10 Perfect Gifts for Your Fav Holiday Hostess

November 20th, 2017

I am living for cold-shoulder dresses for hostesses and party guests alike. While this fab dress is sold out, here’s a roundup of similar styles that I adore, with some less than $50! (Photo by Matt Haas Photography)

Thanksgiving is here, which means we’ll all be digging into that pumpkin pie, stringing up twinkling lights and — of course — hitting the holiday party circuit. If you’re as tired of bringing the usual host or hostess gifts as I am, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled a list of 10 gifts that will keep your name at the top of the invite list all year long. Plus, now through Saturday, Nov. 25, save an additional 25 percent on all of these fab finds with code DATOWT25F17 (some exclusions apply). So, move over scented candles and wine in a bag —  I’m serving up 10 unique and unexpected gifts perfect for your holiday host.

A Unique Vase: While flowers will wilt, a fabulous vase will add a dash of style to your friend’s holiday table. Think metallic gold or silver — or a bright white or romantic blush — for just the right amount of festive flair. I love this one from Artisan, complete with gold accents and a crackled glass effect. Now, $18

Matcha Tea: You can’t go anywhere without hearing about the health benefits of Matcha tea: It not only boosts metabolism and burns calories but also detoxifies the body — something we all need a little of over the holidays. I love the Origins RitualiTea Revitalizing Powder Face Mask, which is rich in antioxidant-packed Matcha tea. It will be a welcome gift for the host’s mind, body and soul. Now, $36

Home Fragrance Spray: Cooking can often add a lot of “interesting” aromas to your home. That’s why I love to gift home fragrance spray over the holidays. You can often find sprays in beautiful packaging, and they make sure banishing odors is a quick and easy spritz away. Aromatique Bourbon and Bergamot Room Spray not only offers an intoxicating aroma but is packaged in a minimal yet chic spray bottle that perfectly blends into any decor. Now, $12.50

Kate Spade Whimsy: I love Kate Spade’s whimsical and quirky home accessories often bring them as host gifts. Dessert plates, tumblers, picture frames and even notebooks and planners make a great gift when they feature a cute design or tongue-in-cheek statement. Now, $30

Chic & Cozy Throw: I don’t know about you but when my host duties are over I love to relax with a cup of tea and curl up in a cozy throw to unwind. From fur to cashmere — and every soft and cuddly fabric in between — there’s a perfect throw to gift your host. I usually opt for go-with-everything neutral colors but will add a pop of color or pattern, like this fun snow leopard from CASA by Victor Alfaro, if I know my friend will love it. Now, $60

Monogramed Everything: There’s something so special and endearing about monogrammed items. I adore a monogrammed frame, throw pillow, jewelry box or even a clutch to give to my host friends. It’s something that’s uniquely for them, and they appreciate that attention to detail. Now, $36

Fun & Fashionable Apron: No one wants to get their party dress dirty — but it tends to happen a lot with host who love to cook. There are so many fun aprons available this season, from pops of pattern to quirky statement pieces, that I will be giving a stylish apron, like this adorable piece from Kate Spade, to a few of my chic chef friends this season. Now, $30

Cool Game Set: Another great home décor piece, a vintage game set will not only serve as a piece of tabletop art but also a functional (and fun!) activity for party guests. From an Art Deco backgammon set to these minimalist chic dominoes from Guidecraft, there’s a game for every one of your favorite party planners. Now, $22

An Heirloom Ornament: I love to commemorate the season by purchasing an heirloom ornament and adding it to my tree. Make sure your host remembers his or her perfect holiday party by gifting an ornament that will remind them of this special soiree. This ornament by FAO Schwarz is the perfect celebration of 2017 and all the good times you shared. Now, $12 

Fuzzy Statement Socks: Is there anything better than slipping off your party shoes and relaxing into a pair of cozy fuzzy socks? These “Sweet Dreams” socks are available in four colors and statements, such as “Sweet Dreams” and “Let’s Cuddle.” Now, $8

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Bon-Ton Department Stores. I have been compensated by Bon-Ton Department Stores. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.