Holiday gift guide 2014: Presents for the host or hostess

Holiday gift guide 2014: Presents for the host or hostess

Hosting a holiday party or Christmas meal for family and friends is no easy feat. Besides all cooking and cleaning, your hostess with the mostess is charged with throwing a raucous, Yuletide fête to remember for Christmases to come – talk about pressure!

It’s considered bad form to show up empty-handed, but you’ll win brownie points if you show up with a personalized gift you picked our just for him or her. It doesn’t have to be large, pricey or flashy, but it does need to come from the heart.

Show your appreciation for your host’s hard work with a stylish, thoughtful item they’re sure to love.


Considering it’s party season, a lovely libation is guaranteed to get you on everyone’s “nice” list. Sometimes, there’s no sweeter gift than George Clooney’s signature tequila or a delicious bottle of après-dinner dessert wine.

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For a BFF, go the extra mile with something she’s been coveting, like a beautiful piece of jewelry or a winter-worthy accessory. Better yet, reward her efforts with some pampering – i.e. fancy soaps for a luxurious bubble bath or a spa gift certificate for some luxe R&R.

Of course, if your pal is a natural at-home host, then there’s perhaps no better present than a monogramed cutting board or gorgeous decorative table runner – the possibilities are endless!

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