November 12, 2015

Hostess Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Hostess Gift Ideas

The holiday season is upon us!! It's time for drinking eggnog, eating too many slices of pie and the best part -- parties! Getting invited to a holiday party can be nerve-racking, especially if the host or hostess says "just bring yourselves," because you can't show up empty handed! We have a list of some fun gift ideas that your host or hostess is sure to love. The best part? You can get all of them delivered in your box!

Happy Girl Marmalades

Hostess Gift Ideas

We have a variety of marmalade flavors from Happy Girl Kitchen Co. including Meyer Lemon Ginger, Meyer Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, and "Da Bears" Lime. Bring one (or a few!) of these for your host or hostess to spread on bread, crackers or as a pancake topping.

Fall Cutie Bouquet, Thomas Farms
Hostess Gift Ideas
This bright and colorful bouquet is sure to brighten any room or table! If you're showing up the day of a big dinner, we recommend bringing a vase (or a large Mason jar) so you don't have to make your host or hostess search for one while they're in the middle of perfecting the gravy.

Culinary Seed Set


This is the perfect gift for your gardening-loving host or hostess. Give them one of our three-seed collection sets and let them experience a gift that truly keeps on giving:

  • The Culinary Herb Collection comes with 11 organic heirloom varieties and information on how to dry and use herbs: Genovese basil, cilantro (coriander), dill, fennel, thyme, oregano, sage, savory, chives, parsley and rosemary.
  • The Urban/Small Garden Collection contains 13 seed varieties that are suited for small spaces and containers including: Galina Tomato, Green Arrow Pea, Chantenay Carrot, Boothby's Blonde Cucumber, Lacinato Kale, Chioggia Beet, California Wonder Pepper, Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash, Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach, Merveille des Quatre Saisons Lettuce, Purple Plum Radish, Genovese Basil Herbs and Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean. This kit would make a great gift and includes a very handy booklet about how to save the seeds from your garden.
  • The Founder's Collection contains 22 seed varieties that are rare, extreme weather tolerant and disease resistant including: Black Cherry Tomato, Sweetmeat Winter Squash, Mandan Bride Corn, Armenian Cucumber, Shin Kuroda Carrot, Bulls Blood Beet, Scarlet Runner Bean, Amish Paste Tomato, Summer Crookneck Squash, De Cicco Broccoli, Red Russian Kale, Giant Musselburgh Leek and more.

Honey and Sea Salt Walnut Butter, Old Dog Ranch
Old Dog Ranch Raw Honey Walnut Butter
This heavenly spread is made with sustainably grown walnuts, a touch of local honey and a sprinkle of salt. Your host or hostess will love this sweet and salty spread that will take their morning toast or apple slices to a whole new level.

    Capay Dried Lavender Bunch

    Hostess Gift Ideas

    We love this bouquet of dried lavender not only because it looks good, but it smells good, too. Fill your host or hostess' home with the intoxicating scent of lavender this holiday season.

    Gourmet Salt Gift Set

    jacobson salt co

    These salt sets are the perfect gift for your food-loving host or hostess. The attractive jars and vials add a special touch to the already amazing salts included within them. Choose from these four options:
    • Italian Salt Set - includes 3.6 oz jars of Rosemary, Garlic and Tomato Basil salt
    • Salt Gift Set - includes vials with samples of Sweet Onion Salt, Habanero Salt, Garlic Salt, Basil Salt, Black Pepper Salt and Pure Flake Finishing Salt. Get a taste of these delicious infused salts and take note of the pairing notes with suggested combinations for each salt. 
    • Pure Flake Salt and Peppercorn Set -  (Note: the peppercorn requires a grinder)
    • Spicy Salt Set - includes Chili Lime Salt, Ghost Chili Salt and Habanero Salt

    What are your go-to host or hostess gift ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

    How To Add Host and Hostess Gifts To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to go to the second page of customizations where all these items are located. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. Make sure to click the button that says "Order Selected Items" to confirm adding these products to your delivery. 

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