10 Practical (and Unique) Gifts for the Labor Day Party Hostess

By on 8/31/2015 01:36:00 PM

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.

 An Apron

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!

Something Personal

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

Again--this may depend on your hostess and her preferences--but, candles are nice way to offer a bit of relaxation and joy after the end of a busy party-filled weekend.

Kitchen Soap 

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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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.


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