It's probably not all that cordial to show up as a guest to your friends' house for dinner -- empty-handed. It's always nice to bring a dish or a bottle of wine or a small hostess gift ... but you already know that, right?
Hostess gifts really are just small tokens of appreciation. They need not be fancy or expensive; however, it's nice if you can pick a gift for your host and/or hostess that shows a little thought and gives a knowing nod to the person who has invited you over for a home-cooked meal.
Here are Five Hostess Gift Ideas for $10 and under.
5 Hostess Gift Ideas for $10 and Under.
Grass Birdhouse ($10) at Spartan
This little grass birdhouse is a sweet gift for your nature-loving host or anyone who likes to spend a little time outdoors.
A small pitcher filled with flowers from your garden or the farmers' market is always a nice touch for gardening friends.
Sew Soft Vintage-Inspired Tea Towel ($4) at Sew Lovely Embroidery
Does your host or hostess love spending time in the kitchen? Then they always need a good-looking new tea towel. For extra goodness, tie one of these around a nice bottle of olive oil or wine.
Hope and Wish For a Soap Dish ($9.99) at ModCloth
Handmade soaps are so easy to find these days, and they smell so good. Pick up a bar and gift it on this cute little dish -- good for the bathroom, kitchen, or even outdoors.
Ribbed Bud Vase ($7.95) at terrain
A sprig of colorful autumn leaves would be adorable in this vase, which is perfect for everyday use.
At these low prices, you can stock up on several gifts to have on hand. These small items always make a sweet gift for friends, no matter the occasion.
What do you like to bring for hostess gifts? How much do you spend?