10 of the Best Hostess Gifts to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

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Now that it’s officially December (anyone else think this year flew by?!), holiday parties and events will be in full swing to bring all sorts of merriment to the season. Whether you’re visiting friends or family, it’s nice to thank the holiday host or hostess with a thoughtful gift. Food or drink is always welcome—I know I’ve never turned down cheese or chocolate—and you can add a special touch like a dish towel or cozy candle. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best options for other host and hostess gift ideas, from the food-inspired to the festive, for a range of budgets. Plus, we included a unique personalized pick, too—just be sure to order that one early so it arrives in time! Read on for 10 of the best holiday hostess gifts to give this season. 

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Levain Bakery

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Box

This luxe gift box can be purchased as a 4-, 8-, or 12-pack and includes the most delicious dark chocolate peppermint cookies that are crispy on the outside and perfectly gooey on the inside. Yum! 😍

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Trade Coffee

Gift Coffee Subscription

The perfect hostess gift for any coffee-lover, this digital subscription can be personalized to anyone's tastes with 450+ coffees to explore from 55+ indie roasters. Plus, the coffee is delivered fresh on a customized schedule and shipping is free.

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Skinny Spicy Margarita Sachets

Everyone has that one person in their life who's simply obsessed with spicy margs. Let them enjoy on the go with these convenient sachets. Just add tequila!

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Crate & Barrel

Pine Sprig Dish Towel

A new dish towel (or a set of two) is always a wonderfully practical gift, and we love the minimalistic design of this pine sprig towel that's sure to match any kitchen's decor during the holiday season.

Etsy | Sweet Water Decor

Warm and Cozy Candle

Infused with natural essential oils of orange, cinnamon, clove, vetiver, and pine, this candle from Sweet Water Decor will fill your host's home with a cozy ambience.


L'Occitane Hand Cream Trio

Winter is brutal on our skin, so this gift of high-quality hand lotions she can keep in her purse, car, or home is sure to be appreciated.

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Half Baked Harvest Every Day Cookbook

You'd be hard-pressed to find any woman not obsessed with the Half Baked Harvest Instagram account. Give your hostess the gift of 120+ delicious recipes with the newest HBH cookbook by Tieghan Gerard.

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Sparkling Wine

A bottle of wine is a classic hostess gift, but why not bring something a little different in the form of sparkling wine? Made with organic grapes and no unwanted additives, this Avaline wine's tasting notes are described as "dry, refreshing, and effervescent."

Etsy | Christmas By Design, Co.

Custom Home Ornament

This hand-painted home ornament is a thoughtful gift anyone would love to receive. All you need to do is snap (or find) a picture of the front of their house and send to the artist when ordering.

available in a variety of colors


Electric Wine Opener

Combining this with a traditional bottle of wine will take your hostess-gifting skills to the next level.

also available in black


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This post was in partnership with Levain and Trade Coffee but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.