Check out these great gift ideas for your holiday hostess. Source: Donna Griffith
Get holiday party ready with these gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess.
Forget the wine – say thanks to your holiday host with one of these less-than-obvious options.
Scent Surround diffuser in English Pomegranate Noir, Jo Malone London, $95.
Red Grip Gingerbread man cookie cutters, Crate and Barrel, $10 per 3-piece set.
Meraki hand cream in Cotton Haze, Drake General Store, $29.
Champagne Collection macarons, Delysées Toronto, $25 per 20-piece.
Blank Swan Lake notecards, Indigo, $15 per 12-piece set.
Faceted Geo frame, 4" x 4", HomeSense, $10. Metallic Geo frame, 5" x 7", HomeSense, $8.
2017 Herb Garden wall calendar, Rifle Paper Co., $18 US.
Concrete Hex coasters in Gold, Mindtheminimal on Etsy, $30 per set of 4.
Sapele wood Geometric planter, Adrian Martinus on Etsy, $40.
Kate Spade New York Deco Dots travel mug, Hudson’s Bay, $40.
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster book by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Indigo, $13.
Cotton Eve dish towels, Crate and Barrel, $22 per pair.
HBC Collection bottle opener, Hudson's Bay, $15.
Nostalgia Edition Twister board game in tin box, Hudson’s Bay, $80.
Goji berries are small red fruits supercharged with antioxidants and ideal for enjoying in the summer!
Enjoy this healthy smoothie supercharged with antioxidants.
Buying guide: Daybeds
A daybed is a wonderfully versatile piece of furniture to have in your home. Both functional and aesthetically pleasing it can help shape your space, making it more inviting and comfortable. Available for a myriad of price points and made in a variety of styles, a daybed will be a welcome addition to any room of your home. The following five tips will help you choose the best daybed for your space or show you how to make better use of the one you have.
1 The all-purpose daybed
One of the best features of a daybed is its incredible versatility. Placed in a living room, it's the perfect lounging chair for entertaining or cozy evenings and will then make a comfortable sleeping option for overnight guests. It also works wonders in a guest room or lobby area. A daybed is also the ideal piece to accessorize: add a few decorative pillows and a throw by day, and a colourful duvet cover for a good night's sleep.
Photo courtesy of West Elm.
4 Small space perfect
3 Creating spaces
One of the challenges of a large space can be figuring out how to arrange your furniture. A daybed is an easy piece to place and can help solve that issue. Showcase your daybed in the center of your room to act as a divider and create a more intimate feel. A daybed that feels light and open is ideal for that purpose.
Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel.
10 great holiday hostess gifts
A pretty set of plates is a must-have for any holiday hostess. GlucksteinHome porcelain Alpine Cabin plates, Hudson’s Bay, $20 per set of 4.
A stylish hand towel makes a great host gift, especially when it's wrapped around their favourite bottle of wine. Linen Everyday Bistro hand towel, Studiopatró, $32 US.
Made from natural ingredients, simply mix with your favourite brand of gin and voila, instant holiday cocktail! 3/4 oz. Tonic Maison, One of a Kind Online Shop, $25 per 500ml.
FoodiePages.ca’s gift boxes are the perfect treat, filled with artisanal goodies sourced from across the country. Holiday 2014 gift box, FoodiePages.ca, from $55.
Your host will definitely enjoy serving these to guests once dinner is done. Two-Finger Leather case with two vials of flavoured toothpicks, Daneson, $90 US.
Pair with your host's favourite loose leaf tea for a thoughtful thank you gift. Unimug Individual tea infuser, Crate and Barrel, $23.
Carry your favourite bevvy in style with a reusable leather holder. Reusable leather 6-pack Spartan Carton HOLDER, Walnut, $108 US.
A pretty mug is always a welcomed gift, especially when it's for a coffee lover. Ceramic Gold Dot mug, Starbucks, $22.
These adorable lion place card holders will make a great addition to any dinner party. Nate Berkus gold metal lion place card holders, Target, $10 per pair.
Help your holiday host master the art of the cheese plate with this stylish marble board. Whole Home marble cheese board (sold without knife), Sears, $40. For more fab holiday hosting tips, check out our Ultimate savvy hostess guide!