12 Days of Blogmas Hostess Gift – Day 6

On the 6 day of Blogmas, Aitza gave to me, tips to be the perfect attendee!

So I decided to mix this week’s etiquette tip with blogmas, since I’m sure most of you are making last minute shopping trips before you’re off to visit loved ones, attend parties, or just drop in for a nice meal. If you aren’t giving the host/hostess an actual Christmas gift, a hostess gift might be well suited.

A “hostess” gift , is a small present that you can bring with you, or send afterwards, to thank your host/hostess for having you over for dinner, to a party, as a guest overnight, or something similar.  The gift need not be expensive, but it should be thoughtful.  

 For example, if you know the recipient loves chocolate, a small box of gourmet chocolates or chocolate bars would be nice. Other ideas are flowers, a plant, homemade baked goods (if you fancy that type of thing),  or a bottle of wine. It’s always gracious  to arrive with something in hand and to also send a thank-you note shortly after the occasion. 

Until Next Time!


Hostess gift ideas for anyone looking to be an exceptional guest.

  • I like the items you have mentioned. I think the chocolate, the jam and the blanket are my favorites! These definitely seem like winning choices to me.

    • Aitza B

      That seems to be the consensus. Honestly you can’t go wrong

  • These are great picks. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate and wine. Everyone likes those.

  • Chocolate is always a great hostess gift. Everyone loves it. I will keep in mind some of your other suggestions for the upcoming months.

  • Oooh…Great gift guide! I would love to receive all of these for a hostess gift! The blankets look soooo comfy and the TAZO tea is one of my favorites! I hope friends see my comment! 🙂

  • What a terrific list of hostess gift ideas. I love the Tazo tea gift set – wish someone would bring that to our house! 🙂

  • These are great! I need to pick up some of these types for my co-workers! Thanks for the ideas!

  • Seems like taking a hostess gift is forgotten by so many. I would never show up at someones home without a token of thanks.

  • Oh who does not like a nice hostess gift. Chocolate and yummy jam sounds like the perfect hostess gifts!

  • Victoria Heckstall

    Those are such awesome gifts! I always love to receive such kind of amazing gifts. They look so perfect.

  • These make great hostess gifts! I’m all for the rich wine and fruity jams! I love a nice cozy blanket too!

    • Aitza B

      Thanks, Heather. My love language is gifts and I truly believe small tokens make all the difference.

  • I’m all for gifting someone with wine. It always helps you destress during the holidays

    • Aitza B

      It sure does, especially when you’re hosting a bunch of people.

  • E H

    These are the best hostess gifts I have seen in a long time! I would love to get any of these items, the jam looks adorable, and so do those cosy blankets!

  • Tim B

    I actually requested my mother-in-law knit me a blanket last year for Christmas. So have to give the cozy blanket gift idea a thumbs up!

  • Those are creative gift ideas. I think the wine and a blanket would work well for some on my gift giving list.

  • I can imagine the wine and the jam. Although if you could find a really good cracker to go with the jam, that would be nice as well. Good ideas.

    • Aitza B

      Yes! Crackers and some chorizo and you have given your host the perfect spread. Thanks for commenting, David. Hope you have a great holiday season

  • Great list. The Tazo gift basket sounds amazing. My mom is a huge tea drinker so she would love it.

  • adriana

    Hostess gifts are some of my favorites to buy! They are so fun – so many fun options out there. Loving all of your picks!!!