Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

December 18, 2014

The following weeks will surely be fun and hectic!  Christmas activities, gift buying, wrapping and holiday parties.  It’s the season of giving and I want to share with you some of my favorite hostess gifts for the holiday season.

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we?  The candle.  I mean, you can’t go wrong with this one.  A pretty candle will always be welcome in your hostess’s home!

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You know what other gifts are always welcome?  The pampering gifts.  A homemade sugar scrub is easy, inexpensive and thoughtful!


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Another favorite gift of mine is books, especially books about decorating and entertaining.  If your hostess is into cooking, a new cookbook is a great idea!


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If your hosts are into wine, then a bottle is an obvious choice.  You can kick it up a notch and add a wine opener.  Even if they already have one, they could probably use a spare and I love this bright red one!


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You can put together a bundle of kitchen essentials for your hosts’s kitchen.  Everyone needs an extra timer and how cute is that little reindeer spatula?  You can even wrap all these kitchen tools inside a red or white kitchen towel and tie a ribbon around it.  Who wouldn’t want that?


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Here is a gift that I received from a friend this year – a beautiful ornament.  She even included the stand to help me display it.  This is such a meaningful gift and I will think of her every year when I display it!


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A bundle of holiday scented cleaners is so practical and cute!   Pictured below is the Pine scent from Mrs. Meyers cleaners.


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Last but certainly NOT least:  Hot cocoa and marshmallows inside a holiday mug.  Yum!

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I hope these suggestions will help you pass along a little cheer to your hosts this holiday season! If you’re looking for more inspiration, head over to my blog, Graceful Order.

Have a good one!


Maria Gonzalez is the talented blogger behind Graceful Order, where she blogs about organizing, cleaning and entertaining. She lives in sunny Florida with her husband and two boys. She's passionate about living a healthy, balanced life. A life where she is in charge of her home and not the other way around. A life with a little bit of order, and a whole lot of grace! Visit her at

3 comments on “Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

  1. Havok says:

    One can never go wrong with the gift of hot cocoa!

  2. I love the idea of giving something consumable so it doesn’t take up space or clutter their home. The cleaning supplies are my favorite. Festive, functional and so thoughtful!

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