Whether your favorite party host is your mom, grandmother, a new neighbor, your aunt or your virtual BFF, it can be tricky to shop for the lady who has it all. And she’s the first one you want to treat because she brings your world together on the holidays – social distancing or otherwise. I’ve put together this list of gift ideas for your favorite hostess to treat her or yourself this year. Skip the lines at your local Home Goods and TJ Maxx and shop here for over 10 awesome host gift ideas (ranging from $16-$140)!
These gifts are also great for gift exchanges or adding to your very own wish list this season! I won’t tell if you order some for yourself.
To upgrade her serving wares:
Most hostesses are always excited to get a new piece of serve-ware to infuse new life into their hosting spreads. Think: not just for holiday, but things that can be used year-round. This year, modern-lined, gold silverware changes up the usual look of more traditional utensils.
A rich set of wooden cheese trays will be first on deck for all of her post-Covid soirées. And I specifically picked this set because they have grooved edges which can help contain crumbs from her epic cheese board!
These monogrammed whiskey glasses are a classic style that look great in the hands of guests as well as displayed on open-shelves.
To add to her arsenal of table decor
Fresh, cloth napkins, a crisp table cloth or runner, and seasonal metallic napkin rings are classic choices for the gal who loves her table-scape design. Bonus points if you KNOW what will compliment the linens she most uses.
To replace the champagne flutes your relative broke last year
Have you ever noticed when you serve guests a bubbly beverage in a tall, sleek champagne glass, more seem to want the same? Try this out at your next gathering and let me know how well it works!
The risk of course, the more people say YES to champagne, you may also lose some of the fragile vessels in the process. So a new set of modern crystal is a classic hosting gift that will almost definitely be used immediately.
If your favorite party host has small children or extremely clutz-y guests, they may enjoy these shatterproof and stylish gold flutes.
To upgrade her kitchen experience
This gal LOVES to spend time in her kitchen. And why not give it a refresh that lasts longer than the party? I love this stylish, gold marble print on a water proof comfort mat. And this gold Capri Blue crystal pine candle smells as beautiful as it looks. You could don a mask and find the same thing at Anthropologie, or order it here right to your home! And how absolutely adorable would a new set of kitchen tools in rose gold and white look in her (or your) hands? There’s multiple color options here as well!
For her fresh cut florals
Does your favorite host also have a green thumb in the garden? Upgrade her vase game! Who wouldn’t love these beautiful, modern vases, perfect to display seasonal clippings? (Adding these to MY wish list for sure!)
To help capture all the memories
My boyfriend’s mom calls photos “little flat presents” and this is so true! Whether your hostess in mind is twenty-something or well into retirement, a Polaroid camera is a throwback that will bring her a smile. And it adds to the fun of parties going forward so guests can take home snapshots of their favorite memories, and she gets to keep a digital memory as well. Doesn’t everyone look great in a Polaroid picture?
What was your favorite pick from this gift guide? If you liked these gift ideas for your favorite hostess, stay tuned for another special edition gift guide next week!
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About Kaitlyn Loos
Kaitlyn Loos [loh-s] is one of the newest designers for interiors and events in the west-central Florida area. (Tampa, Ocala, Gainesville, and everywhere in between.) She brings over seven years of graphic design, project management, and event planning experience to create amazing spaces and experiences for her clients. Her company is one of the fastest growing interior design firms offering modern, fresh, pattern and color-savvy designs. From styling an event to designing an entire home, Kaitlyn Loos Design is a full service company that delivers style for nearly any investment level. She also enjoys sharing her ideas and projects through her blog which reaches over 325 people monthly.