Though not required, hostess gifts are the sign of a thoughtful guest.
Hostess gifts are a way of saying, “Thank you so much for inviting me! I’m excited to be included in this party/event/evening.”
Most people ARE excited to be included in an event. Otherwise, they would sit at home in their jammies and binge on Netflix.
Why is it then that some people enter a room empty-handed while others have an item in hand that makes the hostess gush as soon as she sees it?
Quite simply, those bearing gifts planned ahead of time and put a bit of effort in.
Check out our “Hostess Gift How-To’s” below so you can be one of the guests who is met with the warmest of welcomes.