‘Tis the season for holiday parties and traveling, and with that the need for hostess gifts! Frankly, I think hostess gifts are a lost art. Like the handwritten thank you card, they don’t seem to be as popular now as they were with previous generations. We should change that!
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I like hostess gifts because they’re a simple way to say “thank you” when someone invites you into their home during the holiday season. Amidst the hustle and bustle, the thoughtful gesture of bringing a hostess gift when going somewhere is a reminder of the spirit of giving that’s so prevalent this time of year. Your host/hostess will be especially thankful when you personalize the gift to them.
There are so many options out there, but in the spirit of supporting small businesses, I thought it would be fun to focus on military spouse or veteran-produced hostess gifts this season! When you shop these items, you support a great group of entrepreneurs and get unique items. Plus all of these would be great hostess gifts for military and civilians alike!
Hostess Gifts for the Holidays
There’s a little something for everyone in this round up of hostess gifts!
A classic hostess gift is a bottle of wine, but what about a bottle of bourbon for those who like something a little stronger? Try Merica Bourbon or, if you’re looking for wine, find a bottle from one of the many veteran-owned wineries out there. You could even wrap the wine or bourbon bottle in one of the fun tea towels from The Nomadic Nation Shop.
If your host is more of a coffee fanatic than an alcohol aficionado, try the Classy Broads coffee sample pack and the fun mug from The Rosie Project. (You can use “RACHELM” at checkout to get 10% off the mug from The Rosie Project!) I had the privilege of meeting the fabulous military spouses behind both companies while in Orlando earlier this year and highly recommend checking out the awesome things they’re working on!
The cookbook that’s linked may be something making its way onto my own Christmas list! I love that the author is putting her own spin on recipes she’s picked up through her travels as a military spouse. And, of course, the recipes look delicious!
As you plan your party and travel schedule this holiday season, keep some of these suggestions in mind for your hostess gifts!