When we invite someone for our party and he or she takes out time from his or her life to attend it, then it is a courtesy on our part to acknowledge his or her gesture with a small token. We don’t really need to go overboard with these return gifts—they just need to convey our gratitude, that is all.
The best gift of all times has to be chocolates. Nothing makes a relationship sweeter than a gooey bar of chocolate or a goody bag of toffees. Hand them to your guests when they are about to leave and see the smile unfurl on their faces.
Another gift that is just appropriate has to be a photo frame. Your guest can tuck a photo of your party in that frame later on to remember the good time you all had together.
Nowadays, small glass showpieces are easily available in the market and on online retail stores that are extremely cheap but very pretty. These showpieces can spruce up your guest’s house very nicely and make them remember you fondly.
In case of kiddie parties soft toys are a good option to give some extra cheer to the departing child. Also, you can think about DIY kits with which kids can construct something on their own and put up in their homes.
It is also possible to make the gifts more personalised by getting some thank you cards printed from beforehand. A handwritten and heartfelt message is always warmer than merchandise that can be bought with money.
‘Ecofriendly’ is the buzzword now. So handing out some plant seeds or saplings to your guests is a very cool idea indeed—at one go you do your duty as a host and as a global citizen.
No matter what you decide to give your departing guests, make sure that they step out of the party after a warm hug from you. That’s the best return gift ever—remember the Jaddoo Ki Jhappi from Munna Bhai?