Don’t worry, we’ve all been there; running aimlessly around the house in search of a hostess gift for a party that only started 40 minutes ago.
In an effort to save us all a little additional anxiety this holiday season, I have comprised a short list of some of my favorite hostess gifts – all under thirty bucks (no pun intended, Rudoph!).
Love these things. Pretty tin too!
Nyakers Ginger Snaps
This is fun to give with a bottle of wine – or five.
You can never have enough of these on your bar.
Rabbit Electric Cocktail Shaker
I have had these and you can take my word for it – I did not miss the gluten one bit!
Gluten-free Cupcake Mix
All you do is throw some popcorn in this jar and pop it into the microwave !
Christmas dip dish.
Festive – also great to use for a cookie exchange. Tell the hostess the platter is hers as soon as you finish eating all your own cookies!
I’ve given this as a gift and filled it with Christmas candy.Ice BucketPier 1
This is a beautiful book. I absolutely love all of Ina’s books and her show. Wish I lived in her gorgeous house.
This was written by a fellow blogger. Great book.
I’m thinking of writing a book as well called
“Don’t Bug Me… I’m on Pinterest!”
I think Starbucks makes the best hot chocolate. Cute packaging too!
Great spin on the Advent Calender. Filled with chocolates and other sweet surprises.
I love this invention. You just place this corkcicle in the freezer and then it is ready to keep your opened bottle of wine chilled. I bought a few of these last Christmas and gave them as gifts. Everybody loved them.
Thanks for reminding me, Dude!
Bed, Bath& Beyond
Along with the corkcicle, I include a bottle of my favorite wine.
If I am asked to bring an appetizer, I always bring my favorite easy go-to hors d’oeuvre. It is a dip made with this raspberry salsa and four other ingredients (recipe on the jar). I buy a pretty baking dish and leave it with the hostess as a gift. It is a hit every time.
Thanks, Miss Martha for introducing me to it 10 years ago!
Put on your party hats and have fun!