It’s the time of year when we count our blessings and spend time with our loved ones. At Julia’s Florist, serving Wilmington and the surrounding areas, our professional florists and gift designers have been busy putting together a list of thoughtful and creativity hostess gifts that would be perfect for anyone who’s hosting your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner.
Great Gift Ideas for Any Host or Hostess
Apart from being good manners, a hostess gift is a great way to show your appreciation of your loved one’s hospitality. Even if you’re invited to a potluck-style meal and planning to bring a dish or two, you should still also come with a hostess gift. It takes a lot of work to organize a dinner and prepare one’s home, kitchen, and table to welcome guests. Show your appreciation with something thoughtful.
1. Friendsgiving Dinner
Friendsgiving dinner is just like Thanksgiving, but only friends are invited. Depending on everyone’s holiday weekend plans, Friendsgiving is usually scheduled for either the Wednesday before or the Wednesday after Thanksgiving Day. This sit-down dinner just for buddies is usually less formal than Thanksgiving Day, so remember that fun is always on the table, when you’re choosing a gift for your hostess.
- A set of homemade baking mixes to simplify your friend’s upcoming holiday baking list
- A fun and cheerful arrangement of autumn flowers to brighten the dinner table or drink cart
- A pair of fuzzy socks to keep your buddy’s toes warm all winter
- A basket of relaxing spa items, so your friend can unwind once everyone has gone home
- Candles scented with the best aromas of the season
- A set of funny fridge magnets, because why not?
- Party poppers to liven the celebration
2. Thanksgiving with Your In-Laws
Elegant Harvest Setting
Regardless of whether you’ll be meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time on Thanksgiving or have known them for years, it’s still important to let them know how much you appreciate them opening up their family, home, and holiday traditions to you. To make sure your gratitude is conveyed sincerely, we recommend selecting a tasteful and elegant gift.
- A stunning floral centerpiece featuring seasonal flowers and other festive accents
- A pricey bottle of wine paired with stemless goblets, wine glass charms, or another accessory
- A pretty box of gourmet chocolates or other treats crafted in your hometown
- A set of gilded measuring spoons
- High-quality serving utensils that are sure to come in handy that same day
- Whiskey stones and a bottle of locally distilled spirits
- A personalized cutting board with a set of pretty cheese knives
3. Thanksgiving with Your Family
If you’re heading home to your parents’ or grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s still important to bring a hostess gift. Show them what a well-mannered person they’ve raised and how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful gift. Choose an item they’ll love or something that’ll help your family make happy memories all day.
- A homemade apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie in a festive pie plate
- Fancy hand soap that’ll have everyone washing constantly and no one taking home an unwanted virus
- Activities for the kids, like a not-too-messy craft project or a new game
- New toys to occupy the household pets
- A set of holiday cookie cutters for your favorite baker
- Decorative dish towels and helping hand during clean-up
- A party game for everyone to play after dinner
Find the Perfect Floral Gifts for Any Thanksgiving Host
If you’re still not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving for your host or hostess, we recommend flowers. It’s best to choose an arrangement or centerpiece that’s already put together because your host probably won’t have time to trim and arrange a bouquet of freshly cut blooms. If you’d like a recommendation or further assistance selecting a gift for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving host or hostess, we welcome you to stop by Julia’s Florist showroom. Our expert florists will help you pick the perfect floral arrangement, potted plant, or festive floral centerpiece to show your host just how much you appreciate their hospitality.