With the party season upon us, the chances are that you’ll be lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s house for dinner and drinks. While it might be customary to bring a bottle of your favorite, how about being more creative and thoughtful by picking out a gift for your hostess this year? Something that has more personal meaning and sentiment behind it. While party hostess gifts aren’t obligatory, they make a wonderful gesture and acknowledgment of the hard work, planning and expenses that your hosts have put into organizing the event. Don’t get stuck in a rut with flowers and champagne. Spice things up a little this year with a holiday gift that will bring a big smile to the recipients face. If you’re short on time and are looking for the best holiday gift ideas, then you have come to the right place. We’re going to run you through our handpicked selection of interesting and unique hostess gifts.
Holiday Party Hostess Gift
Who doesn’t love an after-dinner cheese platter? It’s the perfect way to end an evening, along with a nice glass of dessert wine or a vintage port. This Bambusi organic bamboo wood cheese board is a wonderful Thanksgiving or Christmas gift idea. It’s perfect for the hostess with the mostest and is practical, elegant and can also be put to good use on the night! Maybe you could also take a selection of your favorite cheeses along too?
Bambusi Organic Cheese Board and Knife Set comes complete with a set of high-quality stainless steel cutting kitchen knives that feature organic bamboo wood handles. The knives are conveniently housed inside a pull out integrated drawer and four in total are included. The knives are the ideal size for slicing and cutting cheese and fruits, as well as preparing delicious bite-sized appetizers, all of which can be attractively displayed on the elegant cheese board. Bamboo is an excellent choice of wood because it’s food-safe and non-porous. It absorbs less liquid and is naturally anti-bacterial plus super easy to clean and maintain. Bordered grooves surrounding the main cheese board are ideal for presenting a selection of varied crackers or other nibbles like nuts. If you want to wow your hostess with a thoughtful gift, then this Bambusi cheese and knife set is an excellent choice.
Made from 100% sustainable and chemical-free materials, this elegant bamboo cheese board set from Home Euphoria would make a wonderful holiday gift for foodies. It’s perfect for post mealtimes, encouraging guests to mingle while the after-dinner conversation continues to flow over a tasty cheese and cracker combo!
With a beveled rim perfect for displaying crackers and biscuits, the spacious and multi-purpose design allows you to slice, cut and serve a variety of cheese and delicacies like charcuterie. The display board itself measures 15.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 inches and has varied surfaces and depths to display food and wine creatively. It even features a recessed drawer that slides open to reveal four different quality stainless steel knives. These accessories each feature a comfortable grip handle made again from sustainable bamboo. The rectangular shape, contained with that recessed sliding knife storage, ensure that this Home Euphoria cheese board is easy to carry, store as well as maintain. It conveniently wipes down clean while also allowing you to stay organized and attractively display everything from cheese to sushi, fruits to mini desserts. This is sure to be one hostess gift that’s gratefully received.
If you are searching for holiday gift ideas and are bored of the usual wine and chocolates, then how about considering this wonderful high-quality natural bamboo platter? Every home deserves one and this large-sized board is ideal for displaying a variety of tempting mini-bites and nibbles. It measures 13” x 13” so has ample space for attractively laying out charcuterie, a selection of cheeses alongside other delicacies.
The design of Picnic at Ascot Bamboo Cheese and Charcuterie Platter incorporates a milled groove around the edge, which is ideal for catching and retaining juices and liquids from soft cheeses and fruits so that they can be cleared away with minimal mess and fuss. Three ceramic bowls with bamboo serving spoons are also included with your purchase, perfect or serving chutney’s, jams and pickles. The dishes cleverly sit inside the recessed platter design, meaning there’s less chance of spillage as the hostess walks around the room, serving up tasty appetizers to the guests. Rubberized feet are fitted to the bottom of this bamboo cheese board for extra stabilization. Not only that, but your purchase also includes four cheese markers so that you can clearly display for your guests your Gorgonzola from your Dolcelatte and your Cheddar from your Wensleydale. Surprise your hostess with this stunning and practical gift. For more amazing products for cheese lovers, be sure to check out our guide to the best cheese knife sets.
Instead of chocolates this Thanksgiving, why not impress your hostess with this decorated biscotti cookie basket? Featuring 18 individual biscotti’s, packed with unique and festive flavors, Bicotti Cookie Gift Basket is a beautiful hostess food gift worthy of even the most discerning recipient. The other dinner guests will thank you too! These dark chocolate treats are topped with wonderful and delicious gourmet ingredients, including candy crunch, nut brittle, shredded coconut and roasted shelled sunflower seeds. They’re made from fabulous fresh and festive ingredients, drizzled with dark chocolate and packed with caramel and dark chocolate chips. They’re certified Kosher as well as Non-Diary and come beautifully presented in a wrapped black box, ready for gifting.
These Oh Nuts! signature biscotti cookies are bound to go down and treat and won’t be hanging around for long! Each biscotti is lovingly created and snugly nestled in its own tray within the gift box. These nutty and crunchy novelty treats are handmade, hand dipped and hand decorated and are perfectly paired with a post-dinner coffee.
This year, rather than just taking a bottle of your hostess’s favorite wine, why not also spice things up a bit with a unique and thoughtful gift? From Bsiri, this fun wooden wine puzzle makes the perfect holiday gift. Made from natural wood, this adult puzzle requires brainpower to crack, releasing that bottle of wine so that you can all enjoy a celebratory glass. It’s fully adjustable and designed to accommodate different bottle heights and can also be used for other bottle types besides wine.
Exercise your mind while also having plenty of fun with your fellow guests. If everyone is stumped and unable to crack the puzzle to release the wine, don’t worry! Full instructions are provided, so nobody needs to go thirsty for too long. Although it might be fun, watching them rack their brains, trying to solve the intellectual challenge of just how to release that vintage wine from its temporary prison. As fun and original holiday gift ideas go, this Bsiri wine puzzle has to be one of the most unique out there.
You can never have too many coasters and these unique and original absorbent coasters from Ultimate Hostess make an inexpensive funny gift. Three funny designs are included with each set. They each feature a different, irreverent saying which can be matched to the personalities of the various dinner party guests.
In total, you receive six coasters along with a stylish holder to keep them all organized and safely together when not in use. Better still, they feature liquid absorbent porcelain stone on the top, which is ideal for minimizing and clearing away any spillages. Novelty Cork Backed Drinks Coasters are also fitted with a corked back which prevents the coasters from scratching any surfaces. Brighten up the party with these sarcastic message coasters and put an end to the nightmare of gift-giving.
Looking for an original holiday gift this season? Bored of the usual suspects: flowers, chocolates and wine? Then how about this elegant hostess gift idea from Shanik? Shanik Cheese Cutting Board Set is a beautifully designed cheese and charcuterie board made from exquisite Acacia wood. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also highly durable too. It’s the perfect present and an ideal way to display snacks without the usual mess. It also comes with ceramic bowls, so you can serve up a selection of accompanying nibbles such as olives, nuts or chopped fruits.
A unique and thoughtful gift; this elegantly designed cheese serving platter comes with three ceramic bowls and features a convenient turning drawer. Recessed with the design, you will find three stainless steel blades, each featuring an ergonomically designed ceramic handle. They’re presented in a safe and stylish storage system that is easy to clean. This Shanik cutting board set truly does make a stunning centerpiece on any table. It’s a practical, thoughtful and versatile gift that will get used time and time again. If you are looking for a premium style gift idea, then this clever one of a kind design from Shanik is a wonderful recommendation.
For all the jam lovers out there, Stonewall Kitchen 4 Piece Jam Collection is a must-have gift purchase. If you have a party coming up this festive season and you are on the hunt for something a little bit different this year, then this could be just the thing. Made in the USA from the gourmet, award-winning brand Stonewall Kitchen, you receive four jars of their delicious jam. They’re bursting with flavor and are a delectable sweet treat. Perfect for spreading on artisanal style freshly baked loaves, yummy breakfast pancakes, or to have alongside pastries and croissants.
In this set, you receive one each of Stonewall Kitchen’s most popular flavors. Each in a generous 12.5 oz glass jar with a screw top, enjoy Raspberry Peach Champagne, Sour Cherry, Strawberry, as well as Wild Maine Blueberry jam. They’re all utterly delicious. Packed with intense, mouth-watering flavors and filled to the brim with fresh fruit and natural ingredients, these vibrant jams will liven up a coffee morning and put a whole new spin on breakfast in bed. This really is a beautiful hostess housewarming gift and an excellent collection for any home.
This fun and unique ceramic serving dish with a silver plate spoon is a fantastic stocking stuffer gift idea, especially if the hostess happens to be a lover of avocados! Or, more specifically, guacamole! Let’s face it. Who isn’t? You really can’t go wrong with Mud Pie Guacamole Serving Dish Set. The white ceramic dimple textured dipping dish features the words “it’s five o’guac somewhere” in black lettering. The bowl measures 3” x 6,” so it can be packed to the brim with everyone’s favorite dip. It also arrives with a fun matching silver plate spoon that’s stamped with the lettering, “Holy Guacamole.” This two-piece set is bound to be gratefully received and brought out at dinner and drinks parties for many years to come.
We’ve already featured a couple of cheese boards on our best holiday party hostess gift guide. We think that this updated design from House Ur Home is well worth considering. House Ur Home Bamboo Cheese Board is a luxurious and premium style bamboo charcuterie board packed with features. Not only is it made from 100% sustainable and natural bamboo, but it also includes ceramic bowls as well as high-quality stainless steel cutlery. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a couple of cheese markers as well as natural slate labels.
The bamboo board features a sliding drawer that seamlessly pulls out from the board without causing any interruption. The drawer also features magnets so that the supplied cutlery fits perfectly in place and is ideal for safely storing those serving utensils and spreaders when not in use. There are slots for each of the knives, as well as the labels and markers supplied. The knives each feature stainless steel blades alongside easy-grip bamboo handles.
Our final holiday gift idea also happens to be our Premium Pick product. Galrose Galvanized Bar Accessories Set is a sensational and unique mixology kit, ideal for anyone who loves crafting cocktails. Made from galvanized iron that’s lined with stainless steel, this handcrafted set includes an 18.5 oz Martini mixer/ cocktail shaker with an elegant removable rose gold lid. The cocktail shaker is double-walled, ensuring drinks remain chilled while being handled and won’t cause any condensation.
This chic and industrial-looking design would look fantastic in any home, especially for those of you that enjoy the more modern aesthetic. It arrives in an eye-catching decorative set that is ready to be gifted. Your cocktail tools themselves are displayed on a magnetic and lacquered grained timber organizer stand. You receive a double-sided jigger, a Hawthorne cocktail strainer, bottle opener, long-handled bar spoon as well as a pair of tongs. They are all presented in the same chic and elegant presentation, with complimentary rose gold finishings. This really is the complete bar set on a stand, enabling you to mix drinks and prepare cocktails like a pro Bartender. It really is a stunning gift for cocktail lovers and hostesses.