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The Art of Having Fun

Get Gifting: 10 Host & Hostess Gifts for the Holiday Season

The season of entertaining has arrived, which means a never-ending sea of holiday parties and gatherings. Multiple parties, however, means multiple gifts for the hosts or hostesses. Even with a busy social calendar and schedule, showing up to a party without a favor is a major faux pas. No need to fret, however. In case you’re looking for something more creative than a bottle of wine, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite host and hostess gifts for the holiday season (many of which are straight from the GM shop!) so that you can show up with a fabulous gift in your hand to celebrate a wonderful night. Keep scrolling to see our go-to gifts…

 

1. Gray Malin The Ski Candle, $49

Candles are like the cookies of gifts—everyone loves them, and they smell like heaven. Our ski candle’s wafting scent of alpine air, cedar, and winter rose is the quintessential winter fragrance.

2. Anthropologie Eliza Monogram Cheeseboard, $38

You can never go wrong with a cheeseboard. A monogrammed cheeseboard, however, is a game changer. This Art Deco inspired cheeseboard with gilded flowers will definitely be put to good use by any entertaining enthusiast during the holiday season.

 

3. Gray Malin at The Parker Playing Card Set, $35

Our playing card set is a double-decker: it’s the gift and the party! Bringing a set of these whimsically printed cards is a great way to get the holiday party started off on the right note.

4. The Beach Backgammon Set, $40

What's more fun than giving the gift of games? Give your host or hostess our brand new backgammon set for them enjoy for years to come. It looks just as great out in the living room as it is fun to play. Who knows, maybe it'll encourage them to invite you over for a game night! 

5. West Elm Leopard Ombre Faux Fur Throw, $99

Luxurious, soft, and absolutely gorgeous? Say no more. We can’t get enough of this throw, and neither will your host or hostess. This faux fur throw is just asking to be bundled up with next to the fire this holiday season.

 

6. Gray Malin The Camel Ornament, $50

They’ll love you for gifting this glass camel ornament. It’s a whimsical, fun, and colorful touch for tree decorations as the holidays roll around. Plus, it’s a super fun and easy gift-topper, partner to a bottle of wine, or gift all on its own!

7. Brightland Awake Olive Oil, $37

Gifting this California-made olive oil is almost like gifting someone liquid gold. Made from hand-picked olives, this delicious olive oil is a must-have for wine and cheese nights, and will be much appreciated by any avid entertainer or home chef.

8. Anthropologie Glenna Platter, $68

The slightly rustic edge of this platter and neutral color make it a year-round staple that’s great for serving hors d'oeuvres and light bites, especially at a holiday dinner party (or two).

 

9. The Reef Coaster Set, $95

Coasters are the gift you never thought you needed to give (but one that your host/hostess will use for years to come!). This coaster set, reminiscent of days swimming in the summer, take the cake on this one.

10. The Italy Puzzle, $25

Gifting a puzzle is like giving two gifts in one. It's a fun activity for the recipient to enjoy with friends or family, but it's also a beautiful keepsake. We love the idea of keeping a finished puzzle out on a table as decor or even framing it to cherish forever. 

What are your favorite host and hostess gifts?

We hope you found a few inspiring ideas here… Cheers to entertaining season!

Xx Team GM

Photos: GrayMalin.com, Anthropologie, Brightland, West Elm

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