20 Fabulous Hostess Gifts That Will Make You the Favorite Guest this Holiday Season
A Christmas Classic to Suit Every Taste
Bring dessert to a holiday dinner party, no baking or decorating required. This three-pack includes original, salted and dark chocolate.
Buy It! Peppermint Bark Sampler, $44.95 -$89.90; williams-sonoma.com
Point, Shoot & Print Camera
Let your host capture and share holiday party memories as they happen.
Buy It! Polaroid Mint 2-In-1 Camera & Printer, $99.99; amazon.com
Easy At-Home Barista
Buy it for the relative that's hosting the whole family this holiday season.
Buy It! K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, $199.99; keurig.com
Game Night Essential
The holidays are all about nostalgia. Bring a classic board game — especially one as chic as this stylized Yatzy set — and your gift will be part of the memories.
Buy It! Yatzy Coffee Table Game, $18; westelm.com
The Un-Poinsettia Centerpiece
The Extra Special Sipper
Don't bring your new in-laws a bottle of grocery store wine. This impressive bottle of special occasion bubbles is sure to make a big impression.
Buy It! Krug Grande Cuvée, $160; clos19.com
A Major Sofa Upgrade
This artful dots-and-dashes design in 100% linen by textile maven Rebecca Atwood is a decorative touch your host will want to keep on display year round.
Buy It! Marconi Pillow, in Multi Marine, $169; rebeccaatwood.com
Chic Secret Storage
A pretty accent for the bookshelf or vanity that opens to become a catchall dish.
Buy It! Mini Gold Fortune Cookie Catchall, $19.95; cb2.com
Society 6 offers home staples (like this acrylic organizer) in hundreds of motifs, from abstract prints to traditional styles.
Buy It! Petals Abstract Painting Acrylic Tray, $39; society6.com.
The Most Festive Cleaning Supply Ever
Yes, even the kitchen sink deserves a bit of holiday cheer, courtesy of these glam, sparkly sponges from Danish design company Hay. Hand them to your host with an offer to do the dishes!
Buy It! Hay Glitter Sponge, $10 for set of 3; us.hay.com
These tinware mugs have a charming, old-fashioned feel and come in a rainbow of colors to match the style (or decor!) of your giftee.
Buy It! Tinware mugs; canvashomestore.com
A Pretty Design Tome
Show off this book of stunning interiors from a celebrity-favorite talent on your coffee table.
Buy It! On Design by Penny Drue Baird, $31.45; amazon.com
Finishing Touches for the Table
Bring something to a holiday dinner that can be used right away!
Buy It! Chambray Fringe Napkins $29 for 2; parachute.com
Classic and Crack-Proof Glasses
These aren't the flashiest gift to open, sure, but they'll be the one your host is most grateful for — and will actually use! Plus, these are dishwasher safe and have Titanium-reinforced stems to prevent breakage.
Buy it! Modern Red Wine Glasses; $60 for 4; snowehome.com
This colorful cheese board is so cute they'll want to have a charcuterie tray every night.
Buy It! Composite Agate Cheese Board, $62; anthropologie.com
A Whimsical Mug Set
This colorful cappuccino set includes four cups in complementary patterns and the stand to store them.
Buy It! Cappuccino Set, $52; lillypulitzer.com
A Unique Cookbook
Scan this cookbook-meets-coffee table staple for recipes from some of the nations top restaurants, like Del Posto and Carbone—and learn the ins and outs of their impeccable interior design.
Buy It! An Architect's Cookbook, $32; amazon.com
A Festive Baking Dish
Whip up your holiday specialty and leave this adorable carrier with your host.
Buy It! Pyrex 4-Cup Hedgehog Love Food Storage Container, $6; target.com
A Fun Home Accessory
A kitchy finishing touch for the bar cart.
Buy It! Claw Bottle Opener, $19.95; cb2.com
This set of four candles transitions you from day to night with Brooklinen's signature scents—wake, magic hour, dusk, and nightcap.
Buy It! AM to PM Candle Set, $59; brooklinen.com
A Decorative Pot Holder
They can break out this festive pot holder and dish towel combo right after they open it.
Buy It! Merry Twill Kitchen Set, $35; katespade.com
Printed Playing Cards
These cards were designed by famous artist Gray Malin.
Buy It! Gray Malin At the Parker Playing Card Set, $35; amazon.com