10 Gift Ideas for the Hostess

Gift ideas for the hostess

With the holidays fast approaching, it won’t be long before the invitations start rolling in. Whether you’re hitting up a holiday party or spending the weekend at a friend’s home, show your appreciation with a thoughtful thank-you gift. These seasonal picks are sure to make any hostess happy. And if you plan ahead now, it will be one less to-do on your list!

1. Mercury Glass Votive Holders

One can never have too many votive holders — and this collection has an antiqued silver finish that adds that special sparkle during the holidays. This is the kind of all-purpose gift any hostess would be happy to have. Throw in a pack of tea lights, and she can use them right away.

2. Table Linens

Table linens are a fun way to thank your favorite hostess for all of the time and care she put into the party she’s throwing. What better way to say ‘thank you’ than to inspire her next soiree? A set of 4 napkins or a table cloth is the perfect gift for a domestic goddess!

3. Bunny Williams Greek Key Wine Cooler

Chances are your wine lover hostess already has a nifty wine opener and a stylish cork, but does she have a wine cooler? It adds a splash of color to the table and protects it from condensation and drips. It’s the gift she never knew she needed.

4. Bunny Williams Leaves Salt & Pepper Holders

This pair of leaf-shaped salt and pepper holders and spoons are a lovely gift for the friend who loves to throw dinner parties. Handmade of silver-plated brass, they make a striking addition to the dinner table. Just ask Bunny.

5. Suzanne Kasler Winter Icon Tote

Suzanne loves totes and uses them for everything. During the holidays, she stocks up and gives them out as gifts. It’s such a great idea, we’re doing it, too. We especially love her Gray Antler design — and your hostess will, too.

6. Bunny Williams Raffia Notepad Holder and Notepads

We all have that one friend who is a traditionalist at heart and never fails to send a handwritten thank-you. As your hostess, she’ll appreciate this beautiful notepad set that she can leave out on her desk. Adding her monogram is the perfect way to personalize it (and she’ll know it wasn’t a last-minute thought).

7. Document Ribbon

To you, it’s just a roll of ribbon. To your crafty friend who can DIY just about anything, it’s a well of inspiration for endless holiday projects. (It also happens to be an iconic Ballard print.) Nestle it in a basket or pail with a pack of glue sticks. She’ll love the thought — and the challenge.

8. Suzanne Kasler Mercury Glass Christmas Ornament

Who doesn’t love another ornament to add to the tree? ‘Tis the season, after all. This big, beautiful mercury glass ornament is made of mouth-blown glass and hand painted in a snowflake pattern.

9. Leopard Play Balls

Dog owners love it when you take the time to pick out something special for their best friend. And it’s a great way to win over the pooch, too! These oh-so-chic play balls are made of fun-to-chase-and-chew natural rubber with heavy-duty felt covering.

10. Set of 12 Style Tacks

Whether your hostess is a super organizer or decorator at heart, she’ll love this set of tres chic style tacks that will take her message board from ordinary to extraordinary.

 Find more gift ideas for the holidays, or browse our favorite holiday decor inspiration on Pinterest.

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.