A hostess gift is given to the party host/hostess to show your appreciation and to thank him/her for the hard work and generosity. Giving a hostess gift is not mandatory but it usually shows good manners. It’s important to remember not to get insulted if the host/hostess does not use your gift at the party. Keep in mind a gift should be given with the intent to give not to receive. Hostess gifts do not need to be expensive but tasteful creativity is always appreciated.
My favorite hostess gift ideas:
favorite bottle of wine
small green plant with blooms
engraved wine stopper or wine opener set
spa candle set
organic tea or coffee sampler
dining table center piece
The next time you are shopping at your favorite department store, stop by the clearance aisle and browse the bargains. Keep an open mind and choose a gift that reflects the host/hostess style. For last minute gift ideas visit the link below.
Last Minute Hostess Gifts
Real Simple Magazine
Posted on Dec 20, 2008