Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am excited about our Thanksgiving gathering planned for this year! Getting together to share what we’re all thankful for is always a terrific start to the winter holiday season.

But, what do you bring the Thanksgiving host? I found several super fun (and tasty) hostess gifts that you can bring to show your appreciation the moment you arrive.

Sweet Chaos

I highly recommend bringing more than one bag is you bring this as a hostess gift. It’s delicious and impossible to put down until the entire bag is gone! Black & White Sugar Cookie is my favorite, but in the interest of fully reviewing I tried all of these, and they’re all delicious!

They’re basically all drizzled kettle corns. And they’re basically all amazing. Seriously, you’ll probably want to hide a bag in your car for the trip home. They have just the right amount of sweet and salty, crunchy and gooey, and the perfect drizzle flavors to top it all off.

This hostess gift is simple, fun, and something your hostess can either share or enjoy later. Basically, perfect for Thanksgiving!

Color My Cookie

Anyone can create amazing cookies! Just check out my turkey before and after! Color My Cookie is awesome! They send you the white iced cookies, cookie “paint”, sprinkles, and everything else you need to create awesome looking cookies! The Gobble Gobble Cookie kit that they sent me is so cute!

Best of all, they taste as good as they look! Worried you might not have what it takes? Each cookie set comes with a QR code or link to watch a video tutorial. Seriously, though, these are so easy, even my 4 yr old made one!

Delysia Chocolatier

Looking for chocolates, but want something unique! Delysia Chocolatier is awesome! From unique flavors to fun shapes, they have so much chocolate to choose from that picking out the perfect hostess gift is a breeze!

Check out their Thanksgiving Hostess Truffle Collection. With flavors like sweet potato casserole – covered in chocolate, obviously – you’re sure to surprise your host with something unique and fun.

Plus, the prints are so fun and perfect for sharing with Thanksgiving guests. Because you know you want to try one!

Corn Pudding Recipe


One of my favorite holiday recipes is Corn Pudding. With eggs, butter, and whipping cream, how could it not be! This is a favorite among all my guests and I rarely have leftovers. People will return for seconds and thirds.

Corn Pudding
Cook time: 50 minutes  Oven Temp: 350  Servings: 8-10

1/3         cup sugar

3              Tbsp. flour

2              tsp. baking powder

2              tsp. salt

1              tsp. cumin

2              cups whipping cream

½             cup butter, melted

6              extra large eggs, beaten

2              pkg. frozen golden sweet corn

  1. Mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cumin together. Combine the cream and butter in a bowl and stir until blended. Stir in the eggs. Add the sugar mixture gradually, stirring constantly until combined. Stir in the corn.
  2. Pour into a buttered 9 X 13 inch or 2qt baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 for 60 to 90 minutes or until the center is firm and the top is golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. I find that if it’s alone in the oven it takes 60 minutes. If there’s other items in the oven (which is usually the case for holiday cooking) then it takes closer to 90 minutes to set. Make sure you cook until the center is set. Runny corn pudding is not good.

Sweet Potato Casserole


This is one of my favorite holiday recipes. Something I make for my family year after year. And something they request year after year.

Even my kids who won’t normally eat sweet potatoes gobble this up as fast as I can serve it to them!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Oven temp:350   Cook time:45min

1 C sugar

2 eggs

1 stick butter (softened)

1 tsp vanilla

1 large can sweet potatoes (you can also bake 4 medium sweet potatoes, remove the skins, and use them instead of the caned potatoes)


1/3 C melted butter

1/3 C flour

1 C brown sugar

1 Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Whip ingredients until fluffy.
  2. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top
  3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and on Thanksgiving this year I am reminded of all that I have to be grateful for.

My husband: He’s sweet, caring, hardworking, and loves his family. I couldn’t ask for a better man, and I’m very grateful for that. Three kids and almost 9 years in we still don’t mind putting up with each other. We’re actually trying hard this year to spend some time away from the kids – you know, dinner out, a football game, a few movies, stuff like that – with 3 kids we really need some time to talk to each other without little ears being present. Plus, I need some occasional adult time.

My kids: My oldest who laughs at anything remotely funny, or not funny. My middle child who just likes to be sweet and helpful. And my baby who is just constantly a mess – it’s his goal in life, to make a mess and be a mess as often as possible. I’ll probably never find all the marbles to Hungry Hungry Hippo again (I think the hippos actually at them!) or clean without finding a few legos (or walk through the house at night without encountering a few), but when I hear them giggling and playing together, I’ll take the messy house any day of the week.

My family: Where would I be without my family. We’re loud and crazy when we’re all together but we really enjoy some good laughs, good food, and a great time catching up.

My Job: I’m kidding, I don’t have a job, actually I kinda do. Taking care of the kids is quite a job. Plus I freelance web and graphic design from home, with 3 kids this can get exciting and some days I long for a real office, but I get to stay home with my kids and it’s worth the hassle.

Mostly, I’m grateful for those people that God has put into my life, my family and friends. The people who keep me grounded, like me just as I am, and who care about me and are there for me when I need them. That’s a lot to be thankful for.