Why give a generic bottle of wine or a scented candle when something more personalized can be just as easy and under $50? Our stylists are elevating the traditional hostess gift with some of their favorite things to help you buy more thoughtfully this holiday season, especially when the hostess is a good friend and you know just the type of gift that will fit her style seamlessly.
We’ve got a gift idea for every type of holiday hostess in your life, from the busy mom who needs a daily planner to the weekend warrior who has the perfect bag for everything. Knowing that you took the time to pick something out just for her, your hostess will feel extra special and appreciated.
1. For the Adventurer
This Ready for Anything Pouch from Anthropologie is leather with a beautiful cotton lining and includes a pen and pockets for everything under the sun–your friend’s cell phone, credit cards, passport…for wherever the wind takes her.
2. For the Communicator
“Hello? This is your friend’s adorable new phone case calling.” Jewel tones are in the middle of a comeback, so help keep your hostess with the mostest (phone calls) on trend with Recover’s Gemstone iPhone Case for 6/7/8 & 6/7/8 Plus.
3. For the Organizer
It’s one thing to have a planner, it’s another to have one with motivational quotes, stickers, and art prints throughout. For the woman who has everything (on her plate), get her a 2018 I Am Very Busy Agenda from the girl geniuses at BAN.DO, so not a single engagement falls through the cracks.
4. For the Individualist
This Monogram Tassel Keychain from Anthropologie is a simple way to give a customized gift without the lead time of going through a local monogramer. For friends who like to stand out from the crowd, it’s a personalized touch to keys or a clutch.
5. For the Cold-Natured (But Warm-Hearted)
What’s the saying–cold hands, warm heart? Grab some warm and snuggly winter separates for that friend who’s always cold…you know, the one who sneakily adjusts the thermostat up. Choose (left to right) from these Fringed Gloves from UGG, a Fringed Wrap Scarf from Anthropologie, or a Classic Cable Beanie from Michael Kors.
6. For the Party Girl
Friends don’t let friends tote wine without a cute clutch carrier. This Wine Purse from Picnic at Ascot looks like a typical clutch from the outside, but is insulated to keep its contents at the right serving temperature. It also comes in a fun assortment of colors (black and white pictured).
Hostess Gifts: For the Fashion Lovers
We put together a special list of hostess gift ideas especially for the fashionistas in our lives. We think one of these will help you check one off your gift list for the most stylish gal you know.
1. A Fashion Coffee Table Book
Left to right: The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior; Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age by Graydon Carter; and All in Good Taste by Kate Spade New York.
2. Elegant Jewelry
Chrislen Collar from Stella & Dot
3. A Functional Handbag
Candace Velvet Crossbody by Sam Edelman
4. Statement Earrings
Ball Drop Earrings by Lord & Taylor
5. A Fashion Art Print
6. A Whimsical Bracelet
Mother-of-Pearl, Crystal and Leather Bracelet by Lucky Brand