2017 Holiday Gift Guide: for the foodies and holiday hostesses

Hey hey! Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We ended up being seriously pummeled by this weird cold thing. I thought I was on the ups, but it ended up being a major fake-out. Most of Friday and Saturday were spent stuck in bed, or on the couch. After a lot of time in the inclined supine position, and finally succumbing to the glories of Mucinex and Afrin, the Pilot and I are doing so much better. (He caught the bug too. Poor guy.) I’m glad I can hit the week strong after five days off from the gym, and a lot of time in my jammies.

This week, I’m really looking forward to all of the fun ahead. I still need to gather up stocking stuffers, ship some gifts, and start the party and food prep.

Gifts for the Foodie and the Hostess

For today, I thought I’d share a gift guide for foodies and holiday hostesses. So many of us are gearing up for festivities, and while a bottle of wine is perfect in a pinch, I like to take unexpected little gifts to hostesses. These gift ideas are perfect for all of the foodies in your life (like my brother, mister chef), and even for yourself! 

Fitnessistas 2017 Gift Guide

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Kitchen gear:

Cocktail shaker

Rose gold cocktail shaker

 astrology chart Cheese Board

Astrology chart cheese board


Spiralizer. These are so much fun! It’s super easy to make your own sweet potato, zucchini and squash noodles at home. 

Painted dog mixing bowl or these dessert plates

The cutest little measuring cup

pretty apron

A pretty apron

Beautycounter mimosa hand cream. This is ideal for when you wash your hands 1000x a day. I like that the citrus scent isn’t overpowering and it coats your skin without being greasy.

Capri Blue Volcano lotion and hand soap

Capri blue volcano lotion and hand soap

Fun food and wine gifts:

Homemade granola (or some local pastries) + almond milk for tomorrow’s breakfast

Fancypants olive oil and balsamic vinegar

A week of Blue Apron or Sunbasket (these are our two personal faves)


The best vanilla 

Cheeky dish towels. These are the best!

A set of unique seasoning salts. These truffle blends look amazing.

Different types of honey

wine of the month club

Wine of the month club.

A week of Daily Harvest. This is what I sent Meg (no spoilers since I sent it already haha), because I thought she’d love their smoothies, soups, overnight oats, and sundaes as much as I do. My code will get you 3 free cups if you want to try it out!


Rewined candles. These are my all-time favorite candles, and I’m a major candle hoarder. The scents are gorgeous any time of year, but I especially love the Spiked Cider and Wine Under the Tree over the holidays. (I just saw on their website that they have magnum-sized candles now and am convinced that I need one.)

An anthropologie candle (the Fir and Firewood smells SO good)

Chrissy Teigen Cravings cookbook

Cookbooks (PLANTLABSmitten Kitchen, Cravings, anything Ina

What’s your go-to hostess gift? Any foodie finds that are on your personal wish list?



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Graphics: Julia at Luminous Lines 

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  1. Sara @ Oats & Rows on December 18, 2017 at 6:58 am

    ooooooooo that honey flight is AMAZING – what a great idea!

  2. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on December 18, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I always like to bring a little something the hostess of a party (it’s so much work!). Love the variety you have, an apron paired with some wine sounds like the ideal gift!

  3. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on December 18, 2017 at 9:26 am

    These are great ideas. I have been wanting to try daily harvest, it sounds great.

  4. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on December 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Love these ideas! I’m totally a last minute person so these are perfect!

  5. Virjinia @ With Purpose and Kindness on December 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I may have caught that weird cold thing too! My throat was killing me this weekend. I love those gifts! I have the Cravings cookbook and I’m a big fan! There’s so many delicious recipes in it.

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on December 18, 2017 at 11:14 am

    So many fun ideas! I have a huge collection of cookbooks I never open, but I love seeing the collection in the pantry.

  7. Juliana on December 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I love that cheese board! Might I love these and ended up getting them for my mom:

    They’re just like some I’d been eyeing in the goop shop (but WAY less expensive and also in stock, and on sale even). 🙂

  8. Janice on December 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I love the cheese board, may have to order that for myself! I have the spiralizer pictured, it’s brilliant! So glad you are feeling better, nothing worse than feeling less than 100% during holidays!

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