Paper Plate Hostess Gift & Free Gift Tag Printable

Paper Plate Hostess Gift & Free Gift Tag Printable

Don’t show up to Thanksgiving empty-handed! It could not be easier to grab festive paper plates, ribbon, and my FREE Thanksgiving hostess gift tag to make this thoughtful Thanksgiving hostess gift!

DIY Thanksgiving Paper Plate Hostess Gift with a free printable gift tag download available at www.nataliemenke.com

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What is a good hostess gift to bring to Thanksgiving?

The holiday season is by far the craziest time of year. And I’d argue that the most appreciated gift you can give is the gift of time.

But how do you give that you ask?

My favorite way to give the GIFT OF TIME is a festive paper product Thanksgiving hostess gift.

This gift is great for helping a host with the dishes the next day. After all the cooking and cleaning associated with hosting Thanksgiving dinner, your host and/or hostess is going to be tired. No one wants to think about meals the next day, or cleaning even more dishes after the china is scrubbed and the silver is polished and put away.

Give your hostess this Thanksgiving paper plate hostess gift instead! It’s perfect for next-day leftovers!

paper plates, napkins and disposable cups tied with a ribbon and 'thankful for a host like you' gift tag

How do you make a Thanksgiving Paper Plate Hostess Gift?

Step 1 | First, grab seasonal disposable paper plates, napkins, plastic ware, and to-go cups, and ribbon.

Step 2 | Then, download and attach my FREE Thanksgiving hostess gift tag (scroll to download).

For this Thanksgiving paper plate hostess gift, I found these super cute Rae Dunn “Thankful” paper plates, adorable turkey napkins and “oh snap!” disposable coffee cups at HomeGoods. But there are so many options on Amazon as well!

Don’t forget all of the upcoming Christmas gatherings while you are stocking-up on paper products. This paper plate hostess gift is equally appreciated for Christmas dinner, Christmas Eve festivities, and Christmas cookie exchanges as well!

paper plates, napkins and disposable cups tied with a ribbon and 'thankful for a host like you' gift tag

DOWNLOAD MY FREE THANKSGIVING HOSTESS GIFT TAGS HERE:

If you plan to give a hostess gift like mine, here are the Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Tags I made. It’s perfect if you plan on attending a lot of events this fall. Just print the sheet once, and you will have six tags ready to go!

Then hole punch them, add your name and tie the Thanksgiving hostess gift tags onto your paper products with some festive ribbon.

Free Thanksgiving Paper Plate Hostess Gift printable gift tag download available at www.nataliemenke.com

'thankful for a host like you' gift tags

Need some more ideas for what to take as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving?

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 1 | A To-Go Leftover Station

Nearly every host/hostess would rather leftover food exit their home with their guests instead of having a million random containers of food left in their refrigerator.

To help make this a reality for your host or hostess, I came up with this unexpected hostess gift: a fully-stocked leftover station. Think of it as a doggy bag hostess gift to make clean-up a breeze.

leftover containers in a basket with a sign that reads "grab some leftovers to go"

All you need to do is pack to-go containerslabels, and pens in a pretty wicker basket lined with a classic kitchen towel, and add my FREE “Grab Some Leftovers To Go” sign to complete this leftover station hostess gift basket perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 2 | A Joy Jar

The concept of a Joy Jar is a simple one: add a slip of paper to the Joy Jar each day throughout the year. On Thanksgiving, pop it open and look back over the year and see all the GOOD in the world. (This is a desperately needed gift as I’m writing this in 2020…)

ceramic jar with a 'joy jar' gift tag

I’d venture to say this is a perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift for anyone in 2020.

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 3 | Thanksgiving Thankfulness Chalkboard Sign

I love giving this Thankfulness chalkboard sign as a gift in the fall and watching it in use all season long. It is especially great for younger school-aged kids who are starting to understand the meaning of thankfulness and appreciation.

chalkboard with the words "today I am thankful for..."

Plus, it’s pretty hilarious to see some of the things they are thankful for. My 4-year-old son routinely asks me to write things like “monster trucks,” “applesauce” and “slides.” I’m still waiting for him to say “my little sister”…

What are Some Hostess Gift Ideas When You’re Told Not to Bring a Thing?

Ah, it gets pretty tricky when you ask a host or hostess what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner (or any dinner party for that matter) and you are told not to bring a thing. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t show up empty handed.

I call myself ‘the gift guru’ after all, so I. Just. Can’t. Do. It.

Here are a few inexpensive hostess gifts that won’t be considered going overboard if you show up with them even after you’re instructed: don’t bring a thing. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are also super easy hostess gifts to pull together last minute.

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 1 | HOSTESS GIFTS FOR THE KIDS

Maybe the hostess did not want you to bring anything for her, but I don’t care who you are, anytime you think of someone’s kids…it’s appreciated.

basket with summer toys for kids

It may be an unexpected hostess gift, but I like the idea of bringing small gifts – or even kid-themed hostess gift baskets – for holidays like Thanksgiving or even long weekends (especially when you are bringing your whole family along).

Sometimes keeping someone’s kids occupied while they are trying to host Thanksgiving dinner is gift enough!

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 2 | FUNNY STRESS RELIEF GIFT

What do you see when you look at a sheet of bubble wrap? Does the sight of it make you want to pop every bubble with vigor? Isn’t it just so satisfying to pop the heck out of it? I find it to be the perfect stress reliever.

That’s the beauty of this gift.

roll of bubble wrap tied with a ribbon and a "pop for instant stress relief" gift tag

Grab a roll of bubble wrap (the bigger the roll, the more holiday stress relief), a ribbon and my free ‘pop for instant stress relief’ gift tag printable.

It’s really that easy to put this thoughtful and funny hostess gift together. It’s perfect for relieving the holiday stress that comes along with preparing a big Thanksgiving dinner while entertaining family and friends! Trust me, your hostess didn’t know she needed this.

HOSTESS GIFT IDEA 3 | ALCOHOLIC HOSTESS GIFTS

There is a reason a bottle of wine is a go-to hostess gift. A bottle of alcohol is an easy hostess gift to pull off without much forethought. BUT, is the host a wine lover? Does she prefer whiskeySangriaProseccoBeer? Be sure to take this into account and customize the gift to suit the host’s preference.

If you want to go the extra mile – say for a hostess gift for the holidays or a long weekend – alcohol-themed gift baskets are a great option. Need some alcoholic gift basket inspiration? Here are my favorites:

MY FAVORITE ALCOHOL-THEMED HOSTESS GIFT BASKETS:

SO WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

If you make your own Paper Plate Thanksgiving Hostess Gift, I would love to see how it turns out! Leave me a comment below with your thoughts or tag me on Instagram!

AS ALWAYS – IF YOU NEED HELP BRAINSTORMING OR CREATING A CUSTOM GIFT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME! I’D LOVE TO HELP!

More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…

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Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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