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Visiting family or friends this Christmas? Don’t show up empty handed! I’m sharing 14 great host/hostess gifts to bring with you this holiday season!
Tyler and I had to make the difficult decision this past weekend to cancel our flight home to Seattle for the holidays. With Covid-19 cases rising in Washington State and London, it felt irresponsible and risky for us to travel. We’ll make the best our cozy London Christmas! We’re hoping that cases will start to decline early next year and we can visit family at a later date (fingers crossed)! If you’re like us, and not seeing family or friends this holiday, you can still stock up on some “generic” host/hostess gifts that aren’t seasonal.
It’s always great to have a stockpile of quality candles. The Voluspa Sajio Persimmon and the Capri Blue Volcano are two of my long-time favorites. They both have a grapefruit scent to them which is really refreshing! You can also buy a regular sized trio of Voluspa candles or a mini trio to break up for future gifts. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine (or your host’s favorite type of liquor)! If your host doesn’t drink, opt for Frans chocolate covered caramels. These are delicious, and if you don’t believe me…President Obama is reportedly a fan too. This cozy and affordable throw blanket also makes a thoughtful gift for the fall and winter months! And if you’re looking for some fun and engaging gifts for your host, this table topics pack will be a hit for the whole family OR go for a more PG-13 game with the Family Feud Late Night Edition!
Festive or Seasonal Gifts
If you’re aiming for something more seasonal, there are lots of kitchen goodies that fit the bill! Hand towels are a great hostess gift and you can find tons of different holiday themed options. I like these simple plaid ones because they’re festive, but not too kitsch! Want something more personal? Opt for a mongrammed item like this cute mug! Cheese knives or a serving board are perfect for a friend who loves to host parties! The gold detail on these knives makes them perfect for the holidays. If you’re not afraid of going full-blown Christmas, then choose one of these cute holiday-themed mugs. Or you can give them something to put in their mug, like this cozy chai tea trio! It’s one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” If you have a thoughtful friend that might be into journaling, this book makes an excellent gift for a girlfriend (or mother, aunt, grandma, etc.). It’s not necessarily Christmas themed, but it’s a great gift as we start the new year because it offers an easy journal prompt for each week of the year. The author also created several other versions of this journal (“52 Lists for Calm,” “52 Lists for Togetherness,” and “52 Lists Project”). I highly recommend checking them out!
I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration for host gifts this year and for the years to come!
If you’re looking for other gift ideas, check out these gift guides:
5 Gift Guides for the Different People in Your Life (ie. homebody, fitness lover, tech guru, adventurer, and foodie)