10 Holiday Host Gifts That Won't Scream "I Grabbed This on My Way Here"

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Whether it's an intimate dinner party or a holiday gathering, entertaining can be both fun and overwhelming for a host. If you want to get your favorite hostess a token of your appreciation, wine or dessert will always do the trick, but there are other unique options out there that are sure to impress as well.

From artisanal olive oil to stylish coasters, dried florals, and beyond, there are tons of options out there that'll thank the hostess in style—and certainly secure your invitation to the next gathering.

Here, the best hostess gifts.

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UrbanStems The Juneau

The Juneau
The Juneau.


When it comes to hostess gifts, you can't go wrong with flowers—especially if it's a gorgeous dried bouquet like UrbanStems' Juneau arrangement. The bouquet includes thistle, lavender, mini pampas, bunny tails, broom bloom, and eucalyptus, offering a stunning pop of color any hostess would be happy to receive.

The bouquet comes with a white ceramic vase, so you won't have to worry if the recipient doesn't have one already. Plus, since the stems are all dried, they're easy to care for and will last longer than traditional floral bouquets.

Brightland Awake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Brightland Awake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Your favorite hostess will appreciate a bottle of Brightland's Awake Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The artisan olive oil can be enjoyed with tons of dishes, like soups and stews, pasta, bread, potatoes, chicken, roasted vegetables, and fried eggs—in fact, the lucky recipient will probably want to use it immediately. It comes in a 12.7-ounce glass bottle that'll sit pretty on anyone's counter between uses, and it also available in other varieties in case you want to gift more than one.

Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker

Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker
Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker.

Williams Sonoma

Le Creuset's Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker is a great addition to any hostess' cookware collection. The stoneware piece is offered in a variety of colors and can be used to make a selection of dishes, so it'll get tons of use.

The 9-inch square baker features two handles and a fitted lid, making it easy to cook, store, and serve anything from baked mac and cheese to a delicious dessert. Though it makes for a thoughtful present in itself, you can take it one step further and break it in with your favorite dessert as an added gift.

Haus Pomegranate Rosemary

Pomegranate Rosemary
Pomegranate Rosemary .


If you typically bring a beverage to a gathering, consider a bottle of Haus's newest flavor, Pomegranate Rosemary. The apéritif combines flavors of pomegranate and berries with juniper and rosemary for a truly unique flavor.

One of the best parts about Haus's flavors is they can be enjoyed in different ways. It's recommended to use Pomegranate Rosemary with sparkling water, champagne, or as the base to a warm cocktail, but your favorite hostess can use it however they see fit.

Rifle Paper Co. Tea Towel

Tea Towel
Tea Towel.

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co.'s Tea Towel is a small token any hostess is sure to get tons of use out of. The cotton towel features a screen-printed floral design that'll look like a little piece of art hanging in any kitchen. It's sold individually and offered in two floral colors—blue or multicolor. The towels feature a loop for easy hanging and can be thrown in the washer after hosting a gathering.

Anthropologie Composite Agate Cheese Board

Composite Agate Cheese Board

Courtesy of Anthropologie

No party is complete without a cheese and cracker spread, and Anthropologie's Composite Agate Cheese Board will certainly get the job done in style. The stunning round design is handcrafted from natural agate and will add a welcome pop of color to any gathering.

The 9.5-inch board is handmade, so recipients can expect slight variations between each board—essentially, each piece is one-of-a-kind. The board is a bit on the pricier side, but it makes for a beautiful gift your loved one will use for years to come.

Punch The Mini Bar Cocktail Recipe Book Collection

The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes
The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes.


Punch's The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes Collection is a practical yet fun gift any hostess will be able to use. The collection includes eight books with recipes using a variety of alcohol types—tequila & mezcal, sherry, vodka, rum, champagne, gin, amaro, and whiskey.

Each book features a decorative cover that'll sit pretty on a coffee table or kitchen counter, and the entire set comes in a gray slipcase for easy storage if they prefer to keep them on a shelf. While the miniature notebooks feature tons of cocktail recipes, there are also blank pages to jot down any new ideas of their own.

L'or de Seraphine Mansour Marrakech Ceramic Candle

Mansour Marrakech Ceramic Candle
Mansour Marrakech Ceramic Candle .


Hosting can be stressful, so a candle like L'or de Seraphine's Mansour Marrakech makes for a thoughtful gift. The candle blends scents of citrus, clove, green tea, amongst others, making for a relaxing fragrance that'll work in just about any room.

The candle is made with a cotton wick and is free of pthalates and parabens. It's offered in two sizes and is contained in a decorative ceramic vessel that'll stun on any dining table, kitchen counter, or shelf. Plus, it arrives in a matching patterned box as well, making it easy to gift.

CB2 Flo Marble and Brass Coasters

Coasters .


A hostess can always use more coasters, and CB2's Flo Marble and Brass set is a great option. The set includes four marble and brass coasters that include pieces of blue lapiz, pink stone, black kadappa, green pizer, and mother of pearl, making each piece unique. Plus, the handmade set arrives in gift packaging, so it's ready for your next gathering.

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Hand-blown Colored Wine Glasses (Set of 6)


One can never have too many wine glasses—especially if they're a rosy color design by Estelle Colored Glass. The set includes a duo of stemmed wine glasses that are 16.5 ounces and will brighten up any tablescape. The glasses are made of handblown glass and are available in tons of colors, so you can either stick with a cohesive color scheme or mix-and-match your favorites.

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Jamie Weissman is an associate commerce editor for MyDomaine. From housewarming gifts to holiday hosting essentials, she's covered a variety of holiday and gifting topics and knows what makes a product great.