Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family. Everyone gets together to enjoy each others food, drinks, and company. If you are lucky enough to be invited to someones house this year, meaning you’re not hosting, than perhaps you should think about bringing yours host a gift. I mean after all, isn’t this the best time to say thank you?
Last year I had some ideas for clever gifts to bring to your Thanksgiving host and it got a very popular response. So this year I say do it again. Bring our dish or drinks that you were asked to bring for everyone, but also bring something special for your hosts. They will be BEYOND happy and this thoughtful gesture. I mean if you have any idea how stressful it is to put on a large dinner like this for so many different people, you know how much work your hosts put into this Thanksgiving dinner. So make something wonderful for your hosts and you will instantly be their favorite guests there.
Make a Wreath
I think wreaths are the greatest gifts ever. They’re decor that I’m fairly certain everyone loves to show off. There are plenty of DIY wreaths online so try something new. If you want the easiest wreath in the world, check out 3 easy steps to a beautiful autumn wreath.
This is a great way to show off your creativity. Gather some of your favorite flowers at the florist. This arrangement comes from Her Campus and it’s a beauty. If you’re looking from the perfect Thanksgiving flower, try The 10 Best Autumn Flowers of the Season. Get home and combine these pretty flowers into a beautiful vase. Stick in your own thank you note, and you’re good to go.
Pumpkin with Thank You Note
Don’t have much time but want to do something? Just buy a small little pumpkin and attach your very own thank you note. It doesn’t just have to say thank you. Make it personal. Something like, “Thank you for being amazing”. “Thank you for stuffing our faces”. Whatever you want. Just make it something directly from you. In fact this example from Ella Clare makes for a gorgeous table decor as well.
Desert in a Jar
This is a very easy way to say thank you. With this great no bake pumpkin cheesecake from Night Owl Blog, you can create your own desert that is just for your hosts and no one else.
Coffee Mugs and Coffee Mix
The next day they will no doubt be tired. Get your host or hostess something to enjoy some nice hot coffee in. Throw in a pumpkin mix created by yourself, or a Starbucks gift card. either way they will be thrilled. This mug is easy to make and you can see how from Handmade Charlotte.
Make Your Own Wine Label
Wine is always the perfect gift. It’s easy, it’s thoughtful, and it’s always nice to receive really good wine from someone. To make this gift slightly more personal, think about creating your own label to add to it. It can have the hosts name, it can have a message. It’s totally up to you. Just make it your self and they will love it. These labels from World of Labels are the easiest kind you can imagine. All you have to do is select, print, and stick.
This one is my favorite. It’s so sweet and thoughtful. What you do is before the event, get everyone to gather up why they are thankful for the hosts of this years dinner. Luckily with things like email and text message this should be rather easy to do. Compile these wonderful stories together and put it in a journal. There will be many pages left over and you can encourage them to continue writing down that they are thankful for each year in this journal. Pretty great right?