Today we're talking DIY holiday hostess gifts. I always take a gift to the hostess when invited to a dinner, a party, or any type of gathering. Since we will be celebrating the holidays for the next few weeks the Thrift Store Decor Team is sharing hostess gift ideas that fit the season.
Usually the hostess has gone to great lengths preparing food and entertainment for her (or his) guests. Taking them a small gift is a really nice thank you. Making them a gift is even better.
The cookie stand or "whatever" stand in the first photo can be customized with your hostess in mind, using her favorite colors or even using a similar piece to her dinnerware.
The little blue angel magnets are vintage gift tags that I turned into magnets. DIY magnets are easy to craft and you can use almost any smallish item to make a magnet. I've used vintage earrings, seashells, mini pom poms, and things I found in my junk drawer. Tell me someone who doesn't have at least one magnet in their home! (strong magnets like these from Amazon work best)
What I call my "Bling Bottles" are cute gifts for anyone. You could customize the small green bottles with miniature ornament garland or red bling for Christmas or orange bling for Thanksgiving.
I stenciled these wood coasters a few Summers ago but I made confetti tile coasters for party time and they would be the perfect hostess gift.
If you aren't into making a gift you can easily put together a mug with candy inside. Select a candy you know your hostess likes and fill the cup or Moscow Mule with the candy, a bit of paper filler, and cellophane and ribbon for the wrap.
I actually made these Moscow Mule mug gifts for my neighbors a couple of years ago. I found the mugs at Goodwill if you can believe that. You could also use plain mugs from Dollar Tree and fill them with Dollar Tree items like I did here.
How about taking the Hostess the gift of homemade chocolate candy??
How about making the hostess a cool little snow scene like mine in a salt....or pepper shaker? In case you missed the post with a bunch of snow scene DIY's it's here.....Snow Scene Displays In Glass Containers And Silver Plate Trays
You could also make the hostess, friend, neighbor a teacup ornament......
Teacup Ornament Video Tutorial
You can find my shopping list for entertaining friends on the Petticoat Junktion Amazon page here!
See what the team members of Thrift Store Decor selected as their favorite Holiday Hostess Gifts.....
Handmade Gift Ideas For Hostess And Neighbors - My Repurposed Life
DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts - Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Easy DIY Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas - Organized Clutter
Handmade Hostess Gifts - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Find all of our favorite DIY Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team below.....
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