Holiday Hostess Gifts

posted in: Decor, Design, Home | 8

I can hear the sleigh bells ringing, it is officially Christmas time! I will confess that I have been listening to Christmas music for about a week now. One of my favorite things about Christmas time is seeing family and friends at holiday parties. Here are some tips for picking up great hostess gifts:

1. Plan ahead!

If you know that you have a lot of social engagements this season, then go ahead and stock up on gifts! My favorite place to buy hostess gifts is HomeGoods. You can buy unique and expensive looking items on the cheap. They have a GREAT holiday section (don’t forget to check clearance too). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten about a hostess gift and ended up running to Walgreens to buy a gift plus $7 wrapping paper, $2 scissors, $2 tape, and a $2 bow. That’s about $15 that I had to pay because I waited till the last minute!

2. You don’t have to spend a fortune!

A great hostess gift can be purchased for $5-$15. Buying the wrapping supplies in bulk will save a lot of money too. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your gift wrapping! Instead of buying bags of holiday bows, I buy seasonal ribbon and a tiny box of ornaments and tie an ornament onto each gift. It makes the gift feel more expensive and the receiver can actually use the ornament rather than just throwing away the plastic bow.

2. Make it personal!

Usually my favorite hostess gifts are on theme with the holiday party or are edible. Soaps and candles are safe go-tos but you can easily make your gift stand out by making it a little bit more personal.

For a host or hostess that loves cooking and/ or baking:

Christmas Apron

Seasonal apron


Seasonal cookie cutter

For a host or hostess that has a signature drink / cocktail:



05581d0dec379f4aecf3090074c2a57d_best 79be414bea7fadf1b2c621db8d48e230_best

Seasonal glasses

For a host or hostess that is always on his/her phone:


Portable charger

For a host or hostess that loves entertaining:


Seasonal napkin holders


Seasonal platter/ candy bowl

Have you started hostess gift shopping? How do you prepare for the holidays?

Ciao For Now!


8 Responses

  1. Shellie
    | Reply

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a
    little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for
    the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this subject
    here on your website.

  2. Starla
    | Reply

    It’s really a cool and helpfuul piece of info. I am satisfied that you shared
    this useful information with us.Please stay us informed like this.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Terence
    | Reply

    Keep this going please, great job!

  4. ArleanLSkabo
    | Reply

    Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. Lots of times it’s challenging to get
    that “perfect balance” between superb usability and appearance.
    I must say that you’ve done a awesome job with this
    particular. Moreover, the blog loads very quick for me on Opera.
    Excellent Blog!

  5. GinnyUEbrani
    | Reply

    Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you
    I truly enjoy reading through your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
    Thanks for your time!

  6. robert palano online
    | Reply

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished
    to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I
    hope you write again soon!

  7. bastcilk doptb
    | Reply

    Very interesting subject , thanks for posting.

  8. bastcilkdoptb
    | Reply

    Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. Nevertheless think about if you added some great images or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of the best in its field. Excellent blog!

Leave a Reply