Holiday Host Gift Ideas
While you have robot toys for the kids and a winter fleece for your mother on your holiday gift list, there's one more person to buy for: the holiday party host. Holiday parties are a lot of work and your party host deserves a little token of your appreciation. It doesn't have to be fancy and elaborate -- just something that says "thank you." Here are a few ideas to inspire you to give the right gift to your holiday host.
Close friends and family members always welcome sentimental gifts. A simple picture in a frame, a wall hanging with a cute quote or a special holiday ornament will express your appreciation for their friendship and entertaining efforts.
Nothing says "thank you" quite like a homemade gift. Even if you're not an expert crafter, coming up with a thoughtful gift your host appreciates doesn't require a lot of effort. If your host bakes, put together homemade vanilla using five vanilla beans (split in half) and covered in one cup of vodka in a vintage bottle. Let it steep for a month. If you don't have a month to spare, give it to your guest with a label featuring the date it will be ready to be used. Spiced breads are also a nice idea -- double the gift by baking it in a cute bread pan your host can use again and again.
Hosts With The Most
If your host is a frequent entertainer, consider giving a gift to make throwing a party easier. Buffet organizers, holiday kitchen towels or cute utensil holders add charm to the kitchen or dining room. If your host is into wine, wine accessories like bottle jewelry or chill sticks will be appreciated and used often.
If your host has a goofy personality, perhaps a frivolous gift is in order. Novelty gifts come in all forms -- silly toilet paper holders, joke mugs, or throw pillows in the shape of food. If you think those are too daring, personalized doormats with a goofy welcoming phrase might work. For someone who loves to laugh, this one spreads cheer before guests walk through the door.
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With all the events and errands you have to get done around the holidays, a gift for your host may slip through the cracks. At the last minute, a plant or flowers bring cheer to an entertainer. Look into holiday arrangements or a lovely poinsettia. They can even be repurposed for tablescapes or centerpieces for the next holiday gathering. If your host is a gardener, year-round garden decor is also a great gift to bring delight to an entertainer.
The Lakeside Collection is the place to find a gift for just about anyone on your list. From party hosts to grandparents traveling across the country for the holidays, shop Lakeside to make holidays brighter for friends and family.