Well, Halloween’s over and that can only mean one thing… the holiday season is now underway and with it come the invitations to the various festivities and parties. Now is a great time to look into hostess gifts (and host gifts), especially for those last minute invitations.
Hostess gifts don’t have to be elaborate, but it ultimately depends on the occasion and whether an overnight stay is involved. When it comes to holiday parties, however, hostess gifts are usually a small gesture of appreciation for being welcomed into someone’s home.
Wine remains one of the more popular hostess gifts. According to many sources, wine consumption is growing in North America, with the US now the world’s largest market for wine by volume (source: Gomberg-Fredrikson), though Canada’s per capital consumption is a bit higher than that of the US. Wine consumers are also becoming more knowledgeable and more adventurous with an increasing interest in the different varieties of wine from different geographical locations. This presents an excellent opportunity for Hostess Gifts, particularly when it comes to Organic wines. There are now a number of excellent organic wine options and at varying price levels including some great local Organic wines such as Frog Pond Farms in Ontario, Summerhill Pyramid Winery in BC and Bonterra in the US. There are also a great number of excellent organic wines worldwide.
Spirits are also an appropriate gift and it is becoming increasingly easier to find Organic versions of spirits, especially vodka. Here are a few options
Food gifts, whether homemade or gift baskets are also a good option for a hostess gift, but etiquette states that the recipient should not be expected to serve the food gift as part of the celebration. Rather it should be clear to the recipient that it is intended solely for their enjoyment and left completely at their discretion whether or not to serve it. Our Fresh Unlimited Organic Gift Baskets Collection features a number of great options for hostess gifts, from our Coffee Bliss gift basket to a more elaborate Distinctive Gourmet Gift Baskets. Simple gourmet foods items are also excellent ideas, particularly for those who love to cook such as our Pink Himalayan Salt Gift Set or our Organic Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Set.
Other great alternatives for hostess gifts include items that would add a touch of beauty to the host’s home without overwhelming their decor. Our Tres’Or Beeswax Candle Cube Trio would add a nice touch of ambiance to any setting while our Glycerine Soap Trio, (three glycerine cubes in a translucent green and a translucent purple), would add a great touch of beauty and color!