If your holiday social calendar looks anything like ours, you’ve already started a tour house parties, dinner parties and cocktail parties that won’t end until New Year’s Eve! It’s only right to show up with a little something in hand. But what kind of hostess (or host!) gift fits the bill without breaking the bank – especially if the recipient is not a wine drinker? We’ve got some great picks for all of the hostesses on your list!
1. The Beauty Queen
Big time beauty lovers go gaga for anything Benefit – and this right-sized Sweet Tintations gift set is sure will be well-loved. It includes two lip and cheek stains as well as two hydrated tinted lip balms that offer both a hint of color and major moisturization for the dry winter months! Extra bonus: No need to wrap the super cute box!
2. The Chocoholic
Gourmet chocolate bars are THE hot gift for chocolate connoisseurs this year and our favorites come from Compartes! The Chocolatier Luxury Chocolate Bar 5-piece Gift Set offers 5 whimsically packaged bars in delectable flavors like California Love (signature San Francisco sourdough pretzel pieces in every bite!) and Campfire (homemade graham crackers and marshmallows!). We think you could also break up these sets for excellent stocking stuffers too!
3. The Gourmet Chef
For passionate home cooks there is nothing more exciting than unique ingredients to take their next culinary creations to the next level! The Hatchery Tasting Box does just that by offering the cook on your list an assortment of exotic items like organic Hawaiian honey, toasted coconut white balsamic vinegar and mango habanero jam. This product is also available on auto-ship, so you can show the recipient a little extra love if you like by ordering them future deliveries with different surprise ingredients!
4. The Luxury Lover
Where do you notice the difference in a spa-quality candle and one from the dollar bin? In the fragrance, for one! If you have a hostess on your list that really treasures the finer things in life she’ll love the sophisticated, Christmas-y scent of this Seda France Holiday Toile Pagoda Candle. It’s resplendent with notes of fir balsam, fir needle, cedar wood, grapefruit, orange oil, eucalyptus and bergamot! This is another gift with packaging so gorgeous wrapping is totally optional!
5. The Pamperer
OK we admit it, this Perlier Imperial Honey 3-piece Bath and Body Set is a bit of a splurge – a gift meant for your most favorite hostess! But we couldn’t resist. For someone who has been working her fingers to the bone preparing the perfect party, this set of luxurious, honey-infused bath cream, body butter and hand cream is richly deserved!