Go-To Guide for Hostess (and Teacher) Gifts


When the turkey brining and Christmas list writing begins, so do all the parties and gatherings with loved ones.

With such joy and festivities, often, it is hard to think of an original and thoughtful way to show the party host our love and appreciation during the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

Just like a timely RSVP, a good hostess gift can go a long way to show your gratitude.

(PS- you can also use these for your teacher gifts during the holiday season).

So, before the hustle and bustle begins, check out our PMC list of go-to Hostess (and Teacher) gifts to help for each occasion: 

Gift Cards

Think coffee and favorite restaurants around town. Our favorites are Fosko, Polonza, The Bodacious Cafe, George Bistro, and The Fish House.

Pensacola-Themed Gifts

JW Renfroe’s Chocolate Butter Toffee Pecans are a huge hit in our house!

Cover of Pensacola Junior League cookbook

The “World Famous” (well should be) Some Like it South Cookbook

dish towel with Pensacola coordinates

Pensacola Coordinates Tea Towel

These amazing Pensacola NotecardsNotecards with Pensacola Beach sign in blue

Taste of Pensacola Signature Box that includes locally sourced gifts in a curated box so you can share the best of Pensacola with your family and friends!


Some personal favorites include: 


 Signature Mercantile Candle: Shoreline

sweet tea candle

Sweet Tea Candle Tin

Autum Hayride candle

Homesick’s Autumn Hayride

Pensacola candle

Pensacola Candle

Plants and Flowers 

Succulents and Poinsettias are always a good option.

white vase with fresh flowers

A beautiful vase with a lovely assortment

And last but not least- you can always gift the classic hostess offering – a bottle to toast the holidays such as wine, prosecco, or even one of our favorites: a collection of beers from our local Pensacola breweries. Our favorites include Perfect Plain, Odd Colony, Emerald Republic, and Pensacola Bay Brewery.

What are your go-to Hostess and Teacher gifts?

Holiday gift



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Katie Brand
Katie was born in Pensacola and lived there for 36 years with a brief pause in England for two. She now calls Milton home. After earning her degree in English at the University of West Florida, she spent countless sleepless nights deciding between law school or education, but followed her heart and pursued a career teaching high school English and has not looked back since. She and Dan married in 2014, where she was fortunate also to gain a son through marriage. She is now a mom to two big-hearted boys. They spend their free-time enjoying life on the water. Additionally, Katie enjoys trying new recipes and reading all genres-especially cheesy thrillers. She is a wannabe DIYer, who much to her husband’s chagrin houses a sewing machine and Cricut that collect dust while her Pinterest inspiration boards collect numerous amounts of pins for “one day.”


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