Whether you're scrambling to find a last-minute hostess gift for a holiday dinner party with friends or planning ahead for Christmas day, we've found a variety of options to suit the entertainer with vintage style. From home goods with classic packaging, to retro barware, to beautiful coffee-table books, these nostalgic picks are sure to please the hostess who loves Mad Men or hopes to channel her inner pinup girl. Click through to shop our favorite retro-inspired hostess gifts for every occasion!
Arriving empty-handed to a holiday party is a serious no-no, but bringing your standard bottle of wine can get tired too. With invitations streaming in and a ton of soirees to attend, it's imperative that you stock up on standout hostess gifts without breaking the bank. We've rounded up 15 perfect party gifts — from fun books to cheeky home decor — that are not only chic, but superthoughtful as well — and will ensure that you get invited back again and again. Click through to see and shop them now.
When it comes to gift-giving, homemade gifts can either be a hit or a miss. Scouring Etsy, we found holiday gifts that are the best of both worlds, lending a handmade touch without compromising on style and design. Keeping your entire shopping list in mind, these 10 home accessories will have everyone covered. From a thoughtful hostess gift to affordable accents for your coworkers, no one (not even yourself) needs to be off-limits this Christmas!
When someone is generous enough to open up her home for entertaining, you probably fall back on an affordable bottle of wine as a hostess gift. But this holiday season, offer something more unexpected — like cork candles or a clever gift that doubles as wrapping — that any wine lover will appreciate. We've gathered 10 gifts under $10 that look like they cost more. At these prices, you might just be able to gift them a nice bottle of wine, too.
Hostess gifts should be creative, convenient, and versatile — and no matter what your budget looks like, we've found the best picks for your party-planning pal. Whether she's a cocktail enthusiast or a die-hard design fan, these options will thank her with style. For your next event, show some gratitude with these unique hostess gifts.
If you're not the one running the kitchen this Thanksgiving, be sure to show gratitude for all of your host's hard work with a sweet token of your appreciation. Whether it's a close friend or a family member, they'll be sure to appreciate a thoughtful gift that helps ring in the holiday spirit.
Get the holiday ornament spirit kicked off right with these unique Amethyst or Citrine Crystal Ornaments ($35 for set of 12). I love the idea of mixing these ornaments on a big, gorgeous tree right next to your traditional globes. Archipelago Botanicals Holiday Soy Candles ($25 for a set of three) come in the festive scents of vanilla essence, frosted cedar, and cinnamon spice, sure to help your hostess enjoy the beautiful scents of Winter all season long. If your hostess has a bit of a green thumb, she'll adore this Square Red Planter with Red Amaryllis Bulb ($30). The set will help her grow a dramatic Amaryllis bulb nearly anywhere indoors. Take the heartache out of doing all those dishes! Attach a little note offering your help after the meal to this Blithe and Bonny Dish Soap ($28) that comes in lavender or grapefruit scents. Just be sure to jump in that kitchen when the meal is over.
Any other great gifts for a Thanksgiving host or hostess? Share your thoughts below!
Passover started yesterday and with it, the official Spring entertaining season. From Easter to the royal wedding to Cinco de Mayo to the Kentucky Derby to Mother's Day, there's lots of reasons to celebrate in the near future! If you're attending a party that's hosted by a friend or family member, thank them by bringing a thoughtful gift.
Although it's quick and easy to reach for a bottle of bubbly or gin, why not think outside the box and bring a product that's not alcohol? Plenty of guests will bring a bottle of something, so to stand out from the crowd, I advise gifting one of the following five items.
Chances are, you're probably going to be either hosting or attending a holiday party. And while giving the hostess a gift is not always expected, it's not only polite but it'll also spread the holiday cheer.
A great way to save on hostess gifts is to be prepared so you don't have to run to the corner store or bakery. Stock up on a favorite wine that's on special or make a batch of cupcakes for a surprise dessert. With all the traveling that comes along with holiday festivities, however, it can be hard to travel with these items.
So, how can you make sure your gifts make it to the party? Invest in the transport. If you're bringing a bottle of wine, pack them in wine skins so that they don't break in your suitcase, or buy a reasonably priced but sturdy portable muffin tin that'll keep your desserts upright and unsmashed. Yum also has a great cheap way to take your pie from oven to (friend's) table by packing it snugly in a cake box. Either way, your gift will be appreciated and intact.
When someone invites you into her home to celebrate a special holiday like Thanksgiving, show your appreciation by bringing a hostess gift. Start by thinking about your hostess and her entertaining style, then select an item that she will truly enjoy. Need some suggestions? Here are 10 hostess gifts we hope someone brings us on Thursday.