Holiday Party Host Gift Ideas
We’re thankful for so much this time of year, especially getting together with family and friends, and the hosts that make it all possible. Whilewe’re squeezing in a last-minute trail run to work up an appetite and picking out silly sweaters to wear, they’re sweating away in the kitchen and putting the finishing touches on home decorations. Showing up with a little something nice for your host is a noble tradition that shows gratitude and thoughtfulness. These are some of our favorite gifts to give our hard-working Thanksgiving hosts— or heck, any holiday or dinner-party hosts.
What Makes a Good Holiday Host Gift?
We love gifts you can eat or drink or things that are useful at the party itself. A bottle of wine (especially natural wine) is a traditional host gift, and thoughtful snacks or treats can be just as nice. We really like turning the host on to something new, like a light, fruity natural red wine that pairs well with turkey. And don’t forget kitchen items that are always handy when preparing and hosting a meal.
Our Favorite Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Host
Natural Wine + Wine Tumbler
Wine is a classic host gift for Thanksgiving and if your host hasn’t been introduced to the vibrant world of natural wines, you can start them off with a bottle of Pistemutta Etna Rosso from Frank Cornelissen—bright, earthy and great with turkey. Or go big with our Wine Starter pack of three carefully selected bottles of natural wine. Our Flora and Fauna Wine Tumbler from MiiR is a great way to take a glass outside, too.
Organic Fair Trade Coffee
A bag of organic, fair trade coffee makes for an excellent pick-me-up after a night of celebrating, so it’s a welcome Thanksgiving present. Beautifully designed packaging makes it even more gift-y.
Recycled Cloth Napkins
Made with recycled scrap polyester and organic hemp fabric from Patagonia clothing, our durable Blue Plaid Cloth Napkins look good enough for the Thanksgiving table, too.
Seafood Sampler Box
Our seafood products are shelf stable, easily portable, and versatile enough to be a snack
on their own or the centerpiece of a meal. For a generous Thanksgiving present, give your host the Responsible Seafood Sampler, loaded with our favorite tinned fish, mussels, and lightly smoked salmon. Plus, it comes with an anchovy-themed MiiR tumbler.
Organic Snack Pack Sampler
For a Thanksgiving gift idea that’s all about the simple, just get ‘em a snack pack. With solar-dried bananas, buffalo jerky, Chile Mango and more, it’s the gift for the host that’s on the move. Bonus— they can snack on it while preparing the holiday feast, too.
Organic Soup Sampler
Nutritious, packed with flavor, and so easy to prepare, our soups range from spicy to mellow, light to rich. Our Soup Sampler comes loaded with Black Bean, Tsampa and Green Lentil soups, plus Red Bean Chili and Spicy Red Bean Chili. It’s a Thanksgiving present that lets your host take a night, or five, off from time-consuming meal prep.
Pantry Stocker Box
Nothing depletes the cupboard like a Thanksgiving feast. This host gift replenishes the pantry with responsibly sourced foods for mealtimes to come. Soups, savory grains, snacks, tinned seafood, Buffalo Jerky—the gang’s all here. We’ve included spices like our Organic Taco Seasoning, to make leftovers into something new and fresh: Turkey tacos, anyone?
Hemp Denim Chef’s Apron
Quick, tie this sucker on your host before they get going in the kitchen. Made with durable industrial hemp denim that’s only gonna look better with age, it’s the holiday host gift they can use right away, and for countless dinners in the future.