Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Hi friends, I hope you’re all having a relaxing weekend! We’re officially in the holiday season and I couldn’t be more excited! Thanksgiving and Christmas are my absolute favorite holidays! While these two holidays may look a little different this year, I know many of you are still planning on attending much smaller gatherings. I also envy those of you who live in warm weather areas and will be enjoying these beautiful holidays outside! For those of you in need of some hostess gift ideas for the holidays, I have you covered!

Hostess gift ideas for the holidays

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We typically enjoy Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s home every other year (and we host in the off years). Christmas Eve is always at a family member’s house, and we have friends who host annual holiday parties. So I’m always keeping an eye out for hostess gift ideas for the holidays. It’s actually one of my favorite gifts to shop for! There’s no doubt that hosting holiday dinners and gatherings is a lot of work so I love buying a little something to show my host and hostess my appreciation!

Over the years, I’ve given everything from monogrammed gifts, candles, hand towels and soap to breakfast and bread mixes, wine, cheese boards and cookbooks. For Thanksgiving, I often give items that can be enjoyed through the Christmas season. Below are some of the gifts I’ve given in the past, as well as my top picks for this year! 

Holiday Chocolate Truffles Gift Bag
Coffee Holiday Blend Fair Trade Organic Whole Bean Coffee
Thé des Trésors Holiday Blend Loose Leaf Tea
Christmas Tea Set of 3 Loose Leaf Teas Set
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
Aveda Comforting Tea Bags
18-Piece Luxe Bubbles Citrus Mimosa Sugar Cube Set
Faux Pine Tree with Craft Paper Planter
Red Tree Imprinted Appetizer Plate Sour Cream
Marble And Brass Inlay Cheese Cutting Board
Rumbled Gold Cheese Knives 3 Pack
Rabbit Automatic Electric Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener
Scout & Cellar Wine
Casamigos Cocktail Mix, Grapefruit Orange Paloma
Red Embroidered Monogram Towel
Acacia Tree Board & Cheese Knife
‘Savor’ Cookbook
Faux White Potted Poinsettia
Casamigos Pink Himalayan Salt Rimmer
Mini Thankful For You Gift Box
Personalized Wine Bag
Turkish Hand Towel Set (Pack of 3)
The Original Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark
Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Box, Small
Williams Sonoma Handcrafted Toffee
Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix
Fresh Sea Salt Vanity Tin Candle
4ct “Happy Holidays” Stemless Wine Glass
Butternut Mountain Farm Maple Syrup
Pumpkin Spice Candle
Kitchen Tea Towels-Thankful Grateful
Williams Sonoma Winter Berry Soap & Lotion, 3-Piece Set
Holly Monogram Glass Candle
Boulangerie Jar
Marble And Gold Serving Tray
Voluspa Japonica Spiced Pumpkin Latte Jar Candle
Olive Wood Cake Serving Set
Agate Coaster
Capri Blue Reed Diffuser
Magnolia Table Volume 2 – Joanna Gaines (Hardcover)
Pumpkin Latte Quick Bread Mix
Handmade Alphabet Marble & Wood Coasters – Set of 4
Alphabet Mango Wood Cheese Board

With shipping taking a little bit longer this year, I’d recommend ordering any Thanksgiving hostess gifts this week to ensure that you receive them in time. Here’s to the start of a safe and happy holiday season!

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  1. November 9, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    These are all really great ideas! I especially love the tree shaped cheese board and knife. I might need one of those for myself.

    • November 9, 2020 / 3:05 pm

      I love that cheese board too Robin! It would also make a great Yankee swap gift!

  2. November 26, 2020 / 2:57 pm

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    • November 28, 2020 / 1:43 pm

      I’m so glad you found it helpful! 🙂