(Closed) NWR – Do you have a go-to hostess gift?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

My go to is a bottle of wine. If you go out to a liquor store, someone there should be able to help you choose a nice one! 

Post # 4
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My go to is also a bottle of wine.  But I think the homemade cookies would be great!

Post # 6
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I, too, usually go for a nice bottle of wine. Barring that, I usually try to stay away from anything that would require their immediate attention upon receiving it. For example, I never bring flowers because then they have to stop what they’re doing to find a vase, etc…

Post # 7
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think your homemade cookies sounds wonderful!

I don’t really have a “go to” hostess gift, but I know that I really appreciate receiving flowers, as long as they’re already in a vase so I don’t have to search for one.  Though, my favorite gifts are homemade goods, like cookies, a pie, or anything edible.

Post # 8
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bottle of wine, a candle, something homemade. Cookies would be a great idea, maybe put them on a nice serving tray for her to keep or in a jar.

Post # 9
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I love the idea of getting a nice platter to put the cookies on!!!

Post # 10
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We always bring wine even though we don’t know diddly squat about wines. 🙂

Our solution is to go to a wine/liquor specialty store and give them a price range and let them go to town. If you are in a time crunch, you can go to a specialty store like BevMo! or Total Wine & More and pick a color (red or white) and pick one with 90+ points. I figured if some kind of publication thinks it’s awesome, it should work! Generally speaking, we aim around the $30-40 price range for wine.

For plants, I would do orchids or succulents since they’re not scented and last a long time. We get orchids quite inexpensively here at Trader Joe’s. I would hesitate to bring scented cut flowers in case the hostess/host is allergic. I’m personally highly allergic to many flowers so we are very careful with what plants/flowers we have at home.

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