I love to give gifts. I always have.
Whenever we go to someone’s house for the first time, or if it is a special occasion (ie: a party), I love to bring a small hostess gift.
You can never go wrong bringing a hostess gift because they are always appreciated. I usually attach a small note of appreciation to the hostess.
They don’t have to be extravagant. I watch for great sales and have a small stockpile of:
- Tote bags
- Lotions and soaps
Lately, my stockpile has had a lot of DaySpring items in it. With great sales like the 50% off the
Life Collection one going on now, it is easy to buy really nice gifts at a great price. (Usually I spend $4-$8 on gifts that are valued at $15-$25).
I think hostess gifts are a lot like handwritten letters. People LOVE to receive them, but they are no longer “the norm.” I hope to instill in my children the importance of showing gratitude in ways like this.
What are your thoughts? Do you like to give hostess gifts or do you think they are a thing of the past? If you give hostess gifts, what do you usually give?