Hostess gifts & gratitude
This week The Modern Curator shares her best picks for hostess gifts and gratitude: 12 hostess gifts + write a perfect thank-you card
Master the art of gift giving, with these thoughtful hostess gifts!
Flowers are my go-to hostess gift. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a gorgeous bouquet of blooms like the ones pictured below. Swoon!
The Farmboy, seasonally inspired bouquet from Tonic Blooms
Mini Designer Fragrance Set from Winners
Pink Champagne Truffles by Charbonnel & Walker from Amazon.ca
Porcelain Dessert Plate from HomeSense
Super Soft Yarn Dyed Scarf from Indigo
Pâtisserie At Home by Mélanie Dupuis from Anthropologie
Gold Dot Stemless Champagne Glasses from Indigo
David’s Top 12 Assorted Tea by Davids Tea
1815 Bright Mugs by Royal Doulton from The Bay
Gold French Press from HomeSense
Rosé Champagne by Moët & Chandon from LCBO
Lucky Charms Paris Scented Candle by Ladurée from Amara
Now that you have a great hostess gift in mind, it’s time to think about crafting the perfect thank-you card. As the world becomes more and more reliant on technology to communicate, the hand-written card has been pushed aside in favour of emojis, funny GIFs and memes to convey our thoughts and emotions. In fact, when it comes to writing a thank-you card, sometimes I find the large empty space daunting, and find myself at a loss for words.
Can you relate?
Here are six steps to keep your thank you card writing skills sharp as a tack!
1. Think about what you want to say before your pen touches the paper. This way your card will sound well thought out and you will minimize any spelling or grammatical errors. Take your time writing, so that it’s neat and legible!
2. Give the proper greeting (Dear is always nice) and use the correct form and spelling of the person’s name. If it’s a good friend, use their first name. If it is someone you don’t know particularly well, use Mr. or Mrs.
3. Begin your thank you card by expressing gratitude right away.
- Thank you so much for…
- I really appreciated the…
- You made my day when…
4. Add specific detail about the gift you received, the meal you enjoyed, or whatever you are thankful for. Highlight how you plan to use the gift or why you enjoyed the meal.
- That homemade au jus was perfection…
- Your generous gift will go towards…
5. Use the card space as an opportunity to continue the connection with the person. Suggest tentative plans for the future.
- Let’s get together soon…
- I know about this great restaurant we should try…
6. Always end on a pleasant note, reiterating your thanks and with your warm regards.
- Many thanks… your signature
- Thanks again… your signature
- With love… your signature