From ugly-sweater parties, to family road trips and cocktail parties — the holiday season is a time to be with your nearest and dearest, and likely that will be at a party or get-together. There are a few rules for being a good guest: Don't overstay your welcome, share the cheese plate with others, and be as neat and tidy as possible. And while a gift for the host technically isn't required, it's a great way to show your appreciation (and maybe help you get an invite back next year).
So, in honor of your full social calendar, we've rounded up 29 gifts perfect for every host — and every budget.
Does your host have a thing for all things Japanese? This sake set is really pretty and practical — and obvs can be used for more than just sake.
3-piece frosted sake set,
Your host will appreciate that pineapples are a symbol of hospitality (or just how much they spruce up a bar cart).
W&P Design Pineapple Shot Glasses, $35, available at W&P Design.
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We're suckers for anything Mother of Pearl especially when in the form of a useful gift. No more trying to shove an old cork back into a wine bottle.
Bertie Bottle Stopper,
These are so cute and come in a multitude of colors. They're great for coffee in the morning or snacks around a coffee table.
Mini Latte Bowl Set,
Your host will appreciate a good soak once all the guests have cleared out.
Woodlot Mineral Bath Salt, $26, available at Hello Crisp.
Oprah's favorite hand cream! So we're sure it will make even the most particular hostess happy.
Cleopatra Crema da Mano Luxe,
Give the ultimate mixologist the ultimate bar set: a carafe for mixing up cocktails for a crowd, and two hand-etched glasses to sip from.
Love & Victory Galaxy Cocktail Set, $98, available at Carpenter Hill.
This fuzzy llama is a cute desk companion that doubles as a dust bunny eradicator.
Llama Desk Duster,
Oven mitts are a kitchen necessity — but most don't necessitate display, too. These are the exception.
Hello Delicious Oven Mitt Set, $12, available at Etsy.
We were shocked at the low price point on this vase too. It's so elegant and reminiscent of some favorite mid-century designs.
Enamel and Copper Vases,
A blank set of cards is in every etiquette expert's arsenal, ready to be deployed at a moment's notice (with impeccable penmanship).
Rifle Paper Co. Monogram Cards, Set of 8, $16, available at Rifle Paper Co.
If monogram isn't her thing, give a personalized gift that's unique and useful: soap based on her zodiac sign.
Fresh Zodiac Soap Sign, $15, available at Sephora.
Protect the coffee table at all costs.
MeAConcrete Concrete Coasters, $29.50, available at Etsy.
Make coffee hour a little chicer.
Rosanna Coffee Mugs (Set Of 4), $66, available at Nordstrom.
Rather than the expected throw, try gifting Turkish towels: They're great for the home and the beach (and give off an oh-so-effortlessly-cool vibe).
Mayde Avoca Towel, $59.95, available at Mayde.
Tea and toast, rejoice.
Bee Raw Varietal Honey Flight, $78, available at Terrain.
Post-party clean-up is a breeze with the right Spotify playlist.
Kreafunk aGroove Speaker, $95, available at ABC Home.
When the party's over, and it's time for your hostess to take a load off — this detox set will definitely help her reach a state of zen. With a charcoal soap and body scrub her bath ritual will be luxurious.
Little Seed Farm Activated Charcoal Gift Set,
Don't tell Christmas cookies, but we just
might like peppermint bark better. Williams-Sonoma The Original Peppermint Bark, $28.95, available at Williams-Sonoma.
A small but beautiful thing she can place on a mantel or her desk at work. No birds were harmed in the making of this stoneware egg!
An easy way to infuse a room with a calming scent, without having to wonder if you remembered to blow out all the candles.
West Elm Burnished Amber Diffuser, $39, available West Elm.
Make sure you're fondly thought of all day long: Brooklinen's set of AM to PM candles has a scent for every time of day.
Brooklinen AM To PM Set, $59, available at Brooklinen.
Isn't this beautiful? We love it as a vase or just her morning coffee vessel. We might get one for us too...
14oz Stoneware tumbler with glaze,
A pitcher that filters water and looks nice on the table? Perfect.
Soma Water Filter Pitcher, $40, available at Garden Collage.
For a small treat, fancy matches will quickly supplant the collection of bar and restaurant freebies hanging around in every junk drawer.
Catbird Home & Lounge Kitten Matches, $4, available at Catbird.
At this price, you can afford to throw in an affordable bottle of bubbly, too.
Papersource Silver Reusable Wine Tote, $9.95, available at Papersource.
For the hostess that likes to do it all herself, this chic manicure kit is perfect.
So Over The Top! Nail Kit,
Sugarfina's box sets are perfect for sharing — or keeping to yourself.
Sugarfina 3-Piece Happy Holidays Bento Box, $26, available at Sugarfina.
For the wine aficionado, this tilted carafe is an pretty addition to any table scape.