Thanksgiving Host/Hostess Gifts
“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton
It certainly is! It’s a wonderful day spent with family, enjoying delicious foods, lots of laughs, and maybe even some time planning your attack for Black Friday Shopping.
This year, if you are not hosting this holiday celebration, you may be in need of a host or hostess gift for that special person who is. But what to get them?
Fresh flowers are nice, but after a few days, they’ll start to wilt. So, why not get them something they can keep and enjoy? Here are a few ideas that will show how grateful you are that someone else is doing the cooking – or at least the majority of it!
- Orkney Linen Tea Towels: These linen tea towels from Orkney are a great gift – especially if you’re willing to help dry the dishes after the meal. Linen is a great choice because it’s naturally antimicrobial, and these towels come in lots of different colors – so pick a couple of your favorites.
- Thankful & Grateful Soy Candle: Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and grateful – which makes this soy candle perfect! It’s scented with essential oils and has a bright and colorful boho look to it. Grab some cute matchboxes to make it a complete gift.
- Clover Striped Fringe Throw Blanket: When the weather turns cold, everyone goes searching for a blanket. This Clover Striped Fringe Throw Blanket from Pottery Barn will look so lovely draped on a chair or couch and comes in five different colors. If you know what colors your host currently has in their living room, choose one that will match or try a neutral shade, like khaki.
- Hamilton Beach Fresh Grind Coffee Grinder: Does your host love coffee? Then this coffee grinder is a great way to show your appreciation for hosting everyone for Thanksgiving. It can grind up to 9 tablespoons of coffee, and if you pick up a package of your favorite whole bean coffee, you’ll have a fabulous present.
- Tondo Oval Platter: Thanksgiving is the perfect day to give your host a serving platter. This one is made of albizia wood and is a great oblong shape – perfect for a dining table. It is food-safe, but if you don’t want to just pull it out for special occasions, it could be displayed just about anywhere.
- The Adirondacks: Season by Season by Carl Heilman II: Don’t dismiss a good “coffee table book” for your hosts. This one about the Adirondacks (located in Upstate New York) is just stunning. Carl Heilman II is a photographer who lives in the Adirondacks, and his photographs showcase his true love of the region. You and your hosts might start planning a trip to this region once you flip through the pages.
- Oster Metallic Black Electric Wine Opener: Wine may very well be a part of your Thanksgiving celebration. Bring your host this electric wine opener and a bottle of your favorite vino – and then everyone can enjoy!
- Personalized Deep Dish Pie Plate and Server: Do you have to bring dessert? Then why not bake your pie in a personalized pie plate (with a server) that your hostess can keep when you leave? When the pie is gone, your hostess will love seeing what you brought her.
- Thanksgiving/Autumn Apron: Nobody wants to get splattered with gravy while they’re working in the kitchen. So, bring the hostess this beautiful fall apron – and her clothes will be spared from any Thanksgiving mishaps.
No need to head to Thanksgiving with friends or family with empty hands. Bring your host or hostess one of these gifts as a way to say, “I appreciate all you’ve done to make Thanksgiving special.”