We have a closet in our house we call "The Secret Gift Shop".One just never knows what you will find there. It is a collection of things that may have been on sale...would be appropriate for someone who enjoyed..., could be an added surprise for a buyer or seller. There are a collection of gift bags, shred, tissue and trimmings as well.
We turn to the gift shop inventory when we are invited to someone's home and are in search of a host/hostess gift. No matter how informal the gathering, it required effort...to clean, cook and prepare for guests. My parents instilled this "tradition" of showing an attitude of. I don't remember ever going to someone's house without a gift in hand. It need not be a BIG thing...just something to show you appreciated the thoughtful invitation to their home. Some things we use are we enjoy going to the sample size section of places like World Market and designing a theme around things you find in that department. You may know the host/hostess enjoys tea, coffee, a certain flavor...(chocolate ?), guest soaps and towels, coasters and napkins, candles.....let your imagination be your guide. Here is one that has a variety of kinds of tea with cookies...candy and mugs to thank the hosting family for their kind invitation to their home.
A little thanks is soooo appreciated...a good imagination exercise and fun to put together when you show your attitude of gratitude.
This has been a holiday hint brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.