Food & Drink Magazine

Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift Idea

By Fashiontofood @FashiontoFood
Pin It Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift Idea
Now that Halloween is over, ruby red balls, glittery bows and miles-long garland have taken over every retail store in the city. You can't walk a minute without a reminder that the BIG DAY is just a few weeks away. Um, I'm referring to Christmas. You know, with that jolly Coca Cola guy. Personally, I don't mind the holidays. I like the hustle and bustle of the city. Wrapping presents. The slush and swoosh after a snow fall. Turtle-neck sweaters, flannel PJ's, roaring fireplaces and hot hot cups of chocolate. What I dislike is when everyone ignores the magic in the air and instead gets caught up in pushing, shoving (shoppers), yelling (at sales people), groping (indirectly), stealing (parking spots), and letting out a communal echo, "Bah Humbug." In order to avoid this type of behaviour, I'm going to share gift ideas for the very special people on your list. When it comes to  gift giving, it isn't about the price tag, the size, or the value. It is (IMHO) about the effort. Now, there are certain no-no's for sure. Like, don't buy me a gift card (unless it's for a spa treatment). Or a book. Or a magnifying glass. Or a globe. Or a subscription to the newspaper. No, don't buy me a bowling ball like Homer did for Marge. Please put down anything that comes from Bass Pro Shop and/or implies hunting, fishing, canoeing, or snow shoeing. [Note: Above is not an indication of Hungry Husband's gifting abilities]. Where was I? Oh yes. I want to share a gift idea with you. 
Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift IdeaSpoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift IdeaFlavoured Olive Oil. Easy to make. Beautiful to Wrap. It's one of the best hostess gifts out there. Start with some good olive oil. Then, based on the home you're going to and their personal tastes, add flavours. If they are into spicy, then add chili flakes, mini-peppers. If they are into more Mediterranean tastes, try lemon slices, garlic and mint. I recently made one to give as a gift to a couple who had us over for brunch. They loved it.
I used Herbes De Provence, garlic, touch of mint, green onions and chili flakes. All you need is a few days for the flavours to infuse into the oil. I went to Pier 1 and bought a vintage looking bottle in red (how festive). The rest is history. I wanted to make a label but didn't get a chance. Next time.
What do you think? Lovely right?
Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift Idea
The oil is great for cooking or even as a dip with bread. This is what it looked like when our host opened the bottle and served it with crunchy bread.
Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift Idea
So go ahead and spoil the olive oil. Give it a face lift. It's a great way to express your creative side. Just don't go adding anything unusual like bacon bits (oh wait a minute!)
Enjoy,
Spoil Your Oil: Hostess Gift Idea

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • ✔635.Arbories Memorial Sports Ground

    ✔635.Arbories Memorial Sports Ground

    Padiham 4-0 Litherland REMYCANorth West Counties FL - Premier DivisionSaturday 22nd September 2018 Padiham was originally a rural village lying by the River... Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Smidrophenia
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Eco Park

    Park

    Saturday wasn't a busy day. We didn't have any birthday parties, Brandon didn't have work to do, and our household chores weren't very many. Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Sherwoods
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Coheed and Cambria with Protest the Hero and Crown Lands

    Coheed Cambria with Protest Hero Crown Lands

    Coheed and Cambria rolled into Toronto with their progressive metal sound on Thursday night for the Unheavenly Tour with Protest the Hero and Crown Lands. It wa... Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules

    Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules

    @ Nellis AFB, NV November 2007 Two service members are silhouetted against the late afternoon sky after watching the Aviation Nation airshow from their unique... Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • 10 Attributes Of The Ideal New Venture Job Candidate

    Attributes Ideal Venture Candidate

    In a corporate environment, the focus of a job interview has long been demonstrating your match to the skills and experience outlined in the job description. Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • BREAKING: It’s ‘Inconclusive’! INEC Says No Winner In Osun Governorship Election

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday’s Osun State governorship election “inconclusive”. Announcing the results on Sunday... Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • Whelmed Over

    Whelmed Over

    I have to admit I feel overwhelmed by the task. You see, I spent twelve years living in a town that went from one small used bookstore to none. Read more

    The 23 September 2018 by   Steveawiggins
    POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY

Magazines