An Elegant and Beautiful Hostess Gift Idea that won’t break the bank AND shows you care? Look no further – you’ve found it here!
A couple weeks ago I had the absolute honor and privilege of spending time with a group of amazing, like-minded, like-business women at my friend Jennifer Maune‘s gorgeous home. It was an incredible afternoon filled with conversation, laughter, great food, and the beginnings of some great friendships. I have some incredible friends in my life in so many different areas, but finding women who really understand the ups, downs, hardships, pitfalls, and understand what true victory means in online businesses? Well, those are pretty rare and I’m so happy to have found a tribe in them!
If you’ve ever followed along with Jennifer Maune (or if you take a split second to look at her blog) you’ll see that she has impeccable style and taste, and I couldn’t help but think that there’s no way I could give her something as a gift that she didn’t already have.
Besides wine. Everyone loves wine!
However, I’m so picky about what I like to drink that it freaks me out to figure out beverages for other people. So after pondering for a while, I finally settled on getting her a little plant – nothing huge or with a big care requirement. She has 5 kiddos, so nothing too sharp or spiky. And maybe even one that she could cook with – because cooking with fresh is always best!
The night before the lunch, I ran to HomeGoods (not sponsored, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love that place) and purchased a beautiful white kitchen jar that I knew would fit in perfectly with her home. Then we stopped in at Kroger (although you can buy your plants wherever you want – you’re the boss of you!) and I mulled over what to get for the plant. I finally settled on some beautiful fresh mint for a couple reasons: she could cook with it or muddle some for a cocktail, and if her sweet baby girl (or dog) happened to get into it then it wouldn’t hurt anyone. Once I had all of the “ingredients” I got to work and was so happy with how simple, beautiful and elegant the finished product was!
Since the jar I purchased didn’t have any drainage (that was on purpose) I put a few rocks in the bottom to keep the mint from getting waterlogged. Then I added a little bit of extra soil to the pot, transferred the mint from the plastic packaging to the pot, and topped with a little more soil. A quick little bit of water, and it was all good to go!
I think when it was all said and done this beauty ended up costing $10, but will provide so much in the way of beauty and a little “extra” to a room. This hostess gift was very least I can do for such a sweet friend who invites me to her home and adds so much to my life!