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 online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel 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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