The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, and it also happens to be the busiest. As your social calendar fills up with dinners, parties, fundraisers and events, be sure to keep the following hostess gift FINDS in your back pocket. Whether she enjoys fine tastes, scrumptious smells or handsome decor, we’ve found a little something to suit every hostess!
FOR THE HOME
Billy Reid magnolia candles
A quick and easy way to a hostess’ heart is through a delicious-smelling candle. This beauty that comes in a gorgeous, gold-rimmed vessel fits the bill! Hand-crafted and hand-poured with subtle scents of lotus, violet and aloe, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Find the smaller vessel for $75 and the larger vessel for $95 at Oak Hall.
Modern Sprout brass plant mister
For a hostess with a green thumb, this Modern Sprout brass mister is both adorable and thoughtful. This darling little tool provides the perfect amount of moisture for seed growth, and looks lovely while spritzing. For extra points, pair it with a pack of seeds! Find it for $30 at City & State.
Whether it’s used as a display for flowers, as a home for cocktail napkins or as a catch-all adjacent to your couch, this rustic bark container is a gorgeous decor gift for the earthy hostess in your life. Find it in various sizes, ranging from $20 to $45, at Le Fleur.
Tamara Childs vase
Tamara Childs handcrafts gorgeous treasures, and these whimsical vases are no exception. They can serve as the delivery for some fresh flowers from your garden or a handful of candy, or they can stand alone. Find the smaller size for $24 and the larger size for $28 at Babcock Gifts.
Veranda Entertaining coffee table book
What gift could be more appropriate for a hostess than a fun book on entertaining? This coffee table stunner contains tips and tricks on how to throw stylish soirées for any style, size or setting. Find it for $40 at Lisa Mallory Interior Design.
EATS & DRINKS
Billie’s Pecans are so delicious, we could arguably finish a whole container of these in one sitting. And this was the flavor that started it all! Become everyone’s favorite guest by playing to their sweet tooth. Find a pound of cinnamon-spiced pecans for $25.75 online at Billie’s Pecans.
Shotwell Candy Co. caramels
Nothing is more appropriate than a local goodie to bring to a hostess! Give her a taste of Memphis with Shotwell Candy Co. caramels, which are some of the most delicious treats produced in the 901. Find hand-crushed espresso caramels for $3 and craft beer and pretzel caramels for $5.95 at City Silo Table + Pantry.
Bentley’s hot barbecue Bloody Mary mix
While the holidays are joyous and festive, we know they can also be a bit busy and stressful. Help your hostess take the edge off with a cocktail! Bentley’s hot barbecue-flavored Bloody Mary mix is ideal for someone who likes a little heat — it pairs perfectly with vodka or tequila, or enjoy it by itself! Find it for $9 at Palladio Home & Garden.
Grounds & Hounds coffee
Around the holidays, we could all use a little caffeine boost. Why not beat your hostess to the punch? This scrumptious bag of Grounds & Hounds coffee comes with a free mug, giving you two gifts for the price of one. Gotta love a good deal! Not to mention 20% of the proceeds go to support no-kill dog rescue organizations. Find a bag for $16.99 at Hollywood Feed.
Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses rosé & pig-shaped cheese board
Yes way, rosé! A bottle of wine is a classic hostess gift, and this easy drinking, fresh rosé has subtle notes of fruit and candy, making it a sure crowd-pleaser! And to give her something she can treasure at future parties, this pig-shaped board is perfect for a cheese and charcuterie spread! Find the rosé for $13.99 and the cheese board for $15.99 at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.
FOR THE KITCHEN
These charming birchwood coasters are a practical and fun hostess gift. Pair them with a bottle of wine, or gift them on their own! Find a set of six for $9 at Le Jardin.
Newly Goods serving pieces
Hello, beautiful! This Balsamo lucite tray by Newly Goods is simple, stunning and totally versatile. Its subtle design will work in any space and will get tons of use throughout the holiday season — what a stylish way to serve up some wine! Best part? This and all Newly Goods products are made 100% from recycled goods. Find this tray at the SB Shop for $65.
Jay Teske Leather Co. leather trivet
This fabulous leather trivet is a thoughtful choice for a hostess who loves to cook. Plus, Jay Teske Leather Co. handcrafts all their leather products right here in the United States, making it a purchase you can feel good about. Find the trivet for $40 at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
Pumpkin kitchen set
Practical hostess gifts are timeless! Choosing practical items that are both seasonal and festive makes it even better, like a fun dish towel and matching salt and pepper shakers. Find the towel for $16.95 and the salt and pepper shaker set for $21.95 at RSVP Stationers.
Stemless martini glasses
These stunning, hand-blown stemless martini glasses from Mariel and Alexi Hunter’s studio are sure to thrill your hostess. With bright, fun colors, these glasses can be used to serve drinks, fruit or dessert. Find them for $36 each at T Clifton Art Gallery.
If your hostess loves Italian food, this set from Olivier & Co. is the perfect choice. With serving utensils and a pack of spaghetti, this is a flawless choice for the foodie in your life. Find the set for $24 at The Stovall Collection.
Now, hit the local shops and stock up on hostess gifts so you can be everyone’s favorite guest this holiday season!
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