How to Thank A Hostess with a Gift or a Hug
When I was a little girl, my parents had a large circle of friends and family, so it wasn’t uncommon for us to be invited to dinner almost every weekend. I wish at the time I would have had more mature eyes to notice mom’s sweet ways of saying “thank you,” as we’d be greeted at the front door.
Mom would give a hug and she’d hold her hand out with a precious gift.
A thank you gift.
A hostess gift.
They were never expensive and were rarely store-bought.
Many times, in Mom’s hands were garden treats or flowers from her yard.
Or something yummy in a jar.
Today it might be a fun potholder or a lotion or soap.
A fresh couple of kitchen towels.
It could even be a roll of MyDrap paper napkins.
The point was not to impress, but to say thank you.
The reality today is that, even if you don’t have time to bring a specific hostess gift when you’re invited out, a hug will usually do. (But there’s always chocolate, wine, baked breads or a fun kitchen gadgets, if you really insist on more than a hug.) :)
What are your favorite hostess gifts to bring?
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