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Hostess Gift Ideas For Her – Best Hostess Gifts For The Holidays

This holiday season, odds are you will be in need of a few hostess gift ideas to thank friends for inviting you over to break some bread. Seasonal celebrations are my favorite and I always love to say thank you with a little trinket of gratitude for the hosts that do all the hard work. 

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Hostess Gift Ideas For Her – Best Hostess Gifts For The Holidays

It’s hard to find holiday hostess gifts that work for everyone. So, I don’t put that kind of pressure on myself. I usually buy a few of these at the beginning of the season and I stash them in my basement. 

Then I think about where we are going and what would make sense for that particular hostess. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT WORRY about getting individual hostess gifts for every party. That will end up driving you crazy. This is a huge holiday life hack – trust me. 

You need to shop in advance especially if you are looking for inexpensive hostess gifts. You always end up spending more money while running around with 30 minutes to spare at the mall. We know the drill! Act now and thank me later. 🙂 

So, here are some great hostess gifts for you to consider for the uptick of seasonal cheer. Let me know which item you like best in the comments below. 

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Great Hostess Gift Ideas

Lula’s Garden Deluxe Garden Happy Holidays Verdant Garden Succulents — The gardens arrive in a beautifully-crafted gift box that doubles as a planter, creating a simple experience – just open and enjoy!

Tory Burch Westerley Candle

Tory Burch Westerley Candle –  Encased in a graphic glass-and-metal fretwork container, the floral scent is one of Tory’s favorites — she lights the candle whenever she entertains.

17" Pineapple Decorative Tray, Gold

One Kings Lane – 17″ Pineapple Decorative Tray, Gold

Round Cheese Board with Tools

Round Cheeseboard with Tools – Round Cheese cutting board with tools inside. Customize with a letter, monogram or name. 

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Antipasto Gift Basket – Stonewall has a wide variety of gift baskets to choose from, but I love this one because they can use some of the jars immediately if your friends like the flavor combinations. 

Ivation Wine Gift Set, Includes Stainless Steel Electric Wine Bottle Opener, Wine Aerator

Ivation Wine Gift Set, Includes Stainless Steel Electric Wine Bottle Opener, Wine Aerator

The Infused Sea Salt Sampler

The Infused Sea Salt Sampler  – Smoked Bacon Chipotle, Hawaiian Bamboo Jade, 5 Pepper, Garlic Medley, Rosemary, and Hawaiian Black Lava sea salts make this a foodie’s dream set. 

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Erin Condren planner – 4 sticker sheets; coloring, dot grid & notes pages; monthly quotes, perpetual calendar, snap-in bookmark, compliment cards & more!

Target Fuzzy Blanket Throw

Target Fuzzy Blanket Throw – Display it draped over your couch or at the end of your bed for a decorative touch, or keep it out of sight but in close reach by stowing it in a wicker basket in your living room.

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Lost In Translation Cards –  This beautifully produced box of note cards and envelopes feature the charming and whimsical illustrated definitions of portmanteau words the author discovered in other languages and cultures around the world.

christmas platter

Christmas Platter – If you do decide to get your friend a holiday platter, don’t be shy about filling it up with desserts. You don’t have to MAKE the desserts! Don’t worry! Store-bought will do. 

I Don’t Have Time To Order Anything!

Ok, real mom talk – if you just figured out a few hours ago that you needed to bring something and you literally don’t have time to search for a great hostess gift online, don’t worry. There is still a lot you can do at home. 

I like to bake things or make a no-bake trifle. I do a TRILLION different versions for friends, but only have two blog posts up which is a HUGE SIGN FOR ME THAT I NEED TO GET ON THIS FOR YOU GUYS. 

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Take a look at my strawberry shortcake trifle (make this in a huge trifle bowl – not the small ones I show)  and my rice pudding trifle (from 1497 – I need to reshoot those photos). It doesn’t matter – the point is the same. Buy a bowl from Target or Walmart or WHEREVER and assemble. Bring that! Done. 

OR you can always bring a bottle of wine or vodka. Super simple. That works just as great as a candle. I promise! So, even if you didn’t get around to planning ahead – you can still go to the party with something in hand. A great hostess gift comes from the heart. Plain and simple. 

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Hopefully, these hostess gift ideas sparked some creativity. We are just about to swing into party season. So, RIGHT NOW I think we are safe! You have enough time to get your orders in. LOL! 

More Great Gift Ideas

We know there are a lot of people on your holiday list to shop for, so we thought it would be helpful to give you even more great gift ideas!

Check out these great gift ideas for all the women in your life. There’s something for everyone!

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