We know what happens as the holiday season goes on. Your social schedule quickly fills up and it seems like every other day you’re penciling in a new Christmas fête or holiday soirée. Though these parties are fun, they can also come with a lot of stress. Forget remembering the directions to get to the party or planning the outfit you’re going to wear — what about the host/hostess gift!?
The gift you bring needs to simultaneously say thank you and be something special that stands out in a sea of wine bottles and generic candles. At the same time, it can’t require too much effort or planning because, let’s be real, you’re a busy woman with a lot of parties to attend. Make your gift one less thing to think about and go for one of these easy options that will feel more special and personalized than the average peppermint bark. Bring along one of these gifts to all your holiday parties, and never be stressed by your growing social schedule again.
A bottle of wine is the go-to gift for a reason. It's easy (you can stock up on your weekly grocery store run) and who doesn't like wine!? If you prefer bringing bottles of rosé or prosecco to all your holiday parties, take 5 minutes to make your go-to gift a little more special. Order labels for easy-to-apply personalization that will impress hosts and party-goers alike.
Soap and hand lotion as host gifts are by no means revolutionary. However, combine the two into a rinse-free hand wash that's as moisturizing as lotion and you have the perfect gift your host has probably never thought to get herself. Byredo's formula is focused on exotic and refreshing scents
and is more sophisticated and luxurious than it is practical.
For the couple who has it all, go for a chic white marble cheese board and serving tray that they can (and will want to) use that night. They'll be so touched by the personalize detail, you'll definitely get the invite to next year's party.
Another fun take on the traditional go-to wine bottle gift is an ornament version that's as festive as it is pretty. They'll think of you whenever they see it hanging on their tree (long after the bottles of wine from other guests have been finished!).
If the host is a little trendier (or has a good sense of humor), a play on traditional drinkware is a great alternative to cups and glasses. A set of copper cups for Moscow Mules is especially cute in the shape of a solo cup. It's like the classy, grown-up version of a frat party — the host will love it!