10 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas for Your Next Holiday Cocktail Party


This time of year is packed full of holiday gatherings. There are work parties, get-togethers among friends, and neighbourhood gatherings. Don’t arrive empty-handed to your next holiday cocktail party. Find some creative and whimsical ideas from the list below.

 

Wine Glass Charms

These adorable wine glass charms will ensure no one forgets where they placed their wine glass. Plus, they’re cute and make fun conversation starters.

 

Erasable Wine Glass Markers - Even better, let everyone write their own names with these erasable wine glass markers. This set in particular comes in 5 colors. The marker dries in minutes and can be easily washed off with soap and water.

 

Cookie Mixes in a Jar - You can now purchase these at your local grocery store, but why not make your own? Follow the instructions for this Chocolate Peppermint Cookies in a Jar mix and surprise your host with her own jar of ready-made Christmas cookies.

 

Personalised Cork Coasters - These are fun and creative way to show appreciation to your host. You can purchase monogrammed cork coasters or make your own quite easily from supplies you can find at your local craft and DIY store.

 

DIY Herb or Spice Blends - A few glass jars, some recipes from Pinterest, and you have a homemade gift idea that is unique and delicious. Short on time? Wrap up spice or herb gift boxes. You can find various ones for every budget and any occasion.

 

Board Games - Think Jenga, Sorry, or Clue - a classic game that may bring back some favourite childhood memories. If your host and hostess have children, include a game for them like Candy Land or Headbandz.

 

Downton Abbey Wine Glasses - This is a perfect gift for that Downton Abbey fan! These wine glasses come in a set of 4, each with a different quote from the beloved character, Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

 

Personalised Ornaments - Many local craft fairs feature homemade Christmas ornaments that can be personalised, especially this time of year. If you’re crafty you can also choose from one of these ideas and make one specifically for your host and their family.

 

Which of these ideas would you bring to your next holiday cocktail party? What ideas would you add to this list?
 by Kathy Stenberg

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