Didn’t your mama tell you that you should not visit someone’s house or party empty handed? You try so hard with the dress, arrive on time and please the people you are meeting with your manners. But then did you just forget to carry a gift for the hostess? Boy, you are in trouble. Gifting the hostess is must. It is your way of saying thank you for the food or the party.
Gifting the hostess tradition is dieing away. A hostess gift does not have to be real expensive or anything. Rather it should be thoughtful. You need to know your host a little so that you will get an idea as to what you should gift them. A flower bouquet is also better than nothing. Never ever gift a thing that will burden the hostess or that will generate more work. Like even if you are planning on gifting some flowers, make sure that you find a nice vase. Also trim the ends. Arrange the bouquet well and find a place for it.
Never get food to the party, until your hostess has asked you to get. A wine is good anytime. However, wine and flowers is pretty common, try one of these gifts for your hostess. Try getting the gourmet coffee. Make sure that you buy whole bean coffee as many people like to grind the coffee according to their tastes and needs. But then when you opt for a coffee make sure that you get a regular flavor rather than a fancy one.
Chocolates are anytime okay. They are loved by all. So if you want go for chocolate. If you know that your hostess is the kind of person who loves to cook, get a bouquet of spices. A bouquet of spice is readily available in the market. If you do not know much about spices, hunt for some kitchen equipments. Make sure that the equipments are not too big and not too small, something like linen cloth or unique coasters will be just fine. If you cannot think of anything then go for scented candles.
Also the gift that you are planning on giving your hostess should match the occasion. If you are having a pool side party, there is no way you are gifting flowers. Do that and the joke will be on you. Carry a bottle of vodka or beer for such occasion.
And another important thing is to see the that the gift is well packed. Wrapping it like a car has run over it is a bad way. It simply says that you have taken no trouble in getting the gift. And when your hosts opens the door don’t simply hand over the gift. Greet them first. Walk in. And then hand over the gift. There, it is not that tough job, right?