Whether you're spending time with family or dining with neighbors across the street, a host/hostess gift is a great way to start the event off right (and ensure another invite). Coming up with the right gift can be tough, so we like to have several go-to gifts (stashed in a closet), and of course, NotPaper gift bags on hand to avoid a last minute dash to the store. Here's our guide to some of our favorite gifts:
Salt & Pepper grinders or shakers
A well-seasoned meal is all we can hope for as a host, but it is always nice to have a back-up plan. In all seriousness, a handsome salt & paper shaker is great gift that is sure to be used for years to come.
While a bottle of wine is always a lovely way to say "thanks," we prefer a nice bottle of olive oil as it is an unexpected gift and can be enjoyed for months.
A great candle is pretty and smells good, enough said.
Whether there are kids involved in the event or not, a puzzle is a terrific gift. You can also tailor the puzzle's theme to the season, holiday or tastes of the host.
Sharing a cookbook we adore is a great way to way to show your gratitude. Go ahead and mark a couple of your favorite recipes.