11 Christmas Hostess Gift Ideas That Will Get You Invited Back Next Year
Not sure what to bring the host of an upcoming holiday soiree? Here's a hint: fruitcake is NOT an option, and wine is, well, kinda boring. If you aren't going to get a chance to prove yourself as host-with-the-most this holiday season, you might as well earn the title of champion gift giver to the people throwing the parties. Here are 11 unique gift ideas that should guarantee a 2014 invite. Look at you, being a fancy guest.
This terrarium from a Brooklyn-based Etsy shop comes complete with easy-to-care-for moss and succulents.
Table Terrarium with Ceramic Ring, $45, Etsy
Playing Cards Fit For a Queen
A royal deck for the glamorous card player.
Gold Playing Cards, $17, Furbish Studio
Mark down the days to Christmas by candlelight on this simple votive from Swedish boutique Black Balloon.
Doftljus Christmas, $21, Black Balloon
Floral Tea Towel
A springy handmade tea towel to cure the winter blues.
Meadow Tea Towel, $24, Etsy
The Brooklyn shop Saipua mixes all-natural, sustainable herbal soaps.
Basil Soap, $10, Saipua
This sophisticated porcelain ornament will make any tree look extra chic.
Porcelain Pinecone Ornament, $16, Leif
Chai Hot Cocoa
British chocolate purveyor Prestat creates unique candies and hot cocoa, all wrapped in some of the best packaging around.
The Maharajah’s Chai Hot Chocolate Flakes, $11, Prestat
Neutral birch candles provide the je ne sais quoi missing from your host’s centerpiece. Joyeux Noël!
Birch Candles, $4 and up, World Market