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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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Michel Design Works Serving Tray

This versatile square wooden tray is equally at home in the kitchen,...more

I love their home accessories, their designs and colors are classic and elegant.

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CUCINA Ceramic Hand Care Duos

Fruits and Passion's Cucina Regenerating Hand Care Duo consists of a...more

These lotions and soap look great on any kitchen counter, smell delightful and the lotion isn't too sticky,

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Wine Bottle Scented Candles

Sealed with wooden lids, these recycled cut-down wine bottles house...more

Another great discovery on VivaTerra (I love this site!!) - I'm usually not a candle person, but these sound soo delicious (Bordeaux, Fig and Vetiver!), LOVE the packaging and they're a steal at $19 each.

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Umbra FishHotel Aquarium

The Umbra FishHotel is an award-winning modern home for your finned...more

A fun, quirky gift (that keeps on giving!) that your host surely won't forget.

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Clear Recycled Glass Wine Decanter Set

Mediterraneans, who've been enjoying wine for about 5,000 years,...more

This hostess gifts is high in style but easy on the environment, according to and very affordable!

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Custom Personalized Stationery

Set of 16 personalized notecards and envelopes, flat printed on our...more

If you're into the letterpress cards, you'll love these personalized cards I recently stumbled upon. They're a great value (compared to Minted or TinyPrints), the designs are simple and modern,, and you can customize the color.

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Personalized Glass Drinking Jars

Bring the calm of the countryside and the cool breeze of a porch swing...more

We love Mason Jars and are even more excited about this set of four personalized drinking jars as a great gift for any hostess.

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Delish's Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

There is always a party planner in the bunch. Reward your consummate...more

Some more great picks found here, my favorite's this Moët Champagne with a matching chiller. I often gift the Veuve Cliquot version and it's always a hit.

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Custom Return Address Rubber Stamp

This custom return address stamp features a frame with a repeating...more

Thoughtful and practical housewarming, hostess gift.

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Custom Family Name Sign

This is a CUSTOM family name sign. I LOVE to make this sign! It goes...more

One of my favorite gifts to give and a definite crowd pleaser. Perfect as a wedding gift, housewarming, or anniversary.

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SkinnyScoop Tastemakers: Holiday Gift Guide

Always on a mission to discover the best of the best, we asked our...more

Some gift-worthy picks from our Tastemakers.

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Rachel Zoe's Picks: Hostess With The Mostest

Anna, Like you, we have been slowly and surely filling up our day...more

Check out Rachel Zoe's stylish and unique hostess gift ideas - most are luxurious yet affordable.

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More Magazine: Best Gifts for Holiday Hostesses

These tokens of thanks will have your hostess saying, "you shouldn't...more

These beauty and bath gift picks will surely please - they've handpicked some beautiful gift sets and candles.

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Guide to Unique Hostess Gifts | Momtrends

Another party, another gift conundrum. What to bring the hostess? I...more

Suggested by Erin

Unique and fun.

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Food & Wine's Great Hostess Gifts

Food & Wine magazine. Recipes, menus, chefs, wine, cooking, holidays,...more

Love these fabulous picks, especially these vintage cheese knives at a steal for only $30.

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Emily Post: Should I Bring a Hostess Gift?

The Emily Post Institute maintains and evolves the standards of...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

Emily Post walks through the different invitations you may get (casual dinner, formal dinner, housewarming, weekend stay, etc) and what kind of gift (if any) is appropriate. Quite well done.

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Great Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostess

This is our roundup of never-fail gifts for the hostess. Whether you...more

More great picks curated by Sephora.

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Suggested by arish84

This gorgeous black sequin apron is a great gift idea for your favorite hostess. Or, buy one for your sparkly self and greet guests in style this holiday season!

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ArabicaDabra Coffee Magic - A Most Welcome Hostess Gift

Stylish burlap bag that is great to re-purpose for visits to the...more

Suggested by TSRLA2

Expertly roasted coffees. Beans are quenched after roasting to bring essential oils/flavor to the surface. Gourmet classic and rare varietals. The coffees come from independent growers based in isolated regions..frequently impoverished as a result. You change lives when you buy them.

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Houzz Gift Guide: Hot Ideas for Design-Loving Hosts

What on earth do you bring the hostess with the mostest? In this...more

This gift guide is chalked full of great ideas - how cute is this squirrel nutcracker??

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Better Homes and Garden: Personalized Gifts $25 and Under

We solve the hard-to-shop-for battle: These Christmas gifts are...more

Some great picks for under $25, love the greetings, Molton Brown soaps and mini steamer

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Homemade Hostess Gifts – Beyond the Bottle of Wine!

Unique hostess gifts for every type of party. I'm the Budget Diet...more

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and it's nice to have a thoughtful hostess gift that goes beyond the standard bottle of wine!

Larissa: Love all the tasty, homemade gifts you've handpicked!

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Cool Coasters: kate spade | prize ball coasters

Dressed with a spirited smattering of dots, these cheerful coasters...more

Suggested by Krista

I love these coasters from Kate Spade. Totally party-worthy!

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Tasting Plate

Keep dips from pooling into a saucy mess with this multi-pod serving...more

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

I would so use this - great hostess gift!

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