Fall is sure to fill up your social calendar with pumpkin-carving get-togethers, Halloween parties, tailgates, football parties, and Thanksgiving. As a result, there are a lot of hostess gifts to give. Hostess gifts are always thoughtful, but giving the same gift can get repetitive and boring, not to mention expensive. Purchasing a great bottle of wine or chocolates is extremely kind, but there is nothing more heartfelt than making something yourself. With fall in the air, it’s time to break out the baking dishes and get creative!
If you are a cupcake lover, why not make some cupcakes in fall flavors such as pumpkin, apple spice, or maple.. Then place them into a lovely gift box with a ribbon around it.
In the spirit of Halloween, candy is always a welcomed gift. Why not try making it at home? Experiment with maple syrup caramels, chocolate pumpkin bark, salted caramel popcorn, or pumpkin fudge. Remember that presentation is key, so use a cute box or plate for the candy.
Maybe your favorite go-to gift is a nice bottle of alcohol. You still can gift it, but with a more unique twist. Pick up a bottle of your favorite indulgence, but instead of just placing it in a wine gift bag, place it in a basket along with some sunflowers and some homemade chocolates. Or, you can make your own flavor-infused alcohol. Infused alcohol takes time so plan accordingly. Here is a detailed guide to how to make the West Coast Tavern’s recipe for a fall flavored infused bourbon.
Fall is the season for baking! The smell of pumpkins, cinnamon, and apples fills the air, so pick up some fall spices like pumpkin pie spice, package it in a cute gift bag, and attach a copy of your favorite fall recipe. This is thoughtful and simple. Another idea is to give cookie or brownie mix. Using your favorite recipe, layer the ingredients in a glass jar and tie on the recipe with ribbon or twine.
When time is short, buying something is always great. However, the secret to the perfect hostess gift is pairing it with something special. For example, give a cute cheeseboard along with a delicious cheese selection, or give the hostess her favorite selection of coffee along with a cute set of mugs. These gifts show that you really went the extra mile.
Bringing one of these thoughtful gifts will make your gift memorable and show how appreciative you are of their hospitality.