Coming up with a hostess gift idea isn’t hard work, especially if your hostess has a fondness for wine. Check out a few of our favorite hostess gift ideas that get creative with wine.
Wine is one of the best hostess gift ideas to give because it's so universally appreciated and enjoyed. As the gifter, you’ll find that homemade hostess gift ideas are easily accessible and also offer you the opportunity to incorporate added thoughtfulness into your present. For a recipient - well, it's just plain fabulous to receive a wine gift, and it’s not complicated to understand why!
We're big fans of gifting wine to holiday hostesses in particular. Not only are wine themed hostess gift ideas something they’ll love, but if the occasion should arise where your hostess is in a fix for a cocktail, wine is a good thing to have on hand.
Though it's by no means mandatory to go much further than purchasing a good bottle of wine, we like to add a special touch or two for those hosts or hostesses who are just so terrific in opening their home to us around the holidays.
Here are four simple ways to bring your homemade hostess gift ideas from well received to raved about the next time you're gifting.
Creatively Wrapped Wine Hostess Gift Ideas
The first way to give wine as a hostess gift is to just put some extra thought and care into your wrappings. Rather than just slip the bottle into one of those generic and tacky metallic bags the store has, create a custom wine bottle sleeve the hostess can repurpose.
Contributor Patti Allan purchased a beautiful tea towel to wrap her bottle of wine up with. She gathered the tea towel at the top and tied it with a coordinating ribbon in her hostess' favorite color. Colorful wine charms for glasses and a sprig of mistletoe were tucked inside the ribbon of the bottle of wine for added decoration and function! An easy, yet unique hostess gift idea that will truly impress!
A Personalized Wine Tasting Game
If you know your hostess is a big wine fan, give her this wine tasting game along with whatever bottle you're planning on gifting her with. We put together this DIY blind test game and it was a big hit with the hostess and all her guests at the actual party we attended.
Though you can certainly give an assortment of bottles (one per bag) if you're feeling really generous, you don't have to. Simply craft the sleeves and then once dried, fold and wrap them in a pretty bow. Wrap the actual bottle in similar fashion - but instead of a black number, print the hostess' monogram in her favorite color on the burlap bag for a creative hostess gift idea.
Pair Wine with Chocolate
Sweet treats are always a successful hostess gift idea. Go the extra step and pair a box of chocolate, homemade or not, with an appropriate bottle of wine. Check out our tips to find out what wines pair best with certain chocolates.
If you're looking to click and buy, this hostess gift idea set from WineTasting.com is a good alternative to the homemade route for a wine tasting theme gift.
Infuse Holiday Treats with Wine
Along with a bottle of wine, consider making something for your hostess can eat that's made with said wine. We've got plenty of wine-infused recipes to inspire, but our favorite for the holidays has to be these wine infused cupcakes!
Simply purchase two bottles of the wine, wrap one up for the gift, then use the other to taste test and make one of our recipes! Wrap that up and gift along with your bottle for added cheer.
Wine makes for the perfect hostess gift idea so follow our tips and give a gift they'll love.