This week has officially brought the holiday season upon us! Help make hosting holiday events easier by bringing gifts that showcase style and functionality. Host gifting should and can be fun and simple. Pick up a few items to have on hand for those last minute invitations or even go all out for those annual events you’ve looked forward to all year.
Host gifting should help fill in those small details that may be overlooked by hosts during planning for the event. It’s also a great way to show appreciation for being thought of during the season of giving, thankfulness, and togetherness. Here are a few ideas to make sure you’re prepared to give this holiday season.
Snowflake Coaster Sets, C Wonder ($12). Simple, easy and always needed, coasters can be used year-round and add a nice touch to any holiday decor. These chic table protectors, available in gold or silver, can be used for cold or warm drinks and come in a pack of 15. Perfect for any gathering.
Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Noir, Middle Sister ($12). This California Pinot Noir pairs well with just about any dish, from fish to chicken, steaks to pastas, pizza to grilled cheese sandwiches. Readily available across the US, Middle Sister also blends Forever Cool Merlot, Smarty Pants Chardonnay, Sweet & Sassy Moscato, and Glamour Girl Bubbly, among other favorites. Keep a few bottles of any variety in the trunk and you’ll always be prepared for those last minute invites.
Winter Holiday Collection – 3 Soap Wrap, Mistral ($17.50 – $27). A sampling of scented soaps quickly adds to the jovial spirit of the holidays, even for a trip to the powder room. Warm, woodsy fragrances are included in this collection of French soaps with one bar each of Winter Berry, Winter Pine, and Winter Spice covered in glitzy, bright colored wrapping. You can also try these beautifully molded Snowflake Guest Soaps or Ornaments in Apothecary Jar holiday soaps from Gianna Rose.
Diva tip: Scented holiday soaps are affordable for all budgets; simply select your favorite winter or holiday scents from your local retailer or gift shop and wrap in a decorative bow, ribbon or tinsel. Groupings of these items work best when bundled together in odd numbers (such as 3, 5, 7, etc.). The same applies for scented candles.
Beehive Cake Stand, West Elm ($39). Such a posh and decorative cake holder would be a delight gift for any hostess to receive. Roughly 12” x 12” in size, this cake stand has a ceramic base and beehive-shaped glass dome with a knob handle. Pair this with your favorite dessert and you’re all set to go. Try the Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake or the more seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for a sure win!
Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram, Master of Malt ($238). Looking for a modern, sophisticated twist to the traditional chocolate advent calendar? For the days leading up to Christmas, this Whisky Advent Calendar houses 24 different samples of delicious whisky. For the palette more accustomed to gin, try the Ginvent Calendar ($127).