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.
15 Hostess Gifts You'll Want To Keep For Yourself
Bath Soap Set
Designer soaps are the way to every girl's heart. The beautiful packaging spruces up any bathroom counter.
Mint Julep Mixology Candle
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
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
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
Entertaining can be stressful. Help the host unwind by gifting them a tin of relaxing, wild-mint tea.
Rising To The Occasion Toast Book
Giving a good toast is no easy feat, but this book seriously helps the cause.
Brass-Tipped Spice Spoons
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
Your host will thank you when her armoires and drawers smell like these delightful lavender sachets.
Kimpassa Plywood Tray
This color-happy tray is also shatter-proof, which means it will bring your hostess joy for many parties to come.
Egyptian Blue Chocolates
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
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!
Bring a little friendly competition to the party with this adorable bingo game.
Giraffe Sugar Pot & Spoon
Proof Of Guild
Who wouldn't love to receive a sugar pot with a spoon shaped like a giraffe?
Home Reed Diffuser
Add ambiance to your hostess' home with this diffuser that smells of gardenias and other lovely florals.
Orrefors Carat Wine Stopper
This cut-glass wine stopper is a stunning accessory any wine drinker is sure to love.