Arrive at your next gathering with a thoughtful item for the home. Here are some unexpected ideas.
2. Elegant Treat Stand
Bringing a sweet treat as your party contribution? Elevate your homemade or store-bought confection on a dessert stand that your hosts can use long after the party has ended.
3. Holiday Ornament
A handpicked holiday ornament feels special in a way that other gifts just can’t. Aim to choose an ornament that has something to do with your friendship, locale or a shared passion. And if you’re looking to gussy up any of the other gifts on this list, consider keeping a stash of small ornaments to tie on with ribbon.
4. Glass Food Storage Containers
Help your hosts handle the party feast leftovers with ease by gifting a set of nesting food storage containers. This utterly practical gift is one that most hosts won’t be expecting — but will be very happy to receive!
5. Small Vase With Personality
A petite arrangement of flowers in a pretty vase is easier to tote (and often more appreciated) than an overblown bouquet. Stock up on a few bud vases — filled or empty, they make a great go-to gift.
6. New Cookbook
An inspiring new cookbook makes a great gift for hosts who love to try new things in the kitchen. Personalize their copy by writing a note inside the book, and tie it with pretty ribbon.