With our first proper holidays in almost two years right around the corner, Thanksgiving can once again be a proper family affair. And after that? There’s Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and countless holiday parties in between. So, we put together our hostess gift guide!. You can always bring a bottle of wine, of course, but isn’t it more fun to do something a little unexpected and more memorable?
My go-to hostess gift? This giant 3 pound bucket of Maldon salt, which is the perfect combination of luxurious and practical. The bucket has even gotten a mod update thanks to the green diamond pattern. This ceramic olive oil container in a festive red and green splatter will add instant style to any countertop. I’m a huge fan of Brightland olive oils, and this duo of their two first oils is so good it will change the way you think about olive oil.
Flowers are always nice, but instead of a bouquet that will wilt in three days, how about something a little more permanent? A miniature juniper bonsai adds sculptural interest to any ledge or desk, and a mini magnolia tree would bring glossy green color to any corner.
If you have enough time to plan ahead, bringing a personalized gift adds an extra special touch. Slip a bottle into this sleek leather monogrammed wine tote, or a stack of tortoiseshell coasters for holding all those festive holiday cocktails. These scented candles in a ceramic vessel will be useful long after you finish burning it. Finally, how about monogrammed oval soaps to keep your hands clean and your guests safe this season?
Finally, when in doubt, a pretty tabletop item is always a safe bet. Raffia coasters, a striking agate cheese board, or beautiful salad serving utensils will guarantee you get invited back.
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