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Dec 3, 2012

Christmas gift guide: Hostess gifts

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Christmas gift guide: Hostess gifts Author: Style At Home

Gift Guides
Dec 3, 2012

Christmas gift guide: Hostess gifts

By: Cindy Jacobelli
The Christmas season is upon us – and with that comes weeks of holiday celebrations and get-togethers. You’re probably planning a few of them yourself, so you know what it takes to make the party festive and fun. Christmas parties tend to be more lavish than most, involving a lot of cooking, baking and careful decorating. That’s why holiday hostess gifts are a wonderful way to say thanks for the time and effort. From big to small, there are plenty of ways to show your appreciation for the hostess with the ‘mostest’! Of course, given the occasion, chances are, you won’t go wrong with a gift geared towards entertaining!
1 Table runner
A festive table runner like this one, with Santa’s sleigh flying above a holiday home, makes a great gift. It will brighten up a dining table, buffet table or coffee table. Pottery Barn, $91. xmas-hostessgift-cookies.jpg
2 Cappuccino cookies

For the hostess who has everything, small but delicious Christmas treats in beautiful holiday packaging are often appreciated - like these chocolate wafers in a cappuccino coating, topped with ground espresso and dark chocolate. She’ll definitely want to save these for later when all the guests have gone! Crate and Barrel, $18.81. xmas-hostessgifts-cakestand.jpg
3 Beehive cake stand

If your hostess is known for her baking prowess, a cake stand like this can’t possibly miss! West Elm, $40.89. xmas-hostessgifts-pillarcandles.jpg
4 Pillar candles

Everyone loves candles! And these ones are elegantly decorated in white damask on a champagne base. The deer make it especially fitting for the holidays! Pottery Barn, $12.53 – $38.91. xmas-hostessgifts-garland.jpg
5 Garlands

Give the gift of garlands, which make any table or mantle festive, but can easily be reused for dinner parties all year round. Restoration Hardware, $38.99. bosch-tassimo.jpg
6 Bosch Tassimo T55 1.5L brewer

Sometimes the ideal gift is a gift for one. This single-serve coffee machine is the perfect way for your hostess to kick back on her own, the morning after the big shindig (and every morning after that)! Sears, $179.99. xmas-hostessgifts-martinishakers.jpg
7 Martini shaker

These colourful cocktail shakers, with their vintage designs, are the perfect way to mix things up during the holiday party! Pottery Barn, $52.10. xmas-hostessgifts-cheesepadel.jpg
8 Cheese paddle

Delectable cheese and crackers are the quintessential party snack, which makes this wooden paddle and cheese cutter set a very useful gift indeed. CB2, $58.80. xmas-hostessgifts-snowglobes.jpg
9 Snow globes

A snow globe is not only a festive Christmas gift, but it also makes for great table decor, be it in the dining room or living room. West Elm, $26.21 - $51.37. xmas-hostessgifts-napkinrings.jpg
10 Napkin rings

Every holiday table should have a seasonal set of napkin rings. It’s that small detail that completes the look of the festive holiday table. Horchow, $65 (set of 4).
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