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15 Best Homemade Holiday Hostess Gifts

15 Best Homemade Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday shindigs are in full force party people!! But what do you bring to a friend’s house? More wine? There really is never too much of that, but let’s be honest, it can get a tad bit old to bring the same thing over and over again. Bring something different this year. Make something tasty AND special when you’re going from house to house like a partying Mrs. Clause. You just know Mrs. Clause is a party animal! And so should you be, too!

Here are my 15 Best Homemade Holiday Hostess Gifts for the season. And yes, they’re mostly edible – but that’s what the holidays are for!

And I say “mostly” edible, because one of them is for the Furry friend of the household!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Toffee - For the Salted Caramel Fan!

Salted Butter Toffee with Walnuts -

Butterscotch Hot Cocoa Mix – For the Chocolate lover!

Homemade Butterscotch Hot Cocoa Mix

Brown Butter Mini Bundt Cakes - For the one who loves things in Mini!

Brown Butter Mini Bundt Cakes with Better Butter Better from Darigold

Toffee Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache - For the butter fiend!

Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache

Apple Pie Moonshine -  For the cocktail lover!

Apple Pie Moonshine

Starbucks Copy Cat Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - For the Starbucks fanatic!

Starbucks Copycat Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Egg Nog Marshmallows - For the Hot cocoa lover!


Lemon Lavendar Macarons - For the Fan of all things French!

Lavender Lemon Macarons -

Peanut Butter PUP-Cakes – For the Hostess with a Furry Friend!


Brown Sugar Body Scrub – For the hostess who loves to Pamper herself!

DIY Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Homemade Infused Olive Oils – For the gourmet hostess!

How to Infuse Olive Oil -

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend – For the Pie Making Enthusiast

Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice

2-Ingredient Nutella Magic Shell – For the Chocolate Lover!

2 Ingredient Nutella Magic Shell -

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade – For the Tapas Fan! 

Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Tapenade N

Homemade Infused Vodka – For the lover of fancy Vodka

How to Infuse Vodka -

Gooey Apricot Orange Coffee Cake Ring – Makes 2 – Bake one for her now, give her the other frozen for later baking!

Gooey Apricot Orange Coffee Cake Ring

Boubon Bacon Pecan Sticky Buns – For the lover of Sweet and Salty Things!

Bourbon Bacon Pecan Sticky Buns


7 Responses to “15 Best Homemade Holiday Hostess Gifts”

  1. #
    DessertForTwo — December 6, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Not that you weren’t already invited to my house, you are now on the ‘drop by anytime of day’ list. Yep. So, which one are you bringing? All? ;)

  2. #
    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — December 6, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I need to have to over ASAP! ;) Great list! Pinned

  3. #
    Monet — December 6, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    We have a very full social calendar over the next few weeks, and I can’t wait to make and share some of these great gift ideas! Thank you for posting this! Brilliant!

  4. #
    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — December 7, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    I’ll take one of everything, please!!! So many great ideas to give!

  5. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — December 8, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Homemade gifts are the best! and I love every one of these ideas.

  6. #
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — December 12, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Love all of these ideas!!


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