I see a lot of ideas on Instagram and Pinterest for “quick” hostess/teacher/appreciation gifts, but most of them are expensive and involve alcohol. Neither of those are things I can work with, so today I’m sharing a simple and inexpensive appreciation gift that doesn’t include booze. LOL.
I really loved having a stash of supplies to put together hostess gifts during the holidays, so I decided to make a summer version of my homemade granola hostess gift idea. The recipe I used in the winter was harvesty and warm, so I chose this peanut butter granola and mixed in coconut & chocolate chips after it came out of the oven. Side note – that granola recipe is YUM.
My local Ross carries packages of really nice kitchen towels – I paid $5 for this package of 3. The wooden spoon is a Dollar General Find, and my jar came from Dollar Tree. Adding in the cost of my granola supplies (from Aldi), one hostess gift costs less than $7.
Some people wonder, “When is it appropriate to bring a hostess gift?” Here’s my rule of thumb – if I’ve been invited to an event where someone is the hostess, I bring a gift. That includes things like meals, parties or overnight visits in someone’s home. Even if you’re contributing to the meal, it’s still nice to bring a little something for your hostess.
Here are a few other resources for hostess gifts:
Keep your eyes open for the items you need for these gifts – I usually pick them up here and there when I find a good deal. Pretty soon you’ll have a nice stash of supplies ready for the next time you need a hostess gift!