What is Friendsgiving?
Friendsgiving is an unofficial holiday of sorts, originating as an alternative to Thanksgiving for those who could not go home to spend it with family. Friendsgiving is celebrated by friends gathering together for a meal, which everyone usually contributes to, potluck style. Similar to Thanksgiving, the spirit of Friendsgiving is to show gratitude for the special people in your life.
Friendsgiving has evolved and is now much more widely celebrated, even by those who will have a traditional Thanksgiving. Nowadays, it’s customary to bring a Friendsgiving gift or edible contribution, so don’t forget to place an order ahead of time.
When should you do Friendsgiving?
Typically, Friendsgiving is celebrated in the week before or after Thanksgiving. However, there’s no strict rule for when you have to host your Friendsgiving. Some people have Friendsgiving celebrations throughout the entire holiday season, even around Christmas time.
If you’re attending a Friendsgiving feast, don’t forget to send flowers or a Friendsgiving gift delivery for the host. If you’re playing host, order a Friendsgiving centerpiece for your own table for a photo-ready spread.
How do I host the perfect Friendsgiving?
Hosting Friendsgiving is fun, but it can also be a lot of pressure when you’re trying to make it perfect. When you’re planning your Friendsgiving dinner, the most important thing is to make it a memorable and enjoyable gathering for you and your friends. When it comes down to it, Friendsgiving is all about great company and great food—a stunning table doesn’t hurt either. At FTD, we can make your planning a little easier with beautiful Friendsgiving flowers to decorate with and delicious treats to share at the table.
Tide your friends over with an edible Friendsgiving delivery like our fruit and nut trays or meat and cheese gift baskets, which make perfect appetizers. After dinner, put out a chocolate or cookie basket to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
What is a good hostess gift?
Playing host is no easy feat, so make sure you show your appreciation with a Friendsgiving gift delivery for your hostess. Some of our favorite Friendsgiving gift ideas for hostesses include:
Fall gift baskets filled with gourmet treats
Thanksgiving centerpieces that complete the table setting
Seasonal flower bouquets to say “thank you” for their hard work
In addition to having a Friendsgiving gift sent to their house, consider pitching in with prep or clean up so they can have a few minutes to relax on the busy day.
FTD is your go-to destination for gifts and bouquets during the holiday season. From Friendsgiving gifts and same-day Thanksgiving flowers to Christmas gifts you need sent overseas, you can rely on our commitment to exceptional customer care.