25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

how to make a book lamp

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

Welcome to Six Days of Spring! I’m really excited to share some great ideas to add some spunk to your home for spring. Since I’m not much of a seasonal decorating kind of girl, all of my Six Days of Spring ideas are about bringing something old back to life again, how to make a Book Lamp. For only $10, you can make this fun light in under an hour.

I stopped by my local thrift store, and all books were a quarter. Steal, huh? So I bought three in a similar color line, so they’d look pretty all stacked up. Then, I took a trip to Lowe’s and got the rest of the parts:

1- ceramic light fixture – the old fashioned, bare bulb style. {$1.47}1- pancake electrical box (also called “Round Ceiling Pan”) {$2.34}1 – lamp cord with switch on cord {$2.47}1 – 6 inch threaded rod (from lamp section) {$2.97 for a 2 pack}2 inch wood screws (several) {on hand = free}

{Plus .75 in books brings total to $10 even.}

And you’ll need a few tools:Dremel with a 1/4 inch router bit (or a box knife)HammerHacksawDrill1/2 inch drill bitScrew driver bitWire strippersPhillips head screw driver


Let’s get started!
*There are a LOT of steps. Don’t be scared – I’m just trying to be thorough.*

First, you’ll need to put the books together. Stack them up in the order you would , then open the top cover and screw through the pages to connect the top 2 books, one on each end (technically the top and bottom of the page.)

Next, flip over the entire stack (being sure that you still have them lined up you want), and put screws in from the bottom on each end. Now your book stack is secure and will all stay together when you pick it up. Sweet!

Let’s light it up! With your book stack right side up, trace the pancake box exactly where you want the fixture to be with a pencil.

On the next step you get to choose: Either do it with a box knife or a power tool. Since Mr. SCC actually did all the work (I made him slow down for pics), he went with the Dremel. If you’re not comfortable with a Dremel, you can totally do it with a box knife.

Use the Dremel to cut into the top book to make room for the electrical box. The bit will sink right into the cover, making a hole to work from. He made many shallow passes around the circumference of the circle, going deeper and deeper with each pass. Eventually, he opened the cover to get the hole deep enough so the box would sit in the hole and be flush with the top of the book.

See the hole? There was a piece of metal there the other round metal filled hole bits. He took a hammer and popped that out with one whack. {He moves too fast sometimes!} He positioned the box so that the hole was in the back (away from the spines.) Then, it got screwed down in the smaller holes, just it would in a ceiling.

See that big ol’ drill bit? Use it to drill through the hole in the electrical box at an angle through the books. You want the hole to come out through the side of the books, not actually through the bottom of the books. Make sure to press down hard on the stack of books to keep the pages from buckling. {Two sets of working hands = no pics of that step.}

Our lamp rod did not go in easily, so we used a hammer to tap it through the hole. You want to get the lamp rod through the books, so that it’s even with the electrical box.

Cut off the excess with a hacksaw. Now give yourself a hand – the hard part is all done. Whew!

Take the cord, and strip 1/2 inch or so off the ends of the cord. Twist the wires that are now exposed so that they make a good connection. Feed the cord through the rod in the book, from the bottom up into the electrical box.

Wrap the wires around the screws on the bottom of the light fixture, then secure them. If your cord kit is made with clear wire, you’ll have a copper wire and a silver wire. Copper wire goes with the gold screw, and the silver wire goes with the silver screw. My cord had both sides copper, so there’s no wrong way to go.

Last, use the screws on the edge of the electrical box to attach the light fixture to the base. And you’re done!

Such a great lamp deserves a great bulb, don’t you think? I used a vintage style Edison bulb to make it even better.

The vintage vibe with an industrial twist makes me 1,001 kinds of happy.

Want more amazing spring ideas? Be sure to check out all the other posts in the Six Days of Spring. And – don’t forget that next Monday is your turn to link up with your ideas!

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

Source: https://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/make-it-book-lamp.html

14 Thoughtful Gifts for Hosts

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

Heading to someone’s house for dinner or (lucky!) the entire weekend? Surprise and delight your host with one of these easy gifts you can make or buy…

1. Soap Dish, $38.

This soap dish is the kind of thing I’d covet, but never buy for myself. Which is of course, why it’s a perfect gift. (P.S. I just got one for my design-y friend who has everything.)

2. Luna Blanket, $84.

How beautiful would this blanket be on a bed or on the grass for a summer picnic? The designer collaborates with traditional textile artisans in Mexico, and her mother makes the leather handles.

3. Cheese Selection, $30-35.

When a close friend inevitably asks “What can I bring?” in response to a dinner invitation, sometimes I’ll reply with a link to Murray’s Cheese. It’s one less thing for me to think about when pulling dinner together and I know she’s grateful to have specific marching orders. Try the Burrata Lovers Collection or Grafton Mini Sampler.

4. A Filled Tote, $25.

Make these sweet bags even sweeter by filling them with cookies or beach reads or cheese or toys or everything you need to make a special cocktail.

5. Next-Day Breakfast Treat

When I’m having people over for dinner, I think it’s so thoughtful when people bring me something I can enjoy for breakfast the next morning. It doesn’t have to be homemade, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. One solid option: Smitten Kitchen’s Perfect Blueberry Muffins. I love her ratio of berries to muffin — heavy on the berries — and the turbinado-sugar crunch on top is, yes, perfect.

6. Hi-Qual Cold Brew, $15.

There is always a stash of these  Grady’s cold-brew tins in our pantry — to give and also to make for myself.

I love Grady’s subtle chicory flavor and how easy it is to make — you just throw a coffee “pouch” into a pitcher with water and refrigerate the whole thing overnight.

Each tin comes with four pouches and each pouch yields 3 to 4 cups of cold brew. Your host will appreciate that, especially after doing the math against her $4 ice coffee from the place around the corner.

7. Kid Games, $15-$20.

Surefire strategy for being invited back as a house guest? Bring something for the hosts’ kids that keeps them busy (and screen-free) for a good chunk of the afternoon: An activity book  Papertoy Monsters (ages 6-10) is a guaranteed hit; and how adorable are these little puzzles? Choose from foods  pizza, cereal, papaya and broccoli. Ok, maybe not broccoli.

8 & 9. Kitchen Accessories, $19-$40.

Pretty things are always appreciated, but pretty and useful? That’s the winning formula, and virtually anything from Fog Linen fits the bill. We the elegant oven mitten and any one of the linen-coated trays, which seem tailor made to carry an alfresco lunch out to the sun-dappled patio.

10. A Favorite Cookbook, $11-$20.

Virtually anything you bake from Odette Williams’s Simple Cake will be a worthy host gift. (Chocolate Madeleines? Cinnamon Donut Spiced Cake?) Up the ante by wrapping up your baked good with a copy of the cookbook itself.  Also recommended: Sarah Copeland’s soon-to-be-published Every Day is Saturday, which oozes the vibe everyone wants on a weekend: sunny, indulgent, warm, happy.

11. Aesop Hand Wash, $39.

Yes, we know we’ve mentioned this before, and we know it’s on the pricey end, but this woodsy, citrusy hand soap smells incredible and lasts forever, so we can’t mention it enough.

12. Succulents

Of course, fresh cut flowers are always going to be welcome, but I’m also a big fan of plants that require very little from the dinner party host in terms of care (no unwrapping, finding a vase, and even future watering responsibilities are slim!). Enter succulents, which are so popular now you can find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and even local supermarkets.

13. Herb-Infused Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is one of those things that you don’t realize you need until you have a beautiful little glass jar of it in your refrigerator.

True to its name, it’s incredibly simple to make — combine one part sugar to one part water (plus optional herb or aromatic); boil until sugar dissolves, then chill. (Here are some variations.

) My friend Simone once brought me a stash of simple syrup infused with lavender, which we proceeded to add to our gin and tonics — wowowow.

14. Farm Market Finds

The best place for me to find a dinner host gift that is one-of-a-kind is at our local farmer’s market: a dozen eggs from a farm in the Catskills; a slab of thick-cut smoky bacon from upstate; foraged morels from the Hudson Valley guy who supplies restaurants in Manhattan? Just tie a ribbon around whatever it is, and you’re set.

Have you given or received an especially thoughtful host gift lately?

P.S. More great gifts for hosts and a secret to hosting overnight guests.

(Photo illustration by Maud Passini.)

Source: https://cupofjo.com/2019/05/best-host-gifts/

2019 Holiday Gift Guide : 15 DIY & Homemade Gifts

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

This is my last and final gift guide of 2019, friends! As we get closer to Christmas, I always to share DIY and homemade gift ideas. Sometimes it’s easier to make something, avoid worrying about shipping things in time, and give a gift that comes from the heart. Click through for 15 DIY gift ideas and the tutorials that accompany them…

#1 // Custom Monogram Doormat

This DIY doormat is sure to impress! You can find all of the supplies at your local hardware or craft store. It’s a personalized gift that makes a big impact.

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#2 // Dip Dyed Napkins

‘Tis the season of entertaining and nothing makes a better gift for those who love hosting than a pretty handmade napkin set. This easy, dip dye tutorial allows you to customize fabric napkins the recipient.

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#3 // Holiday Floral Arrangement

Not sure what to bring to the holiday party? Swing by the grocery store, grab some flowers, and check out my video tutorial for putting together a professional looking floral arrangement that anyone will appreciate this holiday season!

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#4 // Hydrating Sugar Scrub

I make BIG batches of these a few times a year. Not only do I use them myself and you can always find a jar of this amazing sugar scrub in my shower, but they make incredible gifts as well… especially for dry, winter skin!

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#5 // Bath Caddy Tray

Emmett made me this easy bath caddy tray, knowing I love a good, relaxing soak in the tub. It was a special gift! We shared the tutorial on the blog a few years ago. I still use this gorgeous tray and it’s better than any store-bought option.

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#6 // Beautiful Soap Stones

A few years ago, I made soap stones for all of my girlfriends for Christmas. Some of them actually still have them because they said they’re “too pretty to use”, and display them in their bathrooms. These look beautiful and are functional too!

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#7 // Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

For the sweet tooth in your life… this brownie mix is delicious and you can also apply the “mason jar concept” to lots of homemade recipes: cookies, brownie bars, crepes, chocolate waffle mix, etc. I doing this for our neighbors!

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#8 // Customized Christmas Stocking

Remember my slipcover stocking DIY? It would be fun to surprise someone with a personalized or custom Christmas stocking. You could also fill it with their favorite things! Did you see my stocking stuffer post? Look there for ideas under $5, under $10, under $15, and under $25.

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#9 // Hand Poured Soy Candles

I don’t care how many candles I get for Christmas, I’d love ten more. Candles are my favorite during the holiday season and wintertime. There is a reason they’re gifted so often! I shared a tutorial for my hand poured, wood wick soy candles.

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#10 // Oversized Bath Bombs

These luxe bath bombs are perfect for anyone who loves relaxing and could use a little self care or pampering! They’re easy to make and you can customize the scent with essential oils.

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#11 // Custom Spice Set (or Spice Rack Organization)

This might seem an odd one to add to the list, but it’s really one of the best ideas! Years ago, for our wedding, we registered for a couple different custom spice sets, and they’d be so easy to make (and much prettier than retail options!) with this tutorial. You could also give the gift of organization. Growing up, I always d to “gift” my mom each holiday, by doing something helpful. From painting a room to organizing the kitchen, I’m sure a close family member would really appreciate having an organized spice rack!

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#12 // Snow Day Cupcakes

When in doubt, gift homemade food! It’s always well-received, and I never to show up to a holiday party empty-handed. These “snow day” cupcakes are at the top of my dessert list every winter. They’re delicious!!

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#13 // Original Artwork

You don’t have to be an incredible artist to gift someone beautiful, original artwork. I’ve shared many tutorials over the years for impressive looking DIY art! Check them out here, here, and here.

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#14 // Hydrating Face Mist

This makes an awesome gift for the beauty lover in your life. Their winter skin will be impressed, and I know they’ll request the recipe once it’s empty!

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#15 // Grain-Free Dog Treats

For the fur babies in your life… these grain-free dog treats are always a hit with our boys. Finn (I miss that big dog everyday), LOVED these so much. I made them for him every holiday season and birthday.

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There you have it… 15 DIY and homemade gift ideas! Have you tried any of these DIY projects before? It’s always fun to look back at the archives and dig up posts I had forgotten about. Do you have your holiday shopping finished? I definitely don’t. I always say I’m going to be on top of it, and end up doing things last minute. Oops.

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30 Hostess Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

Don't show up to the holiday party empty-handed. These presents are the perfect way to thank your hostess for her hospitality.

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If you're spending the upcoming holidays with your future in-laws, you don't want to show up empty-handed—especially if this is one of your earliest meetings. A thoughtful hostess gift can set the tone for a happy visit. Plus, it's a surefire way to make you look pretty great in the eyes of your new family. But what do you gift a woman who you may not know that well just yet?

Instead of the traditional bottle of wine, take things one step further with one of these creative, useful, and downright cool gifts.

We've scoured our favorite sites and sources for presents any hostess would love to receive, and we specifically selected that options that are sure to please even the pickiest of mothers-in-law.

What did we find? Pampering presents candles and lotions are always a hit, so you'll see everything from fragrant pillars to the most luxurious soaps on the market.

Any frequent entertainer knows the value of unexpected housewares and décor items, so we included must-haves a cool cocktail shaker to the chicest cheese tools out there. If you were thinking of giving her a present that actually help her out when guests are in the house, we've got you covered, too. Tasty candy, an elevated party bucket, and an appetizer kit are just some of the many options we found that will ensure you end up in her good graces.

Whether you're just stopping by for dinner, or spending the entire holiday weekend at their house, we've got plenty of ideas for hostess gifts your mother-in-law (or any hostess you're visiting!) will love.



Courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

When guests are constantly coming to stay, a well-stocked linen closet is essential. Gift her a set of ultra-warm flannel sheets to help make holiday entertaining a little easier.

Shop Now: Riley Home Flannel Sheet Set, Queen, $219, bloomingdales.com.

Courtesy of Wayfair

Entertaining is so much easier when you have a beautiful bar cart to display drinks on. This one, with its antique gold finish, blends seamlessly with any style of home décor.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart “Lionel” Bar Cart, $319, wayfair.com.


Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Want to make it even easier for her to serve delicious cocktails at her next gathering? Gift her this set. Complete with all the essentials for a classic Moscow Mule, this present is bound to be among her favorites this year.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Moscow Mule Gift Crate, $109.95, williams-sonoma.com.

Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

Everyone loves displaying their holiday cards, but it always seems there's no great way to do it. This real walnut wooden photo ledge (made in the USA!) will help your mother-in-law show off her favorite messages in a chic, clean way.

Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Wooden Photo Ledge, $49, artifactuprising.com.

Courtesy of iGourmet

Help her prepare for the inevitable last-minute guest. This gift basket it stocked with an antipasto spread so impressive that drop-ins will never know their arrival was unexpected.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart x iGourmet Antipasto Classics Gift Box, $84.99, igourment.com.



Courtesy of Chandon

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to imbibe in a glass (or two!) of delicious bubbly. This limited-edition sparkling wine is exactly what your mother-in-law and her friends will be looking to drink this season.

Shop NowChandon Limited-Edition Brut, Winter 2019, $26, chandon.com.

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Not everyone s the fussiness associated with lighting and blowing out candles. This diffuser delivers exceptional holiday fragrance throughout the season, and she'll never have to worry about lighting it ahead of her guests' arrival again.

Shop Now: Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Diffuser, $102, jomalone.com.

Courtesy of Weezie

What's not to love about this robe? Extra fluffy, the perfect length, and upgraded with a chic piped finish, she'll feel encouraged to come to the breakfast table in her pajamas whether or not guests are in the house.

Shop Now: Weezie Women's Long Robe, $175, weezie.com.


Courtesy of Pottery Barn

No unsightly plastic buckets at your mother-in-law's table! This antique brass party bucket will keep wine and beer ice cold without taking away from the overall aesthetics of her party.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn “Bleeker” Bar Party Bucket, $199, potterybarn.com.

Courtesy of Molly Hatch

If she's going to be cooking up a storm all season long, help her do it in style. This apron is so cute that she won't even want to take it off when party-goers arrive.

Shop Now: Molly Hatch “Good Cheer” Apron, $28, mollyhatch.com.

Courtesy of Parachute Home

Help your hostess set the ultimate table with these cool leather napkin rings. Who needs basic silver or acrylic rings when you can have something so much cooler?

Shop Now: Parachute Leather Napkin Rings, $19, parachutehome.com.


Courtesy of Martha Stewart Coffee Co.

When guests are staying over, there's nothing better than the aroma of freshly-ground whole bean coffee brewing in the morning. Keep your mother-in-law's kitchen stocked all season long with this delicious blend.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Coffee by Barrie's House “Martha's Blend,” $9.99, amazon.com.

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Dessert just looks better when served in this beautiful pie dish. But it's not just great for aesthetic purposes. Made from Burgundian clay, expect this pie dish to heat evenly for uniform baking and browning. In laymen's terms: It'll help her make a picture-perfect dessert.

Shop Now: Emilie Henry Artisan Deep Ruffled Pie Dish, $29.95, williamssonoma.com.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart

If there's one gift every frequent entertainer would love to receive, it's a consistent supply of wine. Ensure she's always ready for guests with this vino subscription, curated by Martha Stewart herself. Each shipment also comes with entertaining and food pairing ideas.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Wine Co. Year of Wine, starting at $225, marthastewartwine.com.


Courtesy of Convers(ate)

Gain new perspectives and spark meaningful conversations across 30 compelling topics with this question-centric game. It's the perfect post-dinner activity she'll break out party after every party.

Shop Now: Convers(ate) Game, $35, amazon.com.

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

If there are two gifts hostesses receive most often, they're candles and Champagne. Put those two ideas together by gifting her a bubbly-scented candle. This one looks as good as it smells.

Shop Now: Nest Fragrances “Sparkling Cassis” Candle, $42, saksfifthavenue.com.

Courtesy of Simper Goods

Help her stock the guest bathroom (it's your benefit, after all!) by gifting your hostess a few luxurious bars of soaps. You can't go wrong with the combo of cocoa-mint, but there are other options, too.

Shop Now: Simper Goods Cocoa and Mint Soap Gem, $14, simpergoods.com.


Courtesy of Macy’s

As any hostess knows, candles are essential for creating a beautiful ambience during a party. That's why a set of flameless candles that look just the real thing are bound to well-received. We that these have a five-hour on, nineteen-hour off timer.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Flameless Smooth Wax Pillar Candles, $54 for set of two, qvc.com.

Courtesy of Bon Vivant New York

One of the nicest things you can do for a hostess is take some of the work off her plate. Arrive with these beautiful petit fours and we're certain you'll be in her good graces.

Shop Now: Bon Vivant New York Petit Fours, $53.50 for 16, bonvivantnewyork.com.

Courtesy of Restoration Hardware

Help her shake (not stir) signature drinks in style with this sleek brass cocktail shaker.

Shop Now: Restoration Hardware Hammered Brass Cocktail Shaker, $80, restorationhardware.com.


Courtesy of Barnes & Noble

For the MIL who doesn't have time to pour over holiday meals, gift her some free time in the form of a slow cooker cookbook. These foolproof recipes are as easy to make as they are delicious to eat.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker: 110 Recipes for Flavorful, Foolproof Dishes (Including Desserts!), Plus Test-Kitchen Tips and Strategies, $14.89, amazon.com.

Courtesy of Terrain

Is your future mother-in-law the ultimate hostess? Not without a set of beautiful cheese knives, she's not! Made from durable stainless steel and with cool rounded handles, her appetizer game just got a whole lot cooler.

Shop Now: Terrain Loop Handle Cheese Knife Set, $32, shopterrain.com.

Courtesy of Restoration Hardware

Every hostess should have a stockpile of games for guests to play in between meals or events. Help your MIL upgrade hers with this super sleek take on a classic.

Shop Now: Restoration Hardware Marble Tic-Tac-Toe Game, $205, restorationhardware.com.


Courtesy of Clarkson Potter

Every hostess knows that a signature cocktail is a dinner party must-have, but no one wants to stock their bar with countless spirits or be asked to whip up time-consuming drinks. Packed from cover to cover with cocktail recipes that require just one type of alcohol, it's basically required reading for any entertainer.

Shop Now: The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit, $17.18, amazon.com.

Courtesy of Slash Objects

Whether she uses them to serve appetizers or as a catch-all for trinkets, we promise this adorable tray set will be put to good use in her home.

Shop Now: Slash Objects Ceramic Nesting Trays, $250, slashobjects.com.

Peter Frank Edwards

What speaks to the holiday season more than a timeless, filling French meal? With 80 incredible recipes, all dreamed up to be made in beloved Le Creuset cookware, your hostess will be a culinary master in no time.

Shop Now: Le Creuset Cookbook, $34.95, amazon.com.


Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

Help your mother-in-law keep all of her go-to holiday recipes organized with this cute recipe card tin.

Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. Kitchen Recipe Box, $38, anthropologie.com.

Courtesy of Minted

Give her something fun and fresh for her holiday table. These mix-and-match linen napkin sets boast beautiful patterns made by independent designers.

Shop Now: Minted Napkin Sets, 6 for $48, minted.com.

Your MIL is obviously into entertaining if she's hosting Thanksgiving. Give her the ultimate guide to all-things party-related, from our very own Editor-at-Large and event-planning extraordinaire, Darcy Miller.

Shop Now: Celebrate Everything!: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life, $18.99, amazon.com.


Courtesy of Amazon

Who doesn't love great penmanship? Encourage her to tap into her artistic side with this beginner calligraphy set. Better yet, get two and get started practicing for the wedding envelopes together!

Shop Now: Belle Calligraphy Kit: Materials and Instruction for Modern Script, $22.96, amazon.com.

Source: https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/403562/thanksgiving-hostess-gifts-mother-in-law

17 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Gifts – Best Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!


Whether you're heading to a fancy Thanksgiving dinner with family or an informal Friendsgiving party (or some sort of celebration in between!), you never want to show up empty-handed—especially when you know your host has been cooking and preparing for guests all day.

Little touches, festive wine labels and personalized tags, can upgrade an informal gift, while things hand-stamped serving utensils and autumnal cookware work for a fancier occasion. But wherever you're going, you're sure to find a gift your host will love on this list.

Oh, and we totally won't blame you if you order some of these for yourself to adorn your dinner table, either.

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1 Thanksgiving Wine Label

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Turn the bottle of wine you were already going to bring into something a little more festive with one of these Thanksgiving labels.  

2 “Spread Joy” Stamped Cheese Spreader

VintageGardenArt etsy.com


This sweet, holiday-appropriate cheese spreader is best paired with the gift of their favorite fancy cheese.

3 Autumn Vine Cheese Knives, Set of 3



Or gift a whole set of gorgeous cheese knives with botanical handles, which are perfect for fall but can be used year-round, too. 

4 Apple Cinnamon Hand-poured Soy Candle

TheBurningMagnoliaCo etsy.com


Candles are always a good go-to gift, and a seasonal one— this one, which smells apples and cinnamon—is perfect for the holidays.  

5 White Pumpkin Baker Pie Dish

If it's your turn to bring the pie, carry it in this white pumpkin pie dish as your gift to the host. 

6 Hello Gourd-Geous Potholder

Quill & Fox anthropologie.com


This sweet autumnal potholder is a useful gift, and one they'll be able to break out again and again, year after year. 

7 Printable Thanksgiving Tags

YeeLoveYuStudio etsy.com


When in doubt (or when you just want to make a gift even more festive!) add one of these printable tags to your gift. 

8 Pumpkin Pie Goat Milk Soap

blessedfamilyfarm etsy.com


No, that's not a real slice of pumpkin pie—it's actually a bar of soap made with goat's milk that just looks good enough to eat. 

9 Pumpkin Cookie Set

Quill & Fox anthropologie.com


Any baker in the fall spirit will appreciate this sweet little cookie set, complete with a pumpkin cookie cutter and a gourd-patterned spatula. 

10 “Give Thanks” Personalized Cutting Board

UrbanFarmhouseTampa etsy.com


A personalized gift is always a thoughtful idea, and doubly so when it's something useful, this cutting board.

11 Painted Pumpkin Mason Jar Vase



A bouquet of flowers (orange chrysanthemums are a good Thanksgiving choice!) looks even better in a hand-painted seasonal vase. 

12 Southern Heat Bouquet

Speaking of flowers, if you'd to send flowers to a loved one this Thanksgiving, an autumnal color scheme is always a good idea. 

13 Personalized Wooden Wine Gift Box

For an even fancier feel, bring a bottle of wine in a personalized, engraved wooden gift box. 

14 Pumpkin Chocolate Oreos



A sweet little treat for the hostess with the mostest, these little pumpkins are actually chocolate-covered Oreos. 

15 “The Art of the Cheese Plate” Book

For the host who loves styling cheese plates: This book is full of recipes and serving ideas.

16 Floral Monogram Ornament

If they celebrate Christmas, give them an ornament to trim their tree with post-Thanksgiving. 

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