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Thoughtful Hostess Gifts by Larissa

by Larissa, posted to Gifts

Wherever you're spending the holidays, be sure to pick up a gift for your hostess to show your gratitude. You can't go wrong with these holiday hostess gift ideas I've handpicked with the help of Martha Stewart, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens and more...

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A self-watering planter

Terracotta Gray A self-watering planter for use indoors or out Made...more

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Primula Flowering Tea Set

Primula Flowering Tea Gift Set A great gift to give or receive, the...more

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Bone Handled Cheese Knives, Set of 4

Throughout history, some of the most beautiful utensils have featured...more

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Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate & North Poles

Exquisitely rich and smooth, our velvety hot chocolate is crafted from...more

I'm not usually a hot chocolate fan, but I swear this is the best hot chocolate I've ever had, especially when paired with the peppermint north poles.

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Hudson Wine & Champagne Bowl

When your house is party central for a major celebration, you’ll...more

A classic, elegant gift, and a great value at only $70! I love Z. Gallerie!!

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Boska Holland Tapas Fondue Set

The Boska Holland Tapas Fondue is perfect for serving alongside lots...more

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Corkcicle Color Wine Chiller

Keeping wines at just the right drinking temperature is a great...more

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ESSENTUALE World's Finest Mini Spa Set - shampoo, conditioner, body wash

Suggested by Rob Cummings

The ESSENTUALE World Traveler mini-spa set, world's finest shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Under $20, beautiful retail carton, an experience in bath or shower. Ideal gift for him, her, them, or yourself! Available online only at Very unexpected, remembered and enjoyed.

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Literary Coaster Set


This is a literary coaster set with book cover art from classic novels...more

This coaster set is sooo COOL and a great conversation starter, love the packaging too. I can't wait to gift it!

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Personalized Cherry Cutting Board

Our personalized cutting boards are custom engraved. They make a...more

Love these boards - they make for great wedding, housewarming gifts - can't go wrong with the price, $40 for a personalized Cherry cutting board, sold! I'd be more likely to use it as a cheese/appetizer board, will make for a good conversation piece.

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Slate and Wood Board

Perfect for parties and hostess gifts. Use the slate slab on its own...more

Who wouldn't love these attractive and practical serving platters and double as a cutting board?

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Antique-Silver Snack Bowl

We worked hard to re-create the timeworn patina of vintage hotel...more

I JUST received this hostess gift and had to recommend it, I sooo love it. Gorgeous and sentimental, features this saying: Family is belonging to and believing in each other.

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Simplified Bee's Top Ten Hostess Gifts Under $40 for 2011

Although fun to host a Thanksgiving or holiday dinner, being a guest...more

One of the best gift lists I've come across, Simplified Bee has handpicked some chic and unique gifts that will be surely be a hit.

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Slate Cheese Board

Our tapered-edge slate cheese board is perfect for writing cheese...more

My search for the perfect cheese board is finally over -- how gorgeous is the slate, size is perfect and writing cheese names with chalk is a nice touch!

Eden Godsoe: This is amazing. I might buy a few since I want one too!

Krista: This is awesome!

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Recycled Wine Glasses from Amber Wine Bottles

This set is made from recycled cabernet wine bottles, and of standard...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

Bottlehood makes some amazing glassware from recycled wine bottles, alcohol bottles, etc. Give your hostess these beautiful wine glasses from recycled wine bottles - useful and a conversation piece!

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Laguiole Cheese Knives

Whether you’re hosting a wine-and-cheese party or serving a...more

$68 - Saw these at a holiday party and they're absolutely gorgeous, unique, very French and well-made.

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Oprah's Pick: Murray's Cheese Cheese and Salami Gift Pack

Courtesy of Murray's, a lovely assortment of artisanal American-made...more

I recently received Creminelli salami as a hostess gift and it's hands-down the best I've had!! I'm not much of a salami connoisseur, but you can tell this stuff is top-notch. Thank you for the awesome gift Brian and Molly!!

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Cambridge 2-Tier Server with Plates

Cambridge 2-Tier Server with Plates - Removable rectangular plates...more

One of my favorite things we registered for and use all the time.

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The Paella Kit

As a houseguest, one of the greatest gifts you can offer -- aside from...more

Another great gift idea from Martha Stewart, unique, practical and somewhat easy - I ordered my traditional paella pan on Amazon.

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Oprah's Pick: Masala Chai and Yedi Houseware Tea Cup and Tea Pot

"I drink masala chai every afternoon with a dash of almond milk. In...more

One of my favorite picks from Oprah's favorite things and a good gift to keep in your backup gift stash - you can buy both items and get the discount code at the link.

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