Cozy sweaters, beautiful leaves, football, and pumpkins everywhere—there are lots of reasons to love fall! The season brings with it so many fun reasons to gather such as fall festivals, bonfires and Thanksgiving celebrations (just to name a few). These gatherings are a great opportunity to show your appreciation with a meaningful, inspirational hostess gift. To take the guess work and stress out of finding the perfect gift, we’ve come up with a list of ideas that are sure to bless your hostess!
Remind her to relax.
Spiced Pumpkin, Apple Cinnamon, Chai—it’s spiced tea season! Fill a mug with tea sachets, tie a ribbon around the handle and voila! You could hand it to her as you are leaving and invite her to spend a little quiet time sipping tea before jumping on all the clean-up.
Leave a little treat behind.
Hosting can be a lot of work. Why not lighten your hostess’ load by offering to bring dessert? Bake a fall-inspired treat (or pick one up at the store) and present it to her on this Grace & Gratitude Small Platter. Then, right before you leave, place a thank-you card on it. Can you imagine the look on her face when she starts to clean up and realizes you brought more than just dessert?
Say thanks with fall flowers & decor.
Send her a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers the morning before the get-together. That way, she will be able to use them as decoration for the event. Or, if you want to leave a lasting impression of your gratefulness, leave a piece of wall décor behind such as this Carved Wall Cross. Check out our entire home decor section to find the perfect piece for your hostess.
The gift of slowing down.
A devotional journal, Journaling Bible, or book makes a great gift this time of year— the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and people are spending more time indoors. With Christmas right around the corner, consider giving your hostess Bring on the Merry by Candace Cameron Bure. The Christmas season can be very busy—slowing down with a book that helps her keep her focus on Jesus during this hectic time of year will be a very welcome gift.
We hope this fall finds you gathering with family and friends and filled with a grateful heart for God’s many blessings. At Mary & Martha, we know how easy it is to let the busyness of fall take your focus away from the true joy of the season. We want to come alongside you this season and provide you with tools, resources, inspiration, tips and ideas on how we can continue to shine His light (Matthew 5:16) in the midst of our ever-growing to-do lists.