Cheese board, moscow mule mugs, and pears spread across a wooden surface. Cheese board, moscow mule mugs, and apples spread across a wooden surface.

Thank Your Hosts

Thank Your Hosts

You know how much work goes into holiday hosting, so be sure to return the favor when you’re a guest. Keep reading for tips on creating fun and easy gifts that will guarantee you a return invite for next year’s party. One of our faves? Morning-after java.

‘Tis the season for carol singing, snow angel making and, obviously, gift giving. Show gratitude to your holiday hosts by creating a personalized basket of coffee fixins, snacks, wine—you get the gist.

Gift basket with coffee and mugs. Gift basket with coffee and mugs.
Gift basket with cheese and wine. Gift basket with cheese and wine.

Ignore a hostess who says “Just bring yourself.” A wine and hors d’oeuvres basket is a gift that keeps on giving—and lets her treat herself for a change.

Sure, the pleasure of your company is all that’s technically requested. But you know what’s also nice? Cheese and cabernet. Give your host what she really wants with this personalized treat basket.

Gathered essentials for gift basket. Gathered essentials for gift basket.

Step 1

Stock up on essentials like coasters, a cheeseboard, napkins, salt & pepper shakers, appetizer plates and—we can’t stress this enough—wine.

Stock up on essentials like coasters, a cheeseboard, napkins, salt & pepper shakers, appetizer plates and her favorite red or white vintage.

Essentials being placed in gift basket. Essentials being placed in gift basket.

Step 2

Line a hand-woven wicker basket with a seasonal napkin, then layer on the goodies with the largest and heaviest items at the bottom.

Bottle of wine inserted into a birch vase. Bottle of wine inserted into a birch vase.

Want to really impress your friends? Dress up that bottle of red with a birch vase and napkin ring.

Have any vases and napkin rings lying around? Collect lots of likes by using them to present your wine.

Vanilla, brown sugar, and marshmellow handsoaps. Red truck ornament.

Make it quick

No time to DIY? Snag the perfect grab-and-go gift to fit your host’s personality.

Pressed for time? Don’t arrive empty-handed—just swing by Pier 1 for a grab-and-go gift.

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Peach scented candle. Apple and cinamon scented candle.