Hostess gift giving is an ancient tradition…well okay, maybe not ancient, but it’s just polite. We all have those friends in our lives who are excellent hosts. They’re who you think of when a group get-together is about to happen. All of this hard work deserves some appreciation around the holidays, so I put together a gift guide for the hostess (or host) in your life!
In my dreams, I am a master hostess. Everything is clean, aligned in right angles, candles lit, dinner party music on…party ready. I’ve put out sensible yet delicious snacks (homemade, of course), and the wine has been decanted.
Reality: I’m SPRINTING around the apartment with wet hair, party guests will be over in ten minutes, and I’ve got a pile of laundry on the bed. Slow cooker is going for dinner, but I’ve got absolutely NOTHING ready for snacks, and the white wine is rapid-chilling in the freezer.
I have the artistic vision of a Martha Stewart ready home, but the execution just isn’t there. Don’t get me wrong, I love entertaining, but my dinner parties are NOT Pinterest-worthy. It’s definitely a goal of mine though…maybe it will be a New Year’s Resolution!
Does anyone else throw parties like me? Planned, but not well executed? It’s okay, they’re still so fun and spent with friends, but anyone who wants to buy me a Christmas present…how about look at this list and help me be a better hostess!
Seriously when making this I thought of a couple friends of ours who are incredible at entertaining. Like charcuterie is out…Every. Damn. Time. Wine is being poured before I drop my purse. Candles are not only lit, but they’ve been lit long enough to make the apartment smell amazing. You know who you are. I am incredibly jealous of your preparation and really love it. You are my #goals.
I’ve put together a gift guide full of sweet, heartfelt gifts for the hostess. This guide has classy, pretty, and sassy pieces, so all of the bases are covered!
GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOSTESS
2. ONE PAN, TWO PLATES
Sheldon and I got this cookbook last year, and it has some AMAZING and EASY recipes for two that are all in, you guessed it, one cast iron pan. Guys, I made scallops at home thanks to this book (and it was so good)!
3. HAND LETTERING
Next, we have this super artsy book that teaches that hostess how to have the prettiest script ever. I would love to learn how to hand letter and get my invitation game right!
4. ROSE GOLD PEN SET
I love these super chic pens to upgrade someone’s stationary. Way better than free pens from the dentist’s office.
5. TRAVEL TUMBLER
This travel tumbler says: “You are gold baby, solid gold.” The perfect and literal sentiment for a great hostess, and a caffeine-ready vessel to keep her party planning ways going.
6. ELEPHANT CORKSCREW
I love this cute and quirky corkscrew. It’s simple but has a ton of character.
7. FELT LETTER BOARD
I LOVE how big felt letter boards have been getting! Insta-ready and so fun to change with the seasons and for party themes.
8. FAUX FUR OBLONG PILLOW
I luxe gift for a glamorous lounge area, this pillow just looks soft and fancy.
9. BLUSH FAUX FUR THROW
Same sentiments as above, but this is a pretty blush color and is perfect to drape over a chair or couch for a little extra character.
10. NEST HOLIDAY CANDLE
I have to run out and get mine tomorrow, because I love this scent and need to pick it up before the holidays end! Be sure to snag this for the hostess, it will DEF be appreciated!
11. LEATHER TRIANGLE TRINKET TRAY
I love a good trinket tray, and this leather one is super unique. It’s blush and triangular, so it’s a stylish place to hold jewelry or keys.
12. BRASS ACCESSORY ORGANIZER
I love the look of this pretty accessory organizer. Chic and girly without being over the top, this is perfect for jewelry or to help organize the bathroom.
13. NAMASTAY IN BED WALL ART
I love this sassy wall art, especially since I am not very good at yoga and extremely passionate about napping and sleeping in general.
14. ROSÉ APPETIZER TRAY
Super cute appetizer tray. Can’t you just see this filled with fruit, cheese, and crackers pairing with a bottle (or two) of nice rosé with friends?
15. COPPER WHISKEY SET
Can you tell I’m into mixing metal and glass right now? I love this copper whiskey set. It’s a little bit modern, a little bit Mad Men, and a perfect host gift!
16. CHAMBONG SET
I was introduced to this at a bachelorette party last year, and it is SO FUN. It’s basically a quick champagne shot…you feel pretty classy shooting champagne, I can tell you that.
17. POM POM RIB KNIT THROW
I love this pretty knit throw with pom poms. Another really cute home edition that goes with nearly any decor.
18. TEA & COFFEE WALL CALENDAR
This is a perfect gift for the caffeine-obsessed who is looking for a classy wall calendar. Rifle Paper Co. created this, so you know it is super chic.
19. BECAUSE, FAMILY FLASK
I love this cute flask with a sassy saying on it. Perfect for the holidays, because every once in awhile you need a little liquid courage for family, right?
20. AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER
SO OBSESSED. I’ve been looking for a pretty diffuser for awhile, and this one fits the bill. A little pricier, but totally worth it! The diffuser has a really pretty pattern and will look good in any home.
Scroll through this widget for a couple more of my picks:
ALL THE GIFT GUIDES
Read up on all of my other gift guides here! I’m here to help you get all of your Christmas shopping DONE! There’s the Gift Guide for Him, the Gift Guide for Her, and an amazing Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover full of amazing items perfect for the Christmas list!
If you’re looking for a little outfit inspo, read about this super pretty bow-sleeve sweater dress and this blush sweater dress. And, since the weather is getting a bit chilly, read about how to style a blanket scarf!
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