From Thanksgiving until Christmas, everyone loves watching holiday movies! I know it's a favorite pasttime of the season in my house, and from all the blogs I read, I know it's true for many other families, too. That's why I think popcorn and a movie make the perfect hostess gift!
You could do movie passes and a gourmet popcorn tin, or...you could be a little more thrity and creative to personalize the gift.
I picked up a few holiday movies at Big Lots for just $5 each....in other stores, you can usually find holiday DVDs anywhere from $5-$15.
Then, with a recipe from a friend, I made white chocolate popcorn.
It couldn't be easier: nuke two bags of natural microwave popcorn, melt one bag of white chocolate chips. Put the popcorn in a bowl, then pour the white chocolate over the popcorn, stirring it in until all the popcorn is covered. Next, place the popcorn on some parchment paper to harden for about 30 minutes. It's so tastey - and also very good when sprinkled with cinnamon. When sealed tightly, the popcorn will last for days.
I put the popcorn in a festive tin, wrapped it up with the movies and took it to a party this weekend to provide some holiday entertainment to a hostess who went well out of her way to entertain me this Christmas.
Wine and candles make great hostesses gifts - both are usually my go-to. Still, it's always fun to change things up, and give a gift that stands out among the usual standards.
What do you give as hostess gifts during Christmas?