Heading to Christmas and New Years Eve parties? Need holiday hostess gifts? Here are some fun and thoughtful ideas that will impress any host or hostess.
I love the City Maps glassware that The Uncommon Green sells. A huge selection of cities are available in both rocks and pint glasses. You can purchase glasses representing where someone lives currently, or their hometown.
Have a girl friend who loves the Gilmore Girls and Gossip Girl? Lindzi at The Trendy Sparrow makes the most fun mugs and art prints with sayings from the shows.
Looking for a gift for the host? The Tie Bar has affordable men’s accessories that are sold online and at their Armitage pop up in Chicago. Gift sets including a tie, a pocket square, and socks are just $35 – and you can create your own combination online or in store.
I posted a photo of my new Anthropologie initial mug on Instagram and several people chimed in to ask where I purchased it – a sure sign that it’s a hit. Anthropologie has stores all over the place, and these mugs are only $10.
Flowers are always appreciated, and Kalla has the most gorgeous blooms. The flowers come in impressive packaging and you have the option of adding wine and chocolates to your order.
This Golden Gate Bridge Serving Tray would be a pricier gift (it’s $119) but it is too cool to be left off the list.
Perhaps the most affordable and easiest to personalize gift to give a friend is to pick out a Christmas tree ornament. Crate and Barrel has a massive selection of ornaments for under $5. I especially love the glitter glass pinecones.
Looking for a humorous gift that gives back? ManCans are just that. ManCans are candles for men, with fun scents like Bacon, Sawdust, Cigar, New Car, and Campfire. Each candle is made in a soup can. The folks behind ManCans donate soup to local soup kitchens, and then recycle the can as a vessel for the candle. The coolest part? ManCans was started by a 13 year old boy in 2010.
Food is always a great gift too. Bringing breakfasts for the party hosts to enjoy the day after the party is a considerate gift. An egg casserole is easy to put together and reheats well the next day. Cinnamon rolls are great too!
Happy holiday partying everyone!