Whether you're headed across town or across the country, chances are you'll be a guest in someone's home at some point this holiday season. If you're panicked about what to give your host or hostess (or tired of the same ol', same ol'!), we've got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite hostess gifts this holiday season that are sure to be well-received.
"What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?"
1) Fat Toad Farm Caramel Apple Kit
Once you have a taste of Fat Toad Farm's caramel, you're going to want one of these kits for yourself, too! They have been perfecting the art of traditional goat’s milk caramel and artisanal cheeses in Vermont since 2007. Their Caramel Apple Kit includes includes an 8 oz. jar of Cinnamon Goat’s Milk Caramel, 4 hand-stamped wooden skewers, and a recipe card. Available in store and online!
Handmade in Vermont, the Farmhouse Pottery Cheese Stone is quite possibly the most versatile gift you could give to someone (or yourself!). It’s perfect for baking brie, popping a pizza in the oven, or even using cold out of the freezer. Chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone?!
4) Zodax Gold Leaf Cheese Spreader Set
These seasonally-appropriate spreaders will elevate any cheese plate just by coming to the party. Their intricate detailing gives them a high-end look, while their stainless steel construction ensures they'll be in use for years to come. Available in store and online!
5) Izola Gold Cocktail Shaker
The cocktail shaker is a classic icon of sophistication and revelry... and a must-have for any home bar. After a long day, it’s the tool you need to concoct the perfect cocktail and pour it in style. This 24-ounce gold cocktail shaker is guaranteed to draw attention in your bar or kitchen. Available in store and online!
6) Metal Cocktail Straws
These copper-plated stainless steel cocktail straws are the perfect accent for any drink - Bloody Marys, Moscow Mules, anything requiring a blender! (You can also use them in non-alcoholic things - we checked.) They're chic, environmentally friendly, and look great in a glass! We have a variety of sizes and colors, including silver and gold! Available in store and online.
7) Belle & Union Tea Towel Set
Add flavor and flair to any kitchen with this vintage-inspired kitchen utensil tea towel set. Each towel has a different print (mixers, scales, and utensils) and can be bleached without affecting the color. They're packaged in a white-washed berry basket and tied with twine - perfect for gifting! Available in store and online!
8) LAFCO candles
If you think candles are a boring hostess gift, think again. LAFCO takes pride in elevating the everyday into something naturally luxurious. You can't go wrong with one of their Limited Edition scents, like Crimson Berry or Winter Balsam. We carry a wide variety of LAFCO candles, including several of their Limited Edition holiday scents and difficult-to-find votive sizes! Available in store and online!
9) Men's Society In-Laws Survival Kit
Dreading the holidays? This godsend of a tin has your back. It contains with a stress temple rub to calm you before you even get there, a relaxing bath oil for when you get alone time, a forgive & forget pillow spray, a set of earplugs to block out the snoring, and a chill pill. We're sure it won't be that bad, though! Available in store and online!