Did your mother teach you to never show up to a soirée empty-handed? Hosting a gathering can be incredibly stressful all on its own, but doing it during the bustling holiday season — well, that comes with even more pressure. You've got to plan out the menu, decide on (and make!) a special holiday cocktail, trim the tree, set out Christmas decorations, spruce up your interior design and so much more. This year, for every holiday party you attend in Philadelphia and beyond, be sure to show your hostess how much you appreciate their hospitality with one of the best hostess gift ideas I've compiled here. From the best hostess gifts for wine lovers to stunning home finds for interior design enthusiasts and even a few edible picks for the foodies out there, I have a feeling both you and they will be thrilled with the items on this list.
Of course, the very best gift of all is simply the knowledge that their hard work is appreciated, which is why a handwritten card alongside any of these gifts really does make all the difference. If you haven't already, consider bringing a Holiday card for your hostess filled with an extra-special message that'll make his or her day. So, here it is. Bring one of these thoughtful, stylish gifts for your host or hostess, and you'll guarantee yourself an invite back.
Up first for any host or hostess is the Succulent Trio. Succulents aren’t just easy to care for—they’re lush, green, work with any interior design decor and make people happy! So send someone a special season’s greetings with these beautiful Holiday Succulents from Lula’s Garden. Arriving in a sleek modern gift box that doubles as the planter itself, the succulents can be watered right in the box. It even includes a “Happy Holidays” sleeve or label to help express your cheer.
This Honey Set will take your host or hostess to four of the most impressive regions in Brazil! From rainforests to savannas, to deserts, the Bee Seasonal Varietal Set contains 4 single-origin organic raw honey varietals selected by Henrique Breyer, and their Master Beekeeper in Brazil. With tastes and aromas ranging from tropical fruits to marshmallows and spices, these honeys will certainly surprise you.
Salt and Pepper Bowls
These stone salt and pepper bowls are elegant, natural and won't break the budget. Perfect for the host or hostess that really enjoys throwing dinner parties.
Truffle Sea Salt
Capturing the seductive earthy character of Italian black truffles, this specialty salt from Italy will soon become one of your most frequently used ingredients. Its richly nuanced flavor enhances everything from grilled meats and roasted potatoes to scrambled eggs and buttered popcorn. If your host or hostess likes truffles, they will love this salt.
These adorable cheese markers from Anthropologie are perfect for someone that hosts. Everyone puts out cheese of some sort at a gathering so let them do it with a golden touch. These are neither feminine or masculine so they make a great gift.
Bringing a bottle of wine or something sparkling? This gift bag is great as it's natural, made with 100% eco friendly materials and not to mention is printed with the most adorable message.
Part mixology manual, part eye candy, this collection of beautifully photographed classic cocktails will tickle any tippler.
Hand Cream Trio
Treats to spark a smile! Little festive treasures filled with nourishing must-haves – they make the perfect hostess gift, or stocking stuffers for everyone on your nice list or just a little treat for yourself! Enriched with Shea Butter, these creams help nourish and soften your hands throughout the harsh winter months. Trust me when I tell you this cream is miraculous!
Give this glorious spray to your host or hostess so they can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep with the world's best-selling Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. Proven to help you fall asleep faster and feel more refreshed come morning. 89% of users fell asleep faster than normal 98% of users felt more refreshed in the morning.* Spritzed onto pillows just before bedtime its award-winning, natural, aroma therapeutic super blend of lavender, camomile and vetivert, calms both mind and body - helping to reduce sleep associated anxiety and improve your sleep quality. Even suitable during pregnancy.
I hope that you enjoyed this host and hostess gift guide. Sure to delight your family and friends, I carefully curated this collection. Let me know if you found the perfect gift to show you care and spread some holiday cheer by leaving me a note in the comments below!
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Tina Delia, a native of Ocean County, NJ, current resident of Philadelphia, is the Founder and Principal Interior Designer of Delia Designs. For the past nine years, Tina has been steadfast in her vision and continues to develop herself personally and professionally. She is dedicated to excellence and insistence on forward thinking design.
At the forefront of her designs is the idea that our spaces have the ability to transform our lives. She is looking to move us, inspire us to see, think and create freely. After all, it's not only about creating beautiful spaces, it's about touching the lives of the people who live, work and walk through those spaces.