Fabulous & Frugal Hostess Gift Ideas

The holidays mean get-togethers, dinner parties, and all sorts of festive gatherings. If you are attending any one of these events, it is always a nice gesture to take the hostess a gift for all of his or her hard work. Hostess gifts use to be a common thing in the past, but many people just aren’t sure what to give these days.

No worries, as I have compiled a list of 8 frugal hostess gift ideas, perfect for your gift giving needs. Check out this list of hostess gifts and consider one of the suggestions next time you are invited to an event. Your hostess is sure to appreciate it!

1. A potted plant.

You can find small potted plants at most grocery stores for about $5. Take one of these plants and wrap the pot in some decorative paper. This is always a nice idea for a frugal hostess gift, and a potted plant will last longer than cut flowers will.

2. Some scented soap.

Try for some nice foaming hand soap found at stores like Bath and Body Works for just $4 a piece. Add some twine or ribbon to the bottle and a gift tag and you are all set. These always come in handy in kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Decorative candles.

It seems as though everyone loves candles. Give your hostess a scented candle in a soft and not overpowering scent. These Our Own Candle Company candles are highly rated on Amazon and come in many different scents! They can use it that night for the event or save it for when they are ready to relax and wind down.Here is a fantastic list of fabulous, but frugal hostess gift ideas, perfect for your gift giving needs at any event.

4. Decorative hand towels.

These are always cute for kitchen and bathrooms, and can be found for as little as $1 at your local dollar store. Snag some decorative towels on sale even and keep them on hand so when event invites arrive, you have them for your hostess.

5. A book.

Does the hostess love to read? Even Dollar Tree has a nice selection of hard back novels and cookbooks. Book Outlet is another great place to get discounted books. Find one you think they will enjoy and include a heartfelt note with it. It is sure to be appreciated!

6. Tea or coffee.

Coffee and tea comes in so many flavors, so put a small sampling together for your hostess. If you wish, you can even include a cute mug from your local dollar store. Your hostess will no doubt think of you when you she takes a sip.

7. Cozy socks.

Who doesn’t love cozy socks? After throwing a party, your hostess will enjoy having a nice pair to slip into. (These ones are so fun and cozy looking!) Gift your hostess with some cozy socks found at most dollar and discount stores and they are sure to appreciate the gesture.

8. An inexpensive gift card.

Even a $5 gift card to a local coffee house is a nice frugal hostess gift idea. You can place the card in a dollar store mug if you wish or just a heartfelt card. Everyone loves gift cards, and even a $5 – $10 one is a nice way to show your appreciation.

As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to show your hostess you are grateful for their hard work. Consider these 8 frugal hostess gift ideas and see how easy they can be to give!

I’d love to know what some of your favourite hostess gifts to give are. Let me know in the comments below!