Give More Than Just Wine This Year: 12 Host(ess) Gifts with the Most(est)

Give More Than Just Wine This Year: 12 Host(ess) Gifts with the Most(est)

It’s the holidays, which means you might have some parties and get-togethers to attend. What to get the host or hostess? You could bring wine or flowers again, or you can give a hostess gift with the mostest. Here are 12 unique ideas to choose from.

BEE & FLOWER SOAP

One of our favorite and all-time bestselling items. This assorted pack of Bee & Flower soap will please the nose with its fragrance and the eyes with its lovely packaging. Included are sandalwood, jasmine, ginseng, and rose.

EXPANDABLE FLOWER VASE

Flowers are a lovely gift, but your host might be short on vases. Make life easier with an expandable, reusable vase. Available in a variety of colors and designs. Convenient for you to carry and for them to store.

TEAK COASTERS

You can never have too many coasters, especially at a party. Help your host with a set of coasters made of natural teak or shaped like the eternal knot, a symbol of luck and prosperity. 

SPECIALTY TEAS

The Silver Needle Tea Co. is a purveyor of luxurious, single estate teas. The leaves are hand-selected straight from plantations throughout Asia. Available are jasmine green, oolong Iron Goddess of Mercy, white peony, and Wu Yi Mountain black. You can also check out our entire tea collection.

CLASSIC "KIMONO" PRINT TEA CANISTERS

Now your host needs a place to put those two leaves! These gorgeous tea canisters are wrapped in Japanese washi paper and include an inner lid to help keep tea fresh. 

BLACK OMBRE SAKE SET

If sake is more up your host's alley, this sleek and sophisticated set might do. The 14-ounce bottle and four cups come in a matching black gift box. See more patterns and colors in our sake set collection.

ANIMAL PLANTERS

Take the Chia Pet to the next level with these adorable, easy-to-use plant kits. Available are "lapping" animal and hedgehog planters as well as these mug gardens complete with whimsical cat and hedgehog artwork.

BAMBOO SUSHI TRAY

Not just for sushi, this elegant, compact tray is perfect displaying appetizers or any “small bites.” Also available in large.

CHOPSTICKS WITH CERAMIC RESTS

Why use plain old chopstick rests when you can use rainbow-colored fortune cookies? These ceramic rests are also available in a crane design as well as black and white.

PANDA SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS

Speaking of black and white, these adorable panda salt and pepper shakers will add more than a dash of cuteness to any meal.

FLOATING LOTUS CANDLES

Lotus candles floating in a glass bowl make a gorgeous centerpiece. Available in a multitude of hues.

A LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE HACKS

This fun and useful book from Yumi Sakugawa, an award-winning comic book illustrator and author (and former Pearl River artist-in-residence), offers a wide range of advice and tips on everything from how to remove dark circles from under your eyes to throwing the perfect party on a budget to taking the ultimate afternoon power nap. Featured throughout are Yumi's dreamy and poignant hand drawings.

Want even more ideas? Check out our guide to gifts for under $20 and our collection of best gifts for under $50. Happy shopping!

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