Christmas gift guide: Hostess gifts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).