Holidays

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14 Original Holiday Hostess Gifts

These winners won’t get regifted.

This set of wines is a collaboration between SIMI Winery and Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, and it includes a chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. A percentage of proceeds from sales goes toward The Readership, which champions diverse new authors and indie bookstores.
$45
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Duo Candlestick
Virgina Sin
This stunning candlestick holder is unique while being neutral enough to go with most decor. It’s available in several colors too, but if this isn’t quite what you had in mind, Virginia Sin has tons of other great hostess gifts like matchstick holders or bookends.
$58
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Dry winter air coupled with years of intense handwashing calls for a luxe hand cream. This one is thick and rich thanks to its blend of hydrating butters, but it sinks in quickly so hands aren’t slippery. And it’s Gwyneth approved.
$25
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What’s a better hostess gift than an amazing smelling candle? Well, five of them. This set of votives are each inspired by a place: there’s the earthy woodiness of the Adirondacks, effortless floral scents of Provence, the salty air of the Amalfi Coast and more.
$65
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It’s always a safe bet to bring a sprinkle of holiday decor as a hostess gift, especially when it’s this cute. This colorful LED trees have a vintage vibe and they light up making things very merry and bright (just note they need several batteries).
$125
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This ingenious vase is sure to get you on the hostess’ nice list. It’s reversible; one side is a cute little bud vase, and you can turn it over for a larger vase the whole bouquet will fit in.
$55
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These leggings give new meaning to the word “buttery” without breaking the bank, plus with a subtle sheen they look elevated while being oh so cozy.
$45
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Sure, you’ve probably seen gummies and tinctures, but what about CBD cookie dough? Perfect for taking the edge off holiday stress (no wine required) this dough comes ready to bake with 15mg of CBD per cookie. Plus they’re made with quality ingredients and sustainably packaged.
$48
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They’ll want to save this beautiful box of chocolates long after the sweets are gone. Inside are ganaches, pralines, and bonbons, plus four seasonal flavors like eggnog or marzipan with saffron. You can buy a box of 12 (price shown), 24, or 36.
$49
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C+B Deluxe Bundle
Cloth + Bristle
Give them the gift of a sparkling clean home. These products are made from natural ingredients like water, clay, and essential oils but they really work, plus they smell amazing.
$50
For the host who has everything, a new game is always a good idea. This one is fun for families with teens — each player has to rank a set list in order of their personal priorities. So what’s more important: pizza, selfies, or a hug?
$29.07
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Regardless of how many mugs someone has, there’s always room in the cabinet for one more. This sweet plaid one from British department store Liberty London is great on its own, or fill it with Christmas candy and wrap in cellophane for a festive treat.
$28
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Even if the host says no gifts, I firmly believe you can still bring an ornament for their tree (bonus points if it's something that reflects their interests, like a favorite food or animal). This one is felt so it won’t break and it’s made by women artisans in Nepal.
$14
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This decadent honey infused with matcha comes from a family-run bee farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Plus if you’re really cutting it close, you can snag this on Amazon Prime.
$20
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