gifts for the hostess/foodie/entertainer

The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing and so is party season!  The dinners, get togethers, cocktail hours and parties have started with a vengeance, so I thought it would be fun to put together a roundup of gift ideas for the hostess or friend/family member who loves to entertain (and is always so gracious to include us on their guest list!)  A bottle of vino or a beautiful bouquet of flowers are great go-to gifts but for the holidays, I think it’s so special to take it up a notch – especially if you’re staying at friend’s or family member’s homes out of town for the holiday.  Here are a few of my favorite picks for saying thank you!

Brass cookbook stand / Cook Beautiful book / Gold cheese knives set / Preserved boxwood wreath / Wicker wrapped hurricanes / Candle / Napkins / Gilded oyster ornaments / Basketweave servers / Rattan picture frames / Gold pepper grinder / Champagne coupes / Wicker wrapped votive candle set / Marble wine cooler / Diptyque candle / Thymes Simmered Cider candle

This brass cookbook/tablet stand is a chic resting place for your favorite recipes!

Obsessed with everything Athena Calderone does; her cookbook, Cook Beautiful, would make an amazing gift for the perpetual entertainer.

This gold cheese knives set adds such a festive touch to holiday cheese and charcuterie boards.

Who wouldn’t love a preserved boxwood wreath?  

OBSESSED with these wicker wrapped vases; they double as chic candle holders, too!

Diptyque candles are such a luxury, but I think that makes them a perfect gift because not many people are willing to splurge for themselves!  Thymes Simmered Cider is my favorite holiday scented candle and is a little more affordable!

Nothing says, “thank you for having us” like blue and white blockprint napkins tied up with a bright red grosgrain ribbon!

This set of gilded oyster ornaments is so incredibly chic!

These basketweave salad servers are a beautiful addition to a holiday table setting and the price just can’t be beat!

How gorgeous are these scalloped rattan picture frames?

This gold pepper mill is so beautiful in person; pair it with some gourmet peppercorns for an extra special touch.

Love these gorgeous etched champagne coupes; your hosts will think of you every time they toast!

This set of four wicker wrapped votive holders are the perfect gift for the friend who  loves to entertain.

This marble wine cooler is one of my favorites to gift.  It doubles as a vase for flowers in a pinch and is super budget-friendly!

Happy Tuesday!


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