Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Hostess Gifts and Gifts for the Home

On the one hand, it feels a little early to be talking about holiday hostess gifts and gifts for the home.

But, on the other hand, we already received one holiday invite in the mail this week!

Putting this event on the calendar forced me to realize that there are less than six weekends until both Christmas eve and Chanukah!

While deciphering dress codes to these events can be a little stressful. bringing a fun gift for the hostess is always a cinch.

Every year around this time, I make a point to stock up on a few favorites like these holiday candles, a few festive ornaments and these chic fragrance diffusers.

So while I might be running around last minute to find a cute party outfit, at least I know I have a great gift to bring the host or hostess.


Need even more great gift ideas?

See this round up of monogram gift ideas, the best gifts under $25. and also gift ideas from small businesses owned by women.

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  1. Annie wrote:

    I think something in the twenty five dollar range is more than generous for a hostess gift.
    This gift giving mentality these days has gotten out of control. Think back to our parents’ days. Something extremely simple was given as hostess gifts or really for any gifts. We need to rethink our priorities in life.
    Just my thoughts. Love love your blog and get wonderful ideas!

    Published on 11.13.23 · Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Do you really spend that much on holiday hostess gifts?? Love your blog, love your style, love your taste, but to spend north of $50 on a hostess gifts seems quite excessive. Would love to see more reasonable suggestions. Thank you!

    Published on 11.11.16 · Reply
    • Thanks for the comment. It depends on the type of party, but yes, sometimes I do spend north of $50, other events I spend a lot less. Always appreciate honest feedback from readers and I'll take your suggestion to heart for future gift guides.Thanks!

      Published on 11.11.16 · Reply