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Have you received invites to holiday parties and get-togethers? The time is coming when your calendar may be filling up with invites to Christmas parties, dinners, or cookie-baking days. You may even be planning overnight stays at your friend’s and family’s homes. If you want to show up with a gift of appreciation and holiday cheer for your host, I have a few ideas for you.
There is no need to blow your holiday budget on extravagant gifts, as your host will appreciate even a small gesture.
Scarf or Other Homemade Gift
If you don’t want to show up with another holiday trinket or decoration that your host may not want, consider a handmade scarf for your host. It’s both a personal and useful gift.
Don’t knit? For an extended stay, splurge on a cozy sweater from Olive + Oak.
Another idea for a handmade gift is soap. Try this recipe for milk and honey soap with lavender and oatmeal.
Pick a festive coffee mug for the hostess. Don’t forget to include a pound of their favorite coffee beans!
A Basket of Holiday-Scented Home Products
I always look forward to getting new seasonal soaps and cleaners. The holiday scents make cleaning a little more fun. Put together a basket of scented soaps and lotions for your host. Add in a candle or dish towel and I’m sure the basket will be enjoyed!
You can purchase great holiday scents from Grove Collaborative and now is the perfect time! From November 16 – November 21, you can get the following items for FREE:
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday hand soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday dish soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday multi-surface spray
- Grove Collaborative bubble up
- Free shipping & VIP Trial
When there is no special deal going on, you can still get a free Mrs. Meyers hand soap and $10 credit with Grove Collaborative.
Candles or Essential Oils
I think most homeowners enjoy festive holiday scents in their home, especially when hosting a party in their home. Find a holiday-scented candle. Or give the gift of either the Fall Holiday Blends or the Winter Wonderland Holiday Blends from Plant Therapy. The Fall Holiday Blends essential oils set includes Autumn Breeze, Pumpkin Spice, and Spiced Orange. The Winter Wonderland essential oils set includes Merry Mistletoe, Snow Flurries, and Winter Wassail.
Flowers are a great gift when you are short on time. Your host will enjoy having flowers to brighten her house for the days following the event! Wrap in festive holiday-themed paper.
Does your host or hostess enjoy games? If so, pick out a new game to add to their collection.
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