11 Hostess Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself


Hosting for the holidays ain’t easy. Cooking, cleaning, and creating a sense of warm holiday spirit is a trying task, even for the most accomplished Martha Stewart wannabe. You can show your appreciation by being a perfect house guest, or let your hostess know you care with one of these 11 gifts, selected to thrill anyone from your friend’s little sister to your great-grandma’s neighbor Doris.

1. Zuma Blue Tray

The serving tray: the home good everyone wants but would never actually buy for themselves. Splurge on your hostess with this vibrant blue piece that makes white, or even patterned pottery pop, and reduce post-party cleanup to a simple wipe-down.

Get it from Crate & Barrel for $29.95

2. Whale-Tail Measuring Cups

With these cute, aquatic measuring cups, your hostess will be Instagraming the pre-baking process instead of the completed treats.

Get them from Anthropologie for $32

3. Dashing Reindeer Glasses

Your hostess’s holiday party will be extra festive when she breaks out your gifted glasses for some reindeer drinking games.

Get them from Paper Source for $19.95

4. Urban Accents Kitchen Spice Trio

Garlicky lemon pepper, roasted garlic celery salt, and caramelized onion powder will round out your hostess’s already picture perfect spice rack.

Get them from Crate & Barrel for $14.95

5. Succulent Kitchen Towel

Houseplants are such an overdone hostess gift. Instead, opt for this kitchen towel that has the same natural charm as a succulent, but without the constant need for watering, sunlight, and upkeep.

Get it from Foxy & Winston for $12

6. Stress Relief Aromatherapy Bath Set

Help your hostess unwind after a long party with these eucalyptus and spearmint-scented products designed to ease breathing and clear and uplift the mind.

Get them from Bath & Body Works from between $7.50-$16

7. A Little Smile Box Sign

This festive and poetic sign will bring the holiday mantra in your hostess’ heart to her well-decorated walls.

Get it from Nordstrom for $26

8. Branch & Twig Pie Server

Her pies and pastries already taste like they were made with magic, and this ethereal server will complete the scene as if it were out of the pages of a fairytale.

Get it from Anthropologie for $18

9. Garden Pot

Your hostess will appreciate this gift that keeps on giving well into spring and summer, when she can use it to house her freshly grown herbs and flowers.

Get it from Anthropologie for $14

10. Aromatic Soy Candle

In addition to coming in delectable scents like Winter Spice, Lavender Vanilla, and Gardenia Jasmine, these candles are completely natural, down to the essential oils and GMO-free wax.

Get it from The Honest Company for $19.95

11. Minted Personalized Notebook

This sweet and sophisticated notebook will help even the busiest hostess organize her recipes, RSVPs and all those Pinspiration ideas for the next holiday gathering.

Get it from Minted for $16

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