‘Tis the season for gifts and gatherings. If you’re stumped on how to thank your holiday hostesses, we’ve gathered items from some of our favorite local businesses anyone will love — you may even want to purchase extras for yourself! As an added bonus if you’re short on time, these gifts are available for purchase online. Happy shopping!


Tree platter 

How lovely is this platter? For the one who absolutely loves Christmas and all of its festive fun, this gift will be right up their alley. They can display it on a coffee table or inside a china cabinet, or use it to serve holiday treats. Find this platter for $150 at Social.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Tree platter at Social

Tree platter, $150, at Social | Image: Social

Tennessee dish 

We all have that one friend who always has cookies or dessert at the ready when you walk into their home. If they’re already offering sweets, they might as well do it using an oh-so-adorable Tennessee tray! With icons that pay homage to various parts of the state, it’s as educational as it is cute! Find this dish for $65 at Truffle Pig.

Tennessee dish

Tennessee dish, $65, at Truffle Pig | Image: Truffle Pig

Beatriz Ball dish

This polished silver dish is fabulous for holiday affairs of all kinds — and it fits well with most holiday decor. Plus, it’s oven- and freezer-friendly, so it’s perfect for the hostess who does it all! Find this Beatriz Ball dish for $44 at Babcock Gifts.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Beatriz Ball Giftable dish

Beatriz Ball dish, $44, at Babcock Gifts | Image: Babcock Gifts

Animal ornaments 

For the fun and funky friend, these ornaments are ideal! Available in three different colors and patterns, you hostess can put any — or all — of these on their tree or pile them into a dish for a spunky centerpiece. Find this set for $12 at Mimi Morton.

Set of three ornaments at Mimi Morton

Set of three ornaments, $12, at Mimi Morton | Image: Mimi Morton

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Ekko candle 

For the hostess who loves to light a candle in every room, these Ekko candles look just as good as they smell! This custom fragrance is a blend of lavender and geranium, which gives the home a warm and fragrant feel. This 100% soy and double-wicked candle is 10 ounces. Find it for $38 at SB Shop. (Note: Order by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 — that’s TODAY! —  for on-time Christmas delivery.)

Hostess gifts Memphis: Ekko Candle at SB Shop

Ekko candle, $38, at SB Shop

Christmas tree dough bowl candle

Think outside of the box with your candle gifts this year. This large Christmas tree dough bowl candle is full of festive, rustic charm! This massive candle can be found for $65 at Magnolia Soaps.

Christmas tree dough bowl at Magnolia Soaps

Dough bowl candle, $65, at Magnolia Soaps | Image: Magnolia Soaps

Starry Nights candle

For those who live in Memphis, we know that Starry Nights is a staple at Shelby Farms Park during the holidays. Now, you can bring the spirit of Memphis to your home! Find this candle for $15 at New Harbert Candles.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Starry Nights candle at New Harbert Candles

Starry Nights candle, $15, at New Harbert Candles | Image: New Harbert Candles


Rocks glasses

These rocks glasses come with a monogrammed leather wrap, which easily slides off to clean the glasses. Plus, they pair perfectly with your giftee’s favorite drink of choice. Find this set for $85 at SB Shop. (Note: Order by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, for on-time Christmas delivery.)

Rocks glasses set at SB Shop

Rocks glasses set, $85, at SB Shop

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Place cards 

For the friend who loves to host dinner parties, this gift will allow them to easily top off their table settings with a personal touch. The adorable nutcracker soldiers offer a perfectly seasonal vibe. Find them in sets of eight for $7.95 each at RSVP Stationers.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Nutcracker place cards at RSVP Stationers

Nutcracker place cards set of eight, $7.95, at RSVP Stationers | Image: RSVP Stationers


This unique and personalized bamboo board is tiered and can be used for cheese, fruit, appetizers, and more. It comes with two stainless steel tools and can be engraved with a monogram, family name, or message. It’s currently on sale for $44 (reg. $55) at Things Remembered.

Cheese board at Things Remembered

Cheeseboard, on sale for $44, at Things Remembered | Image: Things Remembered


Bluff City Toffee

What’s better than homemade sweets that are already wrapped? Each batch of Bluff City Toffee is made with locally sourced pecans, milk, butter, and chocolate. Coming in their signature brown and blue box, this makes for a fabulous grab-and-go gift. Find the 8-ounce package of Milk Chocolate Pecan Toffee for $20.95 at Bluff City Toffee.

Bluff City Toffee in Gift Packaging

Milk Chocolate Pecan Toffee, $20.95, at Bluff City Toffee | Image: Bluff City Toffee

Judy Pound Cakes 

Life is short – eat the cake! With delicious flavors like cinnamon pecan and chocolate chip chocolate, you can snag several loaves for every occasion! (Including a couple for yourself. We won’t judge.) Locally made and already wrapped, this is an easy gift that’s also super tasty. Find the mini loaves for $10 each at Judy Pound Cakes.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Miniature cake loaves made locally

Mini loaves, $10 each, at Judy Pound Cakes | Image: Judy Pound Cakes

Holiday Caramel Collection

Each holiday caramel set from Shotwell Candy Co. contains four 4-ounce boxes of caramel with about 16 pieces inside. Plus, you can choose from best-selling flavors like Original Salted and Gingerbread Cookie. Find this set for $42.95 at Shotwell Candy Co.

Caramel set at Shotwell Candy Co.

Caramel set, $42.95, at Shotwell Candy Co. | Image: Shotwell Candy Co.

Honey and tea gift set

This “sweet” Memphis gift comes with two bags of hand-packed mint and lemon balm tea and some tasty local honey. Coming in a pre-packaged box, all you have to do is wrap and go! Find this gift set for $12 at Thistle and Bee. Plus, every purchase benefits Thistle and Bee’s mission of helping women survive trafficking.

Hostess gifts Memphis: Gift set at Thistle and Bee

Gift set, $12, at Thistle and Bee | Image: Thistle and Bee

Here’s to a fun-filled holiday season!


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