The Best Hostess Gifts of 2018
Perfect Gifts for Your Holiday Host or Hostess
'Tis the season for holiday parties, family dinners, and festive brunches. Don't gift your host or hostess a "meh" bottle of wine or bunch of lackluster grocery store flowers. Instead, pick up one of these hostess gifts for a truly special way to thank your friend or family member for having you over. Warning: You may get a lot more holiday party invites next year.
Rabbit Wine Chiller
The steel beverage cooler can keep any bottle of wine chilled for up to 24 hours. Your host will appreciate this brilliant thermos any time they head to the beach, or out for a picnic. The cap also doubles as a bonus cup, so there's no need to pack glasses.
Zingerman's Sour Cream Pound Cake
Cooking Light's Editor-In-Chief Hunter Lewis swears by this legendary coffee cake. The incredibly rich, super moist cake is exactly what your host wants to serve after dinner, or during a holiday brunch. We're sure the buttery bundt will disappear at any party.
Runamok Rum Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Aged in recently emptied Bourbon barrels, this maple syrup isn't your local breakfast joint's flapjack sauce. The flavor is intensely sweet, with subtle notes of Bourbon, making it the ultimate holiday brunch gift.
Louis Sel Salt Set
The duo set includes Fleur De Sel, a sun-dried finishing salt, and Sel Marin, a hand-harvested salt blended with dried herbs. The two different salts offer a unique finish to any dish, making it the ultimate gift for grillers, roasters, or anyone who loves to cook.
Garnet Hill Brushed-Cotton Throw
Crafted from 100% cotton, this incredibly cozy throw blanked will be your host's new favorite living room essential. In four warm colors, you'll find one that's perfect for your dear friend this holiday season.
PackIt's Freezable Double Wine Bag
Arrive to your host's home with perfectly chilled wine, and a colorful bag to keep their bottle cool. The wine carrier features freezable gel packs to keep wine chilled for hours, whether they're headed to the beach, a picnic, or on a weekend getaway.
Joss & Main Circa Bloody Mary Garnish Divided Serving Dish
For the host who's a true bloody Mary lover, this serving dish is essential for any festive brunch spread. The clever "in a pickle" fork is paired with the sectioned tray to make DIY bloodies as easy—and adorable—as can be.
Joss & Main Circa 2 Piece Platter Set
The "butter me up" and "I'm on a roll" duo is perfect for the host who loves a good pun (and some good bread). The ceramic platter can hold brunch biscuits and scones, or supper rolls and crescents, for the ultimate holiday dining.
Joss & Main's Bar Cheese Board and Platter
Constructed from mango wood, this cheese board and cheese knife set is the perfect addition to your host's holiday spread. They'll love the lightweight feel for easy serving, and the cheesy quote will get the party started.
Smoke Tree Pinot Noir
This special bottle of vino will stand out for its silky mouthfeel, notes of cherry cola, and clean finish. Our tasters said it was incredibly easy to drink, and all agreed they'd bring it to a holiday party.