Reader Question of the Day: Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

These West Elm pine cone salt and pepper shakers would make a steal of a hostess gift at only $14 each. Photo courtesy of West Elm
These West Elm pine cone salt and pepper shakers would make a steal of a hostess gift at only $14 each. Photo courtesy of West Elm

It’s a short week, and we’ve all really only got one thing on our minds: Which pair of pants has the stretchiest waistband to allow maximum belly expansion when we eat our weight in turkey and dressing on Thursday? (Well, that’s what I have on my mind, anyway.) But as I’ll be a guest in another family’s home this Thanksgiving, I’m also pondering what to bring as a hostess gift. So I thought I’d turn to you, dear readers, to see what your go-to Turkey Day hostess gifts are. Do you opt for a festive, fall-inspired home decor item? Or, with Thanksgiving marking the unofficial close of the fall season and the ushering in of the holidays, is it better to bring something they’ll use in December? Do you prefer to timeless and traditional route (read: candles, frames, coasters, etc.)? Or do you eschew decor altogether, preferring something edible instead? Sound off in the comments!

2 comments on “Reader Question of the Day: Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

  1. Breakfast. What about a platter of croissants or muffins so that the hostess doesn’t have to think about preparing breakfast the day after making a large meal.

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