My family has been the designated Labor Day Party hosts in our little corner of the world for many years. Partly, I'm sure, because we have a pool in our backyard--and partly because, after hosting everything from preschool parties to Halloween parties and full Thanskgiving dinners--we have hosting Labor Day cookouts and parties down to a science! While I love and treasure any gift I receive from friends and family--I have put together a list of 10 practical (and unique) gifts for the Labor Day party hostess that she is sure to adore!
Magnetic Wine Charms
I have had various friends make adorable wine charms for stemmed wine glasses over the years--but, we use a lot of stemless glasses these days and those won't work anymore! These magnetic wine charms and markers let us use our favorite glasses--and allow our guests to keep track of their drinks! I love the plain crystal charms--but, these come in all sorts of shapes, styles and themes!
Kitchen Towel and Oven Mitt Sets
If your hostess spends a lot of time in her kitchen; she probably goes through a lot of kitchen towels, pot holders and oven mitts in a year's time! Either choose a color to match her kitchen or choose something fun or seasonal for a change of pace.
Mozaic Products....Any of Them!
I was introduced to Mozaic disposal serving products a few years back--and I love them. They look and feel more like "real" serving pieces--but, they are lightweight and disposable. While I rarely use disposable products--there are certain occasions and events where clean up time is limited--or I want to offer serving pieces with a better appearance. I love having sets of various Mozaic products stashed away in the pantry! Even if I don't need them for the Labor Day gathering; I will likely use them during the holidays for school luncheons or work parties.
Don't laugh. Even if your hostess is the furthest thing from June Cleaver; she may still appreciate an apron. Especially a fun, colorful one that suits her personality! After ruining one too many blouses in the kitchen; aprons became my go-to kitchen accessory. I love getting new ones!
I am a huge fans of sites offering personalized gifts. A personalized plaque or even a personalized set of wine glasses make for both a practical and a memorable gift.
Citronella Streamers or Candles
If you entertain outdoors a lot during warm weather evenings; you will probably need a mosquito repellent of some sort. We use a lot of natural repellents--but, the occasional Cirtonella streamer or candle is welcomed on our deck!
Bento-Box Storage Containers
This one may not apply to your hostess--but, if she typically sends home party leftovers with her guests--then she would probably love to have a stash of containers at the ready! Again--you don't want to seem like you are pleading for a "party-favor"--but, if you know that your host always struggles to find containers to send away leftovers--this is a practical hostess gift! Even if she doesn't send leftovers home with the gifts--this will help her portion up those leftovers for family meals over the days following the party!
Labor Day Scrapbook
Offer an expensive, blank scrapbook--and an assortment of themed papers, stickers, and embellishments to allow your host to create a memory book of the event. Or--take a ton of party photos and create a personalized photo book from a photo sharing site to surprise the hostess after the party!
A Candle Set
Your hostess likely washed her hands hundreds of times while preparing your party! Giving her a fancy, scented, gift soap for the kitchen makes a lovely hostess gift.
No matter the hostess gift you choose; your hostess will simply love sharing the holiday with you and her other family and friends!
Have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!
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