Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hostess

Update October 28, 2018: This post has been updated with current links if available. Happy Shopping!


Hello hello! Today, I’m bringing you the first of my gift guides for this holiday season. Tis the season for a million holiday parties and its never nice to show up empty-handed, right? I’ve put together a guide to the cutest gifts for your favorite hostess, from cookies and cookbooks to handmade ornaments!

Clockwise: 1. Teeny Tiny Spice Co.     2. Flowers     3. Godiva Cookie Assortment     4. Handmade Christmas Ornament     5. Jar Candle     6. Cravings Cookbook     7. Wine     8. Cocktail Shaker     9. Oven Mitt     10. Measuring Cups

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Anthropologie has my heart when it comes to home decor. This store never disappoints when you are looking for a cute gift! I particularly love the kitchen/dining items that can be found online and in-store.

Jar Candle– These candles smell amazing and are such high quality! They are a little pricey to buy for yourself, but will be a gift that is truly appreciated for the hours of burn time on this.

Cocktail Shaker– Pair this with a nice bottle of the host’s favorite liquor, and you have a winning combination. If you’re lucky, maybe they will it out by whipping you up a cocktail as thanks!

Oven Mitt– You know hosts are busy preparing all kinds of delicious food and I just love the pattern on this festive oven mitt. This is a gift most people wouldn’t buy themselves, but will love to pull out during the holiday season.

Measuring Cups– These are on my holiday wish list this year! These measuring cups are practical and adorable, and can be left on your kitchen counters as decoration. Easy access for all of that holiday baking!


Have I told you that I think Amazon Prime is the best thing in the world? While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, I wholeheartedly feel that the $99 a year is worth it. Free 2-day shipping just makes my day. All of the following can be purchased and on your doorstep in time for the party that just suddenly popped up on the calendar!

Teeny Tiny Spice Co.– This is easily one of my favorite gifts and when asked what I want for Christmas, these spice blends always make the list! If the host loves to cook, these are perfect. There are so many varieties, but the hot italian blend is a favorite in this household.

Godiva Cookie Assortment– Cookies and Christmastime just belong together. This assortment of gourmet cookies from one of my favorite chocolate companies would be a welcomed gift in most households!

Handmade Christmas Ornament– A Christmas ornament is such a lovely surprise and one that will be cherished each season! Pick one that fits the personality of the host, or check out these gorgeous handmade wooden creations. Did you know that Amazon had a whole shop dedicated to handmade goods? Check out the shop here!

Cravings Cookbook– I love this cookbook by Chrissy Teigen. The photography is gorgeous and makes you want to whip up each and every recipe! Maybe the next party they host will have a treat from this book!


Flowers- A beautiful bouquet of flowers is always a welcome addition to a home! Your hostess will love the thought and enjoy the scents for days after the party.

Wine- Bring a bottle of wine with you to the party! Know whether your host likes red or white? If you are unsure, ask an employee for a recommendation. Most will know of a few in your price point. Or you could just pick based on the label name… not that I’ve done this haha


That wraps up the first of many holiday gift guides! I hope you found the perfect gift for the hostess in your life, and maybe you found a gift for yourself as well! Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more guides, including stocking stuffers, gifts for her/him, and 20 under $20.

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