Hostess Gift Ideas Guaranteed To Please

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It’s no secret the No. 1 rule of being a good guest is to never show up empty-handed. We hate being the bearers of bad news, but sometimes the go-to bottle of vino simply won’t do. Given that the holiday season is rife with family visits, friendly get-togethers and festive feasts, expanding your hostess-gift repertoire is an absolute must. Stock up on these thoughtful and creative presents before your social calendar goes into overdrive to avoid stress later. Kicking off The Zoe Report gift guide extravaganza, we present you with 15 hostess gifts guaranteed to secure a return invite.

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Bath Soap Set

$48

Tory Burch

Designer soaps are the way to every girl's heart. The beautiful packaging spruces up any bathroom counter.

Mint Julep Mixology Candle

$16

Paddywax

What's the best thing to bring to a cocktail party? A pretty candle that smells like a mint julep, that's what.

Copper Wine Cooler

$44

MyHabit

Trying to guess your host's vino preference can be a futile pursuit. A handsome wine cooler, however, is always a safe bet.

Organic Cable-Knit Throw

$115

Boll And Branch

This classic throw is 100% organic and ethically made in India. A portion of every sale goes toward helping end human trafficking. Cozy up and feel good.

White Sage & Wild Mint Tea

$13

Juniper Ridge

Entertaining can be stressful. Help the host unwind by gifting them a tin of relaxing, wild-mint tea.

Rising To The Occasion Toast Book

$10

Shop Terrain

Giving a good toast is no easy feat, but this book seriously helps the cause.

Brass-Tipped Spice Spoons

$38

Leif

Every host needs a set of spice spoons, don't they? Well, we think so anyway. Dainty, pretty and endlessly useful, these utensils are what every kitchen needs.

Lavender Sachet Set

$25

Rebecca Atwood

Your host will thank you when her armoires and drawers smell like these delightful lavender sachets.

Kimpassa Plywood Tray

$35

Marimekko

This color-happy tray is also shatter-proof, which means it will bring your hostess joy for many parties to come.

Egyptian Blue Chocolates

$48

Maggie Louise Confections

These gourmet chocolates are designed to look like tiny pieces of art. They're almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Customized Confetti Cheers Coasters

$48

Minnie & Emma

Your host will swoon at the sight of these personalized coasters—the collection is inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow hue. Cheers!

Bingo Game

$20

J.Crew

Bring a little friendly competition to the party with this adorable bingo game.

Giraffe Sugar Pot & Spoon

$46

Proof Of Guild

Who wouldn't love to receive a sugar pot with a spoon shaped like a giraffe?

Home Reed Diffuser

$78

Kai

Add ambiance to your hostess' home with this diffuser that smells of gardenias and other lovely florals.

Orrefors Carat Wine Stopper

$30

MyHabit

This cut-glass wine stopper is a stunning accessory any wine drinker is sure to love.