This holiday season, spare a thought for the hosts and hostesses in our lives. They plan the gatherings where we mingle with friends and family, celebrate the holidays, dine together, and cherish each other. Who deserves a gift more than these folks? Nobody! And that goes double if the hostess is you (because you're juggling a lot, including your role as a cheerful, resourceful party planner). The tradition of a hostess gift is how we show our appreciation for the hard and generous work of hosting.
Whether you're looking to up your hostess game, or want to find gracious gift ideas to thank the hosts and hostesses who make your season shine -- you're in the right place. We've selected perfect and delightful kits for all kinds of different hosts: the festive foodie, the dinner party hostess, the candle fan, the cocktail party aficionado, and more!
This year, enjoy giving and getting unique hostess gifts that keep on giving. Spread the cheer!
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
What's Included: Help your favorite hostess throw a cocktail party to remember with this unique gift! More exciting than the typical bottle of wine, 1pt Cocktail Infusions delivers 2 all-natural infusion blends made from herbs, spices, and more, along with 6 easy-to-follow recipes for 3-ingredient cocktails. Even better? All infusion blends last for 12 cocktails each and are designed with a fast turnaround in mind, so she can start infusing at lunchtime and be ready by happy hour.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 1st-5th of the month
Price: Starts at $41.67/month
What's Included: Hart & Hess helps enterprising hostesses deck out their house in style. Whether you select the Standard box option (3-5 products) or Premium option (5-7 products), she'll receive a mix of beautifully designed home decor products every month, from macrame wall hangings and hand-carved serving bowls to succulent planters (plant included!) and warm knit blankets perfect to cuddle up in.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $27.99/month
What's Included: Craft mixology box American Cocktail Club makes hosting even easier, with everything you need to create 4 servings of a unique, great-tasting cocktail every month! The perfect gift for a small dinner party, hostesses can receive the Everything But the Booze Box for all mixers and ingredients or the Everything Box for (well) everything they need, including featured spirits.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $11.25/month
What's Included: Foodie hostesses will love the Herb Box, which selects one fresh herb plant and ships it straight to her door each month. Whether she loves cooking with fresh herbs or using them for home decor, these new plants make for a unique hostess gift this holiday season.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 2nd-3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $9.17/month or $40.00/every 3 months, depending on subscription
What's Included: Give her the hostess gift of a beautifully-scented home with Designs by Olivia Grey! Choose the wax melt subscription for a monthly gift or the candle subscription for a quarterly gift, whichever she prefers. Scents are curated for seasonality, so she can look forward to fragrances like Cranberry Woods and Christmas Hearth this winter.
Shipping: First box ships the day after order; following boxes ship on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $26.95/month
What's Included: With Wickbox, every month she can treat herself to a luxury scented candle! Select medium for candles with a burn time of 30-60 hours or large for a burn time of 60-100 hours. Every candle Wickbox features is carefully curated according to her scent preferences, as well, so she'll never get a fragrance she doesn't enjoy.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What's Included: We all know how plants can spruce up a home, but what's a hostess to do when she has the opposite of a green thumb? With their hands-off reputation, it's no wonder that succulents are known as some of the best hostess gifts. Succulent Studios sends two gorgeous green plants straight to her door every month, handpicked by experts at their California nursery.
Shipping: First box ships 2-3 days after order; following boxes ship 2-3 days after renewal
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What's Included: Puppy Paws is the perfect gift for animal lovers, as this thoughtful gift donates half of proceeds to animal rescue organizations with every shipment. Each coffee blend is inspired and named after a particular breed of dog, to keep with the theme, and comes with specialty toys and treats for her favorite pup!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $64.95/month
What's Included: Instead of a gift basket or wine bottle, opt for a fun, unique holiday gift with Swar-Yay! Your favorite hostess will receive everything she needs for entertaining, whether she wants to throw an elegant dinner soirees or a holiday party to end all parties. Every box is curated with a seasonal theme in mind, so she'll never lack for festive decor.
Shipping: First box ships 24-48 hours after order; following boxes ship on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $11.95/every 2 weeks
What's Included: Hostesses with hectic holiday schedules will appreciate Bell Lap Coffee's regular roasts, which ship out every 2 weeks. Choose between 1 biweekly 12oz. bag or 2-3 bags for a sampler of different blends and roast types, selected at checkout.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on Wednesdays, within 24 hours of roasting
Price: Starts at $46.95/month
What's Included: Whether she bakes pies from scratch for her holiday party or goes the premade cookie mix route, Fikabröd has something perfect for her! This hostess gift offers specialty and artisan-made ingredients, fun holiday items, and other baking-inspired goodies.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $9.00/month
What's Included: Treat her to a relaxing tea sampler every month with Simplicity Teas! Whether she's a fan of traditional black and green teas or more creative drinks like a hemp-based tea, Simplicity has the varietal she'll love. Give your favorite hostess the gift of me time!
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. 1-5 business days after order; following boxes ship between the 15th-17th of the month