One of the joys of the holidays is the great variety of events you have going on. Dinner parties with friends, tree decorating at Mom’s house, office Christmas parties, and, the reigning queen of holiday events, Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. It’s all so fun and festive. My mom always warned against showing up to a party empty-handed. While a bottle of wine usually makes a great hostess gift, this year, why not try something different? You don’t have to spend a ton to get something really special. I guarantee that if you get a little creative with your hostess gift, you’ll be remembered, adored, and invited back. Check out these wine alternatives!
Dinner with Friends
A bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers will be gone in a week. A non-consumable hostess gift like this serving set will be around for years. Every time they use them, your hosts will remember you and that fun night you had together. That’s a lot of love for less than $15. With their bone handles and all-over engraving, this set is super special.
Tree Decorating with Mom
This gorgeous, lush wreath is the perfect addition to a modern front door. You will look so festive at your mom’s front door with this on your arm. It looks way pricier than it is, and your mom can pluck a bay leaf to season her holiday meals!
Office Christmas Party at Your Boss’s House
Bosses are tricky, because you want to bring something impressive and memorable, but you don’t want to seem like you’re trying to buy their favor. Even though you are, sort of. I think that this copper and marble cheese cutting board, with a hunk of decent cheese hits just the right note.
Thanksgiving at Grandma’s
Bring Pie! But not just any pie. Bring a homemade pie in a French, handmade, heirloom pie dish. Grandma will love it, and you’ll be cemented as her favorite grandchild for the year. Score!