So the holidays are officially upon us- and while there are tons of women who love hosting shindigs at their homes– I am not one of those women. Hence this post Hostess Gifts that are the Mostest!
Rather- I am that woman who LOVES to be invited to your party and will roll up my sleeves and help you clean up ( after I drink your wine and eat your goodies).
And of course I will NEVER show up to a party empty-handed which is why I am sharing a few great ideas for hostess gifts ( including these two DIY gifts for Eucalytus Bath Salts and Peppermint Brownies in a Jar) that you can bring to the very generous woman who is hosting you and presumably your kidlets at her holiday party this year!
Keep reading for my Hostess Gifts that are the Mostest
Hostess Gifts that are the Mostest
#1 Bring a Yummy DIY gift you made yourself that everyone can enjoy. Like these Peppermint Brownies in a Jar
Supplies for your Peppermint Brownies in a Jar:
1 quart (32 ounce) jar with lid
Printable label/gift tag ( you can print the one below)
And here are the ingredients you will need for your Peppermint Brownies in a Jar
1 ¼ cup flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup crushed peppermints
½ cup chocolate chip morsels
To make the brownies, you will also need:
1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions for how to assemble your Peppermint Brownies in a Jar
- Whisk together flour and salt. Place in the bottom of the jar.
- Place over the flour in this order: 1 cup of sugar, cocoa powder, the remaining sugar, chocolate chips, and crushed peppermints.
- Seal and attach gift tag. (Print these tags below!)
Make your hostess a DIY bath salts gift
Supplies you will need for your DIY Eucalyptus Bath Salts
1 ½ cup Epsom salt
10 to 25 drops essential oil
Food or soap coloring, optional
Jars with lids
Note: Make this extra special by adding flower petals, dried flowers, or citrus zest.
Directions for making your Eucalyptus Bath Salts
- Add Epsom salt to a gallon size freezer bag.
- To the salt, add drops of essential oil. Seal the bag and shake well.
- If desired, add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and knead the salts until the color is evenly distributed. Be aware that too much food coloring can cause the salts to harden over time.
- Transfer salts to decorative jars and seal.
Bring a gift that for your hostess' KIDS!! Being that you are going over to her house- bringing a gift that will help your hostess enhance her living space is always a great choice.
Keep children occupied while stirring their imagination with a Mickey Mouse Pizza & Cake Wooden Toy Set this one from Melissa & Doug Spark creative play- They are easy to maintain and provide children with a little world all of their own where their imagination and creativity has free reign.
Or nab this puppet playhouse to Let their child's imagination take center stage with the Puppet Theater by Hey! Play!. This unique set features a hand-painted interchangeable sign with one side as a blackboard to promote the show, a clock, and curtains for a realistic theatrical experience! We love these puppets too!
You should also consider play tables, art easel like the one below , and drawing tables have been created with both the child and adult in mind.
In conjunction with specially designed kid’s furniture such as chairs and stools, they provide hours of fun and ease of use for children; yet for adults, they are quick and simple to clean and maintain.
Bring your a hostess gift that is just for mom! Focus on design, functionality and durability and consider garden carts, composters, planters, and a wide variety of garden accessories that are practical and will remain reliable and rust-free, irrespective of the weather. Consider a Hostess gift that tackles common challenges that confront homeowners, such as limited outdoor space, and try to solve them with an innovative present like a cool bar and picnic table– two such examples of this lateral thinking ( and are gifts that any hostess would adore!)
DIY a Morning after Breakfast Box . Get your hostess a few coffee mugs, I love these Lux Livelifeinlux Coffee Mugs, and this “There's a Chance this is wine” coffee mug a bag of ground roast coffee and pancake mix and put it in a cute box and tie a ribbon around it.
Love this Breakfast Gift Pack gift set with all the ingredients you need for a delicious pancake meal â” inspired by Maine and found only at L.L.Bean. Additional Features 8 oz. 100% Maine grade A medium-amber maple syrup. 10 oz. Maine blueberry jam. 16 oz. buttermilk pancake mix. 16 oz. blueberry pancake mix.
DIY a cocktails for two box. Get your hostess a beautiful bottle of champagne, two flutes, I love these Fred & Friends Fancy That Extra-Large Glass Champagne Flute , special straws and napkins and of course include a hand-written note. And indulge in this delicious cocktail recipe! And this mocktail
Don't forget to Check out these other DIY gifts you can bring in addition to this Peppermint brownie in a jar
So what are YOU swooning over when it comes to Hostess gifts? And if you need some stocking stuffer ideas these are perfect
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