Gift Guide: For The Hostess

Every hostess will enjoy a delicious candle for their home over the holidays like these from MATOUK.

Or one of my holiday favorites - Thymes FIR candle

Since everyone has an iPad or a Kindle, how about a chic cover? Find one HERE

Give something other than wine like a bottle of truffle oil - a decadent splurge that any hostess will enjoy. Buy some HERE

Or a bottle of MOLTON BROWN hand wash in Thai Vert

Make a container of BOOZY OLIVES and you can find the stylish containers HERE

Friends of ours always send a box of homemade cheese straws and they are to.die.for! Bake up a batch, package them in a nice tin and what a perfect gift - they go so well with cocktails! RECIPE

Put together a small basket with FIG JAM, delicious CRACKERS and CHEDDAR CHEESE

Monogrammed cocktail NAPKINS that look like linen, but are actually paper. 

A set of chic NAPKIN RINGS from Sue's store at the Zhush will add holiday pop to any table top.  

Paperwhites are a holiday classic. This adorable KIT includes everything you need. 

And if you want to put something under the tree for the host (not just the hostess), a needlepoint FLASK

Cheers to the holiday season!

Top Image: Better Homes and Gardens


  1. Such great ideas Kate, especially love the idea of monogrmmed cocktail napkins,anything Molton Brown and the Matouk candles (love the packaging). Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Great ideas, Kate!! I love Molton Brown anything....and homemade cheese straws - yum!


  3. Such inspiring ideas... As always! Great post- jan

  4. Cheers to the holiday and to you! I was just pondering what I should stock up on for hostess gift this year. Great ideas! The cheese straws look delicious!

  5. Awesome gifts!! So classy.

  6. WOW! First off, thanks for the shout out. Secondly you can buy me a gift any time, LOVE every single one here, and I too like to buy food gifts, can't go wrong! Now I need to go eat breakfast, absolutely starving...boozy olives? YUM:)

  7. These are such great gifts. Love the Molton Brown - with a set of antique tea towels - what a perfect gift.
    Thanks for the great ideas.
    xo E + J

  8. My Uncle just got me some truffle oil he picked up on Newbury Street and it's awesome! Great gift suggestions. (He must be reading your blog)! xo