It’s the most wonderful (and busiest and most stressful) time of the year! For anyone who has ever hosted a holiday soiree, you know that seeing your guests smiling and having fun is all the thanks you need… but that doesn’t mean you’d ever say no to an actual thank you gift. This year, put yourself in the hosts’ shoes and arrive in style (translation: bearing presents like Santa) to ensure that you properly show your gratitude for a good time and never fall off their “nice” list. The hostess in your life is sure to love these gifts.
1. Thank You Bag Planter & Plant from Hello Happy Plants | $55
If you need a unique way to say thank you to the hosts who have everything, this one’s got it in the bag… or at least it looks a lot like a bag. Each handpainted ceramic planter comes complete with an easy-to-care-for air plant to give them a living reminder of your gratitude.
2. Polaroid Originals Gold 600 Camera Available at CB2 | $169
We all know a picture is worth a thousand words but, in this digital age, an actual physical printed picture is worth about a million. For those special holiday occasions, gift your favorite party-thrower a flashy new accessory to snap the night away in style.
3. Lapcos Masks | $14 for 5
Because who doesn’t love a good face mask? Total baller move: have a package of these bad boys delivered to your host’s house before the party so they can include it as part of their getting ready ritual. They leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and ready for all the party pictures to be taken.
4. Keep Truckin’ Gift Box from Morning Light Studios | $45
Encourage your favorite host or hostess to take a load off and rest those tired feet as soon as their guests go home with this gift box. Featuring motivational socks (yes—that’s a thing!), herbal foot balm and other fun goodies, this box really steps up anyone’s gratitude game.
5. Soothe Massage Gift Card | $109 for Single
Imagine you’ve just thrown a party or hosted your first Thanksgiving. Now imagine that, in the aftermath, you could pull up an app and have a masseuse knocking on your door in a matter of hours. Soothe is the de-stressing gift that just keeps on giving.
6. Etoile d’Armenie Incense Burner Available at Midland | $30
Incense can breathe new life into any space, but it becomes smell-o-vision-style art when burned in a dish this chic. Leave it to the French to craft a geometric ceramic eye-catcher for something so soul cleansing—even the book of burning papers is pretty. We RSVP yes to this gift all day.
7. Rainbow Stripe Linen Hand Towel from Lief | $28
Fact: Some of the most stylish homes have the saddest hand towels. Although not the most exciting, splurging on unique linens is worth it. This rainbow striped number is something your host would probably never buy themselves, but it’ll make them smile each time they reach for it.
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