Holiday Gift Guide: Lovely Hostess and Home Gifts

If you’re invited to a cocktail party, dinner party, or open house this holiday season, one of the things you’ll think about, other than what to wear, is what to bring as a hostess gift. Make a good impression by keeping these gifts for the hostess gift basics in mind:

Table set with plates and silverware for Holiday dinner.



  • Think ahead and purchase hostess gifts when you see them. I like to keep a small stash of lovely gifts at the ready.
  • Bring a gift they can use at this party or at future parties
  • Wrap your gift or put it in a nice gift bag.


  • Wait to the last minute. There is nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute to try to find something – anything! – that will do
  • Bring cut flowers. Your hostess will likely have her hands full and finding a vase and arranging flowers is just one more thing to do
  • Break the bank. Gift something too elaborate, and you risk embarrassing your hostess
  • Bring live animals. I’m not kidding. A friend of mine once received a goldfish as a hostess gift.

Here are some lovely options in a variety of price points that any hostess would love. (Tip! I won’t tell if  you pick one up for yourself too while you’re shopping.)



wine goblets | lighted MERRY sign | reindeer candle holder | wooden trees | doormat | balsam candle | pillow | kitchen towel

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