With the holidays just around the corner (can you believe it?), we know one thing’s for sure, and that’s parties. That’s right, ‘tis the season for festive fun with friends and family. Call it a Southern thing, but we were raised to never show up to a party empty-handed. With the craziness of the season, we know that picking a last-minute hostess gift doesn’t help! Beat the holiday rush by buying ahead and stocking up on some of our favorites. Lucky for you, Two Funny Girls has the perfect items to take the guesswork out of finding a special gift for the hostess with the mostest. Keep reading to see how you can get the perfect thoughtful hostess gift at any price point. If you’re looking to take it one step further, we even have a few DIYs from one of our favorite bloggers to make things extra festive.
Give Thanks(giving Cups)
After Halloween, it’s easy to jump straight to Christmas. It seems like decorations are going up earlier and earlier every year, and we’re pretty sure Target has been in Holiday mode since Labor Day weekend. But here at Two Funny Girls, Turkey Day definitely gets its moment in the sun (err…oven). With the leaves falling and the weather cooling off, it’s the perfect time to gather friends and family for a celebration. If you’re heading home for the Holidays or in full Friendsgiving mode, we have the perfect gift for you to bring to the (Thanksgiving) table.
For a funny Friendsgiving favorite, we love our “Let’s get Basted” Thanksgiving printed styrofoam cups. These cute Thanksgiving cups are sure to be a hit on social media and IRL, and at only $8 for a sleeve of ten, they’re a total steal. Bring a sleeve or two and a bottle of wine, and the hostess will definitely have something to be thankful for (not to mention fewer dishes to do).
If you’re spending the day with family, opt for our classic “Happy Thanksgiving” styrofoam cups. These styrofoam cups are sure to be crowd-pleaser for the whole fam, and are great for after-dinner cider. Again, these retail at only $8 for a sleeve of ten, and make for the cutest addition to any Thanksgiving spread.
TFG tip: go ahead and buy these in bulk. While they can be customized, the ready-to-ship sleeves are perfect to keep on hand throughout the season. Both cup options make great party favors or go-to gifts!
Spread Christmas Cheer(s)
Heading to a Christmas party? We’re loving our insulated Christmas paper cups! They’re perfect for hot drinks, and pre-printed for speedy shipping. For only $12, you get a set of ten cups, lids and cardboard sleeves, all with a super cute “‘tis the season” graphic in a festive red.
Since it’s Christmas, it’s the perfect excuse to take this hostess gift to the next level. Simply whip up some hot cocoa mix (or buy at the store in a pinch), and package it up with marshmallows! This makes for the perfect holiday treat, and requires minimal prep work. We used this recipe from Bless This Mess Please. It’s super simple, but way richer and more delicious than the store-bought version. Simply mix powdered sugar, powdered milk, cocoa (Dutch process recommended!), corn starch and a pinch of salt, and top with marshmallows.
Melissa, the woman behind Bless This Mess Please, even has some yummy recommendations to take this cocoa to the next level (think: chocolate chips and peppermint sticks!). To get the full recipe and explore Melissa’s adorable site, click here. Bless This Mess is all about helping you feed family and friends with wholesome and delicious food. If you’re feeling ambitious this holiday season, you can even bring out your inner baker with recipes like Melissa’s Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust. It’s the perfect handheld party treat for social events, not to mention super yummy!
This Time, It’s Personal(ized)
Want to really make your hostess feel special? Choose a personalized gift from Two Funny Girls that she can use long after the holiday hosting season ends. These gifts are perfect, because they work all year long and match any decor or style. This year, we’re especially loving a Clear Acrylic Tray with one simple initial. It’s elegant yet modern, and is perfect for serving holiday treats (especially Melissa’s Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tarts). This personalized square tray is made from quality durable acrylic, and will stand the test of time while remaining easy to clean. After the party, the hostess can use this cute tray on a vanity or coffee table as a cute and functional finishing touch. At only $36, this tray is budget-friendly, but still an extremely thoughtful and personal gift.
If you’re looking to splurge on the ultimate hostess gift, our go-to is always a Personalized Cutting Board. These beautiful wooden boards are beyond useful, and can be used for serving (cheese plate, anyone?) or everyday chopping and dicing in the kitchen. The square shape is really elegant and unique, and will look great in a kitchen of any size. Keep it simple with a single initial, or go totally custom with artwork of your own. Either way, TFG laser-etches for the perfect result. For an extra special touch that will make this personalized serving tray even more personal, choose a handwritten family recipe to laser-etch into the wood, and bring the item to the party with a serving of the recipe.
‘Tis the Season!
No matter the gift you choose, you’ll be sure to warm the heart of the hostess this holiday season. Gifting and gathering with friends and family is our favorite part of this time of year. For more holiday inspiration, follow us on Pinterest. Without a doubt, Two Funny Girls is the perfect place for all your holiday plans, parties and more, no matter your budget!