The holiday season means it’s time for entertaining. And the only thing better than hosting a holiday soiree is being invited to one hosted by a friend or family member. There’s an old adage that says no one should show up empty handed when they attend an event hosted by a loved one…and while this may sound old fashioned, there’s something thoughtful about showing up with a gift for your favorite hostess.
With holiday gatherings being smaller this year, it’s even more important to show your gratitude and appreciation when you go to a friend’s party. These must-have hostess gifts are a great way to show exactly how much you appreciate the hospitality.
A Chic Candle
Anyone who loves entertaining knows that creating the appropriate ambiance is key. If your hostess is all about atmosphere and aesthetic, a chic candle is sure to make her smile. Pick one in a decadent scent and design that matches her aura. Bonus points if you add in accessories like matches or a candle snuffer.
You and your friends are all about entertaining over cocktails. That’s why designer barware will be a hit with hostesses who enjoy craft beer or other decadent libations. Skip glassware (everyone already has them) and opt instead for a unique piece like an Ice Bucket or a Serving Tray that matches her personal sense of style.
If the hostess on your list is all about keeping it comfy, luxe loungewear is a great way to show her that you care. Look for an oversized cardigan, a robe, or other one-size-fits-all items so that you don’t fall into a sizing faux pas. Decadent fabrics and stylish trims are always appreciated.
Cute Coffee Accessories
I don’t know a single woman (ok, person) in this world who isn’t a little bit captivated by a well decorated coffee cart. If you know that your favorite hostess can’t survive without her morning coffee, a coffee-themed hostess gift will be right up her alley.
Stylish Self Care
The one gift everyone can appreciate is a little self-care. Presents like lotions or bath bombs might seem “cliché” but personally, I’ve never met a face mask that I didn’t like. For many people, extras like these are no longer in the budget. That makes these stylish self-care gifts even more special.
Hostess gifts are often about giving gifts that are an everyday delight. While traditional perfume might be a little too personal of a gift, a fun hair mist is always appropriate. Hostesses who are glamour girls at heart will love receiving a sampler with a variety of fragrances included – that way, she can try them all out and wear the one that speaks to her.
Notice Something These Gifts Have In Common?
They’re all from small businesses! It’s more important now than ever before to support small businesses across the country and across the globe. Lockdowns caused by Covid have taken a huge toll on small business owners, who are our neighbors, friends, and family members. Instead of throwing more money at Amazon, try to shop small this holiday season (and in all of 2021)!!!