Holiday Gift Guide : For The Host/Hostess

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I'm kicking off my holiday gift guide series with a selection gifts that would be appropriate for the host or hostess. After all it's poor form to show up empty handed, if you're attending a festive gathering or any occasion at someone's home. Home or entertaining related items are always fun and appropriate in this category as are edible presents. Reliable go to's are flowers or a bottle of wine but I wanted to showcase some thoughtful items that would be lovely as well as practical and memorable to show your hosts how much you appreciated their efforts.

1. W&P Portable Ceramic Porter Mug
This reusable ceramic mug is fitted with a protective silicone sleeve is a stylish alternative to disposable cups.

2. Witanhurst Electric Wine Opener 
This cordless wine opener would make luxurious addition to any home bar.

3. Georg Jensen Sky Corkscrew
This artful corkscrew is an elegant combination of form and function.

4. OXO BREW Tea Infuser Basket
This large basket style infuser is designed to optimize the flavor of loose leaf teas.

5. Areaware Table Tiles
This playful coaster set can be used separately or together to to form a tiled trivet.

6. Eliza Tile Monogram Cheese Board
This cheese board features an art deco-inspired pattern and a monogrammed letter adds a lovely  personalized touch.

7. Clear Wine Rack
The clean and modern design of this wine rack would fit in with all types of decor.

8. Set of 6 Mini Gold Cocktail Forks
The sleek contemporary look and miniature size of these cocktail forks make them perfect for entertaining.

9. NYT. 36 Hours. USA & Canada
This bestseller is a compendium of the best travel itineraries across the North American continent.

10. Travel Corn Hole Game
This colorful set lets you bring the fun of corn hole anywhere. I played this game for the first time and it is quite entertaining.

11. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
This high quality hand wash features a botanical formulation that cleanses and removes all food smells without dehydrating skin.

12. Boy Smells Cinderose Scented Candle
This coconut wax and beeswax blend candle has a scent that combines rose, orange blossom, and jasmine with smoke, cedar, and birch tar. This is one of my favorite Boy Smells candles. It is fresh and smoky floral fragrance with an edge.

13. Wild & Wolf After Dinner Trivia Cards
This set of trivia cards can provide a bit of entertainment for an evening with friends.

14. Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit
This kit cleverly packaged in a paint can contains everything one would need to recreate the Instagram-famous Rainbow Explosion Cake at home.

15. Jacobsen Salt Co. Gift Set
Jacobsen Salt is nationally acclaimed and used by Michelin rated chefs and home cooks around the world. This set includes 6 of their best flavored salts. I swear by their Black Garlic Salt.

16. Potamia Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This artisanal olive oil is made from olives grown from a single grove in Messenia, a small region in Greece known for its quality olive oil since the 13th century.

17. Louis Sherry Miles Redd Cubist Chocolate Truffle Tin
Louis Sherry Belgian chocolate truffles are renowned for their creamy texture and exceptional silkiness. These get a special touch in a iconic gift tin designed by interior designer Miles Redd.

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Carolyna's world said...

wow so lovely list of the gifts xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Lots of fantastic gifts, love the candle. Perfect for so many xx

Emmylou said...

I always look forward to your gift lists, chingu:) That salt set....gimme!!!! :D

Doctor Anne said...

I agree, flowers and wine are usually fail safe, but there is only so many vases one has. I would love the selection of salt!

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

You have given some great ideas for buying gifts for our loved ones. I agree that flowers and wine are great options.

Have a great Monday.
Kisses <3

Jenny said...

You've curated some lovely products! I honestly wouldn't mind treating myself to a few of these, and I've done it already with the Boy's Smell candles!

♥︎ Geeky Posh

windowtothebeauty said...

Really lovely ideas:**Regards

Hena Tayeb said...

So many great gift ideas.. that cake explosion kit looks like fun.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I look forward to your gift guide every year, Rowena and you never disappoint. I agree with Aesop, the brand can't do wrong and the products make amazing gifts!

ALLIE NYC said...

So true, do not want to show up empty handed and this guide has some great suggestions that are a nice alternative to a bottle of wine. There are many things on this list I would not mind myself.

Allie of

Mica said...

What nice gift ideas! the table tiles look so fun! :)

Hope that your week is going well :)

Away From Blue

Ivana Split said...

36 Hours is a book I would like to get my hands on. Lovely picks.

little luxury list said...

Count me in for the black garlic salt! The Louis Sherry chocolate also look divine!