With holiday party season right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few tried and true host/hostess gift ideas in your crafty toolbox. And, When choosing my own hostess gift projects, I always find myself asking two questions: Is it useful? Would I want to receive it? (If I’m going to take the time to give handmade, I tend to avoid purely decorative items that might not be to the host’s taste.) So, when I saw Page’s beautiful hostess lap duvets on the Purl Bee, the answer to both questions was a resounding yes, and I immediately knew that I’d found a new addition to my to-give list.
The goal of a handmade gift is to make something lovely and unique that lets the recipient know just how much he or she means to you. Of course, this is a great idea, but it can go wrong so easily! The project can end up taking forever, or it might hit a technical snag, or worst of all, it might end up banished to the back of a drawer. Lap Duvets have become our go-to handmade gift precisiely because they avoid these pitfalls. They are quick and fun to make, super useable and easy to love!
Simple, practical, cozy, and customizable, I can’t think of a better gift to give during your cool weather travels. Just looking at the lovely photos makes me want to curl up in my favorite chair with a cup of cocoa, my latest knitting project, and a snug lap duvet keeping me warm!
Inspired? If you’re ready to sew some lap duvets of your own, the Purl Bee has provided a full tutorial here.