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40 DIY Hostess Gift Ideas: What to Bring for the Holidays

Not a clue what to bring your party hostess? Check out these stellar DIY gift ideas!

By: Emma Hassemer, Editor, DIYIdeaCenter.com
40 DIY Hostess Gift Ideas What to Bring for the Holidays

The holidays are coming up, which means it's about to be party central. From Thanksgiving gatherings to Christmas shindigs, it's going to be a busy couple of months. Whether it's your parents hosting a get-together or your neighbors, it's appropriate to show your appreciation with a housewarming or hostess gift. But, what on Earth do you get them?

There's no need to spend your whole paycheck on a luxurious present when you can make you hostess a gift just as nice. These presents don't need to be anything extravagant or over the top, but just a little somethin' somethin' to show your gratitude for whomever is may be hosting the party. These DIY hostess gift ideas are very fitting for any holiday festivity. The best types of gifts are ones that are homemade. 

The best part about this list of gift ideas is that they can be given to anyone of any age. These inexpensive gift ideas will bring a smile to your hostess's face. Show your appreciation next time you attend a holiday celebration with these one-of-a-kind gifts.

How to Wrap a House Warming Gift: Gift Wrapping Ideas

Mini DIY Gift Boxes

When you first walk through the door, the wrap work will be the first thing that the hostess will notice, so you want to make sure you do a pristine job. These creative gift wrapping ideas will surely impress the party guests and most importantly, the hostess.


The goal of wrapping a gift is to make the wrap job look so spectacular, they don't want to open it! Presentation is key and is ultimately the first impression and same goes with with presents. Make a statement as you walk into the party scene holding a "professionally" wrapped gift that will make jaws drop.

Kitchen Decor Galore: Gifts for Home Decoration

Simple DIY Salt and Pepper Shakers

If you're going to give your party hostess a gift, it might as well be something that they can get good use out of, maybe even bring it out during the party.


Kitchen decor is a great party present to give around the holidays. From stunning wooden cutting boards to painted coasters, your hostess will love showing these off in the middle of the party. Useful gifts are the best gifts because they'll last forever. Rather than purchasing an expensive bouquet of roses that will only last a few days, give your lovely host something they can enjoy for years.

Freshen Up: DIY Bath Bombs, Soaps and Salts

Rosewater Pink Clay DIY Soap

After hosting a holiday party, your hostess will want the rest of the night to relax and pamper herself. Make your beautiful hostess a spa basket that includes everything she would ever need to unwind from a long night of partying. Throw in some of her favorite scented bath bombs, DIY bath salts and some homemade bars of soap to show how much you appreciate her inviting you into her home for the holidays. These spa recipes are very easy to make and are much cheaper than going out and buying high end bath products. 

Pretty Planters: DIY Planter Projects

Marble DIY Planters

Last, but certainly not least, you can never go wrong with brightening up the party with some fresh greenery. But, the flowers and succulents won't be what your hostess is admiring. These DIY planters will look simply elegant as a centerpiece on the kitchen or dining table during the party. Make sure to plant a long lasting plant such as a cactus or orchid to ensure your hostess gets as much enjoyment as possible from your gift. Your hostess will be able to continue to use the planter with her own plants and will think of you every time she uses it!

What do you plan on giving your hostess for the next holiday party?

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