Have you been invited to Thanksgiving in someone else’s home? A beloved family member or friend, perhaps, who is going to pull off the biggest, feastiest dinner of the year for several lucky guests?
If so, you’re not alone. Last year, 50 million Americans traveled over hill and dale to gather round someone else’s table. And while you may be planning to contribute some stuffing or your signature green bean casserole to the mix, we at Norfolk Florist think you should come bearing flowers as well. And because we aren’t totally biased toward flowers, we’re suggesting chocolate, too.
The tradition of the host or hostess gift is long and abiding. It’s customary to offer something that will express your gratitude for being included in a dinner or party, and it’s a gesture that also acknowledges your host’s efforts. That’s why you want the gift to really feel special and suited to the occasion. For this, we love our Golden Woodland bouquet, a disarmingly sweet grouping of mums, sunflowers, berries and roses in a modern cube vase tied off with a brown bow.
The scale of this is perfect, and it won’t be hard for your host to find a home for it. It won’t compete with the existing decor. And it’s completely seasonal.
Even though a sweet bouquet is, to us, everything, we think you can go one better and add chocolate to your gift grouping. This definitely sweetens the deal for your host. We’re fans of this premium chocolates assortment from Ghirardelli, as well as Mille Lacs box of Nutty Pleasures. Both of these can be conveniently added to your floral order upon checkout. Have your items sent a day in advance or the day after Thanksgiving; that way, your host can enjoy them outside of the dinner crush – and won’t have to share their chocolate.