DIY and Crafts

Holiday Hostess Gift (That They Will Actually Use)

Hostess Gift

It’s the time of year when Christmas and holiday parties are all around the corner. It’s always nice to give the hostess a little something to thank them for having you, but we all know that can get expensive. I wanted a way to show each person that I appreciated them by giving them something they could use, but I also wanted it to be simple and slightly inexpensive. There are always the wine gift bags, oven mitts with spatulas, and sometimes a box of cookies. I wanted to put together something a little different. 

Hostess Gift

This is where the Target Dollar Spot came into play. They have the cutest Christmas items, all at great prices. This gave me inspiration to put together a great “gift jar” with holiday items. I also loved that I could purchase multiple items to assemble at one time. Then before each party, I grab the jar and go.

Hostess Gift

For each jar I included:

  • Candle (dollar spot)
  • Tea Towels (dollar spot)
  • Wine Glasses (dollar spot)
  • Bottle of Wine
  • Cookie Jar

Total for each Hostess Jar: $35


Hostess Contents

I chose a different bottle of wine for each jar because I wanted it to be personalized. I absolutely loved the bottle in the photos, it is hard not to keep it myself! For some ladies I am also including a blanket scarf. Each jar also got a ribbon around the top, and a gold foil thank you note.

Do you give hostess gifts for holiday parties?

Today I am linking up with Teresa from Crafty Wife and some other lovely ladies to bring you Christmas delights!

Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Reply DIY Just Cuz

    First off, so awesome to participate in this blog hop with you, I’ve always loved your darling blog! I’ve loved this new concept of putting together baskets for people with a theme, and I definitely like when they can be done on a budget! I can’t believe you found most of that at the dollar spot – I love the gold/white/red vibe you have going on, very holiday like and classy! I am heading off to pin this now, and also going to peruse your latest & greatest!!

    November 30, 2015 at 1:43 am
  • Reply Megan

    I love this! I’ve never thought to put everything in a cookie jar but they can reuse it so many times this holiday season!

    November 30, 2015 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Lauren

    This is the BEST idea!!! I’m totally going to make one of these!

    November 30, 2015 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Meg Taylor

    This is a fantastic idea, and I totally agree that any hostess will actually use these things!!

    November 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Veronica Vargas

    Love this idea! I really dislike giving things that people never use!!!! Same goes for getting things that I will never use.. So thoughtful! Xo

    November 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Teresa

    I love giving gifts that people will actually use! What a sweet idea. And the Target Dollar spot is the devil. Before I know it I’ve spent $15 on all their cute little items. It’s terrible. haha

    November 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    You got those glasses at the dollar store?! I feel like I’ve seen similar ones and they’re soo expensive, I’ll have to keep an eye out. Love this idea!

    November 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    what a great idea!! I love this, Macy!

    November 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Karen Schravemade

    Love this idea – so thoughtful! xo

    December 1, 2015 at 2:53 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    What a cute idea! I love how everything is relatively inexpensive and that you could personalize it to fit the host. I also love those tea towels, because as you know I’m super obsessed with reindeer!

    December 1, 2015 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Amber Thomas

    that wine label thoughhhhh. i ALWAYS pick wine by the label and, well, it’s usually a win! 🙂 i love that this is SO practical and useful because sometimes hostess gifts are ANYTHING but that. 🙂

    December 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    What a fun idea! I love that you put the items in a jar rather than a bag or a basket. Everyone can use a jar like that in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing this gift idea!

    December 2, 2015 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Rachel Kaly

    This is so adorable! I love everything in it! And yes that wine bottle is so cute! If I were hosting a party I would be so speechless to get something like this. Its so thoughtful! I will have to make this next time I’m invited to a party!

    December 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Jay

    This is a great idea! Also super smart to make multiple sets at the same time. 🙂 Thank you for sharing – this blog hop is so fun!

    December 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Lora @ Craftivity Designs

    So many goodies can be found in that Target dollar spot! Great gift idea.

    December 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Marissa

    Super cute idea! I love it in the big jar! So many different themes you could use!

    December 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm
  • Leave a Reply