Next up in my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series… ideas to make any hostess smile.
Some people entertain with ease, others love hosting but can never quite relax. Either way, a thoughtful hostess gift is a simple way to say “thank you for the invite, we’re so glad we could be here”. While any of these gifts would make the recipient smile as-is, an extra little something (say a cake in the dome or a bouquet in the jug) is the perfect way to add an extra personal touch.
** In an effort to support all the wonderful small businesses out there I’ve included quite a few in this list and have indicated them with a double asteric. Remember to #shopsmall — not only this Holiday season but all year-round! **
1 Glass Cake Stand and Dome by Williams Sonoma | plus a freshly baked cake •
2 Hand-stamped Silver Spoon by Milk & Honey Luxuries** | plus a jar of lemon curd •
3 Porcelain Basket by Heirloom Home Studio** | overflowing with salted caramel truffles •
4 Weathered Pear Cutting Board by Sweet Gum Co** | to carry a loaf of no-knead bread •
5 Teak and Glass Kitchen Jars by Shelf/Life AU** | filled with macadamia & coconut granola •
6 Resurrection Hand Wash by Aesop •
7 Essential Kitchen Kit by Assembly Home** •
8 Enamel Jug by Typo Homewares •
9 Zinc Trays by The Lost and Found Department** | stacked high with gingerbread cookies •
10 Homemade Gin Kit by W&P Designs •
11 Stemless Crystal Glasses by Plumm •
Still looking for other ideas? You may find something in the Socially Conscious Holiday Gift Guide or the Let’s Brunch Holiday Gift Guide. I’d love to know your go-to hostess gifts too!
The Life of Clare says
What great ideas! Beautiful gifts!
I want all these things!! Awesome list JJ x
Brenda Hayes says
Hope Santa is reading your post.
I am totally crushing on some of these, especially number 3.
Happy holidays JJ!