I’m not much of a cook, so instead of a prepared dish, I like to bring my hostess a succulent floral bouquet.
Mugs sold individually at home goods stores and secondhand shops make great gifts, especially when filled with succulent rosettes that suggest exotic flowers.
Succulents wired onto faux stems are long lasting and can themselves be planted later as cuttings.
I prefer to use a mug of my own design (available online from my Zazzle store), but any nice one will do.
You’ll need a dozen colorful succulent cuttings…
…sand for ballast (so the stems stay upright), 22-gauge floral wire, stretchy green floral tape, garden snippers, and wire cutters.
And if you like this idea, check out my earlier post on how to make A Succulent Bouquet in Colored Sand. It features wired succulent rosettes in a slender glass bottle filled with layers of sand.