The holiday season has officially arrived, which means your schedule is likely to fill up quickly. While your first thought may revolve around what to wear to all your festivals, gift etiquette should also be at the forefront. After all, you don’t want to appear empty-handed. However, instead of bringing a regular bottle of wine and calling it a day, put a little more effort into your gift giving to show the host how much you appreciate their efforts. in bringing people together. And remember: a memorable hostess gift doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Looking ahead, find 10 last-minute gift ideas under $50 that any homeowner would love to receive.
10 last minute gift ideas your holiday party host will love
1. One set (or two) of cocktail ice molds
If your host likes to do magic behind the bar, then you can’t go wrong with a set (or two) of premium handcrafted cocktail ice cube molds. The W&P Peak Silicone Daily Ice Maker with Protective Cover ($15) is a popular choice among Amazon shoppers, as is the W&P Peak Silicone Spherical Ice Maker with a lid ($17). For even more fancy shapes, try the new W&P Petal Stone Tray, Perfectly Engraved Spherical ($25).
2. The most stylish tea ever
Sure, there are lots of pretty tea boxes and packets out there, but none compare to the artwork that Irreverent Tea is. Sold as a beautifully boxed Tea Sampler ($30) as well as in a Colorful Flavored Tin Box ($15), this brand of tea is so aesthetically pleasing that it can inspire Inspire your homeowners to switch their strollers into tea carts—hey, I bought a whole other bar cart for exactly the same reason! (pst: Mint 2.0 and Awoke are my personal favorites!)
3. Beautifully designed bamboo Charcuterie board
Whether your host likes to create charcuterie boards, dessert boards or butter boards, high-quality bamboo boards are a great gift idea. Royal Craft Wood’s unique bamboo cheese board ($35) is a favorite with Amazon shoppers for its spacious design, recessed areas (great for nuts, seeds, and smaller items). ), dip bowl and hidden serving utensil holder.
4. Decorative candles
Candles are a classic homeowner gift idea. However, instead of picking up a regular candle from your local pharmacy, go all out and buy a candle that doubles as decorative. When style is the goal, no candle brand can compare to L’or de Seraphine, with artfully decorated porcelain boxes complete with matching lids. our favorite? The Billie Candle is warm and cozy ($36), with its gorgeous marble packaging, and the Tarantella Candle ($36), which is festive and woody, making it perfect for the holidays.
5. A luxurious gown
When it comes to the subject of candles, matchstick robes—delicate glass vases filled with long, candle-friendly matches—are a gift that is sure to please a host. First of all, I received two and they are proudly displayed on my stroller and fireplace. Skeem Design’s Fireplace Match Cloche Bottle ($38) set the trend and is available in four colors.
6. Candle trimmer set
Still following the candle theme, a chic candle trimmer is never a bad idea. After all, candle wicks should be cut short to 1/4 inch, and attempting to do so with scissors can often puncture the wax. With that in mind, the DANGSHAN 3-in-1 Candle Accessory Kit ($18), which is sold in seven colors and comes with a trimmer, inhaler and wick, is an easy gift for a homeowner.
7. Oven Gloves Of All Oven Gloves
To help keep your homeowners’ hands and wrists burn-free this holiday baking season, gift The Ove Glove, a fan-favorite oven glove that’s heat resistant up to 540 degrees . Unlike traditional oven gloves, The Ove Glove ($16) is like a glove, so it provides a much better grip when placing and removing pans and in the oven.
8. Hand-held milk beater
Give your host the gift of a delicious frothed beverage with a portable milk frother immersion blender, such as the best-selling Zulay Original Milk Foam Maker ($11). The lightweight, battery-powered device comes with a stand and works wonders for creating foam nets at home. Really, I have one and use it every morning to whip up iced matcha or cafe-quality latte.
9. Premium sauce set
For the homeowner who loves to cook — especially with a love of spice and zest — look no further than the 2-pack of TRUFF Original Black Truffle Spicy Sauce ($27), which has been shopped by over 25,000 people online. Amazon favorite. In addition to their excellent taste characteristics, the bottles are as cute as they can be, they will be happy to display them on their counters when hosting gatherings and meals.
10. HomeGoods Gift Card (Home Sense or TJ Maxx)
While some would say gift cards are the laziest gift, when it comes to impressing homeowners, few elicit as much gratitude as a HomeGoods gift card. Reason? The homeware store has everything a homeowner could hope for, including tableware, drinks, plates, seasonal table decorations, decorative throw pillows, and more—all at unbeatable prices. .
That said, if you don’t want to just hand your host an envelope with a $50 gift card inside, you can cut the card into $25 and pair it with a beautiful set of coupe glasses. (I personally own a 4-piece set of Luster Finish Coupe Glasses JP Glassware, $25, and have received countless compliments on them), a high-end charcuterie board (like the Spark 7-Piece Charcuterie Table Gift Set). Plug Publishing, $25), or the ultimate dupe of Barefoot Dreams (seriously, the Cupcakes & Cashmere 50×60 leopard print blanket, $25, so good I own three, as well as the sessions. Baby-size version for my puppy, Cash. It’s my favorite blanket ever and I bet your host will agree).
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