Go through your cupboards. Most of us have a nice coffee mug in the cupboard. Then pull out coffee and tea packets that you have around the house.
Place the items in the cup. Make sure you have at least a couple of different items for the cup. And make sure the cup is full.
Wrap the gift in some festive paper. And tie some ribbon around the paper. Since the wrapping paper had a candy cane theme, I added a small candy cane ornament that I had picked up at a thrift shop during a thrifting venture.
Now you won't have to go to that part empty handed. You have a small gift for the hostess.