17 Best Gifts for the Hostess In Your Life

For most of us, this holiday season will look different and likely involve less intermingling than we're used to. But, if you're merging bubbles this holiday season, don't forget to spare a thought for the host or hostess doing all the extra work to ensure friends and family have a seasonal soiree in the safest way possible!

Those who help us celebrate, feast together, and cherish each other –– who deserves a great 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 risk mitigator and cheerful party planner). The tradition of a hostess gift is how we show our appreciation for the difficult and generous work of hosting.

Whether you're looking to up your hostess game, or you want to find gracious gift ideas to thank the hosts and hostesses who'll make this holiday season shine (even over Zoom), you're in the right place. We've stocked our holiday Gift Shop and included here some perfect hostess gift ideas 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!

Find more gifts for everyone on your list at the Gift Shop!

1. Posh Home Box

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Price: Starts at $56.95 CAD/month

What's Included: Posh Home Box is a monthly subscription focused on creating and delivering fun themed boxes filled with limited-edition items for house and home. Determined to beautify any living space, each box delivers a local boutique experience right to the front door. They'll open to find a mixture of modern and unique home decor items, including everything from serving trays and pitchers to candleholders and paper goods.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada immediately throughout the holiday season

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2. American Cocktail Club

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Price: Starts at $32.79/month

What's Included: The mixology box from the American Cocktail Club makes hosting even easier, sending all that's needed to create 4 servings of a unique, great-tasting craft cocktail every month! The perfect gift for a small dinner party or get-together, 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. during the 3rd week of the month

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3. Puppy Paws Coffee & Company

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Price: Starts at $19.99/month

What's Included: Have a friend or family member who welcomes you and your pups in with open arms? Puppy Paws Coffee & Company is a thoughtful gift for animal-loving hosts that delivers coffee blends inspired and named after specific breeds, along with specialty toys and treats for the doggos. And, in the spirit of giving, half of all proceeds are donated to animal rescue organizations so that every cup supports a pup in need!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 days of ordering, and then on the 5th or 15th of each month

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4. Tea Runners

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Price: Starts at $21.25/month

What's Included: During these winter months, you can't go wrong by sending a personalized tea drinking experience! Great for gifting to just about anyone on your list, each monthly box from Tea Runners brings flavorful, award-winning brews with a curated collection of 4 small-batch loose-leaf teas. Choose from Pure Teas, Blacks, Herbals, or a sampling box for new blends, brewing instructions and tasting notes.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days of ordering, with renewals shipping in the 1st week of every month

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5. The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

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Price: Starts at $49.00/month

What's Included: Instead of showing up on the doorstep with bottle of wine in hand, take it a few steps further with a customized box of wines from He Wines, She Dines. The Standard wine club is an affordable gift that is curated around each individual's tastes and preferences. They'll get 3 bottles of wine, handpicked from some of the best boutique vineyards from around the world, and sent with pairing suggestions and an occasional seasonal treat!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 business days of ordering, with renewals shipping on the 21st of each month

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6. Laura’s Kitchen Table

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Price: Starts at $41.20/month

What's Included: Support an up-and-coming female entrepreneur with a hostess gift box that delivers a mix of food and drink, all sourced from small, women-owned businesses! Curated specifically with female foodies in mind, each month brings a new product discovery box that includes everything from tea blends and preserves to drink and dessert mixes, along with a featured recipe and fun kitchen convo cards.

Shipping: Only ships within the continental U.S. on or around the 18th of every month

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7. OLIVE BOX

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Price: Starts at $40.00/month

What's Included: Every hostess knows the value of having top-quality kitchen staples on hand, and nothing could be more essential than this dynamic duo: olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The Olive Box focuses on only the best first-press extra virgin olive oil from around the world, each infused with unique flavors, and bold balsamic vinegar. Mix the two and serve it with rustic bread for a delightful appetizer, or use them to enhance any dish.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month

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8. Chocolate Subscription

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Price: Starts at $29.95/every 3 months

What's Included: This year, more than ever, they'll be happy to see you turn up at the front door, and if you're clutching a box of decadent chocolates to share, all the better! Jackie’s Chocolate allows you to bring or send an artisan-crafted box of chocolates that includes everything from smooth white chocolates and rich darks to creamy truffles and nut- or caramel-filled candies.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 3 days of ordering

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