Following Thanksgiving each year, we take some time to pause and consider those who have made an impact on our lives throughout the year. From friends who mailed a hand written letter every month to those special family members who encouraged us, we construct a list of those we want to reach out and say ‘Thank you’ through the act of gift giving. Also, we build out our calendar for all the special events held in December. We take note of how we can personalize the best hostess gifts to those who graciously open their doors each year to connect and gather with one another.
December is the busiest season for those who love to entertain others in their home, and it’s the perfect time to give a special gift to those who are hosting you. We wholeheartedly believe the reason for this season is not about the gift itself. Rather, we like to focus on the receiver and the meaning behind the gift. This year we’re using the 5 Love Languages as a guide to create the best list of the best hostess gifts of 2020 with the special hostess and their love language in mind!
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The 5 Love Languages
If you haven’t read the book, “The 5 Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman, we highly encourage you to purchase a copy and dive right in! We read this book many years ago and it has changed the way in which we love our friends and family. In his book, Gary shares how each of us feels loved in our own personal ways: Through the Acts of Service, Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, or Quality Time.
More often than not, we set out to love others in the way we feel loved, when in fact, they receive love in their own special way. We always try to consider the 5 Love Languages when we purchase a gift for a loved one. We ask ourselves, “How does this gift match their love language and how can we personalize it?” We’ve collected a few ideas to help you shop with ease and intention as you set out to personalize the best hostess gift for the exceptional hostess in your life!
The Best Hostess Gifts of 2020: Using the 5 Love Languages
Nothing says, “I’m here for you,” then dinner delivered from a loved one, and we know every hostess loves a gift that keeps on giving. This year, gift your favorite hostess a set of Corelle Meal Bowls, filled with homemade specialty pasta, a bottle of olive oil and tie it all together with a bow. Not only will they enjoy dinner delivered to their door, they’ll love the idea of reusing the set of Corelle Meal Bowls for future gatherings!
These bowls are a must-have for every hostess! From healthy eating, to a movie and dinner on the couch with close friends, these meal bowls are perfect for one-dish meals. Not to mention, their nothing-else-like-it, triple-layer-strong glass keeps the bowls from chipping and cracking during gatherings which means they can be used and enjoyed over and over again!
Candles are known for soothing and they set a calming mood in a home. While physical touch is difficult in the time of social distancing, Paper Goat Posts’ Scented Candle and Wooden Spoon provides a sense of warmth to your favorite hostess this Winter.
One of our top #HostfulHacks is to set the mood by lighting candles throughout a space before guests arrive. Your favorite hostess will not only enjoy the sweet scents during an event but long after the evening comes to an end. Complete this gift set with a warm throw blanket for an added touch!
The Time Saver
It’s no secret most hostesses love quality time. They open their doors with the sole purpose of gathering in mind. Gift your favorite hostess the number one gift that helps them do just that – spend less time in the kitchen and more time with their loved ones!
This year, pair the Hostful Hack Handbook with our favorite time saving tools (all found inside our handbook): a pitcher, serving tray or throw blanket! There’s nothing that says quality time than the one resource that’ll help your favorite hostess gain more time back in their day!
Words of Affirmation
A lover of words is a lover of writing, especially of hand written notes and invitations. This year, Paper Goat Posts’ Address Book is one of our top go-to hostess gifts.
Pair this address book with your favorite pen and stationery set so that your favorite hostess can stay in touch with loved ones throughout the year. Want to make it extra special? Hand write a note near your name!
Gifts That Keep on Giving
Looking for additional hostess gifts to give this year? We’ve got you covered! A gift that keeps on giving is a purposeful gift in our minds, and we’re continuing the list of best hostess gifts of 2020 below!