Full disclosure, I stole this idea from another Louisiana Mom who was gifted it. I love a good gift idea and decided to recreate them to gift this year.
I don’t know about you, but I am always stumped on gifts for hosts and my coworkers. I like to bring something to thank the person hosting, but I usually don’t think about it until I’m headed to their home and have to stop and grab something. For coworkers, I try to give gifts to my whole team but that means I need to find something budget friendly.
I was stumped this year. In the past I’ve done wrapping paper, candles, decorative cookies, and gift cards. When I saw this gift idea posted, I instantly loved it. What is it??
Disposable plates and utensils!!
Hear me out.
Everyone has a need for disposable plates and utensils when hosting or just in general. Isn’t the worst part about hosting a party or the holidays the cleanup after?? Help them minimize that with this simple gift.
How to Gift It
- Gift bag (optional)
- Gift tag
Plates: Several places sell decorative items for each season. I prefer plastic items to paper, as they are more heavy duty and more visually appealing. I found the set I used on Amazon and I divided it across 4 different gifts. You can buy a set for each gift, or buy a large set and portion out enough for each gift. TJ Maxx and Target also had several options.
Utensils: You can find these wherever you get your plates. The set I purchased on Amazon came with utensils also. I put the utensils in a plastic sleeve with a twist tie and string since I was separating a larger package into several smaller gifts.
Cups: Throw cups in too if you are feeling fancy.
Ribbon: Any ribbon will do. I went with a neutral color that was large enough to hold the plates together.
Gift bag: You can gift the set as is, or put it in a gift bag or box to make transporting easier.
Gift tag: You’ll need to add the gift tag to tie the theme of the gift all together. There are several printable options on Etsy for a few dollars, or you can design your own.
- Stack everything up.
- Tie with a ribbon.
- Add the gift tag
- Place in a gift bag.
Tip: If you want to add to your gift, add a gift card or a bottle of wine.