Party Time

By Jo Phillips

So what are the best Thank You Gifts to Take to a New Year’s Party? If you have been invited to a New Year’s Eve party then it is important that you show your appreciation to your hosts. Hosting a New Year’s Eve party is always a generous gesture because it can take a lot of organising and, as the biggest party night of the year, it can be quite demanding and lead to a lot of tidying up.

It is for this reason why you should always take along a gift for your host to show your appreciation – here are a few ideas:


Alcohol is, of course, a safe bet when you are going to a New Year’s party. Even if it is not enjoyed that night, the host can enjoy the bottle at another time and they are sure to appreciate you bringing something that can contribute to the party.


Similarly, it is hard to go wrong with snacks when attending any kind of party. It is better to have too much food than not enough at a party and if the guests do not finish off the food by the end of the party then it will always give the hosts something to enjoy the next day when they may not feel like cooking.

Party Props

New Year’s Eve is a time for letting your hair down and it is always great fun celebrating with friends. Having a range of fun props on hand can help to make the party that little bit more special while also making the photos much more entertaining. A few good options include party hats, fake moustaches, masks, sparklers, confetti etc.


It is hard to go wrong with flowers as a present as they will always be well-received. In addition to brightening up the home, flowers signify life and freshness which is apt for the start of a new year (and decade!). You could even arrange flowers by post so that you do not have to carry them around and get them delivered for the following day.

Photo Album

The end of one year and a start of another is always a time for reflection and memories. If you know the guest well, making a photo album filled with nice photos from the year just gone and perhaps further back can be a lovely and highly thoughtful gift which they are sure to greatly appreciate and enjoy looking back through at the start of the year and beyond.


Candles are a good gift idea for a NYE party because they can either be used on the night to set the atmosphere or enjoyed as a way of relaxing and feeling calm the next day (potentially while nursing a hangover!).

Hopefully, this post will give you a few ideas for gifts that you can give to your New Year’s Eve party host so that you can show your appreciation and make this one for the ages.

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