Hostess Gifts

Throwing a holiday party can take a significant amount of time and planning.  As guests, we simply show up, relax and enjoy a fun filled night with our friends.  So how can we show our host that we appreciate their effort?  A simple hostess gift will do the trick.  Here are some great ideas so that you don’t show up to the party empty handed.
Hostess Gifts

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  • Dress up your bottle of wine with this cozy DIY wine wrap made from an old sweater.  Find the instructions here on Grey Likes Weddings.
  • Spruce up your Christmas cookies by packaging them in beautfiful boxes.  Learn how to create your own cookie boxes here on Martha Stewart.
  • Whip up this Real Simple hot fudge sauce, bottle it in a glass jar and tie with a festive ribbon for a sweet treat.
  • Short on time, then pick up these Chocolate-Filled Peppermint Snaps from Williams-Sonoma.

No matter what you bring, your host will be touched by your thoughtfulness.  Do you have a perfect hostess gift idea?  Have you ever received a special hostess gift yourself?  Tell us!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured on TLC, DIY Network, The Cooking Channel, Glamour and more.


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    Samantha says

    I’d love to give any of these. I really want to try the wine wrap but may have to hunt for a sweater to cut up!

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    Amanda says

    Warning: the chocolate filled peppermint snaps are crazy addictive. We bought them earlier this month and could not stop eating them!

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