17 Last-Minute Hostess Gifts You Can Pick Up at Piggly Wiggly
The holidays are hectic enough. Between getting your home ready for company, preparing a Thanksgiving menu, and finding the perfect gifts to stack up under the tree, it’s no surprise in the moments before leaving for a party, you panic—your surplus gift closet is empty and you're supposed to be out the door in five minutes. If this is a scenario that seems all too commonplace around the holidays, don’t fret! We’ve made your holiday hostess gift search simple by finding 17 viable gifts, each no further away than the shelves of your local Piggly Wiggly. These Thanksgiving hostess gifts are guaranteed to please every type of hostess. From practical gifts hostesses can use for the occasion, to sweet treats she can enjoy after the festivities are over—these last-minute Thanksgiving hostess gifts are so thoughtful that you may just end up making a stop by the Pig on your way to every holiday party this year.
Bloody Mary Mix
Pick up an artisanal bottle of Bloody Mary mix (skip the Zing Zang this time), like Charleston Bloody Mary Mix.
Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
A staple panty ingredient across the South, biscuit mix makes a great gift especially when your hostess is hosting you overnight. Every Piggly Wiggly location features unique biscuit mixes from various local mills.
Cheese Crisps or Straws
If you didn’t have time to whip up a batch of homemade cheese straws, never fear. The Pig has a great selection of this holiday classic.
Don't know whether she prefers red or white? Opt for a tasteful bottle of bubbly champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling rosé.
Artisanal Infused Olive Oil
A beautiful infused olive oil won't be banished to the pantry. We love infused olive oils for their subtle flavor and countertop appeal.
A Loaf of Bread
Each Piggly Wiggly location typically has a good selection of breads and baked goods from local joints. Tie a bow around a freshly-baked loaf of bread for a gift that’ll be immediately put to use (especially if you grabbed that bottle of infused olive oil).
A symbol of hospitality for centuries, a whole pineapple is probably the easiest gift you can give. Just wrap it in a bow and go.
When in doubt, head over to the Piggly Wiggly beer aisle and choose something from their ever-expanding selection of local brews.
Strawberries and Dipping Chocolate
Fresh strawberries and a small container of dipping chocolate make the perfect post-party dessert package.
High-End Sea Salt
A fresh sprinkle of sea salt upgrades any dish, but because specialty products can get pricey for someone to purchase on a regular basis, it makes a practical and pretty gift.
Sometimes the best gifts are ones that can be immediately put to use. Gourmet Jordan almonds and pistachios are perfect for pouring into a pretty bowl for guests to nosh on while sipping their pre-dinner cocktails.
Ginger Beer can add fizzy flavor to everything from refreshing Moscow Mules to spicy Apple-Ginger Bourbon Sours. The Pig carries the award-winning brand of mixers, Fever Tree.
Because Piggly Wiggly stores are franchises, they often carry local products unique to their region. For instance, the Birmingham locations carry Belle Chevre cheese from Elkmont, Alabama. Grab a wedge of one of your local delicacies for a quick and crowd-pleasing gift.
A Bouquet of Herbs
Instead of a tacky bouquet, grab a few tried-and-true holiday herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage and tie it together with a natural ribbon.
Bitters are to cocktails as salt is to food, so if your hostess is serving drinks at her party this gift will come in handy. Most Piggly Wiggly franchises carry Angostura Bitters, one of the oldest and most well known companies around today.
A bottle of artisanal local honey makes a sweet gift.
Her Favorite Magazines
Of course, the holiday issue of her favorite magazine is always a winner.