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This time of year, the party invitations come rolling in. If you’re making the rounds on the seasonal social circuit, then you’ll need to have plenty of hostess gifts in-hand. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with these fabulous local finds, all for $15 or less, and all sure to please any hostess (or host) you meet.

At Table Matters:

Caldrea fragrance sprays and soaps 

Caldrea product options include linen and room spray, countertop spray, hand soap or bar soap. Each makes a nice, aromatic gift for the home and are priced between $10 and $12.

We smell a fabulous hostess gift: Caldrea scents at Table Matters for $10 to $12 each.

We smell a fabulous hostess gift: Caldrea scents at Table Matters for $10 to $12 each.

Bud vases

A delicate bud vase and a few flower stems make a lovely gift for any hostess. Table Matters features a variety of glass vase shapes and sizes priced between $10 and $15.

Add a cut flower from your yard to a dainty glass vase for a hostess gift with a personal touch. Prices are $10 to $15 each.

Add a cut flower from your yard to a dainty glass vase for a hostess gift with a personal touch. Prices are $10 to $15 each.

Soapstone beverage chilling spheres

Sparq handmade soapstone spheres, available in sets of two for $15, make having cocktails with friends both fun and fashionable. And they’re easy (a hostess gift bonus!): simply freeze and enjoy with any beverage!

No more watered down drinks!

Chill without fear of watering down your drink! $15 for a set of two spheres

At The Blue Willow:

Scented ornaments

Perfect for those with artificial trees, these wax ornaments can fill a room with the scent of Christmas! These decorative botanical ornaments are $14, and lightly scented with cedarwood, sandalwood and Frasier fir aroma bringing that just-cut-from-the-forest fragrance into your home for the holidays.

Smells like Christmas - no scratch and sniff required.

Smells like Christmas – no scratch and sniff required. $14 each

Notepads by Kate Spade

Take note with these stylish pads perfect for anyone who likes to keep on top of their game. Perfect for the chic organizer on your list! The Short List will set you back $11, and the Long List, $15.

Notepads by Kate Spade are great for the list makers.

Notepads by Kate Spade are great for  list makers. $11 to $15

Raspberry jalapeño jam

Raven’s Original jam is made in North Carolina in open kettles and hand stirred in small batches. This $10 jam is delicious as a dip mixed with cream cheese and served with crackers, or spread it atop a wheel of Brie and bake for a special treat.

Sweet with a kick!

Sweet with a kick! $10 per jar

At Iris & Co.:

U.S. Apothecary orange water soap

Triple-milled soap created with orange water makes for a luxurious hand soap that not only boasts healing of damaged skin, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, but is also touted for invoking joy and happiness. A 9-ounce bar is $15.

Orange Water Soap smells as good as it cleans!

Orange Water Soap smells as good as it cleans! $15 for a 9-ounce bar

et al designs candles

Pretty candles with a modern twist make for a unique, yet usable, gift. These handcrafted candles blend traditional hand-rolled beeswax techniques with unique contemporary designs to create artisan elegance. They are $15 for a set of two.

A modern, yet timeless gift.

A modern, yet timeless, gift. $15 per pair

Available at Interiors by Kathy Harris

Bath Salts by French Velvet

What hostess wouldn’t want a relaxing soak after the festivities? French Velvet Bath Salts provide a fragrant indulgence and would also serve as a nice welcome in a guest bath. Made with Pacific sea salt and fragrance, each sachet is $12.

French velvet bath salts are

French velvet bath salts provide an indulgent fragrant affair. $12 per bag

Available at Whole Foods Market

Copper Pot Kitchen Infused Olive Oils

Whether for cooking, marinating, making salad dressing or dipping with bread, kick it up a notch with infused oils made by local gal Ashley Tarver, right here in Birmingham! In addition to the flavors pictured below, you can find Lemon Rosemary and Spicy Chili for $14. Try replacing the olive oil in any recipe with these oils for a special culinary twist.

 

Infused oils make great hostess gifts for foodies.

Infused oils make great hostess gifts for foodies.

Sugar and Salt Blends

Made in Atlanta by Beautiful Briny Sea, these sea salt and sugar blends are uniquely delicious. Any food lover who enjoys cooking will appreciate this treasure. At $0.62 per ounce, it’s easy to give an assortment!

Empty spice jars, mini tins or small cellophane bags are perfect for giving these Atlanta-based salts and sugars.

Empty spice jars, mini tins or small cellophane bags are perfect for giving these Atlanta-based salts and sugars. $0.62 per ounce

Available at Western Wine Shop

Wine

When in doubt, bring wine! Even if your host or hostess doesn’t drink, they will appreciate having it on hand to serve to future guests. These two bottles came highly recommended by Western’s wine expert, Scott Atkinson. Each of these options is priced under $15.

These two came highly recommended by our friends at Western Wine Shop.

These two wines came highly recommended by our friends at Western Wine Shop. Under $15

Available at Marguerite’s Conceits

Body Lotion and Milk Bath 

Soothing magnolia fragrance is infused into these luxurious bath products designed to gently clean and moisturize while indulging the senses.

Marguerite's has fabulous bath products perfect for giving (or keeping for yourself).

Marguerite’s has fabulous bath products perfect for giving (or keeping for yourself).

Available at The Swanky Stork

Initial Cutout Bar Necklace

Personalized gifts are always nice. A simple bar with a cutout letter looks great on its own or layered with other necklaces. These are $12.

A personalized necklace looks great on its own or layered and is $12.

A personalized necklace looks great on its own or layered and is $12.

Available at Sew Sheri

Alabama Hand Towel

Show some state pride with these simple, yet chic, hand towels. Get creative and use one to wrap around a loaf of bread or a bottle of wine. Each towel is $12.

Hand towels are always appreciated.

Hand towels are always appreciated. $12

Available at Chickadee

Dish by Susan Gordon

This $10 locally made dish can be used for soap, jewelry or as a spoon rest. With unique patterns and textures, each piece is a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Local potter Susan Gordon makes beautiful pieces. $10

Local potter Susan Gordon makes beautiful pieces. $10

Absorbent Cloths

A cross between a sponge and paper towel, these cloths are reusable for up to three months. Put them in the dishwasher, laundry or microwave to kill the germs! They puff up when wet and return to their original size when dry. $7 each

Cute holiday themed sponge cloths.

Cute holiday-themed sponge cloths. $7 each

 

Savannah Bee Company Honeycomb

Honeycomb is the purest, most natural form of raw honey and makes a beautifully delicious complement to a cheese board. At $15, it’s a sweet treat!

Honeycomb is a true delicacy and it's 100% edible.

Honeycomb is a true delicacy and it’s 100 percent edible. $15 each

Available at A’mano

Holiday Cookies

The whole family will enjoy these delicious holiday cookies and the cute tin can be used again. Three different tins — each with a different flavor cookie, chocolate chip, key lime and gingersnap — make for a great $12 hostess gift.

Spread joy with holiday cookies!

Spread joy with holiday cookies! $12

Available at Smith’s Variety

Holiday Pillows

It’s hard to believe these adorable pillows are only $13, as they are indoor/outdoor, water- and mildew- resistant and won’t fade due to a UV 50+ treatment, making them a perfect gift for sprucing up around the holidays.

Throw pillows make a great hostess gift.

Throw pillows make a great hostess gift. $13 each

Like these gift ideas? Well, stay tuned for our 50 under $50 coming soon, but in the meantime, check out our daily finds by following us on Instagram!

 

 

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