Gifting is one of the very best things about this season.
Joy comes from planning, choosing/creating and wrapping the perfect gift for family, friends, hostesses, teachers & anyone you want to make feel special.
The very best gifts are the ones that speak to the passions, interests and sweet tooth of your recipients.
Putting together a special package with them in mind will delight each person on your list.
Today I am sharing ideas on how to do just that using beautiful items from the Better Homes & Gardens Collection at Walmart.
This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens.
Let’s kick it off with HOSTESS GIFT ideas as there are so many gatherings this time of year.
It speaks volumes about how you feel about your hostess if you take the time to put together a unique gift.
Hostess Gift Ideas
Christmas Cake Pedestal:
This lovely and large cake pedestal is so festive & useful.
Top it with a Panettone (Italian Christmas cake ) or any confection.
See the Heritage Collection in stores & HERE
This rectangular bowl is reminiscent of a dough bowl.
Fill it with clipped greens & a few pretty ornaments. It will be a favorite year round.
See in stores & a similar Wooden Bowl HERE.
Iridescent Vase Filled with Flowers:
Take it up notch from the flowers in cellophane and save your hostess from scrambling for a vase.
Bring a beautiful vase, like this gold iridescent one from the Better Homes & Gardens Collection at Walmart.
Fill it will flowers & just enough water for the tips of the stems.
More water can be added later & you won’t spill in the car or during the walk to the party.
See the Iridescent Vase HERE.
Gifts for Special Friends
Your forethought & thoughtfulness will be so appreciated when you gift a friend with something they will really enjoy.
Holiday Bowl filled with Kitchen Delights:
For the friend who is a passionate cook serve them up a lovely holiday bowl from the Christmas Heritage Collection by Better Homes & Gardens and fill it with kitchen delights.
I filled this gift bowl with special sea salt, a tea towel, a wooden spreader and a kitchen candle I wrapped in a bit of welting.
For an extra special touch, I shredded a falling apart cookbook to use as the filler. ( extra tip – buy old books with damaged spines or missing pages & shed for gift fluff )
Just dawned on me the book is a Good Housekeeping cookbook. If it were a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook I would have glued it back together 😉
See the Heritage Collection Holiday Bowls in stores & HERE.
For the friend who loves decorating I have a few pieces that will definitely hit the mark.
Mirrored Tray with Rustic Frame:
This piece maybe given to a person I know really really well and who definitely loves decorating ~ me!
Add a candle & the vase for a complete vignette. Your decor lover will adore this gift!
See the Mirrored Tray in stores.
Large Golden Leaf Dish:
Another decor piece that will be much appreciated for its’ beauty, heft and shine is the golden leaf dish.
A statement piece of decor without a statement price.
This golden leaf looks stunning filled or empty. Add a few small sparkly ornaments and a bow as I did & you need no other wrapping.
See the Golden Leaf Dish in stores.
For the friend who is an avid reader:
Ultra Soft Pillow Fur Pillow, Tray & Mug along with a book:
You won’t have to read between the lines to know that your bookish friend loves this thoughtfully put together gift!
What an invitation to relax and enjoy some quiet, cozy time after the rush of the holidays.
Gifts for Teachers
A Tea/Cocoa Station:
A great idea to show appreciation for teachers is a tea/cocoa station brimming with goodies in the teachers’ lounge.
This is an especially great way to gift the teachers if you have more than one child at the school.
Put together a tray with mugs ( you even personalize them ) tea, cocoa, cookies & candy.
Have your kids write note or a small sign letting the teachers know it is for them & from your family with holiday wishes.
Gift Ideas for Holiday Lovers:
Last, but not least, two gift suggestions for those people who just can’t get enough of Christmas.
A set of Christmas Plates:
Start their collection or add to it with Better Homes & Gardens Christmas dishes.
So pretty & so festive!
See the Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Collection in stores & HERE.
Cozy House Lantern with Candles:
This galvanized cut out house lantern will be welcome in any home, but especially in the home of a holiday decor lover.
You can dress the house up for Christmas with a bow & greens. Then light the candle.
The warm glow will brighten up any room.
Be sure to include extra candles along with the lantern so it can stay aglow all year long.
See the House Lantern HERE.
Hope you got some gifting inspiration here today.
Thank you for the gift you give me each time you visit my blog, listen to my podcast or watch one of my YouTube videos. It is the gift of your time, community and friendship ~ and I treasure it.
Wishing you all things Merry & Bright,
xx Kelly xx