As vaccination rates increase throughout the country, small outdoor parties are a real light at the end of the tunnel.
Getting together outside for a picnic, a barbecue, or drinks around the pool or the firepit offers us a chance to celebrate with friends and family — and boost our mood at the same time.
However, we’re all a little out of practice in terms of attending social events. Maybe you need some ideas for hostess gifts, for example. Bringing a small hostess gift (the term used for a gift for either a host or a hostess) is a polite way to thank someone for their hospitality – especially if it’s the first time you are visiting their home.
According to etiquette expert Emily Post, a hostess gift need not be elaborate or expensive. Ideally, the gift should be something they can use during the course of entertaining either now or in the future. Examples are flowers, wine, specialty foods, or small items for the home.
Here are a few ideas for gifts from Arkwright Home that are sure to delight your host or hostess:
How would you like to give something that’s both practical and a conversation starter at the same time?
Our Sloppy Chef® Lucky Charm set includes a white towel with an embroidered symbol of good luck as well as a brightly colored towel. Each hang tag explains the cultural origin of the lucky symbol.
The 10 different charms include Buddha, four-leaf clover, barn stars, fish, horseshoe, Hamsa, ladybug, rooster, pineapple, and sugar skulls.
These soft towels are made from 100% cotton that is absorbent and quick drying. The eye-catching designs and colors make them perfect for uses as hand towels, tea towels, cleaning cloths, dish towels, or decorative towels in the indoor or outdoor kitchen or bar area. These easy-care towels are machine washable and dryable.
No one can ever have enough fresh kitchen towels. And the bright colors and patterns on these kitchen towels make them a favorite among our customers.
Another option is our popular terry kitchen ensemble of color-coordinated kitchen towels, dish towels, and potholders. These soft, classic items are with yarn-dyed, ring-spun yarn.
And if you’re someone who likes to go big with your gifts, why not check out our Sloppy Chef Fancy Jumbo Kitchen Towels. These oversized cloths are made with 100% cotton and feature premium weaves and colors.
Your hostess will love the vibrant patterns on our Sloppy Chef® Drying Mats. Made of 100% polyester printed microfiber, these mats will come in handy during your gathering and the many more parties that are to come!
Here’s one more hostess gift tip from Emily Post. It’s worth it to take the extra time and care to wrap the small bag. “Even if you only use tissue or a decorative bag, it adds to the gesture,” according to the etiquette guru.BACK TO NEWS