2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Hostess

Whether you’re looking for a gift to bring along to one of the million holiday parties on your calendar or you’re just on a hunt for the perfect present to gift to the friend that is always playing host to the group, you’ll surely be able to find something to fit the bill with the Holiday Gift Guide for The Hostess.

ps. the gold and black theme was only a little bit on purpose!

Holiday Gift Guide for The Hostess


1. Scarborough Serving Set
If you need a hostess gift, Anthropologie is almost always the answer. But this beautiful serving set makes a great gift for anyone that loves to entertain. My new salad tongs? Don’t mind if I do!

2. Maison Noir – Crisp Champagne’ Two-Wick Candle
You can’t go wrong with giving the gift of a candle. Well I suppose that’s not actually true, you could totally go wrong since people have very different tastes in what scents they like. Duh Lauren. But I assume as long as you pick a scent that you think your friend would like, you’ve got a 50/50 shot! And this Crisp Champagne Voluspa candle is definitely a winner in my book. I’d also recommend this Capri Blue candle from Anthro, it’s my absolute favorite.

3. Party On Bottle Opener
This Kate Spade Saturday bottle opener will make sure they think of you every time they have a drink.

4. Monogram Jewelry Box
Accessories and jewelry are the finishing touch to any great outfit. And a pretty place to keep those baubles is also imperative, so show up to the party with this gorgeous high-gloss, monogramed jewelry box from C Wonder. It comes in black and bright blue too!

5. Gnome Cookie Jar
You guys, this cookie jar. I just can’t. A party isn’t complete without a gnome full of cookies to take home with you on your way out. Errr…what? So make sure to buy this pointy hatted man, fill him up with the tastiest cookies you can make, and this will be the best gift you give all season. I mean, you know what they say, a home is not a home without a gnome.  Or maybe I just say that. Someone buy me this. Bye.

6. Idiom Engraved Bangle
Kate Spade is a lady that knows what us other ladies like. And this idiom bangle is a gift for a friend that always looks perfeclty put together. With sayings like “Flirt with a handsome stranger”, “Show your true colors”, “Make a splash” and “Take the high road”, it’s a gift that will be appreciated for years. Especially for your friend that maybe majored in English?

7. Gold Monogram Wine Stopper
I’ve got a real love/hate relationship with wine stoppers. I love them because they keep my wine fresh for another day if I can’t get through the whole bottle in one night. And I hate myself because I usually end up getting just a little bit too drunk to remember to actually use the stopper, then wake up to bad wine in the morning. Woof. But this adorable monogrammed stopper is a foolproof present for someone who loves vino as much as I do.

8. Snuffer Set
Because who wouldn’t want a gift called a snuffer?

9. Woodland Park Elephant Salt & Pepper Set
I love elephants. It’s definitely something I picked up from my mom, who always had elephants around the house in different shapes and sizes. So when I find cute and fun elephant products, I feel obligated to share because I think everyone else loves them too. So gift these salt and pepper shakers made by kate spade.

10. kate spade wine tote
Oh look, more kate spade. Sorry, I can’t help myself, I love it all so much. But how amazing is this wine tote? With so many BYOB restaurants these days, it’s an appropriately priced hostess gift.

I hope you found something for someone on your list here, but if not, keep checking back, I’ll have plenty more Gift Guides to make sure that you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.