a sweet friend came to visit last weekend & when she arrived, she presented me with a bottle of mrs. meyer's dish soap. i told her it was the PERFECT hostess gift & she said she tried to follow her mother in law's rule -- bring gifts that go away. instead of more stuff to clutter their homes, she tries to bring something her hosts will use & then it will go away -- i LOVE that. it is officially is a yonkman family rule for hostess gifts! i'm going to go out on a limb & say people from the south just get hospitality/generosity SO right (my friend is from birmingham & her MIL is from louisiana).
i started thinking back on some of my favorite hostess gifts i've received -- the four above took the cake! it's always helpful to have these around for last minute visits, dinners, etc. my mom has a shelf of thoughtful gifts at the ready & i've tried to do the same. so, if you're looking to stock up, here are my recommendations:
2. fancy dish soap (the honeysuckle scent is so wonderful!)
3. gourmet baking (thanks ash!)
i'd love to hear your favorite hostess gifts! aren't we so glad when we get to do life with others & be welcomed into their home?