5 Unique Hostess Gifts

With the holidays upon us, why not impress your hostess with some of these unique, fun, and easy to make gifts??

1. Infused Olive Oils

Simply buy some corked glass bottles, pour in some olive oil, and add your favorite herb (rosemary looks very festive). Tie a custom made tag to it for a finished look.

rosemaryoil

2. Hot Chocolate Kit

Use mason jars with lids and simply add your favorite hot chocolate ingredients. Add a tag with instructions for that extra touch.

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3. Homemade Irish Cream from Saveur

Get some clear bottles with an airtight seal and add the below ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
1⁄2 tsp. cocoa powder
3⁄4 cup Irish whiskey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Combine 1 tbsp. cream and the coffee and cocoa powders to make a smooth paste. Slowly add remaining cream, whisking until smooth. Add whiskey, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk; stir to combine. Pour into jar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve, up to 2 weeks.

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4. Homemade Stovetop Potpourri 

Use these jars with lid or a clear cellophane bag with a festive colored bakers twine and add your favorite holiday scents. My favorite is:

1/2 orange, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon cloves, whole or ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg

potpourri

5. Give a Planted Rosemary Tree 

Give a gift that keeps on giving. I personally love these metal tins.

rosemary-tree

Image from Celebrate Mag

 

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