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Create a heartwarming gift for the host

Surprise your hardworking and gracious host with these thoughtful gifts that go beyond the ordinary flower bouquet. The best part? These presents can be reused, so the memories will last a long time!

Show up to your friend or loved one’s party with these unique and long lasting gift ideas, like a warm breadbox.
Show up to your friend or loved one’s party with these unique and long lasting gift ideas, like a warm breadbox.

1. Give a delicious, homemade breadbox. Save your host time and energy with this ready-to-serve gift. Make your own butter using herbs, spices, nuts and berries… or buy it already made (we won’t tell anyone). Add your favourite bread. These classic glass jars can be used again for bath salts or candy.

Use IKEA FULLFÖLJA black stainless steel scissors to cut gift paper and cloth to arrange your host’s present, which we did here. Tying the gift with string and a personalised tag pulls everything together.
An IKEA KARTOTEK solid pine rack is a great gift for gardening friends as an herb rack. Use the five black metal hooks to hang vegetables -- or keys, coats, and other hanging accessories.

2. Create a decorative herb holder. Spoil the foodie host who is always busy spoiling others. Gather fresh herbs and hang them with twine on a hook rack. Wrap the gift in any extra meter fabric you have. The hooks can even be reused for other kitchen tools.

Wrap a present or cover a moodboard with IKEA ÖVERFLÖD gift wrapping paper, which is made of recyclable materials and designed with modern black and white striped patterns.

3. Make a fun, decorative activity “calendar”. When the host is also a good friend, give them the gift of time. Write down a planned activity (movie in March!). Clip it up on a frame as a decorative display, and add pics to make it personal. Use the frame to hang keys or notes!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Photographer: Micke Persson
Writer: Vi Cooper