7 DIY Hostess Gifts That Are Easy, Personal And Budget-Friendly

Are you planning to visit a friend or family member’s home this holiday season?  Make one of these easy and affordable DIY Hostess Gifts to say “thank you” for the invitation!

The season of visiting is upon us and many already have plans to spend time in the homes of loved ones.  Make sure you don’t show up empty-handed.  With just a little forethought, you can be ready with a lovely gift that your host or hostess will certainly appreciate.



DIY Hostess Gifts that require little effort or money, but are so thoughtful!


1.  Homemade Croutons

Don’t throw away the stale bread.  Cut it into cubes, toss with some olive oil and salt and toast it in the oven.  Make a pretty package with a sprig of rosemary.  Perfect for salads or soups.   Visit Cupcakes & Cashmere for more details.



2.  Thanksgiving Wine Tag Printable

Add a little humor to your “thanks” with this printable wine bottle tag.  Visit The Crazy Craft Lady to print your own.



3.  Pumpkin Spice Sugar Skin Scrub

Give your host the gift of baby-soft skin with a homemade scrub in their favorite seasonal scent.  The Idea Room has the complete instructions on how to make it, including the printable gift label for your jar.



4.  Pumpkin Flower Centerpiece
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Liven up the table with this easy pumpkin flower pot centerpiece that you make yourself.  Simply hollow out a pumpkin, fill with floral foam and arrange fresh flowers to your heart’s content.  Wine & Glue has the “how-to”.



5.  Stamped Wooden Utensils

You can get as creative and personal as you like with this stamped wood idea.  Metal alphabet stamps can be purchased as a set and make wood etching a breeze.  The Idea Room has stamped sentiments of gratitude on these wooden utensils and they make the perfect gift for any cook.  Click here to see how to do it.



6.  Leftover Bag Printables

One of the best parts about a big holiday meal is looking forward to the leftovers the next day.  Help your host organize those servings with these adorable to-go bag printables.  Make it extra easy for her by throwing in some plastic containers.  Visit The Dating Divas to download the free labels.



7.  “Thankful For” Sweet Gift Tag Printables
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Everyone loves a good food gift.  Especially when you make it yourself.  Take your packaging up a notch with these free printable Thanksgiving labels.  Lilluna includes labels for friends, neighbors, teachers and even clients.  They also throw in an easy recipe hack for snickerdoodle cookies that are sure to be a hit.