With Christmas just a few days away, and the New Year right around the corner, there are still many reasons left to get together this holiday season. While it is customary to arrive with a bottle of wine in hand, or a small thoughtful customary token of thanks for the host and hostess for the invite, here are five non traditional Hostess gifts to make sure you stay on the invite list!
Morning After Pick Me Up
Throwing a party is hard work, from the moment of inception until the last guest leaves, being a hostess is a stressful job. The morning after can be just as brutal. A morning after pick me up with a gift certificate to the hostess' favorite coffee shop along with other relaxation products will help her wind down from all of the excitement.
Gathering quality, and unique entertaining dishes takes time. If you are crafty consider making her something that she can add to her collection and use for entertaining in the future.
Kitchen Herb Plant
If the hostess is a cook or is into fresh ingredients consider elegantly potting a customary kitchen herb and garnishing with something unique for display in her kitchen. This provides something esthetic to her kitchen as well as something that she will get great use from.
No one can ever have enough wooden cooking utensils. Whip her up a set with colors that match her kitchen
Offer a Hand Cleaning Up
Offer to remain after the party to assist with clean up or gift a cleaning service to come within the day or days after the party to tidy her home. She'll love you for it, I'm sure.