I never like to head to a holiday party (or any party for that matter) without a little something for the host and/or hostess. Just a little token of gratitude for thinking of me and inviting me to their place! But the gift will vary depending on the type of event and the person throwing the party.
If its a super casual party with lots of children and families, I might opt to bring a cake or some homemade cookies in a nice jar or tin. Better yet, if the host doesn’t mind a little mess I may bring some gingerbread cookies for the little ones to decorate! Stonewall Kitchen makes my favorite cake and cookie mixes, and they’re a local New England company!
For a fancier, adults-only party bring along some cheeky cocktail napkins — my favorites are from Domino and blogger Mackenzie Horan’s online boutique, Design Darling. Of course, to go along with your cocktail napkins don’t forget to bring along a bottle of wine or some celebratory bubbly!
I’ve mentioned the S’well Bottle before, but its just because I love it so much. Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours (really!) and hot for 12 hours. I never leave the house without mine. It comes in three sizes and the largest can hold an entire bottle of wine. Picnic anyone?
At a cozier party setting, a nice tin of loose-leaf tea will be appreciated by its recipient. Or surprise them with a fancy Diptyque candle. Choose from a set of minis, or a larger festive scent. Don’t like candles? A fresh floral arrangement delivered a day before or after will leave a lasting impression. Be sure to pick a local flower shop to ensure quality and fast delivery.
And finally, don’t forget the thank you card!!