By Cora L. Diekman

Published on September 29, 2016

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Photography by REDCRUISER

If you walk to the mailbox a little faster during holiday season, hoping for invites to cool cocktail parties and potlucks, make sure you’re prepared in advance with plenty of holiday host gifts on-hand. We kept out list super affordable, and made sure these picks are prefect for almost any host. 

This 100% organic cotton tea towel is a fun gesture for the foodie-minded host in your life.

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Photography by CRATE & BARREL

You can never EVER go wrong with a crystal candle holder, especially with a modern cube profile.

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Photography by ABRAMS BOOKS

For the host with an eye for design, this glam book will provide plenty of drool-worthy inspiration.

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Photography by TRUE BRANDS

A girl can never have too many cheese boards.  They’re also great for serving bread, cured meats, and appetizers.

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Photography by DANA’S BAKERY

For the host who loves to bake, this macaron kit makes it that much easier to enjoy a chocolatey French treat.

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Or, this pretty macaron variety box allows the hostess to enjoy a sweet treat the instant the last guest leaves.  Love those colors!

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This sweet colander is perfect for berries, with a retro feel that’s pretty enough to display.

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Photography by HABIT COSMETICS

Every glam hostess deserves a bottle of luxury nail polish – in the boldest shade of pink, of course.

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You can never have too many serving bowls, for plating everything from salad to dessert.  This Mercer bowl has a unique handcrafted look that’s lovely and rustic.

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Photography by YAMAZAKI

A modern cake stand with clean lines is versatile enough to serve cake and savory bites, too.

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Photography by HERBIVORE BOTANICALS

Treat your favorite host with a lovely pink clay exfoliating mask for a bit of spa-like zen at home.

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Photography by RENWIL

It’s always a good idea to gift the host with something they can use at the party – like this chic candleholder.  Just be sure to include a tealight or two so your host won’t have to dig for one come party time.

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Photography by WILLIAMS-SONOMA

These markers are seriously versatile – use them in desserts or to identify different dishes on a buffet.

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Photography by W&P DESIGN

This is a great book for novices and professionals alike, with a recipe to please any bar tender at heart.

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Photography by THE TINY COLLECTION

Everyone deserves to enjoy the world’s most delicious scent in candle form.  Maybe the best host gift ever!

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Photography by BUSHWICK KITCHEN

Foodies will appreciate the many uses for this handmade spicy honey – from stirring into recipes to topping your favorite cheese.

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Photography by UMBRA

Sweet and simple, a cream and sugar set is a must for any hostess.

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Photography by MOON RIVERS NATURALS

Give the gift of relaxation with this lush detox soak that promises to “turn your bath into your own personal zen-box”.

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Copper is always in style, and who doesn’t love a chic photo frame?

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Get the party started in style with this lovely carafe – great for the wine-loving host.

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Photography by HERBIVORE BOTANICALS

A luxurious pot of lip tint is the perfect way to thank a hostess in style.

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Photography by CANVAS HOME LLC

They’ll wonder why no one thought of this before!  This glam coaster is designed to keep wine bottles from sweating while you sip.  Genious!