Hostess Gift

We were invited to the home of one of my husband’s supervisors.  Although I had heard her name several times, I had never met her or any of the other guests. I wanted to take a hostess gift, a simple gift, yet thoughtful. All my Cream Cheese Apple Bread was gone and I’ve heard you shouldn’t take flowers, because the hostess is often busy and bringing flowers adds more work…..since now she has to search for a vase.  Although I love fresh flowers and don’t mind grabbing a vase.

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Simple Hostess Gift

That’s when I thought of our over abundance of fruit in our own back yard.  After searching my stash for a spare basket, I created a simple but cute tag with a pretty ribbon.  I lined the basket with a pretty paper napkin left over from past parties.  Done!

Gifts don’t always have to cost money or take a lot of time to be thoughtful.

hostess gift

The BBQ was enjoyable and I think she liked the gift.

Items needed:

  • Basket- Any type of basket will work.  I’d stick a smaller variety.
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper or and old book
  • Festive napkin
  • Ribbon
  • Gift item – Fruit, wine, fresh cut flowers, jam, etc…  Think outside the box.





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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!