Tis the season to be jolly. And party!
With the Christmas season in full swing, I am sure you have a list of parties and events to attend. If you’ve ever hosted a party then you know how involved it can become. As you make arrangements to attend the many holiday festivities on your calendar, make sure that you don’t show up empty handed. In my opinion, showing up to a party without a hostess gift is like showing up to a potluck with brown and serve rolls…still in the pack.
Your friend or family member has gone to a lot of trouble to prepare an evening of fun and excitement with food and drinks aplenty. Take this time to be the guest with the best and bring a token of gratitude to your host with the most.
Now I’m sure your host/hostess would love another oddly scented candle to add to their closeted collection, but let’s be a little more creative. I have some great options for you that won’t break the bank, but will definitely get you on Santa’s nice list. You are sure to be a hit and no one will ever guess that you’ve spent less than $20!
FOR YOUR “BOOZING” BUDDY
If you have that friend who is always showcasing new drinks and loves a glass of wine now and then, consider bringing a great bottle of wine in a creative display.
World Market has an impressive and inexpensive item that is the perfect gift to help make spirits bright. This Faux Fur Wine Bag is a steal and would be a beautiful presentation of your planner’s favorite wine.
FOR YOUR “CHEESY” CHUM
Maybe they aren’t cheesy, but they do love a good fruit and cheese platter. If your festive friend loves creative ways to display food and is known for a good spread, consider something functional for them to use at future parties.
This Slate Cheese Board is a fantastic way to display and label your tasty treats. With stone chalk included, this ingenious board can be wiped clean and reused again and again.
FOR YOUR “OLD SOUL” SERVER
It’s no secret that I am a lover of all things vintage. If you have a friend like me who loves the antiques, consider a hosting gift that taps into their obsession with the oldies while still providing them functional use.
With old world charm and classic elegance, these Vintage-Style Pie Servers will serve up more than just a slice of pie. This set of 2 servers will be the perfect pairing for your old soul, baking buddy.
FOR YOUR “CUP PATROL” CRONY
We all have them, we just call them different names. Whether your merry mate is anal, OCD, a neat freak, or just plain controlling, this is a practical and personalized gift that is sure to please.
Beyonce may want a ring on it, but if your host sure doesn’t. To help your crony keep the circles off the coffee table, these Monogrammed Jute Coasters (set of 6) will be just what the doctor ordered…and maybe a prescription of Xanax to take the edge off.
FOR YOUR “CAFFEINATED” COMRADE
Hi, my name is Chad and I am addicted to coffee. If your high-strung holiday planner is like me and loves a good cup of Joe, gift them something to enable their addiction.
This box set of 4 Geo Star Print Mugs are the ideal addition to your java loving friend’s collection. Not only would these festive colors add excitement during the holidays, but could easily be used throughout the year.
From one end of the spectrum to the other, our party planning friends should be appreciated for gathering the group together for holiday cheer. As you prep for your upcoming parties, think outside the box and show a little love to the one who started it all. Hopefully these ideas have sparked your creativity and will make you the guest with the best. Eat, drink, and stay stylish!