On of the sweetest part of the holidays is getting together with family and friends for parties and shared meals. It's always nice to bring a gift of thanks for the host(s) but here are my two favorite twists on the idea. The best part is, they're both quick to put together and you can customise them or DIY as much or as little as you like!
- The Recovery Bundle -
We all know how crazy exhausted one can be after throwing a party so I love bringing gifts that will be treats for the host or hostess to enjoy in a moment of quiet after the guests have gone. And that's just what this little bundle of goodies is for: a sip of tea to enjoy with some clementines and really great chocolate.
Here's what I put in mine:
- good quality tea
- good quality chocolate
- a bamboo spoon
- a customized mug
- a little straw ornament to decorate
Here's where you can do as little or as much as you like: include a nice mug that you've picked up at the housewares store or customize a basic one with a ceramics pen and the initial of your giftee. You could mix up a batch of herbal tea yourself or grab a pretty package from the store. The sky is the limit!
- Brunch for Morning -
The last thing you want to do the morning after a big bash is dirty dishes. That's why giving your hosts a basket filled with everything they need for a nice breakfast is a great idea. It's something to look forward to when you wake up the next morning instead of only thinking of clean-up. I also love leaving this gift for friends and family who have just returned home after a long trip. Then they don't have to worry about what might still be good in the fridge!
Here's what I included:
- a good quality tea
- lovely (cherry) jam
- a bubbly orange drink
- nutmeg muffins
Now get creative: make your favorite muffin recipe and include the recipe card or hop by the bakery and grab some bagels and flavored cream cheese. Maybe you want to go a step farther and include some napkins in a pretty pattern, too. Mix it up, it's sure to be appreciated!