Host & Hostess Gifts

Chowhound Christmas Gift Guide 2020: Vegan-Friendly Food Treats

Giving edible Christmas gifts is a no-brainer, unless you’re gifting to a vegan. Then things get a tad more complicated. But we got you. Below, the best edible vegan gifts out there that are so good...

Using food coloring to enhance colors when pickling

by ggeorgio 2 years ago

It's peak watermelon season here in sunny South Texas. Truck farmers, roadside stands, farmers markets are brimming with this iconic summertime treat. My family LOVES WATERMELON! Fat ones, skinny o...

Holiday Treats 2020

by sallyt 1 year ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! Even in this SD time, I plan to dr...

Holiday Treats 2019

by sallyt 2 years ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! ANY kind of edible treat is fair g...

Holiday Treats 2018

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

It’s not too soon to start thinking about what homemade goodies we’ll be giving to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and hosts this holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christ...

Host gifts for challenging hosts

by cresyd 7 years ago

I recently visited some family in a situation where I knew that showing up with a gift would be challenging (they have very lofty standards regarding food and design in terms of what is/isn't ok) a...

Floral Frustration

by munchkin1 5 years ago

Merry widow here was invited to a dinner party. I took flowers for the hostess for her coffee table. They were perfect. She phoned me the next morning and told me she woke up to dead flowers! Shoul...

What are your favorite fall hosting tips?

by rawright 3 years ago

I'm interested to know what everyone's favorite fall hosting tips are. I love having cider in the fridge to be able to spice and warm up when friends come over. We change up the cheese we use on ou...

Bring a dish and a gift?

by storagelady 4 years ago

I was invited to a friend's house for Passover dinner. Of course I asked what I could bring, and she said "Chicken for 14" So..... I just finished making dinner for 14!!! Do I still bring a host...

Present for a Chef

by mash1982 4 years ago

what can I give as a small birthday present to someone who is professional chef from Italy? Budget up to $100, but would prefer to spend less.

Proper etiquette?

by Lacey1958 5 years ago

I've been invited to a neighbour's house for a drink at 4:00 New Years Eve. Not for a party, just a drink. Should I bring something over or not?

Holiday Treats 2016

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 years ago

As we gear up for the winter holidays, let's talk treats! Whether it's cookies, candy, savory snacks, homemade condiments or boozy creations, please share plans and ideas for gifts, host/hostess of...

Host Gifts; What Is The Etiquette?

by NovoCuisine 15 years ago

My parents held a party last night for 20+ people. I offered my cooking services for it, and as 'payment' I jokingly told them that I was to receive any and all gifts of wine that the guests would...

Receiving expired food as a gift

by kdd452 8 years ago

My sister owns a food distributorship. For Christmas, she starting wrapping expired cookies and passing them out as gifts. We didn't say anything, just threw them away. One year she took them ou...

Warm homemade cookies

by Auspicious 6 years ago

Somewhere in this post you are likely to think "he wants to do what?" *grin* Bear with me. I am a technical speaker at boating gathering about a four hour drive (by car) from home. This is a fo...

Hostess gift?

by sweetpotato 6 years ago

For Christmas Eve a friend is hosting dinner. We are going to order in Chinese food and enjoy it together. I would love to bring an item that can end the meal, without causing the hostess to do any...

Hostess gifts

by bubbyrebecka 7 years ago

I'm Looking for an unusual hostess gift appropriate for Passover. Any suggestions? Thanks.

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

almond tree
by almond tree 7 years ago

As someone who has been doing a lot of guest-ing recently, I'm looking for ideas for gifts that my Shabbat meal hosts will enjoy.

Ziploc/Glad Containers: Am I expected to return or toss?

by Kulfi 9 years ago

Had the flu recently, and friends dropped off some food. In the cheaper ziploc or glad plastic containers, not the more expensive Rubbermaid containers. Really appreciate the gesture, but here's m...

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