Thank the Party Host with a Unique Gift

When friends and family invite you over to celebrate various holidays and special occasions, it may be daunting trying to figure out the right gift to give the party host or hostess to thank them for their hospitality. Bottles of wine and flowers are the typical go-to items, but if you’re hoping to give something unique, these suggestions can help show your gratitude.

loaf of bread on cutting board with warming towel around it

Two in One

If you’re bringing food to share, consider presenting it in a servingware item they can keep. An agate cheese board that’s filled with cheeses and crackers will provide a unique flair. If you bake a sweet treat for the event, purchase a decorative serving plate that becomes the gift. A bread-warming blanket wrapped around a toasty loaf of bread will also warm the heart of your host.

Food for Thought

If the host likes cooking or baking, items that relate to these activities may be appealing. One possibility is a do-it-yourself kit for food or beverages. These kits make the creation process simple and convenient by providing all the ingredients to make delicious homemade goodies. Possible DIY kits include cheese, tortillas, tamales, hot sauce, beer and more.

Bubble Up Their Life

Soap is a household staple, but there are out-of-the-ordinary soap options available to freshen up your host’s life. A wine-scented soap set can be an alternative to a bottle of wine that will still leave them feeling bubbly (just in a different way!). Or, in lieu of traditional flowers, go with a floral bouquet of soap petals. Not only will they still delight in the beauty and smell of flowers, they’ll also enjoy them for a longer period of time.

Make it Personal

For a more thoughtful touch, have an item personalized with the host’s name or monogram. Classy and useful objects that can be personalized include cutting boards, cork and leather coasters, serving trays, decanters and more. Such a special gift is sure to be treasured for years to come.

With any of these gift ideas, you’ll surely make your host feel appreciated long after the party has ended.