(MEDIA GENERAL) — Being the host for Thanksgiving dinner isn’t easy. No matter how big or small the guest list, a host is bound to spend a good chunk of money and time to prepare. Whether they’re only hosting Thanksgiving this year because of a family consensus that it’s their “turn” or someone in your life is just kind enough to invite you to their home to celebrate, show your appreciation by bringing a hostess gift.
Here are seven thoughtful ways to give thanks to the host:
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Help your host handle all those leftovers with ease!
The perfect holiday edition to their bar cart.
You can never go wrong with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Don’t make the host feel obligated to spend time digging around for the right vase. Pick one up from your local dollar store, dress it up with a pretty bow, fill it with water and arrange some fall flowers in it. If you’re traveling by bus, plane or train, use a flower delivery service to avoid showing up with a damaged bouquet.
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A great distraction to avoid those uncomfortable election conversations.
Give thanks, by giving thanks!
Help make sure your host stays warm this winter with a box of matches that blends in with the classic reads on their bookshelf.
Because no family gathering would be complete without lots and lots of wine on Thanksgiving.