The holidays are fast approaching! While you might be squaring away travel plans, or hammering out who has space for the family’s Thanksgiving Dinner, there’s something important we want you to remember- your host!
Between Halloween and New Years, there will be celebrations galore, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to thank a great host. Now is the perfect time to get your hostess gifts wrapped and ready. Plan ahead, before the holiday hustle takes over, and snag a few of our favorite host gifts. Wrap them up, stash them away, and when the time arrives, you’re ready to make a great impression.
Don’t settle for common, though. Here at Emily G’s were fans of putting a twist on a classic. Take, for example, our Emily G’s Peach Marmalade Jam. Sure, it’s great on biscuits, and we love a good old fashioned classic. But why not jazz it up? Use Emily G’s Peach Marmalade Jam in a peach margarita, or try a spicier version as a dipping sauce for eggrolls. Uncommonly delicious! Bring some of that creativity to your hostess gifts this holiday season.
Here are a few Emily G’s approved host gifts for upcoming holiday gatherings:
5- Potted Plant: Flowers are beautiful, but they have a short shelf life. Instead, opt for a potted plant. It brightens the room, requires less care, and is more sustainable. If you have an incredibly busy host, a sweet succulent or snake plant is a perfect low maintenance option.
4-Fresh Baked Goods: If you’re skilled in the kitchen, bring your host or hostess a freshly baked loaf of bread, a dozen cookies, or even a breakfast dish for the next day. If you’re not skilled in the kitchen, you can always employ a local baker and wrap your buy in pretty paper.
3- Artisanal Soap and Hand Towel: Hosts know that they’ll have to cover all their bases- including the bathroom. Offer your host a unique way to beautify a space that might need a little TLC when you have a house full of people. Head to your local farmer’s market or check the online marketplace for handmade soaps. Wrap it up with a seasonal hand towel for an added bonus.
2- Game Time: The holidays are for family time, after all. Encourage a friendly competition with Uno, or full-on strategy with Catan. Step up your game with a marble Dominoes set that doubles as a decorative piece. Pair it with a hand written card encouraging your host to enjoy family time on a day when all the guests are gone.
1- Emily G’s Gift Set: We might be slightly biased, but Emily G’s gift baskets truly make a statement. With several to choose from, as well as customizable options, these baskets are the perfect gift for your gracious host. One of our favorites is the "Charcuterie Jam Kit". With three flavors of our most popular product, as well as a guide to creating the perfect charcuterie board, your host will feel the “Jam of Love”!
At Emily G’s, we believe in making a sweet impression. Spread the love this holiday season with an uncommonly perfect gift for your host or hostess.
As we head into the busy holiday season, Emily G's will be jammin' in the kitchen, creating some of our favorites to share with your friends, family, and guests- like our seasonal Santa Jam, which happens to make a great stocking stuffer.