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Holiday Hostess Gifts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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