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).
Pineapple Shot Glasses, $35, available at
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Treat your host's tastebuds to a creamy, chocolate-hazelnut fix.
24 Piece Seasonal Gift Box
$12.49, shop at
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.
Mineral Bath Salt, $26, available at
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
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.
Oven Mitt Set, $12, available at
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.
Zodiac Soap Sign, $15, available at
Protect the coffee table at all costs.
Concrete Coasters, $29.50, available at
Make coffee hour a little chicer.
Coffee Mugs (Set Of 4), $66, available at
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).
Avoca Towel, $59.95, available at
Tea and toast, rejoice.
Varietal Honey Flight, $78, available at
Post-party clean-up is a breeze with the right Spotify playlist.
aGroove Speaker, $95, available at
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
like peppermint bark better.
The Original Peppermint Bark, $28.95, available at
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.
Burnished Amber Diffuser, $39, available
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.
AM To PM Set, $59, available at
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.
Water Filter Pitcher, $40, available at
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
At this price, you can afford to throw in an affordable bottle of bubbly, too.
Silver Reusable Wine Tote, $9.95, available at
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.
3-Piece Happy Holidays Bento Box, $26, available at
For the wine aficionado, this tilted carafe is an pretty addition to any table scape.
appearance by Brianna Donnelly.
appearance by Brianna Donnelly.