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25 Perfect Holiday Hostess Gifts You Can Order on Amazon

Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift that's more personal than a bottle of red wine? Any host on your "nice" list would be thrilled to receive one of these gifts.

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The secret to getting invited back

Even though a hostess gift is never expected, it is always appreciated—especially when it is thoughtfully chosen. Daniel Post Senning, co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today and a spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, thinks of a host gift as tangible expressions of appreciation. “The old cliché about it being the thought that counts is the oldest because it’s true!” Senning reminds us. “Whatever gift you choose, you can’t do it wrong when it comes from the heart.” Keep in mind this gift-giving etiquette for the holiday season.

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Stonewall Kitchen Birch Breakfast Basket


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Make their morning after the party a little sweeter with Stonewall’s Kitchen basket of breakfast goodies. Pancake mix, syrup, and jam, all in a woodsy white birch basket show you don’t want your host to eat cold leftovers for breakfast. Staying overnight? Follow these 10 rules for house guests if you want to be invited back.

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Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories


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Give your host a place to capture memories of all their get-togethers. Part illustrated journal and part scrapbook Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories includes paintings by the legendary chef and artist Jacques Pépin. It offers a place for noting what served and which wines were poured. Find out more suggestions for the best hostess gift for every occasion.

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Aura Digital Frame


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Sharing photos of the party with the host by text is nice, but they end up “lost” with the hundreds of other photos on their phone. Solve that problem with an Aura Digital Frame, where photos can be shared directly to the frame via WiFi. If you’re being hosted for a weekend or longer, this is a thoughtful way to say, “thank you.” Be sure to check out these Amazon top sellers for everyone on your list.

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AmeiTech 360-Degree Organizer


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During a gathering, everyone could use more countertop space. Gifting this adjustable rotating organizer by AmeiTech allows your host to conveniently store items like tea bags, and sweetener packets or one-bite pastries on tiered, turntable trays (or toiletries, if they chose to use it in their bathroom).

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Toyuugu Vacuum Sealer


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Any host may experience a food storage container shortage after sending leftovers home with their party guests. Solve that problem and gift your host a Rubbermaid storage container set or a vacuum sealer machine.

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Luminicious Flameless Candles


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Metal décor is on-trend and these wire-wrapped flameless candles are so realistic your host will try blowing out the flame. Mixing metals is always stylish, so no matter their décor, these work over the holidays and beyond. A great choice for the host who has everything. Did you know you’ve probably been burning candles wrong this whole time?

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Hallmark Keepsake Ornament


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Celebrate the event by gifting a Hallmark ornament inscribed with the year. A lovely tradition to start for the host, a new ornament can be added to their collection every holiday season. After the holidays, she’ll want to follow the best tips for Christmas ornament storage.

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Jen’s Wreaths Fir Christmas Wreath


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Nothing says “thank you for inviting us” quite like a fragrant holiday wreath arriving at your host’s front door. Senning suggests including a note saying you are looking forward to the event. Complete with red berries and decorative bows this smells like the holidays and is one of the 11 DIY ways to make your home smell like Christmas.

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Stargazer Barn Deck the Halls Boquet


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Avoid showing up with another “to-do” for the already harried host. Fussing with flowers as guests are arriving can be tricky. Instead, Senning suggests sending flowers, like this Stargazer Barn Deck The Halls Bouquet the day after. Include a simple expression of appreciation along the lines of “thanks for having us we had a lovely time.” Here’s how to make flowers last longer.

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Woofer Dudes Christmas Gift Basket


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For the host who has a fur-baby, a gift basket for their pooch is just the right thought. Filled with balls, rope toys, and squeakers, this gift will make any dog happy.

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Original Wine Glass Markers


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Any host would appreciate a set of pens that write on glass. Perfect for marking wine glasses with a guest’s name or writing the name of the dish directly on serving platters. The ink dries quickly and is easily removed with soap and water. These would also make a coveted white elephant gift.

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Bethlehem Lights Lighted table runner


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Help your host add a little sparkle to their table with this lighted table runner by Bethlehem Lights. A perfect addition to any dining table this reversible runner features 20 micro LED lights. Don’t make these holiday decorating mistakes.

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C.R. Gibson Naughty and Nice napkins


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Anyone who has hosted a party knows you can never have too many napkins. These Naughty and Nice cocktail napkins make a cute, and thoughtful, addition to your host’s bar.

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Desktop Publishing Supplies Birch Candle Paper


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Bring your host a touch of the season in stationary form. Seasonal stationery is one of those things you always need in your desk drawer; which makes it the perfect gift. These are the times you need to send a handwritten thank-you note.

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Pickled Stamp Return Address Stamp


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A fancy return address stamp is one of those things your host wishes for but probably wouldn’t buy, so imagine how happy they’ll be when you gift this to them. This personalized stamp by Pickled Stamp gives 25,000 impressions, in other words: a whole lot of envelopes they’ll be able to address. This is what happens to undeliverable mail with no return address.

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Premium Presents Bamboo Bowl Set


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The beautiful bamboo bowl will be something your host reaches for all year round. With matching serving utensils, it works just as well to serve potato chips at a summer BBQ as it does in the winter serving roasted vegetables.

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Falksalt Specialty Salt Set


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Falksalt’s set of salt flakes in four flavors, citron, smoke, garlic, and natural are the finishing touch on both savory and sweet dishes. Perfect if your host is a fan of cooking shows these specialty salts will let them feel like a celebrity chef.

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Origins Bread Warmer and Basket


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At first glance, this breadbasket by Origins might look ordinary, but it has a hidden secret, a Terra Cotta warming stone. Once heated, the stone keeps bread and rolls warm and freshly wrapped in a restaurant-quality fabric liner. This is one of those items that once you have it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it—just like these 61 Amazon products you’ll definitely use every day.

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Calivirgin Gourmet Bread Dip Sampler


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Now your host can enjoy the best part of eating out—but at home—with their own dipping oils for fresh bread. Termed a “luxury consumable” by Senning this usable Calivirgin Gourmet Bread Dip Sampler includes flavors like basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic.

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Philosophy Fresh Cream Soap and Lotion Set


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Reminiscent of the vanilla in Christmas Cookies, this Fresh Cream hand soap and lotion set by Philosophy will sit sink side in your host’s home.

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Syntus Chef’s Apron


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After the host has dressed for the party and needs to finish the meal, they’ll appreciate your thoughtful gift of a Syntus chef’s apron. This set of two aprons comes in many colors including holiday red.

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Lochas Snowflake Throw Blanket


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After the hustle of party prep, your host will enjoy relaxing in a soft and cozy snowflake throw blanket. This thoughtful gift will be used for naps all winter long. Any one of these 25 gifts for her under $50 would also delight your hostess.

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Personalization Lab Bamboo Board


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Personalization shows forethought and every host would appreciate an engraved bamboo board that can be used as a cutting board or serving platter for cheese or charcuterie. These are 30 more of the best personalized gifts for everyone on your list.

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TableTopics Dinner Party Questions


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TableTopics contain 135 questions guaranteed to start conversations, like, what movie made you laugh until you cried? If you could be an ambassador, which country would you choose? If you like the sound of this, you’ll definitely want to brush up on these 37 conversation starters that instantly make you sound more interesting.

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Prince of Scots Wine Pairing Towel Set


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With this wine pairing towel set, your host will never be at a loss for which wine to pour with which course. Decorative and useful this towel set makes a handy reference guide in any kitchen. Still need to shop for friends and family? Check out 60 Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.

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Jamie Novak
Jamie Novak is a globally recognized professional organizer who regularly contributes to She has more than 20 years of experience covering the home-organizing industry. Novak wrote Keep This Toss That: the practical guide to tidying up, a top selling book for Reader's Digest. She’s been seen on HGTV, QVC, and national morning talk shows. Her work has appeared in magazines from Better Homes and Gardens to Real Simple. Connect with Novak at, @JamieNovak, or using the hashtag #KeepThisTossThat

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