This Grand Adventure: Chelsa-Bea: Creative Gifts for the Holiday Hostess

December 16, 2013

Creative Gifts for the Holiday Hostess

Hostess Gifts | Walgreens Healthy & Happy Holiday Gift Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias

Tomorrow marks 6 months since we moved to Milwaukee.I almost forgot about it since it’s been so busy these last few weeks. We've been incredibly fortunate, as our schedules have been jammed packed with travel, parties, gift exchanges and get-togethers. I’ve been making all sorts of delightful dishes to share at these parties but I also like to bring along a little something extra, a creative gift, for the host and hostess to show our gratitude for their hospitality.

When I give hostess gifts, I like them to be both fun and functional, something for the home and something special specifically for the hostess. I learned from my mom, that you should always keep a few good items on hand. You don’t have to go overboard on price but just a little treat is always nice.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts | Walgreens Healthy & Happy Holiday Gift Guide #HappyAllTheWay #shop #cbias

Fortunately for us, Walgreens is just a few minutes from our house. I picked up one of their Holiday Gift Guides a few weeks ago when I had to get some new mascara. It came in quiet handy this week when I was running short on time and we were heading to a party later that evening.

While I usually look to Walgreens for my cosmetics and prescriptions, they have a wide of array of options perfect for gift giving. When putting together a hostess gift, I try to look at it, just like any recipe. Start with the basics and then, if you’re feeling fancy add something special to make it unique and personal.

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Begin with a good bottle of wine (which may be gone before the nights end). Throw in a couple of cute dishtowels, a shiny new bottle opener and a pretty set of napkins. Combine that with a luxurious tube of  hand lotion to keep moisturized on these cold winter nights. Then, add some delicious chocolate covered pretzels because everyone loves a good indulgent treat. Mix in a thoughtful note or card thanking the host for the wonderful evening. And finally, wrap it all up in some clever and charming packaging, such as a reusable tote!

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Putting together a hostess gift is easy and Walgreens Happy & Healthy Holiday Guide can help you make it personal and from the heart.


  1. This is a great idea. I love the wine opener with the bottle! Also, when do we get to see pictures from your Chicago adventure? xo

  2. What a creative idea! I love that everything in here is usable! #client