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10 gifts for the holiday party hostess

Whatever the occasion, we have the 10 perfect gifts to give the party hostess this holiday season.

Deciding on a gift for a party hostess can often be a difficult task. You want to choose a gift that is not too personal, but not too generic either. You want to get the host something nice, but don’t want to go over the top either. With all of this to consider, what is a party guest to do?

To make things easier this season, we’ve compiled a selection of great gifts, ranging in price, size, and the ‘personal factor’ (i.e. gifts that reflect how well you know the host). So, you can check another gift off your list as we give you 10 perfect presents for your holiday party hostess.

hostess-candle.jpg1 Candles
While a candle may seem like a generic gift, there is absolutely nothing boring about the holiday line of scented candles from Voluspa. Available in a variety of six delicious wintry scents such as Frost Pinecone (shown), Snowflake and Winter Cherry, these 10 oz. candles are held in a silvery glass and packaged in a luxe velvet box. Your host will be impressed with a gift that gives more luxury than a regular votive. (Available at select Indigo and Chapters stores, $30 each)




2 Holiday cookbooks
For many, the holiday season evokes thoughts of warm baked cinnamon treats and spicy gingerbread cookies, and nobody does decadence better than Nigella Lawson. Her new holiday cookbook is filled with yummy holiday recipes and would be the ideal gift for the hostess who loves to cook goodies galore. (Available from, $32)



hostess-brie.jpg3 Brie baker
This nifty little warming pot is sure to be a hit with gift givers this holiday season, so make sure your holiday host doesn't miss out. The Petite Maison Brie Baker is an earthenware-esque pot that allows you to warm brie in your oven without ruining the texture or form. Perfect for the host who considers themselves to be a cheese connoisseur. (Available at select Indigo and Chapters stores, $20)


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