6 cute hostess gift ideas for your next holiday party

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday party szn, that is. You've cleared your schedule, RSVP'd and picked out your most festive outfit. All that's left to do is purchase the perfect hostess gift! Stuck on ideas? Look no further — these tried and true gifts are so cute and are sure to show the hostess how much you appreciate them.

Floral Arrangement

Kohl's, $12

A festive floral arrangement is the most tried-and-true hostess gift idea of them all. Typically, floral arrangements can get pricey, but a small, artificial arrangement like this one does the trick without breaking the bank. It makes for a great centerpiece that will match any holiday decor already set up by your wonderful hostess.


Urban Outfitters, $12

A candle is another classic hostess gift. To match the vibe of the party, look for wintery scents. Think pine, cinnamon, peppermint, sugar cookie — you really can't go wrong with a festive candle, trust.

Hot cocoa bombs

Target, $6

Cute, simple and tasty — what more can a person ask for in a gift? After working hard all day to throw the best holiday party possible, any hostess would appreciate being able to wind down with a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

Floral reed diffuser

Anthropologie, $20

If you're looking for a unique hostess gift idea, here it is. Floral reed diffusers are super cute and smell amazing when combined with your hostess's fave fragrance oil. Your hostess will be happy to display them during the party and will appreciate the thought you put into the purchase.

Hand soap

Stonewall Kitchen, $11

Hand soap is an underrated yet always appreciated hostess gift. Be sure to pick out a soap with a festive scent, an aesthetic bottle and ideally a fun color. Complete the look with cellophane gift wrap and a ribbon to elevate the gift!

Holiday cookie set

William Sonoma, $25

Nothing says "happy holidays" quite like some assorted cookies. Adorable *and* delicious, they're also great because the hostess can put them out immediately to help get the party started. Yum!

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by Melanie Dowling | 12/2/2022