I’m so excited to kick off The Gem’s first holiday gift guide for this year! Ready or not, holiday parties are right around the corner, so whether you’re looking to bring the perfect gift to a party or shopping for your friend who loves to entertain, I’ve rounded up a selection of thoughtful, chic items as inspiration for appropriate hostess gifts! From curated gift boxes to delightful home decor, shop our holiday gift guide for unique gifts for the hostess this season.
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1.) Gift Boxes
No matter who you’re shopping for, gift boxes will always make a wonderful gift! They make gifting such a breeze while still coming across as being thoughtful and meaningful because they show you really thought about what items the recipient would just LOVE. Luxe & Bloom [sp] has the PRETTIEST options that come beautifully wrapped so that you don’t have to do a thing! Pictured is The Coffee Table gift box that your favorite hostess will love because it includes the kate spade new york: all in good taste book (a charming guide to entertaining), a floral coaster set, a decorative candle, and the cutest boxes of matches.
2.) Bamboo Sheet Set
If she’s hosting a holiday get-together, chances are she loves a full house and providing a place for out-of-town guests to stay. Which makes a sheet set the perfect gift. I recently put this bamboo luxury sheet set on my bed from Luxor Linens [c/o] and they are literally a DREAM. Anyone would be delighted to sleep on them!
3.) Electric Kettle
I only have a few friends, but all of them have an electric kettle – which must mean they’re a kitchen essential. I found the prettiest mint colored kettle (also comes in pink and blue) for you to buy the hostess in your life!
4.) Soap & Lotion Duo
A soap and lotion duo set is not only practical, but one like this with a caddy from Barr Co. also adds an attractive accent to any kitchen or bathroom. It smells divine!
5.) Agate Coasters
That fact these they were the most purchased item from my gift guides last year proves you can’t go wrong with purchasing a few of these agate coasters. Just to give you a heads up, they’re sold individually, not in a set.
6.) Tea Set
A box full of festive and seasonal teas like this is something you can be 100% sure will never go to waste!
7.) Everlasting Candles
In case you haven’t heard, candles are the most gifted gift ever – and for good reason! They’re relaxing and something that everyone can use. But, who likes to be that basic, right? Turn to Lucid Candle for your candle gifting needs this year (this indigo pillar is my favorite!). They make beautiful, everlasting candles that quite literally last forever and still give off scent! See how it works here. There’s even an entire holiday candle collection!
8.) Cute Fragrance Diffuser
The reviews say that this cactus stick diffuser fills up the room with a light clean scent. I’m more concerned with the fact that it looks completely adorable!
9.) Throw Blanket
Every year, my family has a Yankee Swap gift exchange and I kid you not, next to scratch off lottery tickets, a cozy blanket is always the most sought after and stolen gift! I love the tassels, cable-knit pattern, and color blocked details of this throw blanket!
10.) Ice Bucket
This marble and copper ice bucket will help your hostess keep bar carts, cocktail stations, and counter spaces looking clean and elegant.
11.) Artsy Wine
If wine is your go-to hostess gift when you go to a party, that’s completely okay! This season though, opt for a bottle that not only tastes great, but has the most beautiful artwork on it like the Pinot Grigio from Prophecy Wines.
12.) Coffee Table Book
Coffee table books are one my top go-to gift ideas because it’s an easy way to show you’ve put thought into your gift by selecting a book that’s in line with your giftee’s interests! If you’re really not sure what direction to go in, check out Gray Malin’s Beaches. Looking at coastlines is relaxing for everyone, right??
13.) Portable Wine Glasses
Sometimes entertaining is overwhelming and you need to quickly run away from all the people in your house with wine in hand. Trust me, she’ll appreciate these portable wine glasses! They’re also perfect for preventing red wine spills.
14.) Cheese Board
Efficiency is key! This nifty bamboo cheese board is also a cutlery set which makes is the perfect serving board for entertaining guest.
15.) Pour-over Glass Coffeemaker
If you have a coffee addict in your life, this pour-over glass coffeemaker is THE gift! It allows for coffee to be refrigerated and then reheating without losing flavor.