Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

The days of holiday brunches and dinner parties are upon us, and with that comes that last-minute stress of buying hostess gifts. My tip? Buy as many as you can in advance so you have extras on hand when you’re in a pinch. Cute presents like this striped mug (only $25!) or a fabulous gold-rimmed martini pitcher ($49) are universal enough that most hostesses will love them! Or, if you know you have a party coming up, buy a more personalized gift in advance (like chambray coozies or a sticky note pad), so the game of scrambling day-of is no longer a thing.

I’ve rounded up a big ole’ list of both generic and personalized hostess gifts in all price ranges in today’s post.

While we’re on the topic of gifts, I’m doing something a little different this year for my gift guides (starting with this one). I will be creating separate tabs in my shop page for each guide. This one is already there (as well as my on-going his, hers, and home lists), and I will be adding lots more soon!

My favorite online gift guides:
Mark & Graham– For great personalized gifts at all price ranges. They do the thinking for you and have sections not only for him, her, and kids but they’ve added groups like coworkers, couples, new moms, hostesses, clients, and travelers.

ShopbopNot only do they curate the usual categories, but they have a whole section on order-by dates so you get your gifts in time for whatever holiday you’re celebrating.

Nordstrom– They divide gifts into four categories: Him, her, kids, and home… And then by price: Under $50, under $100, stocking stuffers, and luxury gifts. They have a great selection for kids and guys which can be hard to find.

J.Crew– Love how they have it laid out. They separate it into him, her, boys, girls, and under $50 for those stocking stuffers. Plus each section is organized by color which makes for fun scrolling!

My picks for the holiday hostess:

1. But First Coffee Mug $18

2. Faux Fur Throw $149

3. Diptyque Votive Set $90

4. Candle $24

5. Personalized Sticky Note Cube $39

6.  Desk Calendar $20

7. Martini Pitcher $45

8. Yes Way Rosé Candy $20

9. Monogrammed Glasses $63

10. Awesome Candle $59

11. Oh My God Tray $22

12. Gray Malin Beaches $40

13. Mug $25

14. Copper Ice Bucket $129

15. Room Spray $65

16.Topiary $68

17. Personalized Drink Wrapper $35

18. Gold S’well Bottle $42

19. Slippers $140

20. The Year of Cozy $25 (not pictured)

21. Wine Bags $18 (not pictured)

22. Gingham Dessert Plates $59 (not pictured)


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  1. splash of preppy said:

    Great picks for every budget! Thanks for sharing.
    xo elle //

    11.15.16 · Reply
  2. Sweetie Jacks said:

    LOVE the fuzzy leopard print flats! I may have to get those for myself! haha. And Diptyque is one of my all time favorites!

    11.15.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      No they’re SO good. I have a pair 🙂

      11.16.16 · Reply
  3. Katie said:

    The dyptique Baies spray is everything! I have the eau de parfum and get endless compliments

    11.15.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Oooh I should try it as my next scent. I love the candles but never thought to wear it as my perfume!

      11.16.16 · Reply
  4. Lauren Schully said:

    Love this list! Candles are always my go-to gift!
    Xo Lauren

    11.15.16 · Reply
  5. Diana Pearl said:

    I know I would be thrilled to get any of these if I were hosting a party — especially the Dyptique candles! Love these picks.

    x Diana //

    11.15.16 · Reply
  6. Jess @ Just Jess said:

    I love all of these ideas and would be thrilled to receive any as a hostess, especially those slippers. Gorgeous! Jess at Just Jess

    11.15.16 · Reply
  7. CelebratingthisLife said:

    If you showed up at my house with those slippers, I would make you anything you want for dinner! 😀 xx Rox-Anne,

    11.15.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Hahah right? They’re pretty amazing 🙂 I have a pair myself

      11.16.16 · Reply
  8. Virginia Merati said:

    Big fan of everything on this list! I gifted myself several of those topiaries this year for my fireplace and receive endless compliments.

    11.15.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Ditto! I have mine on the entryway table and everyone always asks about them. They’re so great!

      11.16.16 · Reply
  9. Meagan said:

    Love all these gifts!

    11.18.16 · Reply