Gifts for the Host
Chic candles, affordable vases, and a handful of festive drinks that your friends will actually use throughout the year
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A Stylish Apron
Courtesy Heather Taylor Home
The beautiful nutmeg shade of Heather Taylor Home’s gingham apron makes it a great classic piece with a twist, perfect for your friend who’s always in the kitchen while entertaining guests.
An ABV-Free Spirit
If your host isn’t a drinker, bring Seedlip to their next gathering. The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits comes in three aromatic blends—Grove 42, Spice 94 and Garden 108—and is perfect for a host’s non-drinkers or designated drivers of the evening.
Everyday Linen Napkins
Courtesy Rough Linen
We love these 100 percent linen napkins, which add a delicate, refined look to any table. Choose from white, natural, and light gray.
A Hip Cookbook for Your Friend Who Loves Dinner Parties
Courtesy Penguin Random House
Cook, New York Times food columnist, and queen of dinner parties Alison Roman shares the coolest recipes when it comes to casually cooking for friends in her new cookbook, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over.
Sage, Palo Santo, and Crystal Home Cleansing Kit
Courtesy Now or Never
This all-in-one set includes a rough black tourmaline crystal to protect from negative energy, a rose quartz crystal to receive love, and a small white sage stick plus two palo santo sticks to cleanse one’s space before welcoming company. We feel calmer already.
Chic Coffee Beans
Courtesy Canyon Coffee
Quality coffee is always a great gift, and this chic packaging makes it even better. Choose from one of Canyon Coffee’s organic bean selections, like the peachy, pineapple-like coffee from Ethiopia or the nougat, chocolate-y coffee from Colombia.
Wellness shop Cap Beauty’s matcha sticks make it easy for your host to whip up a mug of matcha tea, no measuring tools necessary. Plus, it looks like a cool candy box.
A Perfectly-Sized Bud Vase
This is a super affordable gift that your friends will actually use year-round. Add a flower in the vase for a cute, personal touch.
An Eye-Catching Candle
Give your favorite cool-girl hostess a candle that she doesn’t have yet. Otherland’s candles have just five classic scents, with limited collections that are constantly changing. Scoop up one of this holiday’s three limited scents—Fallen Fir, Old Fashioned, and Black Velvet—in moody, seasonally-inspired votives.
Small-Batch Botanical Teas
This California-based tea company produces their herbal infusions like Sleep Tea and Flower Sun Tea by hand, along with classic teas like oolong, Earl Grey, and a variety of green teas sourced from Japan. The minimalist containers and typography make their teas a beautiful and useful gift for a tea-loving host.
All-Natural Hand Wash
Courtesy Sisters Body
This minimalistic, all-natural hand wash made with a blend of sandalwood, bergamot, and geranium essential oils adds a chic, thoughtful touch to any bathroom, guest room, or kitchen. Plus, part of the proceeds from this women-owned brand are donated to organizations that support women’s health.
A Bottle of This Santa Cruz Pét-Nat Wine
Impress your friends with a bottle of this sparkling, cloudy (yes, it’s supposed to be that way) pétulant naturel wine from Santa Cruz-based winery, Birichino. Each bottle has a variation of frangipani, honeysuckle, and nectarine blossom notes and a low 13 percent ABV—meaning you can sip without worrying about a next-day hangover.