hostess gifts


Make your holiday hosts happy by making them a delicious homemade treat. You can try these white chocolate cranberry cookie, gingerbread cake, apple butter, and cranberry pecan granola recipes or switch it up by placing the ingredients in a jar. What are your SWEET SWAPS™ Recipes? Share them HERE and your idea might be featured!

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Gifts for the Hostess

Small offerings that make a lasting impression

Odds are you’re attending at least a few parties this season, so it pays to be prepared when it comes to what to wear and what to bring. To give you more time to focus on your outfit, we’re turning our attention to the other important factor in being a great guest: the hostess gift. Show your appreciation for all of the event planner’s hard work with a small gesture that says “thank you,” like a stylish coffee table book or a pretty plant hanger. Shop these gifts and more, below.

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle

Olivine Lotion

Bath Salt Vials

How to Be Parisian

Lacey Gold Mani Duo

Painted Caves Plant Hanger

Luxury Face Oil, 30ml

Holiday Toppings Gift Set

Knitted Gloves

Checked Scarf

Shabd Magic Dye Silk Headscarf Kit

Worn Stories

DIY Easy Herb Infused Honey Tutorial from Free People. Suggestions for ingredients to infuse: thyme, sage, mint, ginger, lavender, peppermint, vanilla beans, rosemary and cinnamon sticks. If you don’t want to strain the honey with cheesecloth before giving it as a gift, I’d find some way to incorporate it into the packaging. Not everyone has cheesecloth on hand.

21 Homemade Ways For Chocoholics to Get Their Fix

Rich, bittersweet, and decadent, homemade chocolate candies are nearly impossible to resist. If you’re looking for a hostess gift, an edible treat to tuck under the Christmas tree, or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, these 21 recipes will serve as a great source of inspiration. Keep reading for homemade takes on classic candy bars like Snickers, Peppermint Patties, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, as well as a variety of truffles, barks, and other chocolatey confections.

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shop: mipluseddesign
style: pineapple hand-painted cotton tote

this eco-friendly tote rounds out our day dedicated to mipluseddesign. i love the hand-printed look — it makes each bag special. pineapples are a sign of hospitality, so this bag would make a great hostess or housewarming gift!

DIY Nut and Shell Candles. These are so easy to make with melted wax pellets. The candle nuts tutorial suggests melting tea lights and pouring them into the nut shells - I would use the wax pellets instead.


How To Make Edible Bouquets - Edible bouquets of veggies disguised as colorful blossoms can stand in for flowers on a dinner table.  You can get as creative or as ‘cookie cutter’ (literally) as you want with this project. You can use these as a host or hostess gift, and even make individual appetizer crudite cups…Instructions

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small ceramic flowered pottery bowl set by noemarin

noemarin’s ceramic pieces are adorable and super-usable. i love this pair of flower-glazed bowls — so colorful and abstract, they’d be a wonderful hostess or shower gift for your favorite ladyfriends.