Hostess Gifts

Master the art of gift giving with these fun and easy Southern-inspired hostess gifts!

DIY body scrub as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen.

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David Katz, David Katz

Sweet Tea Sugar Scrub:

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Large bowl
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Mason jar with a lid you can write on
  • Pen/marker
  • Ribbon

How to:

  1. Add the sugar to the bowl.
  2. Rip open the teabags and pour into the sugar.
  3. Add the zest and juice of the lemon.
  4. Add the olive oil and mix until completely blended.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the mason jar.
  6. Write the name of the scrub on the lid and wrap with the ribbon.

One Stop Shop Vodka Lemonade:

What you'll need:

  • 1 bottle of vodka
  • 1 large clear standing container with spout
  • 2 bunches fresh rosemary
  • 2 dozen small lemons
  • 1 small jar of honey
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small drawstring bag
  • Recipe card
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ribbon

How to:

  1. Place the vodka bottle in the large clear container with spout.
  2. Thread some rosemary in a circle along the bottle.
  3. Place about 6 small lemons on top.
  4. Thread more sprigs of rosemary around in circles.
  5. Place another 6 lemons on top. Continue with more rosemary and lemons.
  6. Place the honey jar on top and off to the side.
  7. Put the sugar in the drawstring bag and put the bag on top and off to the other side.
  8. Close the lid. Attach the recipe and wooden spoon around the lid with the ribbon.

Lemonade Recipe:

  • Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil
  • Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, dissolving the sugar
  • Set aside to cool
  • Juice 6 to 8 lemons (about 1 cup worth of juice)
  • Add syrup and lemon juice to the pitcher with 4 cups of water
  • Add more sugar if needed to taste
  • Add ice and sprigs of rosemary to the pitcher
  • Pour into glasses with a teaspoon of honey and stir
  • Garnish the glasses with rosemary and lemon wedges
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