It’s that time of year again, when we travel over hill and dale to a family member or friend’s home to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. While we may be bringing something to contribute to the table already – pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, fruitcake – it’s also customary to offer a host or hostess gift. At Al’s Florist, it’s our duty to remind you that, in the U.S. at least, s are one of the top traditional gifts in this respect. You’ll want to offer them in a container, so there’s nothing for the host to do other than to put them somewhere, admire their beauty and feel touched that you’ve thought of them.
There’s no rule for what s you should select for your host or hostess, but there are some considerations to keep in mind. The arrangement shouldn’t be too big, for instance. It helps to provide something seasonally appropriate as well, since it will likely fit right in with the other decor your host or hostess has used. We think our Fall Chic Bouquet is an elegant option.
In this case, the traditional vase is foregone in favor of an oblong wood box, which makes this a great piece to be tucked onto a mantel or along a shelf, as well as shown off in the usual spots. Roses and lilies in a variety of soft Fall hues nest with seasonal greens in a not-too-showy display of abundance. It’s not hard to keep your host happy with s if you offer them something as graceful and accommodating as this piece, whether you bring them with you to Thanksgiving, send them in advance or have them delivered after as a sweet reminder of the holiday you spent together.