2019 Hostess Gift Guide

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, we've got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite hostess gifts that are sure to be well-received.

"it is not the quantity of the meat but the cheerfulness of the guests which makes the feast."

- edward hyde, 1st earl of clarendon


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!


Once you have a taste of Fat Toad Farm's caramel, you're going to want a jar for yourself, too. Its creamy caramel richness combines with the subtle tang of goat's milk to create an utterly unique, not-too-sweet dessert sauce that pairs perfectly with ice cream, fruit, and cheeses. Available in Classic Caramel, Salted Bourbon, Irish Whiskey Cream, and Spicy Dark Chocolate - in store and online!

3) farmhouse pottery cheese stone

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?! Available in store and online.

4) 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!

5) metal cocktail straws

These brass-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.

6) farmhouse pottery laurel pie dish

The Farmhouse Pottery Laurel Pie Dish offers durability, easy cleanup, and beautiful presentation. Whether you opt for sweet or savory, the scalloped rim makes every recipe more special. It's the perfect starting point for pies and quiches. Available in store and online.

7) black ink "what's for dinner?" notepad

It's the most-often asked question of the day, and any chef will appreciate this high-quality, heavyweight notepad for their meal planning and grocery lists. Pair it with its matching luxe Lucite box to keep everything neat and tidy! Available in store and online.

these are just a few of our favorites...

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