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10 Great Host/Hostess Gifts

  • Nov 23, 2009
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Let me guess, in the next month you'll be attending more parties and get-togethers than you do all year. Here are some tips for what to take along to present to the host or hostess as a token of appreciation and thanks. I put them in order of what I would prefer to receive the most ;)
That would be a very nice gesture, actually bake something and bring it as a little gift for the host[ess].
Chocolate Mousse Collaboration
Does anyone NOT like chocolate? Highly unlikely. This is something the host/ess will indulge in when all the guests are gone!
See the full review, "A sinfully delicious dessert!".
Trader Joe's Wild Blueberry Tarte
A classic that is friendly to any taste buds. If you have the intention of people eating this at the party though, get at least 2!
See the full review, "A truly perfect dessert!".
Typical Malbec grape clusters
Everyone appreciates a good bottle of wine!
Immaculate Baking Company
Who doesn't love cookies?! These are great for the host to make at a later time or make them right there for everyone to eat, it only takes 10-14 minutes!
See the full review, "Oven fresh cookies in no time!".
Trader Joe's Organic Cranberry Green Tea
I actually got this as a hostess gift and absolutely loved it! It is now one of my favorite teas.
See the full review, "Organic green tea with a zing!".
If you have a hostess in mind, flowers are [for the most part] loved by all women.
If it is a really special occasion and you are visiting someone close to you (close relationship I mean), make a personalized album for that person! For example, if you are taking the kids and flying off to visit grandparents, I am sure they would appreciate an album of photos of their kids and grandchildren from all the times they've missed.
See the full review, "Easy yet sophisticated book making tool".
A low calorie dessert for the whole crowd! Especially good in the summer, but winter is ok too (not an issue if you live in say - Arizona).
I think any host[ess] is always interested in new, unique, easy recipes. You have to know the person well to buy one though, you wouldn't want to give a person who hates spicy food an Indian cookbook. Yes, there is internet for any recipe you can dream up - but many, like myself, find cookbooks a lot more charming and usable.

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December 19, 2010
Great list! These are some great alternatives for the same old bottle of wine....thanks :)
December 19, 2010
You're welcome Sam!
January 10, 2010
Nice list. I've been making that book for quite some time now, but haven't got to have it printed. Did you like the quality? Love blueberry as well although it's not as cheap and abundant as it's in the U.S.
January 10, 2010
I really liked the quality of Blurb books, plus I think you have the choice of upgrading to heavier weight paper. I never did, I really like how it came out.
November 23, 2009
Great list!  I'd love to receive any of these, too, if I were hosting :)  Whenever I'm visiting someone's place for dinner, I always go for either flowers, wine, tea or baked goods, depending on the host and hostess.
November 23, 2009
Yeah, those seem to be the safe gift that pretty much anyone will like. Thanks for commenting!
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