Host and Hostess Gifts They're Sure to Love!

It’s someone else’s turn to host the holidays this year, which is a complete relief for you but a total addition to their plate. That’s why we are huge fans of bringing a host or hostess gift whenever we aren’t the ones having everyone over. Hosting gifts can be tricky though, no one wants to give or receive something that’s never going to be used or is going to be gone by the end of the night.

One of the most fun hostess gifts we like to bring is our DIY pumpkin floral arrangement! It’s fun and festive and totally customizable. If you’re not as hands on, here are some of our other favorites:

  • Hand and Body Scrubs

  • Festive Cloth Napkins

  • Gift Baskets

  • Potted Plants

  • Charcuterie Boards

  • Candles

  • Homemade Potpourri

  • Potted Herbs for an Indoor Herb Garden

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Easy DIY Holiday Gifts

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Tight budget for the holidays this year? We’ve all been there! Today we’re sharing two of our favorite, inexpensive and easy DIYs that make wonderful gifts. Customizable and perfect for just about anyone on your list, these quick and easy projects are a fun way to finish off those last few gifts in an afternoon. Whether you’re crafting alone or with the family, we guarantee these projects will be something the whole crowd will enjoy and put a smile on the recipients’ faces!

DIY Glass Ornaments

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Glass Ornaments are easier than you would think and they make a great impression! A simple winter wonderland or festive classic colors, these are two of our favorite ornament designs and each take 10 minutes, tops! Perfect to make in bulk and distribute to everyone in the family or grab as a last minute add-on for a forgotten party.

What You’ll Need:

  • Glass Ornaments
  • Small trees
  • Fake snow
  • Super glue or hot glue
  • Paint pens
  • Festive paper confetti


For a winter wonderland, start by hot gluing or super gluing your Christmas tree to the bottom of your ornament (we used tweezers to guide it into place). Once this dries, create a paper cone and pour your fake snow into the ornament, as much or as little as desired.

For your festive paper confetti ornament, we started by writing a simple “Merry Christmas” on the outside. Once this dries, simply fill the ornament with your confetti and call it a day!

DIY Hand Decorated Mugs

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A hand decorated mug is a great gift for almost anyone in your life! Whether it’s for their morning coffee or tea, or even a yummy mug cake recipe, everyone can use a great mug. Designing or painting the mug gives the perfect touch of personalization to put a smile on anyone’s face.

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain Ceramic Mugs
  • Assorted Paint Pens
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Painters Tape
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Either paint or draw your desired design on your mug. If case of mistakes, take a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to remove any errors! Bake mugs at 250 F for 30 minutes to set your design. Add some hot cocoa goodies for the perfect gift!