The holidays are just around the corner and with that comes holiday parties! I love celebrating the holiday season with my friends and family. If I’m going to someone’s house for a dinner or cocktail party, I always try to bring a little something for the host. My go to hostess gift is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes I like to give something with more of a personal touch, especially around the holidays. Below are a few of my favorite homemade hostess gifts. Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have any other great gift ideas!
Spiced Nuts in a cute jar: There are a lot of great spiced nut recipes out there, but I love Ina Garten’s Chipotle and Rosemary Spiced Nuts. Easy to make and you can dress it up by putting them in a cute jar or a bag tied with ribbon.
Breakfast Basket: Super easy to do and a thoughtful gift so your hostess doesn’t have to worry about making breakfast the day after the party. In a basket, just arrange muffins, scones, granola, coffee, tea…whatever you think your host will like.
Easy Quick Breads: You can never go wrong with Martha. Chocolate Marble Bread? Rosemary Cornbread? Yes, please! Simply wrap it up in cellophane and tie with a ribbon for a cute gift.
Mug with Hot Chocolate, Coffee or Tea: Get a cute holiday mug and put your hostess’s favorite hot drink inside. Ok, so this isn’t exactly homemade (home arranged?), but it’s really easy to do if you don’t have a lot of time. Plus, people always love getting big mugs!
I’m planning on making the spiced nuts for Thanksgiving. They’re always a crowd pleaser!
What are your favorite hostess gifts?
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