You’ve heard me talk a lot lately about holiday cookies and how to host a simple holiday brunch. If you aren’t hosting, then at some point this holiday season, you’re going to find yourself asking the age-old question: what can I bring? Edible Arrangements is best known for its fresh fruit bouquets and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit, but also offers holiday arrangements and gift baskets that are beautiful, delicious and perfect gifts for any occasion.
Edible Arrangements is a great solution for those days when you feel like doing absolutely zero baking, the last-minute parties that pop up or the times when the cake you were making turned out totally horrible, you got frustrated, threw the whole thing in the garbage and have nothing to bring (maybe I’m projecting a little on the last point).
Because Edible Arrangements offers same day delivery, you can pick up holiday hostess gifts if you don’t have time to bake or you can bring a fun basket of goodies if you need a dessert for a large group.
When It’s a Hostess Gift
When you’re going to a party and you weren’t asked to bring anything, the hostess gift is always a good idea and a Merry Christmas Caramel Apple ($49) is a budget-friendly way to thank your hostess. You get 8 pieces, so she can pop it on the dessert table to complement the homemade goodies or save it for after the party so she doesn’t even have to share.
The sliced apples are topped with a combination of cranberries and pistachio topping and festive red and green chocolate Swizzle colors, perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.
Easy as pie.
See what I did there?
When It’s a Small Crowd
Edible’s Signature Chocolate Box ($49 – $99), designed with master chocolatier Jacques Torres, combines smooth, hand-crafted gourmet chocolate with premium, natural ingredients in 6 rich, indulgent, and deliciously bold flavors: hazelnut crunch, caramel, raspberry, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit.
Packaged in an 18-piece box or a 36-piece box these are the perfect thing to bring to a party when nothing has really been specified.
You know your host isn’t relying on you to provide the only dessert, so chocolates that offer variety and choice. There’s something for everyone and also, Jacques Torres. Know if only you could bring Jacque to the party, too..
When It’s a Large Crowd
If you volunteered to bring a dessert and you want to accommodate a serious group of people, the Delightful Christmas Gift Basket ($150) is a great holiday hostess gift or dessert table contribution — or it could be both! It’s the perfect combination of sweet treats for gifting or entertaining.
Or, if you have even the most basic baking skills and this time of year is a breeze for you – there are so many cute crafts and cookie recipes in magazines, blogs and on Pinterest. A few of my favorites are below. Bring a batch of your favorite sweet treat and a bottle of wine as a holiday hostess gift and you’re good to go!
What are your favorite holiday hostess gifts to give or receive?
This post is sponsored by Edible Arrangements, all thoughts and opinions are my own.