On This Entertaining Day Of Christmas My Thoughtful Guests Gave To Me: Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Holiday hostess gift ideas abound as we find ourselves deep in the holiday party and get together season.  Allow me to add a few more to the list.

Let’s Holiday Hostess Gifts Ideas!


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Dinner Diaries


dinner-diaries-hostess-giftR.S. Germany (19th Century) Porcelain and Hand Painted Sugar and Creamer   ~  Rogers & Hamilton Raphael Sugar Spoon ~  Antique Mercury Glass Pillar Holder ~  Dinner Diaries  ~  Metallic Rimmed Marbleized Appetizer Plates  ~ Ceramic Pineapple 

Elegant is a state of mind, and even the most casual of casual gatherings can be a stunningly elegant affair when a place is set for personal style at the head of the table.

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Holiday hostess gift ideas

Cocktails at Christmas


Plantation Pride Red Gift Box  ~ Leopard Print Ice Bucket ~ Godinger Serenade Peanut Dish  ~ Cocktail Utensils Set ~  Caspari Wild Christmas Guest Towels

It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails, and it’s always chic o’clock with these Cocktails at Christmas holiday hostess gift ideas.

ornament_giftDesign Sponge

Poker Night


Bicycle Playing Cards ~ Chocolate Gold CoinsGodinger Roulette 2 Piece Cheese Tray Set  ~  Assorted Snacks

Don’t forget the host!  Hit the jackpot with a game night themed gift for the host.


Seasons Greetings

“Seasons” Greetings!  I love the scent and the idea of a rosemary Christmas tree.  I would always use one at the antique shop during the holidays for the visual and aroma effect.  One of my best clients looked forward to holiday open house and what I called the annual Hopefully Classic Rosemary Rub.

What’s the Hopefully Classic Rosemary Rub you ask?

Gently rub the rosemary leaves with both hands for holiday good luck and health, and the fragrance from the tree stays with you- a holiday bonus. A Christmas tree shaped rosemary tree is festive function at its aromatic best.

blue-wrapped-gifts-carolyn-roehmCarolyne Roehm

Bon Appétit

bulldogScot Meacham Wood

bon-appetitMastering the Art of French CookingChristmas French Bulldog Tea Towel ~ French Bulldog Cookie Jar ~  Heritage Stoneware Cocotte by Le Creuset

Ooh la la cooks up the c’est si bon.  Whimsical works deliciously well in the kitchen, especially at the holidays.

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Tinsel and Teatime 

hostess-tea-giftTwinings Earl Grey Tea ~ Oro Porcelain Teapot ~ Stoneware Teacup ~ Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Home Candle ~ Ginkgo Gold Foil Notecards

In these hustling and bustling holiday times, taking a teatime out to relax with a cup of tea, author a handwritten note of greetings or thanks to a friend or client, or to enjoy the scent of a favorite candle in a session of aroma therapy is holiday highly suggested.

The key to a great hostess gift is one that reflects a sense of style and ‘with you in mind’ thoughtfulness.

Love your style!

With Gift In Hand Holiday Edition: Hostess Gift Ideas

Holiday gatherings are on the calendar, which means thoughts of holiday hostess gift ideas dance in the heads and minds of many a holiday party invitee.  Being invited to a holiday soiree flatters the festive in all of us. Get the party started by presenting the hostess a with you in mind gift.

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I’ve searched and found several holiday hostess gift ideas I think worthy of suggestion.  After all, it is that time of year, and the gift really is in the giving.  Good holiday times and good holiday hospitality is always in season!

hostess gift ideasHomemade and Delicious Plate ~ Red and White Kitchen Linens ~ Mrs. Meyer’s Peppermint Scent Dish Soap ~ Peppermint Hand Cream

I love to give a gift collection where each item carries out a central theme. The inspiration provided by the red and white colors associated with peppermint candy, the official unofficial candy of Christmas, make putting together a holiday dishes gift set a treat.


What a great idea for the host or hostess  who bakes.  The Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown bundt pan collection offers impressive designs and produces a beautifully sculpted cake.


Set of 6 Victorian Floral Spray Bone Dishes by Meroer

Antique bone dishes are beautiful in appearance and unique in thought. I have collected bone dishes for years, and discovered they are not only beautiful, but quite handy.  Bone dishes make great jewelry holders, bedside table holders for readers, or table accessory.


Mud Pie Circa Holiday Spreader Set

Hand stamped spreaders spread delicious and good cheer.

fresh-cream-philosophy1philosophy i think you are wonderful set

Help the hostess melt away holiday stress with a holiday gift set of friendly scentiment.  She will know exactly how wonderful you think she is.

wedgewood-pen1Wedgwood Jasperware Ballpoint Pen

Gorgeous and glam desk accessories get the hostess gift job done.

french-bulldog-glam-pencil-holderFrench Bulldog Pen Holder

Holiday gatherings with friends and gifts that express love, thanks and appreciation enhance the spirit of the season!

Love your style!