As the Thanksgiving holidays approach many of you are probably deep in to your planning and preparation mode. But for every home hosting a Thanksgiving feast there are sure to be more guests that there are cooks. For all those lucky guests out there, this is a friendly reminder to take care of the host or hostess. Even if it is your own family (even Mom) it is nice to bring something for the hostess to show your appreciation for all of the hard work that goes into preparing a Thanksgiving dinner.
You can always ask if they would like you to bring anything such as an appetizer, dessert, or wine. –but there is a good chance that a gracious host will say no, just join us. If that is the case for you don’t take that as an excuse to come empty handed. Think outside the box and bring a gift to help the cook unwind and relax after being on their feet for hours. Depending on your budget you could give a gift certificate for a massage or a beautiful pari of comfy slippers, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to give the gift of relaxation.
This year, consider giving your hostess a Thermal-Aid sectional. He or she will be able to use it over and over through out the year to help them relax and unwind. Heat therapy is a great way to encourage relaxation. Depending on the personality and interests of the recipient, you could pair a Thermal-Aid pad with a book on yoga, or massage. Another great option would be a CD of either a favorite artist or a holiday collection. Whether your budget is big or small you can put together a thoughtful gift that will remind your host to sit back take time for themselves.
Showing appreciation for those around you is what thanksgiving is all about. It is always a good idea to say thank you but sometimes the right gift can show that you notice and appreciate all that they do during the holidays and throughout the year.