With the holidays comes traveling to visit relatives and friends and we always want to bring a little gift to thank them for their hospitality. If we travel by air, that makes gifting a little more difficult. But I’ve got some ideas for hostess gifts that travel well.
Lotion Bars and Handmade Soaps
While TSA would surely take that lovely bottle of divine sweet-smelling lotion from you, they won’t have a problem with lotion bars. These are perfect for traveling because they’re solid and light-weight. Handmade soaps are beautiful and travel well also. Put them together and they make the perfect gift that your hostess can use immediately. Check out this link to find a favorite scented lotion bar and this link for handmade soaps.
Holiday Kitchen Towels
I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many kitchen towels! So I just love it when Christmas rolls around and I can buy cute new towels to spruce up my kitchen. Cute, Christmasy towels travel well too. You can just lay them flat in your carry-on with a gift bag and they’ll be perfectly presentable when you arrive. There are so many different ones to choose from too. Check them out with this link. And don’t forget to buy some to spruce up your own kitchen too!
Think coffee table books or a new book of poetry or some other genre you know your hostess will love. Coffee table books don’t have to be huge and weighty. Maybe you can find a book about your hometown or a book of photos from your region. If your hostess has a particular genre of books she reads, buy the newest one by her favorite author. She’ll love curling up by the fireplace with her newest treasure for an afternoon of relaxation. Click here to look at the latest in books.
We have a wonderful friend who visited us last year and the hostess gift she brought was a pillow with the name of her hometown. We love it and it reminds us of her every time we see it on our couch. What a wonderful gift! Think about gifting your hostess in another state a pillow with your state or hometown name on it. Be an awesome guest and they’ll always think of you fondly! Click here to see if you can find a pillow for you to gift!
I just love wine stoppers. All kinds of wine stoppers! If you’re visiting a wine drinker, a wine stopper or two is a fantastic gift. I have wine stoppers that are hand made, made of beautiful glass, and metal stoppers with a fleur-de-lis from my home state. Check out these unique wine stoppers to find the perfect one for your hostess!
Oh my gosh, don’t you just love soaking in a tub of luxurious bath salts? I do! There’s nothing that can relax your hostess’s tired muscles and aching feet than soaking in a tub of hot water and aromatic bath salts. Combine them with the same scent lotion bar and you have a gift that will encourage your hostess to invite back over and over! Click here to choose your scent to give!
Ok, maybe coasters for the coffee table don’t seem like an exciting gift but they can be if you choose the right ones! There are some really quirky and unique coasters to choose from when you take a look at these. Just make sure you pick coasters that will actually absorb liquid! I use coasters all over my house, in the bedrooms, the kitchen, the coffee table, everywhere just because I like their unique qualities. And EVERYBODY needs coasters to protect their furniture.
A soft throw for the couch would be a lovely gift but it can be too bulky to pack, especially if you’re packing light. But a pashmina wrap or shawl is perfect to pack in your carry-on. Look for a soft one that your hostess can wrap up in as she relaxes in her favorite chair to read or watch TV. Heavenly! Check here to find the perfect one for your hostess.
Aromatherapy Candle Set
Your hostess is going to LOVE this gift! There’s nothing like aromatherapy candles lit around the bathtub while you soak in hot, muscle-relaxing water to make her evening. I’m not kidding, this is the best! And if your hostess is a traveler herself, she can take one with her on her own travels. Click here to choose her favorite scent!
Tea and Coffee Sets
If your hostess is a tea or coffee drinker, a boxed set of their favorite drinks is an ideal gift. You might choose a boxed set of uniquely flavored teas or several flavored coffees to bring. They travel well and your hostess will appreciate them and maybe even share with you! Click here to see teas and here to see coffees.
The Wrap Up
I’ve suggested my top 10 hostess gifts that travel well AND provided links for you to shop right in the comfort of your home. I hope you find the PERFECT gift to travel to the home of your hostess. She will never forget your visit and your kindness in picking just the right gift for her. Happy holiday travel!
If you want to read more about gifts for travelers and holiday travel in general, just click on these posts.
- Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers
- Now is the Time to Plan for Your Holiday Travel
- Best 5 Small Travel Cameras
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