6 Gifts Hostesses Will Love


Are you attending a holiday party? Looking for the perfect gift for the host or hostess? We've got you covered with the following unique and frugal holiday gift ideas. (See also: 50+ Unique Gift Ideas for Men)

1. Items for the Party

You can make things easier on the host(ess) by gifting them items for the party. Make their job easier by bringing food, decorations, or conversation pieces like the following:

2. Edible or Culinary Gifts

There is no better time of year than the holidays to give edible gifts. Consider the following ideas that the host(ess) can share with the party or enjoy after everyone leaves:

  • Make a warm dip in a dish that the host(ess) can keep. You'll take some of the pressure off of them by adding food to the party. Also include a new pot holder, or kitchen accessory that they can keep after the guests have gone home.
  • Put together a dinner basket with either a homemade meal, or the ingredients for them to make your favorite recipe. Put the items in a new pot with the tools required to complete the dish. On a stressful night, they'll be grateful for the quick meal.
  • If you don't want to bring a dish to the party, consider bringing a complement to the dish, like a flavored butter, sugar, or preserves. You can make these items yourself or purchase them from your favorite specialty store.
  • The host(ess) can use grilling essentials, like a BBQ apron, both during the party and after.
  • A cute chemist's spice rack is both practical and a great conversation piece with guests.
  • A unique measuring cup set for the Star Wars fans.
  • Homemade peppermint bark, fudge, cookies, or eggnog marshmallows.

3. Drink Essentials

Most holiday parties include wine or spirits of some sort. Instead of just bringing a nice bottle of wine, consider the following unique drink-related gift ideas instead:

4. Customized Items

Choosing customized, monogramed, engraved, or embroidered items makes them completely unique and personalized for the host. Some of the best customized gifts that they can include in their party decorations includes:

  • Embroidered napkins
  • Monogrammed kitchen towels
  • Crocheted potholders

5. Relaxation Essentials

After the party guests leave, the host(ess) is going to want to unwind. Let them take advantage of relaxation essentials after the party and during the stressful holiday season. Some of the best relaxation gifts include:

6. Subscription Boxes

There are a variety of food and wine subscription boxes available, which the hosts can enjoy on their own or share with the rest of the party. You can also find a pre-made entertaining essentials box from Birchbox, with must-have items for entertaining guests. Send your hosts one box of goodies, or sign them up for ongoing subscriptions to receive another box the following month.

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Love the idea of customized gifts! Perhaps a customized apron or glassware. Beats the typical bottle of wine.