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Sure, a bottle of vino is the safe holiday party offering, but a super-creative gift for the hostess is so much better (and more memorable!). Whether it’s one of your closest pals or someone you’re just getting to know, receiving a fab gift that’s useful and fun is always appreciated. So, we’ve gone ahead and tallied up these foolproof gifts (at all different price points) to summon the most sincere you-shouldn’t-haves, all season long (and guarantee you an invite again next year!).
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