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Hostess with the Mostest Holiday 2012 Must-Haves by Michelle

by Michelle, posted to Holidays

The best of the best curated host/hostess holiday gifts for 2012 (and not a candle to be found....)


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Holiday Gifts

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Beecology is a family-owned business that makes handcrafted soaps, body washes and hand & body cream. They make them with beeswax and honey from their own hive. They're not only good for us but good for the world and are sulfate and paraben-free! And they give 10% back to charity!

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TouchOfModern

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I can't stop staring at this thing! The EcoSphere Globe is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural/artificial light & enjoy this aesthetic blend of art & science, beauty & balance. A very thoughtful gift.

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AHeirloom's California State Cutting Board by AHeirloom on Etsy

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Ok, I can't resist it! A cutting board made in the shape of any state you like with a heart placed on the city where your recipient lives or any city you desire! Handmade in Brooklyn and made out of bamboo!

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Urban General Store: Pizza PI Pizza Cutter - Novelty & Humor

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What a great gift for the math geek in your life! Get it? Pi to cut pie.....pizza pie!

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Nonnie Waller's Pound Cakes - Bisque Holiday Red Flip Top Dollop Duo.

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Nonnie Waller's is THE foodie item that will make anyone feel special! I have used them for years - to send to clients, my mother (aka Mrs. Pickyass) and everyone LOVES and RAVES about their pound cakes. You can also package in a sumptuous hatbox with or without a beautiful flower bouquet.

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Harley Farms Goat Dairy - Pescadero California

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Harley Farms Goat Dairy - Pescadero California on WishPlz

Harley's Goat farm cheeses are all delicious. All of them! Outstanding! But even if you don't think you like goat cheese you will, not just like but, adore this goat cheese ricotta. Absolutely sublime!

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Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

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Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit???!! Perfect for that pizza loving, caprese salad eating fool of a friend of yours!

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Bella Cake Pop Maker : Target

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Bella Cake Pop Maker : Target on WishPlz

I recently saw this in an ad and immediately thought, "Fun for the whole family!" Great host/hostess gift!!

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Sunbeam Donut Maker - Yellow : Target

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Sunbeam Donut Maker - Yellow : Target on WishPlz

What can I say, some people prefer donuts to cake pops...either way, an excellent and fun host/hostess gift! C'mon, you know you want one - it's a bright yellow DONUT maker;-)

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Nostalgia Electrics™ Retro Series™ Mini Hot Air Popcorn Maker -...more

This little air popper is absolutely charming in its old fashioned design. And, healthy. Just the pure taste of popcorn.....and you can always melt a little butter to pour over the top if you were so inclined;-)

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Fancy - Fondue Mugs

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Fancy - Fondue Mugs on WishPlz

Individual fondue pots!! Pass the bread!

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Wall Pocket A Sweet Succulent Planter comes with by jfishdesigns

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A succulent inside a brightly painted ceramic pocket! Can mount on a wall or stand upright on a table....these literally make me smiile!

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Fancy - Herb Terracotta Pot

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Fancy - Herb Terracotta Pot on WishPlz

I love a good herb garden and I absolutely adore this terracotta pot!

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Fancy - Milk Bottle Glasses

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Fancy - Milk Bottle Glasses on WishPlz

These just scream COOKIES!!!

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Fab.com | Retro Milk Set Red

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Fab.com | Retro Milk Set Red on WishPlz

How utterly charming! A milk and sugar serving set plus a one liter bottle for milk with a red silicone cap! If you're really feeling gifty - package with some homemade cookies!

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Fab.com | Stainless Cookie Jar

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Fab.com | Stainless Cookie Jar on WishPlz

What a wonderful gift! Fill it with homemade cookies and the recipe and you'll really make someone feel special!

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(66) Fab.com | SUCK UK Cookie Stamp Set

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(66) Fab.com | SUCK UK Cookie Stamp Set on WishPlz

Ha, ha, ha....A cookie that says, "Eat me!"

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Fancy - Pac-Man Soap

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Fancy - Pac-Man Soap on WishPlz

An absolutely perfect retro gift for the old school video game buff!

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Fancy - Shot Tender

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Fancy - Shot Tender on WishPlz

What bartender wouldn't want this little helper?

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Fancy - Champagne Cork Catcher by Le Creuset

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Fancy - Champagne Cork Catcher by Le Creuset on WishPlz

I never thought a cork remover could be sexy but this bad boy certainly is!

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Corkcicle Color l Official Corkcicle Online Store | Corkcicle

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Placed inside any wine bottle, Corkcicle keeps chilled whites chilled and cools room-temp reds. No excessively warm or chilled wine. Just the right temperature each time, every time.

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Fancy - Video Games Ruined My Life Throw Pillow

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Fancy - Video Games Ruined My Life Throw Pillow on WishPlz

Perfect gift for the video game lover in your life!

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Amazon.com: Cocoon GRID-IT Organizer (CPG5BH): Computers & Accessories

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Who of us doesn't need to reign in all of our cords, batteries, memory sticks and techie hoo ha? Perfect extra organization for your laptop or travel case!

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Fancy - A Year Of Living Sinfully By Eric Grzymkowski

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Fancy - A Year Of Living Sinfully By Eric Grzymkowski on WishPlz

You've been a responsible adult, but sometimes you just want to throw caution to the wind....this book will help you do it!

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Tampopo White Crinkle Sake Pour & Cup Set by Tampopo | Revolver

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A museum quality crinkle sake set! Perfect for a sake loving friend!

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Links Carafe - Dine

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Links Carafe - Dine on WishPlz

A beautiful water carafe for the table or beside your bed. Lovely and useful!

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Eva Solo fridgecarafe black from Eva Solo by Eva Solo

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Eva Solo fridgecarafe black from Eva Solo by Eva Solo on WishPlz

Keep your water, wine or whatever you will at the right temperature with this cozy little jacket! The neon zipper just makes it all that much better!

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Fancy - Canon Lens Mug

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Fancy - Canon Lens Mug on WishPlz

What a great gift for that photographer/java lover!

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FredFlare.com - Mr Tea Infuser - Fred & Friends Tea Infuser

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FredFlare.com - Mr Tea Infuser - Fred & Friends Tea Infuser on WishPlz

Sometimes, a sense of humor is what really needs to brought to the party! Fill this little guy with tea and watch him sink into steepdom!

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Grill Comb | Uncrate

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Grill Comb | Uncrate on WishPlz

The GrillComb!! What a great idea! Sometimes a useful gift is something that you never knew you needed but you know you won't be able to live without!

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A+R Store - Hang Around Cooking Utensil Duo - Product Detail

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Finally, a kitchen spoon that doesn't have to sit on the counter and leave its saucy stamp. The slit at the base of the handle portion means it can balance on the lip of a pot or pan while you're in action. And, it looks like a piece of artwork!

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World Salts Charity Gift Set | Fab.com

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World Salts Charity Gift Set | Fab.com on WishPlz

Specialty salts are all the rage and who wouldn't want a well-curated sample? The World Salts Charity Gift Set includes seven all-natural salts harvested from around the globe.

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Slate Cheese Board at Brooklyn Slate Company

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Slate Cheese Board at Brooklyn Slate Company on WishPlz

Everytime I put together a cheese plate, I WISH someone would get me one of these slate cheese boards. They come with special chalk for writing the name of the cheese and you can use the board for other things like charcuterie or fruit kebabs....seriously, what are you waiting for?

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Bird Cafe Feeder by Umbra at Lumens.com

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Bird Cafe Feeder by Umbra at Lumens.com on WishPlz

What hostess wouldn't want to receive the unexpected? A hip and stylish bird cafe that will bring beautiful birds to your house for enjoyment by all family members!

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Teardrop Hanging Terrarium - VivaTerra

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Air plants are all the rage!! And, an air plant terrarium?!! Say no more. Just sit back and wait for the compliments!

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Dial-A-Slice Apple Divider | Williams-Sonoma

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Dial-A-Slice Apple Divider | Williams-Sonoma on WishPlz

Unlike most apple slicers, this one gives you two choices - thin or thick slices! Perfect for that avid baker! Or, that overworked mom who could use a quick apple slicing solution!

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Owlet Kitchen Timer Assorted

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Owlet Kitchen Timer Assorted on WishPlz

Who could resist such cute owl timers? Absolutely charming!

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Classic Coffee & Tea by Yedi Serveware, Set of 4 Contemporary Glaze...more

Four vibrantly colored bowls on a tray to fill with what you please. For $20. 'Nuff said.

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Pendleton Woolen Mills: 5TH AVENUE GLACIER PARK THROW

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Pendleton Woolen Mills: 5TH AVENUE GLACIER PARK THROW on WishPlz

Who wouldn't want to receive a soft and cozy classic Pendleton wool throw blanket?

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Fab.com | Animal Napkin Ring Red 12 Pack

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Fab.com | Animal Napkin Ring Red 12 Pack on WishPlz

How cheeky! Animal napkin rings? Totally adorable and fun for all ages!

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Fab.com | History of Apple 18x24

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Fab.com | History of Apple 18x24 on WishPlz

A history of Apple Computers poster! A must-have for the Apple aficionado in your life!

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Schmidt Brothers Cutlery Schmidt Bros® Bonded Teak Series 15 Pc. Downtown Block Set

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OK, I know, I know. It's $400.00. It's beyond what a hostess gift should be which is a well-thought out thought. A way to show someone appreciation. A small token. I'm sorry...I'm breaking all the rules over here. I freaking love these babies and if you need to make amends or just want to tell som

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Fab.com | Cupa Rocks Whiskey Tumbler 2 Pk

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Fab.com | Cupa Rocks Whiskey Tumbler 2 Pk on WishPlz

For the whiskey lover! When the drinks are set down, this set of hand-blown tumblers swivel—a motion that assists the oxygenation of your drink. It works to enhance the sensory pleasures of your favorite drink.

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WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET | Scotch Rocks, Whiskey Ice Cubes | UncommonGoods

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Natural soapstone chills drinks and retains temperature without diluting the contents of your glass. Because good whiskey should not be wasted!!!!

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(30) Fab.com | The Holstee Manifesto Poster

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(30) Fab.com | The Holstee Manifesto Poster on WishPlz

Words to live by!

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Amazon.com: Suck UK Goldfish Happy Sack Bin Bags: Home & Kitchen

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Sometimes it's how you help the hostess clean up that makes you the favorite guest! And, who says cleaning up can't be fun??!!!

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Krista:

 This is such an awesome list!