Friday, April 5, 2013

A Sweet Little Hostess Gift





I frequently use my home canned preserves, salsa and extracts as hostess gifts.  In the age of ready-made everything, I think the homemade touch is often appreciated.  Even when very simple, such as jam and salsa.




A few weeks ago I put together a fun little hostess gift and then a week later I did it again.  This one includes one jar of strawberry vanilla bean jam and one jar of green tomato jam.

Simply stack them up, place in a fabric wine bag and tie with a ribbon.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!




What are some of your favorite hostess gift ideas?  I am always looking for new, creative little happies to share.  Besides the expected wine and what I have listed above, I also like to give plants (small violet, tomatoes, whatever), honey, maple syrup, and even fancy peanut butters (which can also be homemade).  It's all in the wrapping to be honest.  A little grosgrain ribbon goes a long way!

2 comments:

Worthington said...

What a cute way to wrap up hostess gifts. I think any gift is good. So many friends no longer do it which is sad as that means it is a dying art. I believe my favorite hostess gifts are the occasional scrapbook from Shutterfly and the like. Homemade things are wonderfully thoughtful though!

Ruth said...

Both of those sound amazing.

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