How to Holiday

17 Perfect Gifts for the Hostess Who Already Has Everything

Each of these is so much better than another bottle of wine.

No more dish towels ever! This year, surprise your favorite hostess with something she doesn't already have a dozen of around the house. From planters to candles to a few gilded bar tools, we promise that any of these gifts will be sure to thrill at your upcoming holiday parties.

Even better, you get the reap the benefits of these gifts the next time your pal hosts a birthday bash, shower, or Real Housewives viewing party.

Appetizer Plates

These four mini plates are too cute to pass up. Your hostess pal will appreciate the cheeky sayings like "Roll With It" accompanied with a rolling pin and "Be Grateful" stamped with a greater. The ceramic plates are microwavable and dishwasher safe, so when your friend is left with cleanup post-party, it'll be easy as the piece of pie you just ate off of them.


 

David Tutera's Old Hollywood Bottle Opener

It's not that your pal has an ugly bottle opener, it's just that they could have one that's so much prettier. Enter this gilded medal opener that's heftier and classier than the beer-branded one hiding in their junk drawer. This one deserves to be on display in all of it's old Hollywood glory.


 

Clear Cube Bluetooth Speaker

You should hear the tunes, not see the tunes, making this barely-there clear bluetooth-powered speaker the perfect solution. Even better: It's less than $25 so you won't break the bank for decent sound quality and a unique gift. Stream music from ay Bluetooth-enabled device, just don't get mad when everyone at the party tries to pick their playlist over yours.


 

Large Raw Edge Wood Paddle Cutting Board

The rustic raw edge of this cutting board gives it, well, an edge above your average wooden cutting boards. It comes equipped with a hanging handle because it's almost pretty enough to be hung like art. Bring a few blocks of fancy cheese, a bottle of spicy honey, and present it altogether as a rustic serving board.


 

Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts

A nice long bath is a must for the calm after the party planning storm. Tell your hostess with the mostess to dump a quarter of the vial into a warm bath for an ultra-tranquil experience—after all, it is full of calming vanilla and fragrant Himalayan pink salt. Snatch this up before the millennial pink trend goes away for good!


 

Natural Sliced Dyed Agate Coaster

With an onslaught of guests, that also means an onslaught of cocktails and the dreaded coffee table ring. Stop the rings before they start with chic geode coasters. Choose from six different colors, or buy the multi pack and be surprised with pops of pinks, purples, and blues.


 

Metal Geometric Countertop Wine Rack by Kate and Laurel

The number one gift that the hostess receives? A bottle of wine. (We totally made that up, but it's probably true.) Instead of a bottle—which is always nice, don't get us wrong—surprise your hostess with a chic new wine rack for the dozens of bottles they might be receiving. This honeycomb-inspired gilded rack holds six brand new bottles... that will probably be drunk by night's end.


 

Marble Bar Tools

We like to call these fancy bar tools without a fancy bar tools price tag. At just $17, you can grab your pal a marble-encrusted bottle opener and corkscrew with added shine in brass or gold. It's a small gesture with big impact.


 

Marble + Copper Serving Board

And to go with the marble bar tools? A matching solid marble serving tray, perfect for meats, cheeses, and all of the delights of a charcuterie plate.


 

Blush Serving Set

Millennial pink was the color of 2018 with no signs of stopping any time soon, which is exactly why we're grabbing any and all gifts in the blush color. This serving spoon and fork is that much more special (and sturdy!) with gold-dipped stainless steel heads.


 

Too Suite Mini Cakestand

The mini stand is just 5.5-inches in diameter, making it the perfect size for cupcakes, fruit, or for even holding candles. The stone stand is painted lavendar and splattered in chic gold. If you're feeling extra generous, grab the full-sized version for just $58.


 

Concrete Succulent Planters

Help your host add a pop of greenery with this trio of concrete succulent holders. But don't worry: these aren't stark, cold displays. Each concrete planter is dipped in gold for a bit of shine. They come in three different heights (four, five, and six inches tall) — just don't forget to swing by your local nursery for multi-colored succulents.


 

Corkcicle Canteen

For when the party goes outdoors, the wine should follow! Corkcicle has a line of insulated canteens — choose from 20 colors! — that keep your whites and rosés chilled for more than 24 hours. (Not that the wine will last that long.) It can also double as a water bottle (but, why?) and can keep warm beverages warm for up to 12 hours. The 25-ounce version is just $33, but you can up the ounces and grab the 60 ounce bottle fo $50. That's two whole bottles of wine with room to spare!


 

You Again? Doormat

For the host with a sense of humor (and for the host whose house you nearly always end up at), grab this silly doormat. At the very least you can help keep their entryway clean.


 

Connor Monogram Notecard Set

Give a gift, receive a thank you note for that same gift. Each monogrammed set comes with 12 note cards with a hand-stamped letter and 12 matching envelopes lined with paper. A notecard set is truly the gift that keeps on giving.


 

Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay Soap

The fragrant bar is full of shea butter for silky skin and a sweet blackberry and rustic cedar scents for grimy odors. At this price, grab two: one for decor (the packaging is too pretty!) and one for use.


 

Ravenna' Decanter

Help your host ditch ugly wine bottles for a sleek decanter. The barely there lines and clear crystal look means you'll hardly see this decanter at all — it's all about the wine, baby.

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