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10 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

by Elyse V

The holiday season is upon us, and we know what that means, invitations to different social events. You never want to show up to a gathering empty-handed, so we have 10 unique hostess gift ideas for you.

We included items that cover a wide range of price points, so there is something for all budgets.

Remember that chocolate and candy are great gift ideas. But if you know that your hosts are gluten free, you need to be careful about what brands you are buying. Check out the ultimate gluten-free chocolate list and the ultimate gluten-free candy list, so you are assured that what you are bringing is safe.

Know that not all items need to be wrapped; however, if you want to wrap your hostess gift check out our eco-friendly gift-wrapping tips. It’s everything you need to know to bring a beautiful gift that won’t negatively impact the environment.

Know these double as great gift ideas for people that you want to give a small token of your appreciation.

10 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

Kitsch Satin Sleep Set: This is a cute gift, especially for the single host or hostess. It is a single satin pillowcase, silk scrunchie, and a satin sleep mask. This gift allows them to rest comfortably after their hosting duties are over. Find out all the reasons we love satin or silk pillowcases here.


Lenox Holiday Cheese Plate and Knife Set: This is a beautiful gift for anyone who loves to entertain. A cheese plate with a matching knife in a festive print of holly is just lovely. It’ll pair with anyone’s decor, and it’s not overly Christmas-y. Therefore, you could give this to anyone. This is also a great gift to give someone you don’t know super well, as it is an easy gift.


FLAVCHARM 6 Pack Christmas Scented Candles Gift Set 4.5 oz Soy Wax Strong Fragrance Clean Burn Aromatherapy Candles:
These beautiful candles are good for the environment. They are made of beeswax, and they have a lead-free wick. This is a great gift for anyone who is eco-conscience, plus it’ll add a festive flair to any home.


Teabloom Stovetop & Microwave Safe Glass Teapot (40 OZ) with Removable Loose Tea Glass Infuser – Includes 2 Blooming Teas – 2-in-1 Tea Kettle and Tea Maker:
A beautiful gift for anyone who loves tea. This is something that a host or hostess might enjoy themselves, or put out for everyone to see the flower bloom when they actually make the tea. It’s really an experience, as well as a useful kettle.


After Dinner Amusements: Do You Remember? 50 Questions to Share Memories (Conversation Game for Family and Friends):
This is a great gift for anyone who loves to entertain, as it would be fun to play before, or after dinner. This is a way for friends and family to share memories that they have, and tell stories. It is also great if you have different groups of people with you, let’s say you’re college friends, and your work friends, are together. This game is a nice way for everybody to be able to share memories and to be included in the conversation.


Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack/ Silicone Trivet: This is a simple and useful gift. This is not just something they can use as a drying rack for dishes, it is also a large trivet for hot dishes and it can be used to wash fruit or vegetables. A large trivet can hold more than one hot dish or bowl at a time. It’s a gift they will use all year through. In fact, they will love it so much they will gift them to other people- I know it’s what I’ve done.


Thoughtfully Gourmet Movie Night Popcorn Gift Set Includes 2 Bags of Act II Microwave Popcorn, 10 Paper Popcorn Bags, and 5 Bottles of Popcorn Seasonings and Toppings: this is a thoughtful gift for those who love to stay in and binge-watch Christmas movies. Best of all they get some easy microwave popcorn, cute bags for hosting a movie night, and all the delicious toppings they can use over and over again.


Christmas Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths Set of 4:
Dish towels are useful and cute. They don’t take up a lot of room to store, can be used every year, and you never have enough of them. You don’t even need to know someone’s style or kitchen decor as they are pretty universal. We also sourced a very cute Hanukkah set, like the Vansolinne Hanukkah Kitchen Towels, Chanukah Dish Towels Decorative Waffle Tea Towels Set of 4 so everyone on your list can make their kitchen a little more festive.


Cleverfy Shower Steamers Aromatherapy – Variety Pack of 6 Shower Bombs with Essential Oils. Self-Care and Relaxation Gifts for Women and Men: After hosting duties are over, gift a little pampering to make their shower more luxurious. Shower steams can make any shower a relaxing experience. Who says that you have to draw a bath to enjoy aromatherapy at home?


Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game – The Classic and Original – Featuring Christmas Trivia Cards & Questions:
For anyone who loves Christmas movies, or Christmas, in general, this is a fun game. There are questions about It’s A Wonderful Life, The Grinch, and many more. This is a fun game to play after dinner that doesn’t necessarily need to be a full-on board game night. This is something light that anyone of any age can enjoy.


4) Teabloom Stovetop & Microwave Safe Glass Teapot (40 OZ) with Removable Loose Tea Glass Infuser – Includes 2 Blooming Teas – 2-in-1 Tea Kettle and Tea Maker:
A beautiful gift for anyone who loves tea. This is something that a host or hostess might enjoy themselves, or put out for everyone to see the flower bloom when they actually make the tea. It’s really an experience, as well as a useful kettle.

A great idea is to have a few items like these tucked away in your home, in case you are invited to a last-minute party, or you are caught without a gift. If you need more gift ideas- click here for other gift guides.

With these 10 unique hostess gift ideas, you’ll be ready for any holiday event, or to have a gift at the ready for someone you may not have had on your list.

Which of these 10 unique hostess gift ideas is your favourite?
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"Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows." - Edwin Osgood Grover.

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