Creative Ideas for Hostess Gifts

Ringing in 2012 in style with
  • Fabulous New Year’s Eve outfit? Check.
  • Babysitter? Check.
  • Activities planned for the kids? Check.
  • Hostess gifts for the parties you’re attending? –– Oops.

No worries. Last-minute hostess gifts don’t have to stress out you and your wallet.

Here are five easy, inexpensive gift ideas for New Year’s Eve and beyond:

  1. Chocolate-dipped strawberries from Shari’s Berries make a unique and impressive gift, not to mention a delicious crowd-pleaser. An added bonus –– Save 15% now
  2. Thanks to post-holiday sales, large gift baskets are marked down right now. Buy one and break it into smaller hostess gifts.
  3. Choose from hundreds of discounted restaurant gift cards. For example, get a $25 certificate for just $10 or a $10 certificate for $5.
  4. Create a playlist on your smartphone with your favorite party music and offer to guest DJ for a few hours.
  5. Add a creative twist to the traditional champagne or wine hostess gift by printing out a free, New Year’s-themed label to wrap around the bottle

With just a little advanced planning, you’ll be ready to ring in the New Year in style and with a little extra change in your pocket.