5 host/hostess gift ideas to avoid holiday weight-gain

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December is here, which means it’s time for family, friends, and holiday parties. With that comes host/hostest gifts. Candy, chocolate, cookies, desserts and alcohol are great, especially when they are served at the party; but, the host may end up with extra caloires hanging around the house once the party ends. Here are a few other gift ideas that may help prevent your friends from packing on the holiday pounds.

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1) DIY gifts: homemade holiday-themed gifts, like a decorative stocking, a christmas tree skirt, placemats, or decorative pillows are great. Not a fan of sewing or making projects, contact me for information about purchasing my homemade items!

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2) serving platter or decorative dish: if you are brining an appetizer or part of the meal, put it on a dish that you will gift to the host.

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3) Salt and pepper shakers: there are so many adorable options, including holiday themed, animals, or even sports teams. Shop online, or one of my favorite spots for unique kitchen gadgets is Anthropologie. You can also find things like this at HomeGoods or Marshalls.

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4) Wine stopper or identification tags for wine glasses:just becuase you dont bring the alcohol doesn’t mean it won’t be there (or that you can’t enjoy it in moderation!). Like the salt and pepper shakers, there are great options for anyone you might be gifting to!

Flavored oil
5) flavored olive oil: Make your own flavored oil and put it in a decorrative container or you can purchase these from specialty stores. This is a great way to season food without salt and they look pretty!

Holidays don’t have to be a time to “give up” on your healthy lifestyle. Contact me for help through your holiday season!

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