30 Hostess Gift Ideas for any budget! Easy, inexpensive gifts for the holidays and Christmas! #giftguide #hostessgift #christmas #holiday

Every year, I promise myself that this will be THE year that I get a head start on holiday shopping.

~ cut to me battling for a parking space at the mall on Christmas Eve ~

As much as I derive pleasure from giving thoughtful gifts, I’m usually terrible about waiting until the last minute, or my gifts lack any kind of creativity. Not this year!

I’ve compiled some of my favorite gift ideas and will be sharing them here over the next few weeks. Whether you are planning ahead or desperately shopping at the last minute, my hope is that these gift guides will give you fresh ideas and help ease the holiday shopping stress.

First up:

30 Gift Ideas for the Hostess with the Mostess

Have a friend who throws a great party? Who serves cakes on pretty cake stands? Who, even if the smoke alarm is going off and the dog is barking and the dishwasher floods the kitchen, will still whip up a killer cocktail? This is the gift guide for her!

Lovely Linens

1). French Stripe Apron: Practical yet put together. $30. (More colors available, and you can add a monogram for an additional $10.) Optional add-on: The matching potholders. $10 for one or $25 for a set

2). Flirty Apron: Guaranteed to make any outfit look that much cuter. $36

3). “Every Day I’m Brusseling” Dish Towel Set: For the hostess who loves a good pun (ahem, yours truly). $25. The “Don’t Go Bacon My Heart” set is fun too! $25

4). “Rosé All Day” Dish Towel: For the hostess who always has a bottle of the pink stuff in her refrigerator. $16

5). Rainbow Stripe Dishtowel Set: Cute AND practical. $20 


Special Serveware

6). Wood Salad Servers. Beautiful and a bargain. $25. Optional add-ons: Matching salad bowl. $50; Oil and Vinegar Bottle Set. $20

7). Stoneware Pitcher. I want to throw a party just so that I can pour cider out of this. $49. Optional add-on: Matching mugs. $50

8). Rustic Metal Serving Stand. Functional AND I love its rustic farmhouse looks. $69

9). Hammered Copper Bowl. A lovely gift on its own, or a perfect add-on for the matching servers below. $29

10). Copper Plated Servers. I love the rosy copper color. These would be perfect for someone with a more modern style. $30 (I just saw that these recently sold out. These servers are another lovely option, and these servers are too.)


The Prettiest Cheese Boards Ever

11). Festive “Merci” and “Don’t Mind if I Do” Marble Cheese Boards. I can’t decide which phrase I love more! $78 and $118

12). Agate Cheese Board. The “boards” are so different and little funky but still lovely. I love the idea of picking to match someone’s favorite stone or kitchen. $78

13). Letter-Stamped Wooden Cheese Board. Classic and personalized. $30

14). Marble Cheese Board with Gold Accents. Because everything marble is just that much classier. $79

15). Marble Cheese Knives. Speaking of classy, say hello to these beautiful knives. $40


Beautiful Baking

16). “You Take the Cake” Pie Dish. Sweet, colorful, and a great incentive to eat your way to the bottom. $42. Optional add-on: These adorable measuring spoons. $20

17). Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan. I already want to bake a maple or pumpkin bundt cake in this. This Holiday Wreath version is festive, and this Jubilee shape looks perfect for catching all kinds of sweet, drippy glaze. $20 to $40, depending on shape

18). Metallic Lace Cake Stand. Quite possibly the prettiest cake stand of all time. This would make any treat look spectacular. $32

19). Classic Ceramic White Baker. Timeless and lovely enough to go from oven to table. $39

20). Personalized Cookie Jar. This Etsy shop has all kinds of fun designs, so you can pick your favorite. Prices vary


Darling Drinkware

21). Etched Margarita Glasses. P-A-R-T-Y. $78 for a set of six

22). Hammered Metal Beverage Tub. Classic meets casual, and it’s one of the top items on the list. (Santa, are you listening?) $90

24). Embossed Pineapple Beverage Dispenser. Adorable and a total steal. $13

22). Gold Rimmed Glasses. I want to sip sparkling rosé from these from now until forever. $20 to $26, depending upon shape

25). Gold Accented Mugs. I feel like hot chocolate and tea would taste even better sipped from these pretty mugs, don’t you? $26



26). The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme. Charming in every way. $16

27). Celebrate Everything! by Darcy Miller. As someone who loves a good excuse to throw a party, this book caught my eye immediately. $17

28). Make It Ahead by Ina Garten. Ideal for someone who loves to entertain, as every recipe includes directions for advance prep, and the book has plenty of party tips too. $21

29). Pizzazzerie by Courtney Dial Whitmore. Packed with party themes, each complemented with tablescape ideas, decor tips, and recipes. $21

30). The Fearless Baker by Erin Jeanne McDowell. Everything you need to make treats that taste and look beautiful. Perfect for a friend who loves bake or has a reputation for ending the meal with a showstopping dessert. $21

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