December 4, 2018 | News & Updates

Practical Holiday Host Gifts

Hosting a holiday party is hard work. The prep, the shopping, the cooking, the cleaning, and then actually entertaining are all reasons that the host deserves a gift. You can, of course, always bring a nice bottle of wine or some flowers (in a vase – bringing loose flowers to someone busy with hosting may not be appreciated), but what about if your gift to thank your friend was a little more practical? We’ve assembled some holiday host gift ideas that will actually make your friend’s life easier.

A person's hands holding a small gift wrapped in cream patterned paper with a pinecone decoration on top

Breakfast for the next morning

The morning after a party is exhausting. There’s post-festivity clean up to deal with on top of the mere handful of hours of sleep they probably received after everyone went home. Either arrange for breakfast to be delivered in the morning or prepare some fancy overnight oats, fruit salad, orange juice, and champagne. Pop it all into your host’s fridge when you arrive with a card to say thank you!

Beautiful reusable grocery bags and a recipe book

If someone is having a holiday soirée, they probably entertain regularly throughout the year. This means that they spend time planning menus and grocery shopping often and would probably love to elevate that shopping experience with some beautiful grocery bags. Plus, there are only so many hours you can spend on Pinterest looking at recipes before you crave the expertise of Ina Garten or Giada De Laurentiis.

Really good coffee

Sticking with the post-entertaining morning theme, what host wouldn’t love a few bags of delicious, locally roasted coffee? Make sure you notice whether they like to grind their own or not and then purchase accordingly.

A lovely candle and your favourite novel

This one is a little less practical, but it was worth including because your friend will love it. A candle is a perfect host gift because it is consumable, like wine or flowers, so you’re not adding stuff to their home, but they can enjoy it a little longer. Reading beside a lit candle is basically winter heaven, so add your favourite novel to the gift and give your host a future peaceful, wintery moment.

Dry cleaning gift certificates

No matter how tidy holiday party guests are, there’s bound to be some laundry in the morning. Do your host a big favor by giving them some dry cleaning gift certificates and then make a note in the card that they can schedule for Parkers Custom Clothing Care to come to their home and pick up their dry cleaning at no extra charge. They can stay in their pajamas and still get some chores done!

Pick up a Parkers Custom Clothing Care gift card and bring your next holiday host a gift they will appreciate after the party is over!

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