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Gifts for the Hostess

Are Christmas celebrations, family get-togethers, and holiday cocktail parties filling up your calendar? Then fill your shopping bag with gifts for your hostess to say thank you for her hospitality. Whether it’s unpredictable and fun or practical for every day, a hostess gift is a thoughtful way to spread holiday cheer. -- Alicia Chilton, BHG Digital Home Design Editor

Gifts for the Hostess
alicia's picks
From decor accents to chic kitchen accessories, there's a little something for everyone!
Paper Source

This bold and colorful floral note pad will add an element of whimsy to your work space. Includes 85 tear-off sheets of natural wh...ite paper. From Rifle Paper Co. Size - 4 1/4"x 6 1/2" read more

Roslie Rifle Note Pad
World Market

Why We Love It Cupboard space a tight squeeze? These diner-style Multicolor Stacking Mugs and Espresso Cups are just the fit you ...need. Each set comes with its own stainless steel rack, so you have the option of countertop storage, too. What You Need To Know Multicolor Stacking Mugs and Espresso Cups are ceramic Set of six 4-oz. Espresso Cups, including six saucers Set of six 9 oz. mugs Each sold separately Dishwasher and microwave safe read more

Multicolor Stacking Mugs or Espresso Cups Sets of 6
World Market

Why We Love It Glam up your next holiday fete or bring the perfect holiday hostess gift with our exclusive Mercury Glass Bar Tool...s Set. Complete with a double jigger, ice scoop, knife and bottle opener, this sleek and stylish handy kit comes with all the essential tools to make any home bar better than hitting the town. What You Need To Know Crafted of stainless steel and mercury glass Set includes, double jigger, ice scoop, knife and bottle opener World Market exclusive Made in India Product Specifications Box: 6"W x 13.5"H read more

Mercury Glass Bar Tools Set
Paper Source

Sip slyly with fancy fox glasses. Our exclusive artwork will add charm and whimsy to your kitchen. Hand wash only. Size - 5"

Paper Source Fox Glasses
Urban Outfitters

Colorful agate slice all polished up and pretty, just for you. A fun and unique way to dress up any mantle, nightstand, coffee tab...le, etc. We love 'em as a stand-alone piece or, purchase in multiples and get a lil' collection going. Makes a unique coaster, too! CONTENT + CARE - Includes 1 agate slice - Agate - Wipe clean - Imported SIZE - Length: 4" read more

Agate Slice
Paper Source

Add style to your fridge or file cabinet with these Paper Source exclusive whimsical owl magnets. Comes with 9 magnets in two size...s. Size - 1" square magnets and 1" x 2" magnets read more

Owl Magnets
West Elm

Clever, recycled glass vases to display separately or as one single stacked bottle. ? Recycled glass. ? 3-piece vase stacks to for...m one chunky wine bottle. ? Great space saver. ? Each bottle comes with a cork. ? Hand wash. ? Imported. ? See what west elm is doing to help you get a little greener. read more

Stacking Vases, Set of 3, Large, Tri-Color
Paper Source

The fashionable ikat print makes this recyclable bag look oh-so stylish. This reusable tote is perfect for trips to the grocery st...ore and other errands. Roll it up and stash it in your purse! Size - 19 1/2" x 16 1/2" read more

Ikat Roll Up Bag
Williams-Sonoma

Within the gorgeous pages of Pie It Forward, baker, confectioner, and pastry master Gesine Bullock-Prado unveils an entirely new f...rontier of pies, redefining what can be done with a piecrust and pastry shell. Expect lattice and cutouts with an entirely modern twist. Homemade puff pastry made easy. Individual pie pops to replace tired cupcakes. Including sweet, savory, layered, and miniature pies and tarts, Bullock-Prado presents wildly successful recipes with a voice that removes the intimidation factor and inspires readers to break out of the double-crust straitjacket and try her signature creations ? and to laugh out loud along the way. Hardcover; 252 pages, 96 recipes. read more

Pie It Forward Cookbook
Williams-Sonoma

Vanilla extracts from Nielsen-Massey have long been the choice of bakers and ice cream makers for their unparalleled quality. Our ...set includes extracts of vanilla from Mexico, Tahiti and Madagascar, created through an exclusive cold-process method that preserves their intense nuanced flavors. A set of three extracts from the foremost name in vanilla. Mexican vanilla is known for its creamy, spicy flavor. Tahitian vanilla is prized for its aromatic, fruity flavor. Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, the king of vanillas, is legendary for its sweet, smooth, mellow flavor. Excellent for baking, making candy and ice cream, and flavoring sweet and savory dishes alike. 2 fl. oz. each. Made in USA. read more

Nielsen-Massey World Vanillas, Set of 3
Williams-Sonoma

Created by Sprinkles, the beloved cupcake shop that started in Beverly Hills, these mixes let you make the most popular varieties ...of Sprinkles moist, flavorful cupcakes. Inside each package, youll find the signature confectioners "dots" that finish Sprinkles cupcakes so irresistibly. Each mix contains only premium all-natural ingredients such as Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla and the essence of fresh fruit. Chocolate cupcakes are made with dark Callebaut cocoa for deep, rich flavor; recipe for bittersweet chocolate frosting included. Red velvet cupcakes have the signature scarlet hue and are made with Callebaut chocolate for depth of flavor and generous amounts of butter for richness; recipe for cream cheese frosting included. Vanilla cupcakes, made with Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, are fragrant and ethereal; recipe for vanilla frosting included. Banana cupcakes have a rich banana flavor and golden hue; recipes for vanilla and chocolate frostings included. Lemon cupcakes get their flavor and tang from fresh California lemons; recipe for lemon frosting included. Includes mix packet, frosting recipe and Sprinkles signature modern "dots" for decorating each cupcake. 15–16.2 oz. (makes 12 cupcakes). Made in USA. read more

Sprinkles Cupcake Mixes
Peet's Coffee & Tea

A wide variety of our most popular blends in convenient tea bags makes this tea gift one of our favorites..Jasmine Fancy: Scented ...with jasmine flowers, this cup is as fresh and uplifting as a garden in bloom. Jasmine Fancy: Scented with jasmine flowers, this cup is as fresh and uplifting as a garden in bloom. English Breakfast: Medium-bodied blend of India teas with a brisk character and a tangy finish. Earl Grey with Bergamot: A lively Darjeeling flavored with bergamot oil. Citrusy, aromatic, traditional. Xiao's Blend Teabags: Peppermint, chamomile and rosehips create a soothing and refreshing cup. Comes in a Peet’s signature gift box. read more

Favorites Tea Bag Collection
Bodum

No brewing method extracts more flavor from the precious bean than the French press. Easy to use, it offers an intensely aromatic ...cup of java every time. This pot features a heat-resistant borosilicate glass container held by a chrome-plated frame. This press even includes a convenient timer for consistently perfect brewing. The timer is pre-set to four minutes, an ideal brew time for a perfect cup of coffee. BPA-free. 32 oz. Chamber is dishwasher safe. read more

Bodum® Chambord French Press with Timer
Chronicle Books

Inspired by the hand-stamped due date cards from public libraries, this clever journal has sections for keeping track of books to ...read, favorite passages, and books lent and borrowed. Includes a handy pocket for review clippings. read more

Books to Check Out
Williams-Sonoma
$9.99 $14.95
at Williams-Sonoma

Natural wood tags add an artisanal touch to your DIY jams, pickles or homemade gifts. Write what you like on the chalkboard surfac...e and hang from the neck of a bottle or tie with the attached jute string. The chalkboard laminate wipes clean for reuse. These versatile tags also work well to identify plants in your garden. Laser-cut wood tag with burnished edges; chalkboard laminate label. Set of 6 tags includes jute string around each. Reusable. Designed for use with chalk or chalk markers (not included). 2 1/2" long, 1 1/4" high. Handmade in USA. read more

Wood Chalkboard Tags, Set of 6
Sur La Table

A must-have for the entertainer and cheese aficionado, these markers distinguish your cheeses for guests. Use the included erasabl...e pen to scribe the cheese types on the porcelain markers. Decorative olive is embossed onto each of the four markers. Makes a thoughtful gift for the host and hostess. Dishwasher safe. read more

Porcelain Cheese Markers, Set of 4
Stonewall Kitchen

This Brown Sugar Saver will save your day. Never again will the urge to make cookies strike only to be obstructed by a rock solid ...box of brown sugar. This little disc made of terra cotta keeps your brown sugar soft for up to three months. Simply soak the disc in water, dry thoroughly and then place into sealed container with brown sugar. Let the baking begin! read more

Brown Sugar Saver
Stonewall Kitchen

Receive a copy of Jim and Jonathans cookbook, Breakfast, including 49 recipes, along with our all-time, top-selling Wild Maine Blu...eberry Jam and Farmhouse Pancake and Waffle Mix, 16 oz. Arrives in a clear topped, green gift box. read more

Breakfast Book Gift Set
Williams-Sonoma

Equal parts entertainment and culinary know-how, This is a Cookbook – written by two young and cheeky brothers who happen to both ...be up-and-coming chefs – will appeal to recent college grads and twenty-somethings looking to up their kitchen competence and confidence. The book includes more than 75 great recipes, with homey favorites like grilled meatball sandwiches, savory waffles and chocolate–peanut butter pie, along with restaurant classics like pulled pork and butter-poached cod. The Sussman brothers’ tales and irrepressible humor are woven throughout the book with full-color photography and crisp illustrations. Paperback; 160 pages. read more

Sussman Brothers This is a Cookbook
West Elm

Reflect your style. Bringing shimmer and shine to dressers, nightstands and desks, this vintage-inspired Mirrored Jewelry Box feat...ures beveled edges and a soft, scratch-free felt interior. Mirrored glass with beveled edges. Engineered wood frame. Felt-lined interior. Imported. This item is monogrammable for an additional $8.50. Learn more. read more

Mirrored Jewelry Box, 6"x6"
Horchow

Handcrafted of flint glass.Hand wash.Small, 6"Dia. x 5.5"T.Large, 10"Dia. x 9"T.Made in the USA.

10 Jadeite Cake Plate
Pottery Barn

The personality and endearing charm of favorite dogs are captured in the soft watercolor paintings we used as the models for these... pillow covers. Screen printed on pure linen, they come personalized with a dog?s name for a memorable gift. 16 x 26": Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever or Basset Hound 18" sq.: Norwich Terrier, Boxer, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Golden Terrier, English Bulldog or Poodle Made of pure linen. Reverses to solid. Hidden zipper closure; insert sold separately. Machine wash. Imported. read more

Personalized Dog Pillow Covers
Sur La Table

Delicately scented hand wash is specially designed for use in kitchen and formulated with extra virgin olive oil with purifying pr...operties. Will rinse any unwanted food-related particles off hands to avoid interfering with flavor of your favorite foods. Oil deeply soothes sensitive skin while protecting it from drying out. Made in Canada. 16.9 oz. read more

Purifying Hand Soaps, 16.9 oz.
Crate & Barrel

Boldly patterned African textiles emerge dimensional and geometric in faceted terra cotta vase. Crisp white glaze brings hand-carv...ed texture into sculptural relief, while exposed clay at top and bottom add rustic contrast.Rati Vase. 6.25" dia. x 7.5"H Handmade Terra cotta Water tight Hand wash Made in The Philippines Overall DimensionsHeight: 7.5" Diameter: 6.25" read more

Rati Vase
Urban Outfitters

OOO - sparkly. Eye-catching geode in varying shades of pretty purple. 100% authentic, rough-cut amethyst found in Brazil, just for... you. Adds a unique touch any place you put 'em - your coffee table, desk, mantle, nightstand, etc. Perfect as a standalone piece or, purchase in multiples and get a lil' rock garden going! This item is sold assorted, which means you'll be totally surprised by what you get! Assorted items come sealed from the manufacturer without any clue as to which item is inside - the surprise stays secret until you open the box, so we can't choose a specific color for you. CONTENT + CARE - Amethyst - Spot clean - Imported SIZE - Sizes vary Small - Length: approx 1.5" Large - Length: approx 2.75" read more

Amethyst Geode
Crate & Barrel

Natural slabs provide an empty slate for chalk-inscribed placecards or buffet labels.Set of four slate placecard holders with soap...stone chalk. 4"Wx0.75"Dx2"H Slate Wipe clean with damp cloth Made in Thailand Overall DimensionsWidth: 4" Depth: 0.75" Height: 2" read more

Slate Placecard Holders with Soapstone Chalk Set of Four
Fiesta
$23.00
at Casa

Fiesta 5oz Mini Disk Pitcher Fiesta 5-ounce mini disk pitcher manufactured by the Homer Laughlin China company. Americas largest d...omestic producer of dinnerware, and the sole manufacturer of all fiesta dinnerware. All fiesta pieces are microwave safe, oven-proof, dishwasher safe, freezerproof, lead-free, and made in america with the implementation of many important practices. The very durable glaze is great for everyday use. Fiesta as a pattern has stood the test of time, and is typically passed down from one generation to the next. We have kept the pattern constant through the years so that you can count on us to be here when you decide to expand or change your collection. New pieces and colors are added every so often to keep things interesting. Currently, fiesta is the most collected dinnerware in america. Dimensions: 3.25? x 1.5? x 3.5?. read more

Fiesta 5oz Mini Disk Pitcher
Williams-Sonoma

A unique gift in any season. Hand blown of clear glass in an elegant shape, ours is anchored by a weighted base. The matching tumb...ler fits over its pouring spout. Dishwasher safe. 26-oz. cap., 8 1/2" high. read more

Monogrammed Glass Carafe
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