23 December 10 Last-Minute Hostess Gifts to Give This Holiday Season December 23, 2019By sma Holiday, Just for Fun entertaining, Winter 0 If you’re not hosting a holiday gathering this year, you’re in the lucky position of being somewhat flexible. With the extra time on your hands, consider showing your hostess how much you appreciate them with a small token. A bottle of wine or champagne is a classic option, of course, but why not think outside the box? Here are 10 inexpensive options that will show your hostess you see all her hard work and you’re thankful for her. Not to mention, earn you a repeat invite. 1. Cozy Blanket Simply put, you can never have too many throw blankets. Depending on your climate, you can choose a lightweight knit or an ultra-warm fleece. Just remember, a neutral color like beige or gray, is always the safest bet so it’ll go with any décor and be appropriate to display all year round. 2. No-fuss Succulent Add a little green to your hostess’s home by gifting them a plant that requires almost no work at all to keep healthy, like a succulent. Even better if you pick a stylish planter to put it in! Be sure to include a little thank you note with care instructions so your hostess doesn’t have to take the time to do her own research. 3. Seasonal Candle Much like blankets, you can never have too many candles. Pick a warm, seasonal scent or a fresh scent that most people love, like citrus. Along the same lines, you can also gift a room spray or oil diffuser. 4. Journal or Guestbook Most everyone could use a notebook to jot things down from time to time. If your hostess tends to collect journals and notebooks, consider getting a guestbook instead so that she can keep a record of all present and future party attendees. 5. Hand Soap or Lotion You can never have too many hand soaps and lotions stocked up, especially with all those guests coming and going. A soap or lotion, or even a set in a nice holder is always a thoughtful gift. Opt for a neutral fresh or citrus scent and avoid glitter-infused formulas to keep everyone happy. 6. Above-Average Olive Oil When shopping for their own groceries, many people deem fancy olive oil too extravagant. It’s up to you to step in and treat them! Pick up a high-end bottle of extra virgin or herb-infused oil and wrap a bow around it. For the latter, it never hurts to pick up a crusty loaf of bread to go with it. 7. Personalized Cutting Board Cutting boards are versatile: they can be used for prepping various fruits, vegetables and meats, but they also make great trivets or cheeseboards in a pinch. You can bet that a high-quality cutting board will get used time and time again. 8. Board Game For a host with children, consider bringing a gift the whole family can enjoy. Not only will a new game help keep everyone busy while last-minute party prep is in full-swing, it might just become a favorite for years to come. 9. Calendar Calendars are another item that most will get plenty of use from, even if they’re gifted more than one over the course of the season. There are so many different styles and artwork varieties, it’s easy to choose one that suits the host’s personality, interests and lifestyle. You can even customize one with photos you’ve taken yourself by using a site like Shutterfly. 10. Coasters Help keep your hosts tabletops free of pesky water rings by gifting them a set of coasters. Like calendars, these are easy to tailor to a host’s style or home décor. They’re also simple and inexpensive to DIY. Schedule your NPI home inspection today. Find an NPI inspector near you to schedule your full home inspection. Our inspectors are professionally trained to identify any issues or needed repairs on thousands of components of your home, including the roof, foundation, electrical system and more. Comments are closed.