Hostess gift do’s and don’ts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The best party guests never show up to someone's home empty handed. Blogger Sarah Scoop visited Fox 4 to share some ideas to consider this holiday season. The best part is that all of the featured gift ideas are local.


General Do's and Don'ts for Hostess Gifts:

Do: Give gifts that make sense for the host's personality and lifestyle

Don't: Give gifts that are complicated or require lots of work

Do: Give gifts they can use at their party or future gatherings

Don't: Bring gifts that have to be compiled when you arrive (flowers, cheese plates, etc.)

Do: Bring gift sets or create your own!

Don't: Bring anything that has been re-gifted or sitting in your home!

For the Hostess with the Mostess

For the host/hostess that has it can be hard to know what to bring when you get their invite! Think beyond wine and flowers. Here are a few ideas:

  • Room Spray - who doesn't want a fresh smelling home?
  • Bee's Wrap (to wrap leftovers) - a convenient and organic way to wrap your leftovers!
  • Holiday Ornaments - a thoughtful and different gift in time for the holiday season
  • Local Candles - light a candle and set the mood. These local candles represent different areas of Kansas City and make for a fun gift!

For the Host that Loves to Party

For the host/hostess that is always having people over, it's always good to give them a gift that they can use for their next gathering! Here are a few ideas:

  • Organizing Lists (to-do lists, meal planning, etc.) - to help plan and stay organized
  • Local Gift Sets - A variety of gift sets options to inspire you! From a honey gift set to condiments gift pack!

For the Tired Host/Hostess

For the host/hostess that is tired...whether they have little kids or just a busy life, you can bring gifts that will help them relax after the celebration is over! Here are a few ideas: 

  • Relaxing Mist - once the party is over, this will help you relax and unwind
  • Eye Pillows - get a good night's rest post-party with these eye pillows
  • Lavender Tea Gift Set - lavender is naturally calming and soothing