As we ready ourselves (and our appetites!) for the endless round of holiday parties and Friendsgiving dinners that fast approaches, our thoughts have started turning towards those generous few that have the courage to host these big gatherings that make the holidays so special. After all, if it weren’t for our hosts and hostesses, the holiday season wouldn’t carry the same meaning of sharing and giving thanks.
Hosting a gathering, regardless of size, can be a stressful undertaking for even the most experienced hostess. A significant amount of effort goes into cleaning and decorating the space, as well as preparing the meal and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Today we’re saluting those fearless few by helping you show your appreciation with the perfect gifts for any hostess this holiday season. Show off your thoughtful side by bringing one or two of these to your next holiday gathering, and we’re sure that even the most frazzled hostess will be grateful to you for recognizing their undertakings.
Fresh blooms–with an asterisk! Many people bring their hostess a bunch of fresh flowers to adorn their kitchen, but they neglect to bring a vase to house them in. Then the hostess has to stop what she’s doing, cut the stems and arrange them herself. Your hostess is likely in the middle of several different things at once by the time you arrive. During the holidays, chances are also good that she may already have her vases in use as centerpieces. Bring an arrangement all ready to go so she can appreciate the gift without having to abandon what’s in the oven.
A cheese plate or charcuterie platter! After all, there really is no such thing as having too many appetizers. Your helpful supply is sure to placate and amuse guests while your hostess works tirelessly to get the main course on the table before 8pm. Bonus points if you take the time to set up the charcuterie platter on a decorative stone or something equally rustic–so chic!
A unique spice set or artisan sea salt collection! Chefs love to experiment in the kitchen and a spice gift set will encourage their creativity at the next meal! They’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness and be touched that you noticed how much they love to entertain.
A nice bottle of wine with a festive wine bag or bottle stopper! Who doesn’t love a bottle of wine? Take this typical holiday gift up a notch by adding a touch of festive flair–you can even customize the gift to match the dinner theme or the hostess’ style.
For the home decor enthusiast, a Havenly Mini gift card is the perfect way to express your gratitude for hosting a holiday gathering. Our professional interior designers can help her refresh her guest room or her entertaining space before her next merry gathering. Best of all, Havenly Mini is only $79, which makes it a perfect, affordable way to show your hostess that you care.
What’s your favorite way to show appreciation to your hosts & hostesses? Let us know in the comments section!