Holiday parties and fetes will be in full swing this season. And while you are sifting through invites trying determine which soirees you will be attending, you also must keep in mind gifts for the party giver. It is common practice and etiquette worthy to show up to a holiday party you are invited to with a gift of gratitude to the host or hostess giving the party. These small tokens of appreciation don’t have to be grand in scale, but symbolize that you are appreciative of their hard work organizing the party as well extending an invite to you.
There are many options when it comes to gifts to give your holiday party host or hostess, but I have taken the guesswork out of it for you so you can spend more time attending events and parties! Check out my fabulously curated list—2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Your Host/Hostess. Get your fix below:
NEST Holiday Classic Candle
Last year in the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Fab Gifts for Girlfriends and Besties (click here to see the selections from last year, which may make great gifts this year too), I listed NEST’s Holiday Classic Candle as a amazing gift to give. And I love it so much that this year, I am putting it in this category because it is indeed the quintessential candle that your host and/or hostess will love. Imagine being able to bottle up the smell of the holiday season—the trees and pine, the food, the spice, the happiness—and put it in the candle. That is exactly what the NEST Holiday Classic Candle is. Perfect for lighting up in the evenings to give the living space the scent of the most wonderful time of the year. NEST makes some of the best slow-burning candles on the market, and it is well worth the price. $34.00, on the official NEST Fragrance website. Click here to get yours.
Hickory Farms Reserve Gift Box
Hickory Farms has been known for years as a wonderful gift giving option. Their latest premium offering, the Hickory Farms Reserve Collection is for the discriminating host and/or hostess that enjoys fine cheeses. The artisan cheeses enclosed are fabulous for sharing with their guests or saving for a quiet evening for two. The Hickory Farms Reserve Gift Box features all-natural Wisconsin cheeses that are handcrafted.
The cheeses available in the box are: Smokes Garlic Cheddar, Apple Smoked Cheddar with Paprika, Smoked Blue, Triple Creme, Smoked Pepper Jack, 1 Year Aged Cheddar, 3 Year Aged Cheddar, and Classic Cheddar. It also comes with Dry Salami for pairing. What a fabulous gift of sophistication. Starts at $35.99. Click here to order.
Williams-Sonoma Holiday Mini Caramel Apples
Who can say no to Granny Smith Apples covered in milk chocolate and festive icing? And top that with or without nuts, and you’ve got a decadent treat that you will be remembered for. When I first sampled Williams-Sonoma Holiday Mini Caramel Apples last week, I think my eyes rolled in the back of my head—in a good way of course! These apples are a sweet treat and will go over well with your party host. A set of four of these mini apples retail for $29.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Click here to order.
Lands End Chef Tote
Chances are, your host and/or hostess are seasoned pros when it comes to entertaining and cooking. This cute and fab Lands End Chef Tote is a useful gift that will be put to use right away, I’m sure. They can add any of their cooking needs (apron, recipe book, oven mitts, etc.) and be organized and available to entertain on the go. You can even get the tote personalized for a more classic touch. Click here to order, $25.50 (extra for embroidery).
Pottery Barn Classic Stemware
There’s something classy and festive about stemware. And your host and/or hostess will appreciate a nice set of drinking glasses since, of course, they are used to entertaining and keeping the spirits flowing. This collection of Pottery Barn Classic Stemware includes six glasses for three drink types: martini glasses, balloon wine glass, and champagne flutes. Currently available for $30.50-$38.00. Click here to purchase.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier
I must admit, I have a fangirl appreciation for Ree Drummond, otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman. Her blog is amazing and she has really surpassed the name of blogger to become a lifestyle brand. I have been stepping up my cooking game in the kitchen for the past two years, and a lot of that has to do with Ree and her fab recipes. Everything she makes makes me drool! Her latest book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier is a great read and recipe guidebook filled with her amazing images of meals that are true comfort food. Any host and/or hostess would love this book! Click here to purchase, $20.99 from Amazon.
Hopefully this list of six (6) selective and discriminate gifts that I have found for you as a thank-you to your party thrower meets your satisfaction, or at the very least, gives you a few gift ideas of your own. Putting together these lists of gift ideas is hard work—the fun kind! Let me know your thoughts on TheCubicleChick.com’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Your Host/Hostess.
To see our full 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with all six categories, click here!
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