Are you looking for some memorable dinner party gift ideas for guests to take home with them after the party? We’ve put together a list of great and unique gift ideas suitable for guests of all ages, including adults, teens, and children. What’s great about our suggestions is that most of the items are readily available at your local grocery store, Walmart, or dollar store, and they are inexpensive.
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Dinner Party Gift Ideas For Guests
Should you give gifts to your dinner party guests?
Traditionally the guests bring a gift for the host/hostess when invited to a dinner party. It’s a great and thoughtful idea to turn the tables and have small gifts for your guests to take home with them, according to howstuffworks.com. The gifts don’t have to break the bank, but providing a thoughtful and meaningful gesture will set your dinner party apart from a run-of-the-mill get-together.
Now that we’ve established that a gift is a wonderful gesture for your guests to take home from your dinner party, the question is what are some small gifts for dinner party guests? We’ve prepared a list of 9 unique and relatively inexpensive gifts that your guests will appreciate. We’ve separated them into age categories:
1. Gifts For Adults
Here are some memorable gift ideas that you can send your adult guests home with. These gifts are suitable for both adult men and women and they are appropriate for casual or more sophisticated dinner party events.
Garnished Garlic Loaves
Here is a very memorable and tasty dinner guest gift idea. Wrap dinner napkins around fresh loaves of delicious french bread. Tie them with a sprig of rosemary and a mini bottle of extra virgin olive oil and you have a winning combination that your guests are sure to remember. This idea came from Pinterest via tophealthgrants.com.
2. Gifts For Teens
Teens can sometimes be a challenge to buy for, so here are some cool party favour gifts you can try out at your next dinner party. They would also work great as a take-home item for a birthday or graduation party. Find ways to celebrate your teens and, if you have a teen of your own, involve them in the planning if they are willing!
S’mores are a favourite for all ages, even teens. It’s the perfect take home gift from a summer barbecue or picnic. They sure won’t last long once they get home. We first found this idea on Pinterest and you can purchase all the supplies you need to from most grocery stores near you.
If you send your teenaged guest home with a sugar rush in a glass, they’ll thank you for weeks to come. This cool idea from Pinterest originally came from A Little Bit Of This That And Everything. Purchase some plastic champagne glasses from the Dollar Store and fill up the bottom with Smarties or M & M’s and top it off with a fancy cupcake. You can make this one easy by purchasing cupcakes from the store or spend a bit more time and bake some yourself. You could even add a topper with your guest’s name on it.
Coke Can Bouquet
Here’s a super cute idea to give to your teenage guests – a coke can bouquet of candy. They can pluck out some candy whenever they need an energy boost to keep them going through study sessions. Do you notice a theme here? Yes, teens like anything sugar. Directions on how to make this unique gift idea were pinned on Pinterest from misskoppykat.blogspot.com.
3. Gifts for Children
Don’t forget about the little ones in attendance. Make their visit a memorable and magical time as well. Here are some simple and fun gifts that any child will enjoy receiving. Forget the traditional gift bags and try some of these awesome and unique ideas and watch their eyes light up.
Rock Star Candy
Every kid loves candy and this cute twist on words makes the traditional blue rock candy even more enjoyable.
This idea came from Pinterest, but you can customize the rock candy any way you want. What makes this idea so great is that you can get these party favours in a variety of colours and flavours.
Tic Tac Toe
We love this cute little tic tac toe game set. What a great idea to give to your youngest dinners guests. The best part about it is that there is no sugar involved and it is an activity they can play with after dinner while guests are still visiting before heading home. We found similar gift ideas on Pinterest which you can purchase from Freckles and Whiskers on etsy.com.
Adopt a Puppy
We’ve saved the best idea for last. What more can we say? This idea is adorable! Every kid will love the opportunity to choose their own puppy to name, adopt, and take home to care for. Maybe you could even create some adoption papers which tell people more about the pup – birthday, breed, favourite food and toys! This brilliant party gift idea came from Pinterest and originally came from Catch My Party.
Get Your Home Dinner Party Ready
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