are on sale at Target and/or Michaels and keep them around to use as gifts when I need them.

Which leads me to my last point….

If I don’t have roses, cookies, soap or candles on hand, my absolute last resort for a hostess gift is store-bought flowers of some sort, usually a potted variety from Trader Joes…but that just doesn’t seem the same as my other options, now does it? ha.

So tell me, do you have any great hostess gifts? I’d love to add something new to my list! Happy holidays everyone! xoxo

2 thoughts on “Hostess Gifts

  1. 1
    Auntie Rachel says:

    I have gotten a couple of the candles from you and I love them! You’re so sweet and always gracious.

  2. 2
    gioia says:

    I like to gift a little salt and pepper shaker set, sometimes you can find some really cute ones in the sale section at anthro!

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