What better guide to share with you on Thanksgiving Day than the Hostess Gifts Holiday Gift Guide.  Yeah, yeah – you could have used this yesterday before you showed up at someone else’s house.  Trust me – this isn’t the last day you will be at a Holiday part.  Yesterday I covered the Gifts for Him and  tomorrow is the Gifts for Her but today is all about the Host or Hostess.  Hostess gifts are a necessary need for the Holidays.  Between Thanksgiving and New Years I easily plow through a handful of these as we move from parties to dinners and back again.  I always try and keep a few on hand for emergencies and I head to Trader’s Joe’s and Willliams Sonoma to stock up on Olive Oil Sets, Soap Sets and Peppermint Bark (these also make great stocking stuffers in the individual sizes).  #StuffStockings

But if I have more time, I like to try and personalize the gifts and get something unique for the house or individual.  The following is a sampling of fun and different Hostess gifts that I have either used or have my eye on using this year.  The prices range from $7.00 – $78.00 with most of the items under $25 (on par with a good bottle of wine).  #BeUnique

Hostess Gifts Holiday Gift Guide


Measuring Cups $32 (currently 30% off) – I am not going to lie, I want these sitting on my counter and I just might bake more if I could measure things in these cute cups.  #Truth

Diamond Geometric Table Glass Terrarium

Glass Terrarium $23.99 – Wayfair had tons of these to choose from at several different price points.  Simply add a succulent for a unique gift for a hostess with a green thumb (and an sun-filled house).  #LoveThis

Reusable Cocktail Napkins $40 (set of four) – All of my gift guides this year have a nod to the environment.  We’ve been trying to be more environmentally aware in our house and one of the ways we do this is with reusable napkins.   Why not pick reusable for a cocktail party too!!  #GoGreen

Wine Decanter 23.99 – I deplore the leave-the-bottle-on-the-table-during-fancy-dinners method of serving wine.  It takes very little effort to decant wine!  The Zalik ones on Amazon are uniquely shaped and make perfect serving vessels for a great bottle of wine. #DontBeLazy

Cocktail Napkins $7.00 – Add a great bottle of wine or create a bundle with a few different napkins together.  Cocktail napkins never go unused during parties and it allows you to add an element of personal to the over done bottle of wine. #PickYourPersonality

Box Of Chocolate Soaps –  Handmade soaps are one of the gifts I keep on standby as emergency gifts.  They don’t go bad and who can’t use soap.  It’s similar to the candle idea but since I have so many friends still with little ones – and fire and four-year olds generally don’t mix – soap is much safer.  #SafetyFirst

Whimsicle Cocktail Shaker $23– I picked this because of the whimsy and the symbolism but you could find shakers is almost any shape (and price point).

Wine Glass Writer Set 8.99 (set of 8)  – Add these to a great bottle of wine or gift on their own.  Because there is nothing more annoying that have Uncle Joe finish your glass of wine for you.  #ProblemSolved

Gifts for Foodies

Cooking Plate – This is one of those pieces that is actually on my list!  Such a unique preparation and presentation for food!  #GetFancy

Gourmet Salts – I love unique spices, oils and other food gifts.  I use my pink Himalayan salt daily and these offer so many unique flavors!  You could also do a mix of honey, truffle oils …. the options are endless.  #ForTheFoodie

Bourbon Infused Coffee Beans $25.95  – Um, yes please.  Do I really need to explain more? Or Uncommon Goods has Merlot Infused Coffee Beans for $20.  #AlsoYesPlease

Group Gifting

Lionette by Noa Sade Agate Cheese Board $78 (but currently 30% off) – While this might be outside of most peoples budget for a hostess gift … I have given gifts jointly with other couples in order to get something more significant that we know our hostess would love.  This is one of those ideas.  There is also matching Agate Cheese Markers.   And everyone who has seen this has fallen in love!! #GoBig

Gifts for Families

If you are going somewhere with families think about a gift the whole family can enjoy.  We’ve been given “Pasta Night” kits.  These include uniquely shaped pasta, sauce, and fancy Parmesan cheese all wrapped up cutely in a colander.  You could also gift a DVD with popcorn or movie tickets for a fun night out. Or lastly a game the whole family can play – I just bought this popular game last year for that exact purpose!!  #GameNight

What are you go to hostess gifts that never disappoint?  Comment Below!  You can also check out my other Holiday Guides … Gifts for Him and Gifts for Her (coming tomorrow).

Happy Holidays!!