As much as your host would appreciate a nice bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers, why not think outside of the box when picking a hostess gift?
Here are a few ideas that are fun, funky, and under $5.
* At most grocery stores and also online, you can find these kitchy candles. Wrap it up in some cellophane and top with a ribbon.
* I love giving cute, colorful paper napkins or fingertip towels. Caspari, sold at Target and stationery stores, has some unique designs.
* Wrap up a picture frame. Then, send some prints from the evening in your thank you note for the hostess to place in the new frame. Aaron Brothers is having a 25% off the entire store sale right now.
* Bring a game. It is always easy to find a card game or board game on sale. You can bring something for the host family to play later or to enliven the event.
Cheap and Cheerful wants to know: What are your favorite go-to hostess gifts?