The holidays bring the most luxurious and entertaining parties of the year.  Wine is a nice gift, but it can get overdone.  If you want to impress that special hostess with an elaborate thank you for a great party or a holiday stay at a friend or family member’s house, check out these options of hostess gifts.


Noel Deluxe Gift Set ($250), Simone LeBlanc

For that truly special hostess gift give a Noel Deluxe Gift Set.  Indulge her with two scented candles from Cire Trudon, founded in 1643 and the oldest still active candle maker in the world, and Cyrnos delicately perfumed matches.  Also included in this treasure box of goodies are two decadent chocolate bars, Daybreak and Moonrise by Simone LeBlanc and Valerie Confections; a Hawkins NY brass and enamel bowl; Theory 11 Foil Stamped Ivory Playing cards; limited edition Hot Chocolate; a dried floral bundle; and a handmade keepsake wood box and inspirational quote.




Heritage Oval Tray ($240), Neiman Marcus

Give her a beautiful handcrafted tray made of mango wood with a beautiful metal inlaid design.  Great for serving, or it can be used as a decorative tray year-round in the home.  This is a hostess gift that will be remembered, cherished and used repeatedly.




Alpaca throw ($129), CB2

Made in Peru, this soft and chic Alpaca throw will be a hit with any hostess. ¬†40‚ÄĚx60‚ÄĚ with fringe. ¬†Great for cuddling up on a chilly evening.




La Maison du Chocolat truffles ($96), Saks Fifth Avenue

Indulge her sweet tooth with a luscious assortment of dark chocolate truffles from France dusted with colored cocoa one of the best hostess gifts.  The four flavors include 12 caramel, 12 black currant, 12 citrus fruit, and 12 dark chocolate.  Chocoholics rejoice.


Fireworks Napkin Rings ($80, set of 4), Frontgate

That special hostess will love one or more sets of designer Kim Seybert’s Fireworks Napkin Rings.  Sold in sets of four and hand beaded with metallic beads in a variety of sizes, these square napkin holders are sure to be a hit with even the most discriminating hostess.


Written by DLX contributor Larraine Stacey.

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