Gift Guide: The Hostess

Gifts for the (virtual) entertainer!

Gift Guide: The Hostess


Next up for gift ideas are a range of items for the ultimate hostess. While she might not be entertaining quite as much in 2020 as she would have hoped…you are still sure to win her over with delightful, entertaining essentials that she will surely use soon enough once we can all safely gather together again around the table. 


I just love this line of colorful glassware that is available in a wide range of hues from blue to greens and oranges. A sure way to brighten up any table!

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Talk about a chic ice bucket – the perfect way to elevate any bar set up!

Decorative Leaf Plates by Tory Burch

I love this lettuce-ware inspired set; it feels old school and chic in the best way!


I can’t get over how fun these napkins are from party planner extraordinaire, Rebecca Gardner’s, new shop. We love a ‘dresser’ in our house.

*If you are not familiar with a ‘Dresser’ – it is a drink you have while getting ready/dressed for the night. What could be better!

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I just love all the fun (and cheeky!) stationery from Dear Annabelle. And with their chic boxes – you almost don’t even need to wrap it. These superlative place cards would make perfect conversation starters for any party!

Blue Gingham Apron from Heather Taylor Home

I don’t think I ever saw a gingham pattern that I did not immediately love!

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Because who doesn’t need a little more wicker in their life / or a few more placemats.

Heart Cocktail Napkins by Elizabeth Lake

If you are searching for embroidered tabletop linens, look no further than the beautiful yet modern designs from Elizabeth Lake.

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I don’t know about you but I feel like I keep seeing twisted candles all over Instagram but I could not find a good source. After some googling and searching, I found these beautiful twisted candles on etsy and quickly ordered a few for the holidays!


I suspect that your giftee not only loves a great dinner party but maybe is also a game night as well?!

If she happens to already play Mahjong or is looking for a new hobby – this gift could win you some serious bonus points! The new Texas based brand is taking a fun twist on the classic tile game. My mom taught me how to play at the beginning of the pandemic and lets just say, I have this set on my wish list 😉


Of course every hostess will have you eat by candlelight; so she needs a well stocked supply of votive lights.

Ruby Bloom Hand-Painted Plate by The Ark Elements

The ultimate entertainer can never have too much dinnerware, so I am sure she would be thrilled to receive this beautiful set.

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I think we often forget about bud vases – instead thinking that we need a large centerpiece of flowers. But sometimes a mix of votives and small bud vases can be just as striking!


I have been eyeing Laguna B’s beautiful glass for ages, each piece is handblown in Murano, Venice.

Four Aces Dinner Plate by The Avenue

Any bridge players out there? This set of plates would be the perfect gift for any card player.

Faux Orchid in Wicker Cachepot by Aerin

Of course, fresh flowers are always preferred but sometimes florals like orchids can be so persnickety so a faux floral can fill in 😉


As the ultimate hostess, she needs to be ready for anything, so give her the gift of worry free entertaining by having this red wine stain remover on hand.

We own this and I can tell you from experience 😉 it really works!


The perfect multi-purpose kitchen item – created so that one side can be used for entertaining as a charcuterie board and the other as a regular daily cutting board in your kitchen.

Hand-painted Coral Pitcher by Pomelo Casa

These beautiful hand-painted ceramics from southern Spain come in a wide range of hues and are perfect for everything from a classic pitcher to a vase for flowers.


How chic are these vintage inspired matchbooks? For just $10 they would make a great little stocking stuffer.


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