Hostess Gifts 2015
Minted Personalized Notebooks
She’s throwing the party, so you should at least thank her with a great gift. These hostess gifts include everything from gorgeous holiday towels to gilded coffee tumblers. Plus, carriers for her favorite wines and pies.
For the budding recipe developer or just the one who loves all things paper, a personalized journal from paperie Minted is always a welcome gift. You can get stickers and stationery to match, too.
From $16; minted.com
Birch Lane Giana Indigo Decorative Bowl
Give her the gift of a fruit bowl or beautiful centerpiece, depending on her style.
Belle & Union Whisk List
Keep several of Belle & Union’s clever notepads on hand to give with bottles of wine, gift cards, or other small tokens of affection for friends and colleagues.
Kate Spade New York Gold Striped Thermal Mug
Sip and savor in style with Kate Spade New York’s gold striped thermal mug. The 16-ounce acrylic mug is BPA- and phthalate-free for ease of mind, and the lid has an open-close slider so you can walk briskly without risking a spill.
Hen House Linens Holiday Guest Towels
Hen House Linens’ Merry & Bright Printed towels need no ironing and are machine washable. That makes them ideal for quick laundry loads between parties and houseguests.
$27/set of 2; henhouselinens.com
Capri Blue Gilded Muse Candles
Scents of vanilla, peach, magnolia, and sandalwood. Hand-poured in Mississippi.
$73/30-ounce jar; capribluecandles.com
Target Threshold Letter Wine Bottle Toppers
Pair with a bottle of wine, and gift Target’s wine bottle toppers to coworkers, bunko buddies, and even barre gals.
Three Designing Women Address Stamps
First-time home buyers, newlyweds, and young professionals will enjoy having their very own custom address stamp, while name stamps make a great gift for book collectors. Have a friend or family member who loves to entertain? Embossers are a fun way add a personal touch to paper napkins without the expense.
From $40; foxtrotgifts.com
Coast and Cotton Very Merry Hand Towels
Pick the place that’s closest to your loved one’s heart.
Rabbit Push Muddler
If your friend is known for his mojito skills, help him up his flavor game with the Rabbit Push Muddler. The unique design crushes, rather than cuts, the ingredients to deliver maximum flavor from every ingredient.
Easy, Tiger Stay Fancy Cocktail Glasses
If it’s her life motto, she needs a set of these cocktail glasses.
$48/set of 4; hamptonslane.com/cooking-light
Chattanooga-based creator Kathryn Allison makes graphic printed textiles on 100 percent organic linen. This Spiral set comes in metallic gold and red. The colors and patterns blend beautifully with one another and your existing linens, too. Add a set of coasters to a bag of cookies or tie them to a bottle of wine for a special handcrafted gift.
$21/set of 4; rangemarktextiles.com
Rosanna Chez Elle Coasters
For the consummate entertainer, four beautiful porcelain and gold coasters with tongue-in-cheek sayings.
$48/set of 4, rosannainc.com
One King’s Lane Luggage Tag and Passport Cover
Matching luggage tag and passport cover in glam gold are perfect gifts for the frequent flier on your list.
Luggage Tag, $29 and Passport Cover, $45; onekingslane.com
Revolution Design House SaltBox XL Gift Set
A gift for the folks who appreciate the art of locally made goods. Revolution Design House’s solid walnut saltcellar is handcrafted in Oregon, as is the delicious Jacobsen Salt. It’s gorgeous for tables, but definitely deserves a spot in the busy cook’s kitchen.
Lilly Pulitzer Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Turn any get-together into a dance party with Lilly Pulitzer's wireless Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Fully charged, the stylish speaker plays up to five hours.
Le Creuset Wine Cooler Carry Bag
Keep your wine cooled on your way to a picnic or outdoor event with Le Creuset's Wine Cooler Carry Bag. The extended height covers and cools the entire bottle. Available in red, green, and black.
Let your favorite hostess treat herself to her favorite sweets once the crowds have gone thanks to Sugarwish. Pick a size, and let her pick her favorite treats. They will be delivered to her via mail.
From $25; sugarwish.com