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4 easy gifts for holiday hosts

01 December 2016

Being invited to holiday parties is a treat. But how can you thank your hosts without gifting a box of sugary sweets or adding to your stress? Make them feel appreciated for all the hard work with our tasty, not-so-much-work holiday party gift ideas.

1. ALMOST HOME-MADE JAMS It’s the thought that counts, and we think these jams are great because they can be used with appetizers or dessert at whatever event is next. Just take a 3-pack of KORKEN jars, fill each with your IKEA FOOD jams, add ribbons and decorate the box (it comes with the jars). 

Fresh multigrain bread in a loaf pan wrapped with ribbon

2. FRESH-BAKED BREAD Add to the delicious dinner party smells and give the hosts a hot multigrain loaf that goes well with leftovers. The best part? Our BRÖDMIX FLERKORN baking mix is super easy—just add water. A loaf dish and ribbon or a cute tea towel make it extra special.

3. HEALTHY HUMMUS DIP Help your hosts through the day after clean-up with a mini-meal. We filled one KORKEN jar with crisp breadsticks and layered another with different kinds of hummus (garlic, basil, sundried tomato). Home-made or store-bought? You decide. Then tie on a hand-sewn thanks!

Marzipan trees and snow friends in a snow globe style glass jar

4. MINI MARZIPAN SCENES For a festive holiday feel (and a smidge of sugary goodness), mould your own marzipan snow globe! Trees and snow friends are forgiving, simple shapes. Paint them with food colouring and add coconut snow. Draw more scenery on a clear jar, and you’re good to go.

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: Emilia Ljungberg
Photographer: Andrea Papini
Writer: Marissa Frayer