18 Unique & Useful Hostess Gifts

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Whether you’re heading to a party or invited for a weekend over, the holiday season usually means you’ll find yourself and your kids in at least one or two homes. Don’t show up empty handed! These carefully curated gifts will please any hosts, even your hard-to-shop for sister-in-law! Scroll down for our favorites for 2019.

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photo: Pinkys Up

Rose Gold Electric Tea Kettle

Serve up coffee or tea on the spot with this beautiful rose gold tea electric tea kettle that adds flare to any counter top. Pair it with Pinky Up’s rose-gold travel mug for an even fancier duo.

Buy it here. $35.99

photo: Bloomscape

Pet-Friendly Bloomscape Plant Trio

Brighten your host’s home with a trio of plants. You can order yourself and bring by or have them shipped directly to his/her house as a thank you for hosting!

$65.99 for the set of three. Buy them here.

photo: Buddha Board

Buddha Board

Whether your hosts are artists or minimalists, they’ll love the sleek modern design of the Buddha Board.

Get yours today, just $34.95.

photo: World Market

3-Piece Coffee Set

A gift for the coffee lover in your life. Nestled in a charming book box, there’s a coffee scoop, a milk frother and a temperature gauge to make sure her brew is just the right level of hot.

Buy it here, $8.98.

photo: Well Told

Gold Leaf Glassware

Glassware with a city map in 22 carat gold leaf screams, "Thanks so much for having us!" even when your kid locks themselves in the bathroom in the middle of the party. Choose from 22 popular cities. 

Buy them here. $24/glass 

photo: Target

Michel et Augustin Holiday Gift Boxes

The French cookie company will launch an exclusive gift box at Target at the end of the month, and we can’t wait! Each little buttery cookie is topped with dark chocolate and sea salt for a decadent treat. 

Buy a box here, $9.99.

photo: Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Coasters

This gorgeous collection of coasters from Rifle Paper Co. is a perfect hostess gift. There are four designs, eight coasters total.

Buy it here, $14. 

photo: Joon x Moon

Joon x Moon Sugar Scrub

Spoil your hostess with a grapefruit body scrub. Free of Parabens and Sulfates, each little cube is bursting with citrusy goodness. 

Buy a jar here, $10.99.

photo: CB2

Bert the Peacock Gold Spoon Rest

Let your tired spoons lounge in style with this gorgeous spoon rest that just might be the centerpiece star this holiday season. 

Get it here, $24.95

photo: Anecdote Candles .

Anecdote Candles

Our editor tried out the Bottomless Mimosa and the Athlesiure candles and she can’t decide which scent she likes better! Made of long-lasting soy wax and hand-poured in California, these are a chic offering for the holidays. 

Grab one here, $14 for a tin, $24 for a jar.

photo: CB2

Blackened Teak Wood Serving Tray

CB2’s chic collection this year includes this next-level woodsy tray that is easy to wipe clean and looks amazing in the middle of a rustic table. 

Get it here. $29.95

photo: Lucy Grymes

Paper Vases from Lucy Grymes

The perfect gift wrap for that bouquet of flowers you can grab on your way over; use a recycled jar, a can or a simple vase and make it dressy. Coated paper stock.

Shop them here. $18 for 3.

photo: Misty Carlyle

21 Seeds Infused Tequila

This mom-invented line of infused tequila comes in three flavors: Cucumber Jalapeno, Valencia Orange and Grapefruit Hibiscus. 

Order a bottle here. $26.99.

photo: Yeti

Yeti Tumbler

Your hostess can keep her drink of choice cool while she gets everything ready when you gift her a Yeti Tumbler

Buy one here, $24.99.

photo: Pure Wine

Pure Wine Filter

Filter out sulfites with this simple wine filter and say goodbye to wine headaches.  

Buy it here, $9.99

photo: Jungalow

Journal Trio from Jungalow

These beautiful lined notebooks are perfect for jotting down notes, dreams or to-do lists. 

Find them here, $12

photo: CB2

Peel Pink Glass Bowl

Millennial pink isn’t going anywhere, and this subtle, part retro/part modern version goes with anyone’s decor. 

Shop here. $14.95

—Amber Guetebier and Gabby Cullen

featured image: Kira auf der Heide


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