The Perfect Holiday Hostess Gift
Christmas gatherings are filling our calendars for December, and we've been brainstorming new ways to thank our hostesses. The pretty present above showcases our recipe for a sweet and surprising hostess gift, which we'll be using throughout the holiday season and beyond. An unexpected replacement for wrapping paper pairs with fresh and festive toppers for a gift filled with good cheer. Find our four simple steps to get the perfect hostess gift, below.
1. Pick your present: To begin, we chose a bottle of Mulled Winter Punch from Belvoir Fruit Farms, flavored with elderberry, blackcurrant, and warming spices. Your holiday hostess can use it for seasonal libations during the party, or to mix up a cocktail and relax post-entertaining.
2. Get creative with gift wrap: Trade in traditional wrapping paper for a pretty, printed tea towel that can dress up the winter kitchen. Our favorite pick? A soft cotton towel topped with our designers' botanical chart of Atlantic or Pacific conifer varieties.
3. Double down on ribbon: Add depth to your wrapping with two layers of ribbon in contrasting materials. We started with a wide band of jute ribbon to keep the tea towel in place, then added a narrow strand of crimped metal for a hint of shine.
4. Add the finishing touch: Top your gift with a seasonal flourish in the form of fresh winterberry and foraged pine sprigs. A hand-written note on a tiny tag is also sure to delight.