*ready or not the holidays are JUST around the corner. Here are some thoughtful gifts for hostesses (that aren’t the same old same old)!
Never Show Up Empty-Handed
I can hear my sweet (yet sassy) grandmother in my ear!
“Never show up empty-handed to someone’s house that you’ve been invited to.”
“Save your money on things you need before stuff you want.”
And the list goes on and on! The older I get, the more I appreciate her sweet advise.
But, back to the topic at hand. My southern-to-her-very-core grandmother was right to tell me long ago to always have a little something when I showed up to a party or event at someone’s house.
Here’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be anything big at all. It truly is the thought that counts. I host an annual girl’s Christmas get together at our house and it’s a LOT of work. But, I LOVE it! I look forward to it all year long. Seeing so many of my favorite people under one roof toasting to the holidays makes me, well, happy!
I truly feel so thankful and appreciative of anyone who brings just a small token of thanks. And, of COURSE, I don’t expect anyone to bring a thing at all…but when someone does there’s just something a little special about the gesture.
IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS
No, really, it is. It doesn’t have to be some elaborate or expensive gift. The fact that you bring anything really does make the hostess feel appreciated and special (again, no hostess would or SHOULD) ever expect a thing. I/We are opening up our home because we love you and want to celebrate whatever the occasion is.
I just wanted to clear that up lol! Please know that you should never feel any pressure to bring a hostess gift to anyone’s home. But, if you are of that school of thought, I’ve rounded up some really cute and affordable things as a little way to say thanks!
thoughtful gifts for hostesses
These cute champagne flutes don’t really need an explanation because they are clearly adorable lol!
These are super cute and it’s something that most people aren’t going to go and buy themselves. And, every year when these are pulled out, your friend will remember you and your thoughtfulness.
My mom (and grandmother) always wears an apron when she cooks. I’m not exactly the “cleanest” cooker and a mess is usually left in my cooking tracks. Apron to the rescue!
Thug Kitchen Cookbook (hilarious btw)
Yall, Thug Kitchen Cookbook is HILARIOUS!!! And, believe it or not, the recipes are awesome and most of them are super healthy for you. The sarcasm and occasional “bad word” gives it a little funny twist on the usual monotony of a cookbook. You’re welcome 🙂
I mean, Christmas time, wine and a cute wine bag? Yes, please!
You had me at cheese. No really! Anything cheese related and you’ve already won my heart!
Every year I say I’m going to order one of these bad boys and here we are again with me still not owning one and saying it again. This is the type of thoughtful gift that anyone would appreciate. But, most of us aren’t running out and buying it. Always a useful thing to have on hand!
My favorite color is green but this shade of blue is a close runner up. How pretty are these? And, super affordable!
I love a good pun. And, I love some nachos and salsa. So, I’m “salsabout” this little set. Eh? See what I did there? 🙄
And, another random fact about me. I freaking love a good coffee table book. Why? Who knows. Also, my love for Kate Spade runs deep. What an icon – gone way too soon. Anything she put her hands on pretty much turned to gold. She is definitely missed.
Another easy gift for a bedside table. Super cute and convenient to place your jewelry in.
Another day, another Kate Spade product. 💁♀️ I’m sensing a little bit of a theme lol! Sorry, I truly love her stuff. I promise it’s not all Kate Spade on every guide.
One of my FAVORITE candles!! Not only are they “clean” and non-toxic (unlike a lot of conventional candles), but they are also made right here in Charleston! And, they smell amazeballs. Literally.
And, this holiday set comes with three mini bottles. You could even make them three different gifts for three different people. That might last you all party season long!
Thoughtful gifts for hostesses
Well, there you have it, yall! Be the favorite guest at every party this season when you show up A. because you’re awesome already and B. have a cute and thoughtful gift in tow!
So put on your favorite party dress and shoes and have a blast this Christmas season!
Do you have any ideas for thoughtful gifts for hostesses? I’d love to hear! Let us all know in the comments below!
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