Tuesday, November 20, 2012

gift guide : for the thanksgiving host

Have you picked up a present for the hostess yet? It's the best way to say thank you. I think practicality is essential when you're picking out a present for a Thanksgiving hostess. I aim to make their life easier with their gift since they did do a bulk of the work. We're just going in our stretchiest of pants to accommodate room for food.

{starbucks giftcard}
Trust me, after cooking a huge meal for about 50 people for Thanksgiving all you want is stuff handed to you. You don't even want to look at the kitchen for a few days or a week. Your hostess can use this giftcard before hitting the sale on Black Friday or just to get a cup of tea to relax.

{a bottle of vino}
This is the most popular and easiest of all gifts. Your hostess can use it the day of Thanksgiving at the dinner table or with the little snacks served right before dinner, or for their own enjoyment. After cooking Thanksgiving last year, I got a beautiful bottle of Chianti and spent the following 4 days sitting outside in the cool Florida weather. And if you're going with this present, make sure to check out c&é's choosing the best wine tips!

{christmas ornament}
Most families spend the day after Thanksgiving decorating their Christmas tree. A little ornament to remind the host of your gratuity is the perfect personal touch. Most people are weary about accepting presents on Thanksgiving and this is the perfect way of saying thank you.

{via} edited by c&é

{table decor}
Last year, I remembered last minute of all the table decor I needed to do and set up and it stressed me out. Luckily for me, I had a good amount of stuff laying around the house to assist me in decorating. Offer ahead of time, to bring over the table decor. If the host accept, then make sure you show up at a timely manner to set everything up!

{a massage}
No, I'm not saying to get down on your knees and give your host a massage. Treat him or her to the spa! A day of unwinding is much needed after cooking. I was also given a gift card to get my nails done last year, which I used promptly.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out c&é's giftguide for a dinner party host!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for these ideas, Supal. I really like the idea of bringing and setting up the table decor for your host/hostess. I can only imagine how stressful it can be to cook a big dinner AND worry about decorating. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!


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