Monday, December 19, 2011

10 Best Hostess Gifts

Not only do we host during the holiday season but we go to others for the holidays, if it is a cocktail party, holiday party, Christmas party or new years party one is always wondering what to bring to the hostess.  99% of the time most people bring a bottle of wine since that is pretty safe.  But why not get a little creative and bring one of these items for your hostess during the holiday season, I would love to get any of these items.

What do you usually bring to the hostess?

Also here is a list of other gift ideas from previous years.

  1. Salted Caramels from Jon Boy – $8.99. – TheseSeattle made caramels are amazing. They are made with local cream, organic sugar, fleur de sel and organic brown-rice syrup by former local Whole Foods employee Jonathan Sue and business partner Jason Alm, these little boxes of 15 or so caramels pack in a whole lot of happiness. Today they are only selling these locally inSeattle, but you can get them online, and let me tell you, your hostess will not be disappointed.
  2. Black Tea Assortment Gift Tin from Mighty Leaf – $17.56 – This is my favorite tea these days and I always order my tea from there.  You can get all kinds of flavors and always very good.
  3. Infused Truffle Olive Oil – $23.95 – I think this is a great gift, we all use olive oil and sometimes I have a hard time buying myself some fancy olive oil and always end up with the basic.  However, I love getting this as s gift.
  4. Made in America Cookbook – $27.70 – An amazing cookbook which is a celebration of the contemporary American food landscape. 100 recipes by world’s leading chefs. Each recipe is enhanced with an introduction that includes the background and origin of the dish and a unique profile of the chef who has undertaken it, as well as sumptuous photographs of the dish, chef, and restaurant. Great cookbook for a chef at home.
  5. Eggs/Snaps Cups –  $29 – Why not get something very Swedish from Splendidwillow Avenue with a set of adorable Egg cups. Every breakfast table/tray deserves some fancy egg cups.
  6. Cucina Hand Soap Set – $42 – Love this soap in the kitchen. They come in all different flavors.  The scents are always refreshing and softens hands while bringing a Mediterranean touch to the surrounding decor of your kitchen.
  7. Cote Bastide Amber Crystal Potpourri – $42 – When you open this they look like a mix of amber and sea glass.  Almost like brining a box of gemstones but with amazing scent.
  8. Italian Herb Garden – $49.95 – What a great idea to have a little herb garden inside your house during the winter season.  I always forget to transfer mine inside.
  9. Truffles from Fran’s Chocolate – $50.00 – These amazing truffles makes anyone happy.  A complete assortment of handmade truffles and award-winning salt caramels. These are my new favorite chocolates on order.  I received these as a gift last year for Christmas and they were delicious.  Today if I want to send chocolates as a gift I go to Fran’s, perfect hostess gift.
  10. Laurent-Perrier Brut Rose with Gift Box – $59.99 – Laurent-Perrier Rose is the best-selling roseChampagne in the world and it is one of the few roses still made by the traditional “saignee” method. Fabulous Champagne to give to your hostess.

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15 Responses to “10 Best Hostess Gifts”

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    Splendid Willow — December 19, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    I want the cook book!

    Thank you for the shout-out! The egg cups have been flying off the shelves!

    But I clearly need to take you to Brugge Chocolates! Thank me later. (:



    • Delishhh replied: — December 19th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      Monika – I was at Brugge Chocolate after you told me about it – i must not have the fancy chocolate taste, they were good but i prefer Franz and Marabou from IKEA 🙂

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    Liz — December 19, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Excellent ideas! Stumbled!

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    Feast on the Cheap — December 19, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I’ve always wanted a windowsill herb garden – they’re so pretty (and so useful!)

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    Divya — December 19, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    Loving your roundup of hostess gifts – a great list to use this holiday season for unique gifts. I really love no. 5 – so adorable!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 19, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    I would love to receive any of those but the chocolate and champagne are at the top of my list for sure!

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    Gien China — December 19, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    I was going to order the tea set for my mother and law but ended up just sending it to my own house, im sure I can find something for her at the dollar store down the street.

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    Tenny — December 19, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Thank you for the idea!!I hope this can help me pick mine…

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    Rosa — December 20, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    Great ideas! I love the black and white cups.

    Happy Holidays!



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    Oh, It's Just Perfect! — December 20, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    This is a great list! I’m going to try that tea 😉

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    carolinaheartstrings — December 20, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Great ideas. I would love any of these. Come over and visit. We have a wonderful pimento cheese quiche appetizer for the holiday season. Merry Christmas.

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    Micky — December 21, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Looks really delicious!!I love this post…

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    Kellie — December 26, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Gifts are important especially to kids…This is a help…Thank you!!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — December 29, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    I missed this post, but just wanted to say you always pick great gift ideas! You have good tastes and I hope you do this every occasion…. I’m really terrible at picking gifts. 🙁

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    Katherine Martinelli — December 30, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    Such a great round-up of gifts! Thanks for the great ideas!

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