Frugalista Gifts: 10 “Thanks” for the Labor


Labor Day weekend often means parties and gatherings.  You’ll probably want to take a gift for your hosts. Food and wine still seems to remain the most popular choices .

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Whether you want to gift something for the table now or for the hosts to enjoy later, retailers like @HarryandDavid, @Macys, @WilliamsSonoma, @Sur_La_Table, @BedBathBeyond, and similar, stock many host gift ideas slightly more imaginative than wine.  You’ll also find similar and additional food gift ideas at grocers like @bristolfarms, @WholeFoods, @eatzis, @Wegmans, @CentralMarket and @vons.


This Dried Fruit Tray offers a fairly healthy variety of dried, including the unusual, fruit. And it makes a great presentation!Frugalista_LaborDay hosts


Harry and David has over 40 year-round retail stores in 24 states. In addition, a whole lineup of seasonal stores in strategic locations around the country.

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The Snack Box is perfect as an addition to the gathering or for the host to snack on later.

$25 Harry and David




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Whether they use it at this party or the next, would the Beehive Beverage Jar delight the perpetual host?

$20 $50 Sur La Table



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Gift the meat/grilling lovers the Carnivore Club Rub set. Four distinct custom-blended seasonings for all their favorite meats.  These custom-blended seasonings  enhance the natural flavors of everything from steaks, burgers, ribs and pork loin to chicken and turkey.

$25 Williams Sonoma  (Buy 2, Get 20% Off!)

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After all the work your hosts put into the gathering, they might appreciate the simplicity of the Spanish Paella Gift Set. Especially easy for a meal the next evening: includes paella rice, paella pan, olive oil and seasonings. They can add any desired meats – perhaps from the party?

$40 Willams Sonoma (Use Code: FALL  for 20% Off + Free Shipping on orders online or in store by 9-4-18!)


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Perhaps a gift for the morning after? Gift the One Batch Breakfast Gift. Everything your hosts need: Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, Maple Syrup,  Pancake & Waffle Mix, and Coastal Morning Coffee. Even includes an 8″ Whisk.

$18 Stonewall Kitchen

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For those who like it hot, gift the Bull Snort Hot Sauce Sampler. They can use it for Frugalista_LaborDay hosts_hot sauce samplereveryday meals or the next cookout get together. 5 heat levels to choose from. Are your hosts hot sauce connoisseurs able to handle the heat?

$20 Bed Bath and Beyond



Sarabeth’s Gift Sampler is 6 delicious gifts in one. Plum frugalista_laborday_sarabeth samplercherry, orange apricot marmalade, strawberry raspberry, pineapple mango, mixed berry, and peach apricot preserves. Also makes a great gift for upcoming holidays. Pair it with a great bread and you’ll probably end up on your hosts’ holiday list! 4 ounce jars. Made in the USA

$25 Sur La Table


Or, go international and gift Swedish KANELBULLAR. Or, cinnamon rolls in America, but these are a lighter version.  And have a subtle butter-sugar-cinnamon flavor. These will make a delicious light breakfast for the morning after the party. 6 wheat dough buns.

$3.99 Ikeafrugalista_laborday_host_cinnamon bun2



frugalista_laborday_host_whisky picklesNew Yorkers will definitely be able to get these by the Labor Day party. However, these Whisky Pickles were just too interesting to leave off  the list.  They seem to fit right in to any host party gift. frugalista_laborday_host_bourbon picklesChoose the hand-made WHISKEY SOUR PICKLE SPEARS  or MAPLE BOURBON BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLE CHIPS, 
to give your hosts a different take on pickles. Both include Finger Lakes Distilling rye whiskey or bourbon in the brine – so warn your gift recipient.

$10-14 Brooklyn Brine Co (Company takes online orders through

You may also find these unusual pickles through Brooklyn Brine’s national/regional retail partners: Whole Foods and Amazon; and Trader Joe’s. Wegmans, Big Y, and Sprouts. Also internationally in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Japan, France and Australia.


Happy Frugalista Shopping!


Please do check out more of our Frugalista Gift posts for gift inspiration or that just right presentation.We also love to hear your comments and suggestions; and especially love when you share posts you find helpful!

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2018 by in Uncategorized, J, K, L, Occasions, Food, Cook, Entertaining and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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