How to Choose a Gift for your Host or Hostess (Guest Post)

If
you’ve been invited for an elaborate meal or to stay for a couple
of days, it’s always a good idea to show your host or hostess how
much you appreciate their hospitality with a small gift. What you
bring doesn’t have to be very expensive or showy, but it should be
meaningful and well thought out. Chances are that your host or
hostess will have worked very hard to prepare things for your
arrival, so by surprising them with a gift, you are giving something
back.


Make
it Personal


If
you know the hostess well, a personal gift with always be well
received. You can add an extra special touch to any gift just by
having it personalised or engraved. So, if you have a failsafe, go-to
gift that will delight the pickiest of people, go that extra step and
get it personalised. Monogrammed coasters, napkins or a wine stopper
are all thoughtful ideas.


Beautiful
Blooms


A
bog standard bouquet may not be the key to your hostess’ heart but
that doesn’t mean that beautiful blooms are out of the question.
Flowers are a clichéd gift but there are plenty of ways that you can
make your gift stand out. Include a beautiful vase to complement your
flowers or bring prosperity to their home with a Bonsai tree.


Do
It Yourself


Nothing
shows your appreciation like a handmade gift. Why not whip up a batch
of homemade brownies or present your host with a trio of homemade
preservatives? Presentation is the key if you want to give your
homemade gift the wow factor. Gingham material and pretty labels are
all you need to create a show stopping gift.


Wonderful
Wines


Delicious,
drinkable wines are a usually a no brainer but there are a few things
to keep in mind if you want your gift to stand out. Before you decide
that you don’t have the budget to splash out on a fabulous bottle
of wine, rest assured, a great gift doesn’t have to mean spending a
fortune. Try and choose a wine that boasts a significant date, either
for you or for the recipient as this will show that you have put
thought into the gift and make it that little bit more special. This
Infographic will make the choosing process simple
.


Humorous
Gifts


Humorous
gifts from somewhere like The
Discovery Store
are often the best kind of gifts as they are
usually the most memorable. Quirky kitchen gifts or any kind of
novelty home ware gift will make a refreshing change from chocolate
and other clichéd gifts.



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2 Comments

  1. Pam L
    December 25, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    We always bring wine for the hostess and to make it personal it is usually decorated with some fun homemade label.

  2. Wanda McHenry
    December 30, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I am one for bringing the hostess wine. I guess I should change it up sometimes by giving a bouquet of flowers or something else, but then there might not be any wine! LOL!!

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