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Design a Hostess Gift Basket in 3 Simple Steps

When a friend invites you over for a gathering, it’s always a good idea to bring her a hostess gift — after all, she’s opened up her home, pantry, and liquor cabinet just for you! Instead of showing up with the usual bottle of wine or store-bought dessert, consider showing your hostess that she really is the mostess with a thoughtful present. A simple DIY gift basket will demonstrate that you value her friendship and party-planning efforts.


Hostess Gift Basket: What’s Inside?

Start with a bottle of Chila to sip as soon as the party gets started… and perhaps to add to coffee the next morning. Chila is appreciated any time of day!

Speaking of coffee, that’s another perfect gift basket addition. Keep your friend buzzing right along with one of Dallas-based Oak Cliff Coffee’s seasonal blends. Stirred up with a little Chila and drizzled with something sweet (we like Stonewall Kitchen’s Coffee Caramel sauce), your gift basket will have all the ingredients needed for the perfect pick-me-up. Round it off with a homemade treat or a box of Tate’s cookies.

After a big group gathering, there’s nothing better than giving your home a deep clean and restoring it back to quiet coziness. After your friend conducts a post-party clean sweep, we bet she’ll love lighting a candle to freshen things up. Nashville’s Alchemy of Sol produces candles that are designed to restore body and mind through the healing powers of essential oils. Paired with a bar of handcrafted soap to use during a soothing bath or shower, she’ll feel re-energized and ready to plan her next big event.

Package your goodies in something that sparkles and shines as bright as the hostess’ personality. We love this gift basket from World Market, and Paper Source has you covered when it comes to unique tissue paper, tags, and bows.

And that’s it! After you gift this thoughtful basket to your friend, don’t forget that you deserve a little treat, too. Stir up two Chila O’Chocolates and toast to your friendship.