For the house guest who wants to thank the host or hostess for a relaxing stay at their home, consider making one of these 3 personalized hostess gift ideas. While creating a personalized gift item or whipping up a delightful dish takes careful effort and planning, your host will love your small gesture of thanks and appreciation.
1 -Build a Gift Basket with a Spa Theme
To celebrate a wonderful weekend stay or 7 days of bliss in your friend's home, create a simple and personalized spa gift basket.
Buy body lotions, scented candles, shower gels, an eye mask, fluffy white robe, music cd with mood music and a manicure set.
Or attach a 25 dollar gift certificate to the top of the basket to thank your friend or family member for her hospitality.
2 -Bake Cookies or Cupcakes
For the fabulous frugalista who bakes, nothing says thanks for a wonderful stay like a plate of brownies or a dozen oatmeal raisin cookies paired with a set of small pastel serving plates.
If you bake a mean cupcake, whip up your hostess' favorite flavor. Add sprinkles and a decadent frosting to the top of the petite cakes to specialize your gift.
If you've noticed during your stay that your host adores all types of birds — from peacocks to pheasants, include a pack of peacock napkins when you deliver the cupcakes to her door.
3 -Personalize a Pretty Picture Frame
If you are staying with a host who has pictures scattered all around the home, engrave a gold, silver, pewter or bronze picture frame with his initials.
He can use the personalized frame to showcase a family portrait, or to feature a special and hilarious moment you shared on vacation in his home.
Bonus Hostess Gift-Give a Magazine Subscription as a Gift
If you can't bake or are craft-challenged, give your host a full year subscription to his favorite publication.
By purchasing a subscription to his favorite monthly gossip rag, lifestyle glossy or breaking news source, he will remember your special gift every time he receives the magazine.