Living simply in the wild

6 Homemade Hostess with the Mostest Gift Ideas

We are constantly being amazed by people. So kind, so giving.

The amount of people who are continuously infusing their love and generosity into our lives is mind blowing at times. Being apart of the Ranger-hood is truly an honor.

For those of you looking for a little something to give those people who always say “Don’t bring anything”, here’s a few ideas.

6 Homemade Hostess Gift Ideas

1. House Plant


 Find this over at Precious Sister

2. Succulent In a Tea Cup

Succulents In Vintage Tea Cups

Succulents In Vintage Tea Cups


3. Tea Towels


Tutorial is Over at Paging Super Mom

4. Milk Bath


Recipe Is Over At Coordinately Yours

5. Holiday Potpourri


Tutorial over at Dandee

6. Sugar Hand Scrub

Sugar Hand Scrub

Sugar Hand Scrub


Tutorial Below


1 Jar

Equal Parts Sugar and Epsom Salt


Essential Oils


In my small jar i used 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 a cup Epsom salt. Mix Together.

Add 6 drops of Essential oils. I used 3 Drops Eucalyptus, 2 drops peppermint. Stir.

Add 1/2 Cup oil. I used a massage blend which is cold pressed blend of Coconut, Almond, Hawaiian Kukui nut, Vitamin E, and Olive Oil.  You don’t have to be that fancy. Any non scented oil will work well.

I like mine a little more oily so just add oil and mix until you get a consistency you like. It should be a goopy course substance.

sugar1I cut out a circle and hand wrote a few words on it, tied a ribbon around the rim of the lid.

We gave the above hand scrub to our wonderful hosts who graciously invited us to their Christmas dinner with their family yesturday.

Of course hostess gifts are never required, but i’m sure your hostess will be thrilled if you show up with one of these to their next party. Let’s show those who give their love a little love. Enjoy your holiday season!



One response

  1. Nothing beats homemade gifts, they are unique with your very own personal touch and they are not that expensive. I really like your second suggestion (succulent in a tea cup), really ingenious! I’m actually going to give this one a try since I have a friend who frequently invites me over.

    July 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm

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