Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

Hi friends! Recently on the radio, I heard a survey saying most people would rather go to someone’s house for Thanksgiving, instead of hosting themselves. The main reason given was they didn’t want to clean the house twice – once to get ready for guests, then again after everyone leaves. That’s a valid point. I get it. If you find yourself in this category, can we talk about Hostess Gifts? Thanksgiving is for saying “Thank You” for the blessings in our lives. We should also be saying thank you to the people who DO host. These folks spend time cooking, cleaning, setting the table, sweeping the floors etc. It’s a lot of work! What better way to say Thank You than arriving with a beautiful gift basket for your Host/Hostess? As the person who loves to have people over, getting a Hostess Gift is a wonderful feeling. It makes you feel appreciated! Plus, I’m more likely to give you that extra piece of pie before you go home and who doesn’t love pie?

But wait! What do you bring as a Hostess Gift? Don’t worry! Melissa’s Produce has you covered. They have a great selection of gift baskets! They make it easy for you to choose the perfect gift for your favorite host/hostess. Here are some of their most popular baskets and a few of my favorites too – HINT, hint, family! Click on the link or the pictures to be taken directly to Melissa’s website for all the delicious details!

Gift Baskets

Citrus Crate
Bursting with color, Melissa’s Citrus Crate is packed with the season’s best-tasting citrus fruits! Subject to seasonal availability, the crate includes Blood Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Meyer Lemons, Tangerines, Navel Oranges, Key Limes, and Kumquats. Ranging from tart to sweet, all varieties are full of wonderful tangy flavor that are characteristic of Melissa’s premium fresh citrus fruits.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

Hatch Chile Crate
Featured in Melissa’s Hatch Chile Crate is a festive array of Hatch Chile items in one complete collection­­­­­­­­­­­ including a copy of Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook, two 3.2 ounce shakers of their famous Ground Hatch Chile Powder (1 Hot and 1 Mild), an 8 ounce package of Dried Hatch Chiles (Hot), and a 12 ounce jar of their delicious Hatch Chile Salsa.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

Grande Gift of Classics
This gift includes over 12 pounds of fresh seasonal favorites, which are packed in a sizable basket along with gourmet sausages, cheeses, crackers, fruit bars, nuts and chocolates. Classic. Thoughtful. Delicious!
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Gift Baskets with Wine Always a great gift idea!

Giving Hope Basket
It’s a win-win with this beautiful basket! Give this gift basket and donate to a wonderful cause. One Hope Wines will donate ½ of their profits to aid in pet adoption. Inside this wonderful basket is a selection of Exotic and Tropical fruit accompanied by a 750 ml bottle of 2013 Sauvignon Blanc.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

Le Cellier du Chateau
Nothing says “You’re Special” like Le Cellier du Chateau! This high quality assortment of flavors is exactly what you’ll want to share with your favorite people. Le Cellier du Chateau includes an exquisite 750 ml. bottle of 2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, 4 lbs. of the seasons best tasting Butterscotch Pears, a bottle stopper, a cloth bag filled with a 10 oz. medley of nuts and nut cracker, and a box of crackers pairing perfectly with wedge of Smoked Gouda Cheese.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

My favorites!

Darloush Fruit and Wine Basket
The 750 ml. bottle of Darioush is paired with assorted citrus, apples, chocolate toffee almonds, chocolate bridge mix, gourmet sausage and crackers, and assorted nuts with a handy nutcracker all enclosed in a beautiful sea grass basket! Sure to be a gift that everyone will enjoy.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

Clean Snax Party Pack
Here is the perfect snack for kids and adults that satisfies both sweet and salty cravings in deliciously healthy nuggets of natural flavors. All Clean Snax® varieties are gluten free! Melissa’s new Clean Snax® Party Pack contains four tasty varieties: Almond, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut and Cranberry. Each variety also contains nutrient-packed chia and flaxseed laced with honey and are lightly salted.
Melissa's Produce Hostess Gifts

No matter what you bring to the table on Thanksgiving, make sure an amazing Hostess Gift is part of the party! Your Host/Hostess will love you for it!

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