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So many of us want to thank our hosts with thoughtful gifts this season, but so many of those gifts are lost in the shuffle. What if we sent them something personalized AFTER our stay?
I host A LOT and I think something customized or personalized would be much preferred over a candle or blanket. Even if it is sent after the fact. When someone shows up at a party I’m hosting with a bottle of wine it is such a nice gesture, but then everyone ends up drinking on it at the party OR I don’t even think about it until after the party is long over anyway.
Instead of frantically trying to find something to random to bring this Christmas or New Years, check out these thoughtful gifts below that you can sent after-the-fact (or drop on their doorstep if you live close!!)
I have been talking a lot about Shutterfly these past few months, and hopefully you have grabbed something from there since first seeing them on here this past summer. They are the best for shopping unique, personalized gifts. The global artists on their site are some of my absolute favorites and we have just LOVED everything we have ordered from there.
Shutterfly also happens to have some AMAZING gift options for your host this holiday season. I linked some below for you to shop:
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If your hosts love to have people over as much as I do, you cannot go wrong with some festive serving plates. Shutterfly has the CUTEST dinnerware selection for each season. I ordered 4 salad plates, 4 regular plates, and 1 platter and quickly realized it wasn’t enough, even for my little family. I look forward to heading to Shutterfly every year to place new orders so we can have a wide array of holiday plates at our disposal. Such a fun tradition! Grab your host some plates or just a gorgeous holiday serving platter to say thanks!
Custom Photo Books
OK, I originally got these as a hosting gift for my parents but my kids took to them SO MUCH that I will now need to make a new one. In fact, Miller sleeps with it in her bedroom and flips through it every night. I showed it to Callen today and he giggled his way through it.
If your family is hosting you this Christmas, make them one of these photo books! Use Facebook images or just ask your brothers and sisters to send you images for the book. We love using pics of the kids but family vacation pictures would be awesome too. These start for as low as $27.
Believe it or not, most people have not ordered their 2023 calendars yet. It would truly make the most perfect gift. I grabbed a desk calendar since that is where I spend the majority of my day, but Shutterfly has tons of different options to choose from. Give the gift of a calendar to remind your hosts what an amazing year 2022 was and what they have to look forward to in 2023.
Personalize these even more by leaving notes from your kids on each page, birthday reminders for the family, or ‘let’s book a trip this month’ comments! I like to add ‘call me’ notes every couple weeks too!
Personalized Story Books
I don’t care how old you are, you LOVE seeing your name on things. Am I right? Give your hostess a personalized story book. They can pull it out year after year and read it to the kids or have it out for guests to read. I got a Christmas book for each kid and you can even personalize some of them to make the main character look just like the person/child!
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When shopping for unique, personalized gift options, make sure to head to Shutterfly first! Here some of the other amazing products we have ordered from there that we will treasure forever: