These thoughtful homemade Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas are easy to do, and will let them know how much you appreciate all of their hard work, and the invitation to their home.
Sometimes we have Thanksgiving in our home, and other years we’ve been invited to the homes of family or friends to celebrate. I do love to bring a little something to let our hosts know how much we appreciate them. There’s a lot of work involved when hosting, much of it behind the scenes. While hostess gifts are not a requirement, it’s always thoughtful to show appreciation and gratitude for their generosity.
DIY Thanksgiving Hostess Gift
It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just from the heart! I created this simple tag with one of my favorite quotes, which is perfect for sharing a Thanksgiving meal.
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad & sincere hearts.”
I like to tie the tag around a lovely loaf of bread, or my homemade bread cubes that you can also make into croutons. Any type of bread would work–homemade or from the store!
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Items you need to make Thanksgiving Hostess Gift
- Loaf of bread, bread cubes, croutons
- Clear treat bag OR
- Bread bag
- Jute or twine
- Rosemary sprig (optional)
- Printable tag
- White or kraft cardstock
How to Make THanksgiving Hostess Gifts
Croutons or Bread Cubes
Fill a large cellophane bag with your bread cubes or croutons. There are many sizes of the clear treat bags, depending on what you want to use, and how much you want in each. You can fit quite a bit in an 12×16 bag, but you can easily go bigger smaller.
Download the tag, print onto white or kraft cardstock. Cut it out, then punch a hole in the top. Tie the tag on to the bag with a piece of jute–and slide in a rosemary sprig for a bit of color if you want to!
You can use any type of bread you like! Something homemade, like chocolate chip pumpkin bread, cinnamon bread, or wheat bread works really well. Or a high quality loaf of bread from a favorite bakery or grocery store is a yummy option, and a timesaver as well.
Place your bread in a bread bag, and tie on the tag with jute after printing. I love to add that sprig of rosemary—it brightens it up and adds the perfect touch.
Now you have a lovely gift to take to your hostess…for Thanksgiving and any time. This tag will work for any meal or gathering you’re invited to.