Pastor Appreciation Gift Ideas That They Will Love

church steeple and a gray sky with words pastor appreciation gift ideas

It’s time to start thinking of pastor appreciation gift ideas!

Every October during Minister Appreciation Month I find myself searching for frugal and creative options. Gifts that will actually be used or are meaningful and that I can purchase on my budget.

Even if it’s not October, birthdays, Christmas, and work anniversaries come around every year and are great time to pull out some of these pastor appreciation gift ideas!

As you think of gifts for pastors, remember that simple is okay. You can do something meaningful on your budget. The pastors will appreciate you thinking of them and taking the time to do it.

wrapped box and a list of the best gift ideas for pastors

Last week my sister shared 10 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor (those are great free pastor appreciation ideas too) and today she’s back to give us some pastor appreciation gift ideas that are free and some that require finances.

Be sure to read this post for ideas on what to give your pastor’s wife and kids.

Pastor Appreciation Gift Ideas:

Guest Post by Andrea

Pastor appreciation ideas that don’t require finances.

1. Give him your time. Volunteer to spend a Saturday at his home to help with around the house projects: mowing, painting, fall clean up, window washing – you name it! (These are never ending at our house!) If you are handy with tools help him renovate part of his home. If you are handy with cars give his car an oil change and tune up.

2. Plan a potluck/picnic in honor of your pastor. Plan to serve his favorite food (steak, anyone?). Tell the pastor’s family they don’t have to bring anything!

3. Don’t rely on your pastor to reach your community. Do your part! Bring your friends! Invite them to small groups, services, picnics and special events. Invite your friends for dinner or a game night and invite your pastor over to meet them.

4. In the same way, don’t rely on your pastor to care for those in your church. Visit someone in the hospital, send flowers to someone who had a baby, make a meal for a family who is going through sickness. Call a family who missed church.

5. Wash and service his car for him! (Or give him full service car wash certificates.) We constantly use our family cars for ministry – picking up and dropping off people for services, Bible studies and kids programs. We LOVE to have a clean car but don’t always have time to keep up with it. Unfortunately many people have had to sit in Goldfish and Cheerio crumbs!

6. Do a church service day, if you own your facility. Everyone show up to help organize/clean/spring clean. Sometimes pastors have a lot of pressure on them to care for the facility but little time to follow through. (Please do this in conjunction with something more personal – even a heartfelt note.)

7. Check with your local Christian bookstore or radio station to see if they are doing a giveaway for pastors during October: nominate them!

8. Sit in the front row during services!

9. There are many food gift ideas you can do. Invite your pastor’s family over for supper, drop a meal off at their house. Make a pan of cinnamon rolls or a giant cookie cake for their family.

Or make a batch of Chex Mix with this Pastor Appreciation printable!bags of Chex Mix and an adorable note - great gift for pastors!

a church steeple and the best gift ideas for pastors

Pastor appreciation gift ideas that require finances

1. Gift cards are always a good idea. (Clothing stores, restaurants, movie theater, coffee shop, grocery store)

2. Personalized T-shirt, coffee mug, bumper sticker, etc. “Best Pastor” or “We Love Our Pastor” from the congregation or your family.

3. Ask his wife for a list of his favorite things. (Chocolate, soda, candy, fishing gear, coffee, baseball caps, etc.) Put together a gift basket from the congregation!

3. Hobby-related gifts (i.e. golf clubs for the golfer)

4. Photography session (if you’re not a photographer, consider gifting him and his family with a certificate for a free session with a photographer)

5. Take him out (or give him tickets) to a sporting event, dinner theater or orchestra.

6. Consider giving him a paid sabbatical or an all-expense paid vacation. (Have everyone in your church put money in for this and see what you can afford to send them on.)

7. Cash. Sometimes it’s best just to give him cash. He may have needs that you are not aware of!

What are your favorite gifts for pastors? If you are in ministry, what are the favorite gifts you’ve been given?

There are gift ideas for your Pastor’s wife and children in this post.

Don’t forget about the free Chex Mix Pastor Appreciation printable!

Check out the post on ways to encourage your pastor for this printable:

12 Ways to Prayer for Your Pastor! Great resource to print off and put in your Bible. Could even give a copy to your pastor to let him know you are prayer for him.

church steeple against a blue sky and words that say free pastor appreciation ideas

Originally published October 14, 2014. Updated September 10, 2020.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Cut pieces of chocolate peanut butter fudge on a white napkin

Is it possible to top the chocolate and peanut butter? There’s just something about that combination that’s amazing so you know that this chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is going to be wonderful!

You can find my favorite chocolate fudge recipe right here and it’s rich and creamy and delightful but sometimes I like to switch things up and this is the perfect way to do it.

This recipe uses the exact same fudge base and adds a little peanut butter to the mix. I prefer this method over recipes that use peanut butter chips because you get that real peanut butter taste.

There are two methods when it comes to adding in the peanut butter.

  1. You can add the peanut butter in with the chocolate chips and beat everything together.
  2. You can make the fudge without peanut butter and right after the fudge is poured into the pan, drop the peanut butter over the top of the fudge and use a knife to swirl.

Both methods work well, but my preferred way is the swirling for 2 reasons. First, it looks fun. Second, it’s obvious there is peanut butter in the fudge for those who have allergies. (Or simply don’t like peanut butter. My sister is one of those crazy people!)

Cooled and cut chocolate peanut butter fudge

PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE OPTIONS:

• Another option if you choose to beat the peanut butter into the fudge (or even do the swirling) is to chop up a small amount of peanuts and sprinkle them over the top of fudge pressing them in slightly to make sure they stick.

• Making 2 varieties: If you don’t mind your fudge being slightly thinner, you can use 2 8 inch square pans, instead of 1 9 by 13 inch pan, and pour half into each pan leaving one plain chocolate and swirl half of the peanut butter into the second pan.

Sugar and milk boiling for the fudge

You start by boiling the sugar and milk. Bring to a rolling boil before starting the time.

Fudge mixture with the butter and chocolate chips added in

Next you add the other ingredients except the peanut butter.fudge mixture after being beaten, before the peanut butter is added.

Transfer to a your mixer bowl and beat using the paddle attachment for around 7 minutes.

PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE INGREDIENTS:

  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter

Chocolate fudge in pan with peanut butter swirled on top

This is the hot fudge, just poured into the pan. I dropped scoops of peanut butter all over the top and then swirled it with a knife. So pretty!

To make the fudge you will:

  • Bring the sugar and milk to a boil for 6 minutes.
  • Next remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate chips, salt, butter, and vanilla. Add the peanut butter at this point as well if you are mixing it int, otherwise omit it at this step.
  • Beat, beat, beat. It takes quite a while for the mixture to come together. You don’t want to stop this too early. I prefer using my Kitchen Aid stand mixture. Hand beaters also work or else you lots and lots of arm power.
  • Pour into a 9×13 pan and spread evenly. If you haven’t yet added the peanut butter, at this point drop spoonfuls of peanut butter evenly over the top of the fudge. Take a knife and swirl the peanut butter through the fudge.
  • Let cool completely before cutting. After at room temperature I like to place the pan in the fridge.
  • Store in the fridge.

Overhead shot of squares of chocolate peanut butter fudge on a white napkin

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 117 1 inch squares
 
Creamy and rich, this chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is so good & easy to make. You can't go wrong with the chocolate peanut butter combination!
Ingredients
  • 4½ cups sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 18 ounces (3 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter (use a generous cup)
Instructions
  1. Boil sugar and milk for 6 minutes while stirring constantly. (Be sure to start timing when it's at a rolling boil - you don't want to cut this time short.)
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except peanut butter.
  4. Beat well until thoroughly combined. This will be easiest with a hand mixer or KitchenAid stand mixer. Beat for around 5-10 minutes, longer if doing it by hand. If you stop too soon the butter might separate.
  5. Spread into a 9x13 pan. (See notes)
  6. Immediately drop spoonfuls of peanut butter all over the top of the still hot fudge. Use a knife to swirl the peanut butter into the fudge.
  7. After it's firmed up by bringing to room temperature and cooling completely in the fridge, cut into 1 inch squares.
  8. Leftover fudge can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Notes
I always pour my fudge into an unlined pan. It makes the first couple pieces of fudge a little difficult to get out, but after that there are no problems. If you want every piece perfect, line your pan, both directions, with wax or parchment paper before pouring the fudge in. After it has cooled in the fridge you can lift out the paper and put it on a cutting board to cut into pieces.

 

How to Make Shower Jellies

Homemade white and blue shower Jellies in a soap box

Before we get into how to make shower jellies, let me ask if you even know what shower jellies are?

I might have been living under a rock, because I only recently discovered them – both the purchased and DIY shower jellies.

Your kids will think these are the coolest, if they are anything like mine! It makes bath time a little more exciting.

Shower jellies are exactly what they sound like: a gelatin like soap! Think jello jigglers that you don’t eat.

You take one of these and lather up your body to get clean instead of using a bar of soap or body wash. How fun is that?!

These would make a great DIY project for your kids (or their birthday party) and would also be a great homemade gift idea. They are affordable and easy as well.

One word of caution.

The temperature of your house does matter! If your house is warm (like mine is during the summer months), don’t leave these on the counter – they will melt. Store in the fridge for a longer shelf life and to keep the shape. Just grab one out before you head to the shower. Another option would be to increase the gelatin content slightly to help them stay firm longer.

Be sure your kids know these are not edible! They look like food so it’s going to be tempting for them to pop them into their mouths. Yuck!

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Supplies for homemade shower jellies on the counter

How to Make Shower Jellies:

SHOWER JELLY INGREDIENTS:

  • Water
  • Gelatin
  • Honey
  • Liquid castile soap or body wash
  • Essential oils, optional
  • Colorant, optional
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and water, optional
  • Molds. Plastic or silicone. Silicone molds will be easier to remove.

All simple ingredients you probably already have around your house.

Castile Soap: Dr. Bronner’s is a popular liquid castile soap brand – I prefer the unscented. My other favorite place to purchase the soap is from Vitacost. I buy their GloBaby Liquid Castile Soap. (It’s also great for making your own foaming hand soap!)

Essential Oils: My go to place for essential oils is Plant Therapy. (Using my referral link will get your $10 off of your $25 purchase!) They have fabulous customer service, are affordable, have free shipping, and promote safe usage! I love that they make it easy to find essential oils that are safe for kids. Of course you can also find them on Amazon, but I prefer ordering directly from the site.

Gelatin: You can buy Knox unscented gelatin from your local grocery store or from Amazon. My bag I ordered from Azure Standard (a great resource for all your bulk, healthy food needs). Use my referral link and receive a $25 credit after placing a $100 order.

Molds: There are countless molds you can choose from. Select based on gender and age of who you are making them for. Green dinosaur jellies would be fun for a boy. Hearts or flowers for a girl. Amazon has a ton of silicone molds to choose from. Another options would be to use silicone muffin liners and make flat disks to use.

Shower jelly ingredients in a pot on the stove.

This is after the gelatin as been dissolved in the hot water and the liquid soap has been added. Notice all the bubbles. Scrape off what you can and just set aside in the measuring cup. I put the bubbles in a mold for our own use at the end, since I didn’t want to waste.

SHOWER JELLY INSTRUCTIONS:

Here we will start getting into how to make shower jellies! The fun part.

  1. Heat your water to almost boiling.
  2. Add the gelatin and stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Add in the liquid castile soap or body wash and stir.
  4. Add and stir the honey and essential oils and colorant, if you are using.
  5. Scrape off what bubbles you can and remove from the pan.
  6. Pour into molds.
  7. They bubbles will remain on the shower jellies. If that bothers you, spray the rubbing alcohol over the top of the jellies.
  8. Refrigerate several hours (or longer) until set completely.
  9. Remove from molds. I gently pull the gelatin away from around the entire edge of the mold and then gently pull it up and it will release without any problems. If you jelly is stuck to the mold, briefly set it in hot water to loosen the gelatin. Be sure not to heat too long or the shower jelly will melt.
  10. Store in the refrigerator.
  11. Use as soap in the shower or bath.

Shower jelly mixture in molds

Here’s the mixture in molds. I also used silicone muffin liners to make larger flat ones. Notice the bubbles, I sprayed the tops of these with rubbing alcohol after they set a couple minutes.

You can make these whatever size you want, but my preference is to make them in “single use” sizes – you don’t have to worry about the excess melting in the shower or being dropped and washed away. For single use, you will want your mold to hold between 1 and 2 tablespoons of the mixture.

The finished shower jellies in a soap dish.

How to Make Shower Jellies
Recipe type: Personal Care
Cuisine: Bath
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Serves: 18
 
This will show you how to make shower jellies! Perfect for a homemade gift or to use in your shower. They are easy an easy and affordable project.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup water
  • 4½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin (2 7g packages) See notes for amount
  • ½ liquid castile soap or bath gel
  • 1 teaspoons honey
  • 10-15 drops of a safe essential oil, optional
  • colorant, optional
  • spray bottle of rubbing alcohol/water mixture, optional
  • molds
Instructions
  1. Heat water to boiling. Turn off heat and whisk in the gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Add the liquid soap and stir.
  3. Add the honey and essential oil and colorant, if using. Stir.
  4. Scrape off as much of the foam/bubbles as you can and set to the side.
  5. Pour (or using a tablespoon measuring spoon) mixture into the molds.
  6. If the small bubbles on the top of the molds bother you, spray with the alcohol mixture.
  7. Put in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (or overnight), until set completely.
  8. Carefully remove from molds and store in the refrigerator.
  9. Use in the shower as you would soap or body gel.
Notes
If it is summer and your house is warm, increase the gelatin to 3 packages (5¾ teaspoons). This will help it not "melt" as quickly.

See post for extra details on products and tips.

 

Fanny Farmer Fudge Recipe (Rich and Creamy Fudge)

pieces of fanny farmer fudge on a white napkin

Have you made this Fanny Farmer Fudge recipe before? If not, you have to give it a try because it’s hard to beat!

I know it really is impossible to go wrong with chocolate and butter. After all, all fudge is deliciously rich and decadent. Walking past the fudge shops in a mall, the aroma always gets to me!

Fudge is sold so many places: flower shops, local diners, amusement parks, tourist shops, and I have even seen it at an outdoor sporting goods store.

I can’t bring myself to spend $7.99 for a 1/2 pound when it is so easy and much cheaper to use a homemade fudge recipe. Besides, too many times I’ve found myself let down by the very noticeable corn syrup taste and texture in purchased fudge.

This recipe for Fanny Farmer fudge is what my mom always used and it’s a winner!

So, if you are looking for a rich, soft, and creamy fudge recipe, this one is it!

butter, chocolate chips, sugar, and evaporated milk on the counter

Because this recipe doesn’t use sweetened condensed milk but instead evaporated milk, you have to boil the milk and the sugar on the stove. It’s worth the few extra minutes, though. Don’t skimp on the boiling!

Let’s talk cost for just a minute. Homemade fudge seems like a pretty expensive dessert to make, but when you look at what a serving size is the price really isn’t bad at all. Don’t forget that compared to what you’d pay for a small square of fudge at a shop, it really is a stellar price to make your own.

Also, I’m well aware fudge is in no way healthy for me. 😉 But it’s a fun, very occasional, indulgence and I can feel a tiny bit better about enjoying enjoy a homemade fudge recipe, right?!

Milk and sugar boiling for homemade fudge

You have to really let the fudge boil. Keep stirring and adjust the heat if needed so it doesn’t boil over.

Fanny Farmer Fudge Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nuts, optional

Fudge mixture in the mixing bowl ready to beat.

After the butter and sugar has boiled on the stuff, add most of the remaining ingredients and carefully transfer to your mixer.

PROCESS AND TIPS:

  • The first step will be the most time consuming. You have to boil the sugar and milk for 6 minutes, while stirring. Make sure you bring it to a FULL boil before starting the timer. You don’t want to shorten the boiling period at all.
  • After boiling, you’ll remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients except for the nuts (if you are using them).
  • Beat well until completely combined. This requires a lot of beating if mixing by hand so my favorite way to do this is pull out my trusty old KitchenAid with the beater attachment. I pour the mixture into there and let the stand mixer do all the work. I let this beat for around 5-10 minutes! So, don’t worry if when you add the butter it looks as though it won’t combine. Just keep on beating – it will come together!If you don’t have a stand mixer, pull out your hand mixer. If you don’t have either of those, you just get to get an arm workout in as you vigorously stir for a while!
  • After beating, you will fold in the nuts and spread into a 9×13 pan.
  • Wait until the fudge is completely cooled before cutting. (Stick it in the fridge if it’s summer time and your house is warm.)
  • I will store leftover fudge in the freezer, well wrapped and put into a zipped freezer bag or storage container.

The fudge in the mixer bowl after being beaten for 5-10 minutes

I beat the fudge mixture for 5-10 minutes and see how beautifully it comes together?!

I hope you enjoy this Fanny Farmer Fudge recipe is much as my family does. Homemade fudge is great for a Christmas treat, gift, or just for fun!

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Fanny Farmer Fudge Recipe - Rich and Creamy
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 117 1-in squares
 
This rich and creamy Fanny Farmer Fudge recipe is the best! It's rich, creamy, and decadent - all the things a fudge should be.
Ingredients
  • 4½ cups sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk (or homemade)
  • 18 ounces (3 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Boil sugar and milk for 6 minutes while stirring constantly. (Start timing when it's at a rolling boil.)
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except nuts.
  4. Beat well until thoroughly combined. This will be easiest with a hand mixer or KitchenAid stand mixer. Beat for around 5-10 minutes, longer if doing it by hand. If you stop too soon the butter might separate.
  5. Fold in nuts.
  6. Spread into a 9x13 pan.
  7. After it's firmed up (bring to room temperature and cool in the fridge if your house is warm), cut into squares.
  8. Leftover fudge can be stored in the freezer.
Notes
Use chocolate chips that you enjoy the flavor of on their own since they will be the star of the show!

Originally published December 13, 2013. Updated August 20, 2020.

 

Fanny Farmer's Fudge recipe. Super easy and so rich and decadent. One of my favorites.This week continues all things Christmas at From this Kitchen Table. (Find all the posts here.) Be sure to come back next week week for a fabulous recipe for a gingerbread latte and more! You can follow us on Facebook or subscribe by e-mail to be sure you don’t miss out!

 

How to Be Hospitable (Even as an Introvert)

People eating at a table

Hospitality. It can be intimidating, even scary. You might think your life is too crazy and your house is too messy. Besides, you are an introvert and you wonder just how to be hospitable as an introvert. Isn’t it too stressful?

Hospitality can be hard mentally for an introvert – it takes work to put yourself out there and you feel vulnerable.

And for introverts and extroverts alike it’s easy to want perfect – food, house, entertainment. We want to impress our guests. Less than 100% isn’t good enough. It becomes work.

That puts a lot of pressure on us and on our families. A lot of unnecessary pressure.

(If finances are your bigger concern, be sure to check out this post on how to be hospitable on a budget!)

Sometimes one of the best ways to learn, is just by doing something.

The same goes for this. When you decide you want to learn how to be hospitable, decide to start letting people in!

A few years ago, we decided to make it a year of focusing on opening our home and just inviting in those in our lives. Even when we otherwise might have considered it too inconvenient, even when it might seem scary.

It was a good year and a lot of fun. We got to know people, made memories, and had conversations we wouldn’t have otherwise. Coming from an introvert, don’t let stepping outside of your comfort zone or your personality hold you back. You will miss out on so much!

Here are a few tips for you fellow introverts when it comes to learning how to be hospitable and opening up your home and life.

How to be Hospitable as an Introvert

Do Simple.

Stop trying to do so much.

An elaborate 4 course meal isn’t necessary. You don’t even have to do a meal. Try inviting a new friend over for tea and muffins or having a family over for popcorn and a game.

Decorate if it’s your thing, but if not, don’t worry about it.

We all have our own lives, our own strengths, our own likes and dislikes, our own way of doing things. You don’t have to try and copy what someone else is doing.

Instead just start right where you are at. I love this quote from Jen Schmidt’s new book, Just Open the Door:

Quote on starting to be hospitable. Just start - you can be hospitable as an introvert.

 

Cleaning Routine.

This one right here is probably my biggest stressor. 3 kids, working, homeschooling, projects. Sometimes it’s hard to keep on top of things.

A perk to our focus on hospitality has been keeping the house a little tidier than it typically was. Sure, some days are chaos, but generally we aren’t too far off from a house that’s clean enough for guests.

That relieves so much stress and makes it much easier to say yes to having people over.

If this is a struggle for you, try implementing a cleaning schedule to make sure you stay on top of things. Involve your kids, they are a part of the family and can learn to help clean and keep things tidy.

Go for Good Enough.

If everything had to be perfect before I went for it, let me tell you, it wouldn’t happen!

House projects take longer than expected. (We’ve lived in the midst of these for many seasons of our life.) Kids keep on playing. Cooking has to happen.

Embrace the imperfection. Now, I know there are some basic cleanliness things that need to happen. (Who wants to use a filthy bathroom or eat food from a grimy table?)

But at the same time, remember that everyone else has the same sorts of things happening in their lives. You opening up your home, especially with real life happening, might encourage others to do the same.

Move Outside your Home.

Okay, so maybe your home is undergoing an extensive remodeling project. Or maybe right now, trying to clean in order to host people really stresses you out. Maybe being in your own home makes you feel more vulnerable.

Don’t let that stop you. Instead, be hospitable elsewhere. Bring cookies and water and meet up with a new friend at the park. Use the coffee shop or a restaurant to visit. Invite a mom to go on a walk pushing strollers. There are so many options.

Look for ordinary moments that you’d normally spend by yourself and invite someone to join you.

Quote on finding hospitality in the ordinary. Ways to be hospitable as an introvert.

Start with Your Friends.

As you begin to get into the habit of opening the door of your home and opening the door of your heart and life, start with someone who is already a friend.

You’ll will have a great time and won’t be as stressed. That will help you be brave and motivated enough to reach out to someone you might not know as well the next time.

Have More Than One Person Over.

Maybe your biggest stressor is fearing an awkward silence. Will you be able to carry on a conversation? Or maybe you worry that you won’t click with someone you don’t know well.

Try inviting over two friends/couples/families so there will be multiple people to keep the conversation moving.

Have over a good friend and also someone you don’t know as well.

Dining room table talking about hospitality and introverts.

Think of Questions.

Most of the time, conversation really does flow easily. As you start talking, subjects naturally come up as you are asking questions and sharing with each other naturally.

If you are still worried about conversations, though, think of 10 questions you can ask if you feel the dialogue has stalled.

Even questions like: “How long have you lived here?” “How many siblings do you have?” “Do you have any trips planned for this summer?” “How did you meet?”

Ask about their kids, interests, hobbies, favorite books or movies, jobs, family life.

If you are a good listener, you will most likely have follow up questions that can be asked and the conversations will go deeper and you can really begin to get to know your guests. Often times your guests will ask you the same questions in return and dialogue just happens.

Relax, and simply enjoy getting to know people!


There are my 7 biggest tips on how to be hospitable as an introvert!

Just decide hospitality is something you are going to do!

Don’t stress or over think it, just do it. It is good. It really is enjoyable, even as an introvert. Take that step and simply invite someone in.

People and the relationships you form really can change your life.

Just open the door!

What tips do you have for being hospitable as an introvert?

Money is another big obstacle to hospitality. Be sure to read this post for ideas on ways you can show hospitality on a budget.

Jen Schmidt has new book out called (affiliate links used) Just Open the Door. She’s the queen of hospitality and loving those around her. To hear her story and glean from her years of experience you’ll want to read her book!

two ladies drinking coffee on a picnic table

Originally published April 3, 2018. Updated August 17, 2020.

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