Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

12 Dec

by Deanne

For the holiday season, I took a job that would challenge me to learn about cooking tools and trends.  On my first day working at the only Williams-Sonoma store in Iowa, I was kept on my toes by questions from many holiday shoppers.   

Several customers asked for hostess gift ideas.  I looked online and selected a few ideas from the under $25 gift category.  Check out my ideas and please, please…..offer any ideas you have found to use as good hostess gifts.

To personalize a gift, when you are not sure what the hostess interests are, you could select this cute monogram cheese board with a little spreader.

Photo of Monogram Cheese Board

 Does your hostess make a habit of entertaining?  A fine dipping oil would make a gift that will come in handy at this party or the next one coming soon.

Photo of Dipping Oils

Imagine the smell of a lovely Meyer lemon candle made with essential oils.  That would be a gift I would enjoy, so perhaps your hostess would like it too.

Photo of Candle

These little salt and pepper shakers are really fun because they stack.  If your hostess likes to camp in the summer this gift would keep on giving beyond the season. 

Photo of Salt and pepper shakers

A mini pie dish is something I own. I have two.  Two of them are just right for making our quiche recipe.  I have also made smaller apple pies, so I don’t end up over eating by having a whole pie sitting around.  It would be extra special if you put a recipe you like in the dish.

Photo of Mini Pie Dish

How about you?  When you go to a party do you take a hostess gift?  I’d love to hear some ideas from you!  Another great source for ideas is of course Pinterest!


6 Responses to “Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas”

  1. Mary Jane December 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Sounds like a great place to work. Do you want my list?

  2. Clarice December 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    first post I have seen in a long time! Hope things are going well — I could use some new frying pans and cookware – any suggestions…

    • realocalcooking December 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Clarice! The All-Clad seems to be quite popular. I am just learning about it. I will let you know as I study it more.

  3. Corrine December 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Loved your suggestions!! And since we have 4 different parties we are going to, starting tonight…your suggestions really got my head whirling…. got some neat stuff ready to go. THANKS

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