perfect presents: unexpected hostess gifts

image source: marbled monogram cheese board from Anthropologie

It’s officially holiday gift guide time and I am soooo excited, you guys. I take my gift guide curation very seriously and always want to offer you the best, most perfect presents possible for you to give those you care about the most. I decided to kick off my daily (yup, daily) gift guides this year with one that I think we all need: unexpected hostess gifts. If you’re anything like me, you are invited to tons and tons of holiday parties and events, so having some good hostess gift ideas up your sleeve will definitely save you time. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite, unexpected treats to bring to any host or hostess:

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I always try to think beyond the standard hostess gifts (aka a bottle of wine with the price sticker still on it). My thinking is that the host has worked so hard to make her house presentable, cook a meal, and entertain, so a thoughtful, unexpected gift is a nice way to say ‘thank you.’

Here are some perfect presents for the host & hostess this holiday season:

  1. wool tweed throw
  2. white and gold canisters
  3. Lolli and Pops topp’d gift set
  4. RBT wing corkscrew
  5. linen napkins
  6. candle & match striker 
  7. ceramic french press
  8. gold hexagon platter
  9. Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style: Tablescapes & Recipes for the Modern Hostess
  10. mi casa su casa doormat
  11. marble & copper wine chiller
  12. stone serving board
  13. brass incense set

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A few more hostess gift ideas that are totally unexpected:

Stay tuned for more gift guides!

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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