Unique Hostess Gifts

I don’t know about you but when I’m hosting Thanksgiving I’m going to struggle to find places for the leftovers. When people show up with hostess gifts that are food or wine I’m delighted that they’ve thought of me but sometimes it’s a struggle to make good use of it during the holiday season. Also if you’re invited to a home with dietary restrictions gifting can start to feel like a booby trap.

We came up with a solid list of Hostess Gifts that are sure to be appreciated this Holiday Season.


Gluten Free Low Carb Grain Free Cookbook hostess gift
If you’re invited to a gluten free, grain free or low carb home Anna Vocino’s hardcover cookbook makes the perfect gift.

Buy Eat Happy on Amazon 


Tiffany & Co Playing Cards hostess gift
Everyone loves to play cards but having a deck out is typically not attractive. At just $35 on Tiffany.com this set is a great gift option for all ages and genders. You can pick up a half dozen of them and leave them in the gift closet as they’re perfect for any host.

Buy cards at Tiffany.com

Yard Dice on Etsy holiday hostess gift
If your host loves handmade items and knows how to have fun Yard Dice are the perfect gift. These are 3.5 inch cubes that will make Yahtzee a new kind of fun.

CreationsByLLove on Etsy $35

Tiffany Picture Frame holiday hostess gift
This 5 x 7 Tiffany and Co Pewter picture frame is elegant, understated and will match the decor of anyone’s home. Bonus: it’s $75!

Frame at Tiffany.com

Diptyque baies colored candle holiday hostess gift
If you are completely baffled by people who insist on luxury items when Target makes “the same thing” and your hostess is one of those people a Diptyque candle is the perfect gift. The scents are sublime and the packaging elegant. This one is from the Baies collection. Shop on Net A Porter and skip the sales tax and the shipping costs.

Baies Collection on Net a Porter – $90

cashmere throw holiday hostess gift
Let’s say you’re looking for an opulent gift for that special family who has been overly generous to yours for a number of years. A cashmere throw adds elegance and warmth to any living room and if you’re Stefanie you grab yours off the sofa and wrap yourself in it while you’re sitting on a soccer field at I-Need-Coffee o’clock on a Sunday. The Sferra Dorsey Throw can be ordered from Bloomingdales for $525.

Sferra Dorsey Throw at Bloomingdales for $525.

Donors Choose Gift Card holiday hostess gift
One of my personal favorites is a Donors Choose Gift Card. Donors Choose allows you to support classroom projects in your neighborhood or across town where they really need some help.
I keep Donors Choose in mind for last minute gifting because you can simply print a page out, stick it in a card and have a warm and welcome hostess gift.
Available in almost every amount.


One comment

  1. Jen
    November 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I love Donors Choose! The idea of charity as a hostess gift is refreshing.


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