Hostess with the Mostest Gifts

In Blog by Frances Largeman-Roth

We all know an amazing host–she or he is the one whose party everyone flocks to. She’s the kind of friend who makes you feel at home and taken care of, providing ample food and drink at every event. You have no idea how they do it, so this year, give them the gift that says you appreciate all the home-cooked goodies and well-made cocktails they provide. Here are a bevy of gifts that show the host some stylish ❤️.

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1. Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Lover’s Gift Set, $17.99,

For the serious chocolate lover: He will melt when you gift him with this trio of luscious, fair trade, organic chocolate. The set include a bag of Alter Eco’s dark mint truffles, plus their sea salt (my fave!) and super blackout bars. It all comes nestled in a lovely box, tied with a festive ribbon.

2. Paddywax Silent Night Candle, $18,

For the nester: A great book and a glass of red go perfectly with this juniper and citrus-scented candle. The 100% soy wax candle is hand-poured in Nashville, Tennessee. When the candle is gone, they can repurpose the modern cobalt vessel as a vase or pencil cup. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.

3. Brooklyn Breakfast Tea Tumbler Set, $40,

For the tea connoisseur: They will love the sleek glass tumbler with a built-in strainer, which lets them brew loose-leaf tea on-the-go. The tumbler comes with a pouch of Ito En’s Brooklyn Breakfast Coffee + Tea, which is an aromatic combo of single estate black tea and Columbian coffee. A caffeine-lover’s dream!

4. Fearless Candle by Matter and Home, $65,

For the meditator: One side of this lovely candle says “Fearless,” while the other side has an image of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman, in a pose of courage. This hand-poured, soy wax candle is intended to help the user with grounding and clearing. Scented with frankincense, sandalwood, birch and myrrh, this candle also contains essential oils and herbs and comes in a recycled cotton bag and beautiful gift box.

5. May Designs Notebook, $20 (with monogram),

For the on-the-go thinker: You never know when your next great idea might hit, so give your creative friend a gift to capture all of their (potentially) amazing thoughts. I am a major fan of May Designs and have used their notebooks to capture my own thoughts and ideas–and let’s be honest–to do lists for years. Choose a design that reflects your friend’s personal style and stamp it with their initials for an extra custom touch.

6. Rustic Bakery Ginger Babies, $12.95,

For the ginger lover: Almost too cute to eat, these tiny ginger boys and girls are a welcome holiday treat. As soon as you open the jar, delicious memories of holidays past come rushing back.  Made with all natural ingredients and baked in Petaluma, CA, this edible treat will truly be savored. They’re also super fun to decorate?

7. Speak Your Kind mug, $12.95,

For the thoughtful coffee-lover: This year Starbucks is encouraging you to gift good by giving gifts with positive messages, like the one on this awesome mug. Your gift recipient will get an extra dose of sunshine while they’re enjoying their morning latte. Exclusive to Starbucks.