What We’re Loving: Homemade Hostess Gifts





The holiday season has arrived, and chances are that you will be a guest in someone else’s home for at least one, if not many, holiday soirees. No guest likes to arrive empty handed, but it can be difficult to think of a unique and meaningful gift for your hostess (holiday madness!).

Maggie’s upcoming book, Food Gift Love, has many solutions to this problem – but as it won’t be released until Fall 2015, we’ve collected gorgeous ideas for gifts that are guaranteed to let your hostess know how much she means to you, today and every day.

Herbed Mozzarella makes a great appetizer for your party or would be wonderful to enjoy after the guests have gone home. {from Pretty/Hungry}


Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Lip Balm and Body Balm are a great way for your hostess to treat herself after all she does for everyone else! {from Song of Style}


Help your hostess set a festive table with these Dip Dye Placements. {from Design Love Fest}


A hostess needs to keep her energy up! Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola {from Lovely Little Kitchen} and Cinnamon Ginger Baked Apple Chips {from Hello Natural} are perfect snacks to munch on in the kitchen!


Lemon Salt gives an interesting and unique finishing touch to a holiday dish. {from The View from Great Island}


Wrap up this Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Orange and Chocolate with some juice, coffee and fruit and you have the perfect breakfast for a hostess! {from Alexandra Cooks}

Photos courtesy of:  Aimee, Carissa, Bri, Julie, Stephanie, Sue, and Alexandra.   

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers and shares our version of #foodgiftlove. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop.

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Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.