Uninspired by the run-of-the-mill hostess gift options? You’re not alone. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, (or Friendsgiving), crashing for a couple of days, or just stopping by for a holiday dinner, ditch the standard bottle of wine and bouquet of flowers this season in favor of something more personal. One of the best ways to show appreciation, especially for those of us who struggle to find the right words, is with a good old-fashioned gift that comes from the heart. Gifts don’t need to be lavish or elaborate. In fact, a gesture of appreciation rich with meaning—regardless of how small or simple—often leaves a big impression. Here, 4 gifts that are sure to make your host thankful for you too!
Make it Personal
This season, give your host a present that has their names written all over them. (Literally.)
For the Kids:
If you’re looking for a special, one-of-a-kind gift for kids this holiday, check out I See Me! personalized books. These award-winning books are a huge hit with children, because the stories are all about them, using their very own names and photos.
Add a personal touch and say thank you to your hostess with a personalized napkin gift set or monogramed throw from Tiny Prints. Want to splurge on a gift for the hostess with the mostest? Pair your custom napkins with engraved napkin holders from Tiffany’s and show up with some decadent treats that are as sweet as her. My pick? 1812 house has a variety of goodies for every taste and budget.
Want to give your host a gift that is as fun as it is practical? Check out Man Crates. Each wooden crate is packed with customizable goodies for any man in your life. From the whiskey connoisseur to the sports fanatic, there is a crate for any occasion, and any interest. Best of all? The crate comes with a crowbar to assure that opening the gift is just as exciting as what’s inside. Get ready for a smashing good time…
Gifts that Give:
Want to give a gift that gives twice? Sounds like my kind of present. With a little creativity, everyday occasions that normally call for physical gifts can open the door for charitable acts. Try buying a “gift with purpose” like the ones from Neshama Project or Headbands of hope or simply donate in your hosts name to a cause that has personal meaning to them. After all, there is no better gift to give this holiday season then one that gives twice!
For more gift giving tips read my feature on Shutterfly and Tiny Prints here!