best diy hostess gifts

Tis the season dear readers! Between now and January 2nd you’ll likely be invited to 92 separate parties or get togethers and you can’t show up empty handed to a single one! With that in mind, I’ve included my favorite DIY Hostess gifts for your reviewing pleasure. I’d suggest you choose one of these items, set aside a few hours in the near future, and make a bunch at once… cute packaging and all. Then when it’s party time you’ll only have to focus on what to wear and which daring shade of lipstick looks ‘holiday appropriate’!

sweet and savory gift basket

I adore this baked basket from Country Living… who doesn’t want some homemade corn bread?

herb hostess gift

A little potted herb becomes something far more special with a little packaging from Precious Sister

diy necklace gray and gold

Granted, this gold and quartz necklace requires a little extra skill but with our step by step tutorial you might just consider trying to impress all your fashion forward hostesses this year!coffee to go gift

For something far simpler, consider this clever Coffee, Pastry, Magazine packaging from Think Garnish.

persimmon gift

A holiday loaf is as heartwarming as they come and since this one’s made by our very own Table Editor, you know it’s going to be fantastic! Get the recipe here.

diy beeswax candles

What I love most about these beeswax candles from Oh Happy Day is how unexpected and sweet they are.

gifts for a dog lover

Is your host a dog-lover? Consider something just for Fido, you can get the recipe HERE

DIY sugar and cinnamon scrub

This Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub from Savy Naturalista is so simple to make and so easy to package beautifully.

hostess gifts for men

This idea from Ruffled Blog would be the perfect gift if your host is a man.

DIY Colorful Serving Spoons

A little paint and some help from Collect and Carry and you can turn some wooden utensils into a darling gift!

breakfast gift basket

Who wouldn’t want the gift of, well, breakfast?? Martha Stewart shows you how to pull it all together right!

make your own red wine charm

Make your hostess some fabulous Jewelry Inspired Wine Charms using my tutorial HERE.

loafing around tag

A fun recipe and a free printable tag for some holiday bread from Crazy Little Projects

DIY Cocoa Kit

Hot Chocolate is infinitely more exciting when you package it as beautifully as Sugar and Cloth does!

homemade cleaning product

Ok, these homemade cleaning products featured on Hostess with the Mostess are definitely for the over-achievers, but darn it, they’re too cute not to include!

Homemade Apple Chips

Last but not least, these Homemade Apple Chips from The Paper Mama are dainty and classic!

What’s your go-to Hostess Gift, I’d love to know! Comment below and let’s chat! ~Rachel