Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for me that means plenty of gatherings with friends for dinner parties all month long! And if you’re anything like me, you hate to show up empty handed, but this can become really difficult if you don’t want to do the same ole thing over and over again. For me it’s typically a bottle of wine, champagne or alcohol, and although it seems hard to go wrong with that choice, sometimes something a little different can make a huge difference! Just the other night I attended a beautiful Friendsgiving hosted by the wonderful Megan Martin from Megan Martin Creative and struggled to find the perfect little gift. After going back and forth trying to decide on the best way to show my appreciation, I decided on a bottle of champagne and a homemade Cinnamon Streusel Cake mini loaf, packaged in pretty tissue paper and little handwritten tags!

This was a cute, easy and delicious little treat to leave behind for the hostess, but if you’re looking for a few more options here are a couple of my favorites, including the one from the other night!

HOMEMADE GOODIES + HANDWRITTEN TAGS

Fall Hostess Gift

REWINED CANDLES

These upcycled wine bottle candles are so cute and smell great! The Seasonal Spiked Cider would be perfect for a fall dinner party, paired with a handwritten thank you note!

Rewind Candle Fall Hostess Gift

MASON JAR SALTED CARAMEL HOT CHOCOLATE

These are adorable! I love the idea of utilizing some of the mason jars accumulated over the years to create these hot chocolate mixes! Learn how to make them here: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix 

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PERSONALIZED MUGS

They are complete with a hot chocolate kit! Learn how to make them here: DIY Monogram Mugs + Hot Coco Kit

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S’MORES KIT

How about this s’mores kit?! Sitting by the fire pit and roasting up marshmellows for some s’mores is one of my favorite things to do in this cooler weather! This may be one of my favorite ideas to bring a host/hostess! Learn how to make them here: S’more Kits for Any Occasion

S'mores Kit, Today's Fabulous Finds  (Photo Credit: Today’s Fabulous Finds)

These are just a few of my favorite hostess gifts for the holiday season!

What are you bringing to your next dinner party? Share your favorite hostess gifts below! 

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