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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: for holiday hostesses

Hi friends! 2016 holiday gift guides are here! I LOVE putting these together to share on the blog each year, not only because I love shopping (heh heh) but I also love sharing gift ideas with friends during the holiday season. It’s so much fun to hear what you’re gifting and what’s on your wish list each year! I put together some roundups of some of the usual gifts, but also have a little surprise at the end of each gift guide post that will be appearing over the next couple of weeks. 

Let’s get this party started!

This list is for the holiday hostesses. Whenever we attend a festive party, I’ll usually offer to bring a dish, and will also bring something along as a “thank you” for the hostess. While flowers are always nice (and appreciated!), I thought I’d share some ideas to change things up a bit.

Hostess Gift Ideas for 2016:

2016 gift guide for holiday hostess

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Rewined

Candles:

Candles always make thoughtful gifts, and I like to personalize the scents that I give to others. If I know she loves shopping at Anthropologie, it’s always a Capri candle. My wine-loving friends (aka all of them) would love the Rewined scents, and the Homesick candles are perfect for those who don’t live near family. 

Rewined

Homesick

Sydney Hale Co.

Capri Blue Volcano

Body butter

Luxe hand creams:

Hostesses do a lot of entertaining and cooking, also wash their hands frequently which can dry them out. A luxe hand cream is a great option. I especially love the Beautycounter body butter because it’s thick without being greasy, has a light scent (no artificial fragrances) and contains safe ingredients. Our skin is our largest organ, so I try to be more selective about the products I put on my skin. 

Beautycounter citrus mimosa body butter

L’Occitane shea butter 

Aveda Hand Relief

Airplant

Unique flowers:

A bouquet is always festive and appreciated, but it’s fun to switch things up with unexpected picks. I love the succulent terrariums and air plants (Trader Joe’s has some cool ones!) and the bouquets from The Bouqs. (I did a sponsored post with them last year and have loved ordering their flowers since.)

Air plant terrarium

Succulent & stone arrangement

The Bouqs

Dish towel

Foodie and wine gifts:

Foodie, kitchen, and wine gifts never disappoint. It’s fun to sort through all of the fun options, whether it’s a cheeky trio of dish towels, classic cocktail set or local finds from your farmer’s market. 

Cooking for Jeffrey (my favorite cookbook right now)

Honey flight

Vinegar trio 

Copper cocktail set

Sunflower trivets

Pretty apron (this one makes me want to cook allthethings)

Serving tray

Dean & Deluca babka for the next morning

Momofuku cookbook

Cheeky coasters

Marble fruit bowl

Cute dish towels (I kind of want these)

Pineapple salt and pepper shakers (only $12)

Local treats: hit up the farmer’s market for your favorite local honey, granola, fun bouquet, or salsa/dip that you love!

So tell me friends: what’s your go-to hostess gift?

A lucky reader friend will receive a Beautycounter body butter, and a Homesick candle in the state scent of their choice.

Enter below! <3

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xoxo

Gina

This gift guide is not sponsored in any way, and everything was curated by yours truly. The giveaway is provided by Caro, who always wants to spread holiday cheer. Affiliate links are included, and do not affect purchase price. Thank you so much supporting this blog.  

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214 Comments

  1. Ashley v on December 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I like flowers as a hostess gift!

  2. Ashley v on December 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I follow you on Insta! Also, those homesick candles are such a fun idea!

  3. Jen Lyle on December 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Wine. Always wine

  4. Daniela S. on December 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Wine and / or homemade cookies. I personally like to get chocolate 🙂

  5. Phoebe on December 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    My go to hostess gift is always wine… I love getting it, sooooo… I’m sure others do too!

  6. Ashley O. on December 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for the fun holiday gift guide!

  7. Amanda on December 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Homemade cookies!!

  8. Maggie on December 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I always bring a homemade treat!

  9. paige c on December 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    our go to hostess gift is a bottle of wine!

  10. Jen Lyle on December 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I follow you oninsragram

  11. Sarah on December 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    My favorite hostess gift is giving a prepared breakfast for the next morning. I think it’s such a nice and thoughtful treat!

  12. Sarah on December 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I follow you on IG!

  13. Bethany on December 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    It really depends on the person but wine and candles are my go to……

    Do you rewind candles last a long time? I’ve heard great things but they are a bit pricey. I normally do Bath and Body candles. They have $12.50 candles sales plus $10 off at least once a season.

  14. Annie B on December 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I follow on IG!

  15. Annie B on December 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    My go-to is the classic… wine!

  16. Kimberly on December 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    My go-to is wine, but I love all of these ideas!

  17. Natalie gibbs on December 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Homemade spiced pecans 🙂

  18. Kathy on December 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My go to gift is either candles or something monogrammed!

  19. Jaimie on December 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Wine is always a great gift 😉

  20. Vicky N. on December 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I always bring wine and/or beer, but I love some of these ideas!

  21. Caitlin on December 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Can’t go wrong with wine!

  22. melanie on December 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    My go-to gift is chocolate!

  23. Alexandra on December 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    A bottle of wine is usually my go to hostess gift 🙂

  24. Danielle on December 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Great ideas! I usually bring their preferred alcoholic beverage!

  25. Amy on December 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Wine-I wish I were more creative, but I like wine, so that’s what I give!

  26. Laura on December 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I like to bring wine. Then we drink it together. #friendship

  27. Courtney h on December 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Usually a candle or cookies

  28. K on December 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I usually just bring local craft beer or wine!

  29. Cassie p on December 8, 2016 at 12:54 am

    So fun! I have been wanting a rewind candle!

  30. Lauren on December 8, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Usually something homeade like cookies! And wine!

  31. Nikki on December 8, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Flowers

  32. Crystal on December 8, 2016 at 4:16 am

    I usually give wine, or a bottle of their favorite liquor 🙂

  33. Hannah on December 8, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Dessert, something we can enjoy together

  34. Hannah on December 8, 2016 at 4:44 am

    I’m following you on IG too

  35. deidra on December 8, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Wine

  36. Kristen M on December 8, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I don’t attend many formal occasions or dinner parties. But when I get together for play date, I like to pick up a coffee/tea for my hostess.

  37. Tammy C on December 8, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Candles are my go to hostess gift. I LOVE candles!!

  38. Julie on December 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I’m jumpin’ on the wine train! 😛

  39. Nichole on December 8, 2016 at 11:34 am

    A nest candle:)

  40. beckie on December 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Sparkling cider!

  41. Erika S. on December 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I never thought to bring a hostess gift. I usually just bring a nice bottle of something…but I love the ideas…and I need that marble tray for myself. For some reason, I keep finding tons of things to “gift” myself…hahaha!

    You are so on point with that hand cream! I hosted a party last week and my poor hands were so dry and chapped from all the washing and cleaning products…I’m literally still trying to recover.

    Such good ideas!

  42. Sam on December 8, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I always bring a homemade treat or some type of alcohol!

  43. Jen on December 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    bottle of wine is definitely the go-to gift!

  44. Jen on December 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    i follow you on IG!

  45. Laura W. on December 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I love bringing a nice bottle of wine or a candle!

  46. Laura W. on December 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I follow on IG!

  47. Sarah on December 9, 2016 at 8:02 am

    My go to gift is definitely wine.

  48. Sarah on December 9, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I follow on instagram

  49. Sarah B on December 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I’m usually running behind and grabbing a bottle of wine at the nearest grocery or liquor store!

  50. china on December 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    My go to is a bottle of wine or flowers! I love the idea of a candle though! I follow on IG too 🙂

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