You’ve been invited to your friend’s home for a holiday party and you’d like to bring a unique hostess gift. You’ve got some cool cleaning tools you’d love to share with her but don’t know if it’s appropriate to give her as a hostess gift? There are a few things you need to keep in mind before wrapping up that spray bottle as a gift.
Is she a clean-aholic?
If your hostess is well known for being obsessive about cleaning her house, then by all means give her a gift basket of your favorite cleaning products. You can spend some time with her while she opens her gift, to go over what each item does and why you love it so much. You will definitely be her favorite guest.
How well do you know her?
If your BFF has invited you to dinner, then you should be able to give her almost anything, because you know each other so well. She will also expect you to use some of those gift items after the party, because best friends stay and help clean up.
Will she be offended?
Giving cleaning products to certain people can really offend them. Think about how they will receive your present and make sure they won’t get upset about a “hidden message”. You don’t want your hostess feeling you are trying to tell her she’s not a good homekeeper. Think before you give…
Should you wait?
If the evening isn’t exactly the right environment for a basket of your favorite cleaning products, then wait and give them to her as a thank-you gift after the event. It’s easy to bring a bottle of wine to a dinner, but rarely does someone follow up with a really thoughtful gift afterwards. You’ll be the “thoughtful guest”,
You have the opportunity to order some of these thoughtful gifts a day before the party on Amazon.
It’s that time of year when you are going to be attending holiday parties every week. If you are a thoughtful guest, you probably have a collection of trinkets you’ve purchased during the year for your hostesses. But those trinkets may not be exactly what your hostess wants or needs. Instead, why don’t we buy her something she can use to keep her home clean and green. You can take her one of these gifts and offer to stay and help her clean up. You’ll be her BFF for ever.
Skoy Scrubs – $5.99 The Skoy Scrub is a new concept in kitchen scouring pads. This reusable scrub made in Europe from cotton and a food grade non-toxic hardener outlasts traditional scrubbers and in turn saves money and controls waste.
Microfiber Mop – $26.95 This microfiber mop comes with two pads and makes cleaning your kitchen floor a snap. With this mop and a spray bottle you can clean your floor in just minutes. Watch my “bucket-less mopping” video to learn more.
Gloveables – $17.95 Bring some glamour to the chore of washing dishes. These stylish gloves will be the hit of the party and your hostess will actually enjoy cleaning up.
Caldrea Countertop Spray – $9.00 Using Caldrea Countertop Spray is a simple act that instantly refreshes home and mind. Indulge your home with aromatherapy and clean.
Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap – $3.59 Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap is rich, thick and makes grease disappear like nobody’s business.
Caldrea Pop Up Sponges – $11.48 Dip into water and these easily stored sponges expand to 1/2 inch depth.
Casabella Sparkle Sponges – $6.00 These unique sponges are safe and effective on non-stick surfaces, and perfect for glassware and porcelain.