One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all of the parties. I love getting dressed up, putting on something extra sparkly and braving the cold to share an evening with friends.
I don't know about you, but whenever I attend a holiday party, I always like to bring a surprise for the host or hostess. As someone who entertains regularly in my own home and knows how much prep and work goes into throwing a great celebration, I like to show my appreciation with a thoughtful gift.
Every party has some form of a cheese plate or cheese and crackers. I swooned when I found these Baltic birch cheese picks on Uncommon Goods. I love the playful cursive and the festive gold color. This set of six is $35 dollars.
They also make pie picks (apple, pumpkin, cherry, peach and pecan).
Dinner party prep often involves lots of chopping and dicing, but if that cutting board can double as a serving tray - you've hit the jackpot. These geometric patterned boards from Jayson Home are made with maple, walnut and cherry wood.
Aren't they gorgeous? They are a bit pricey ($148.75) but worth the splurge for the right person.
If you're a long time Pop.Bop.Shop. reader then you already know I have a serious Kate Spade obsession. How adorable are these holiday pot holders? This set of three sells for $35 dollars.
If the "Fa La La" phrase is too Christmas-centric, consider the "Eat Cake for Breakfast" set instead.
To help the host or hostess set a festive table, gift these incredible French blue linen placemats. You can customize the phrases!
These are sold on Etsy which can be pretty slow when it comes to shipping, so if you have someone in mind for these mats, place your order pronto!
If your host or hostess is an amateur mixologist, fuel their passion for creating the perfect drink with this cocktail bar tool. It's like a Swiss army knife for booze! This retails for $39.99.
It's common to serve coffee, tea or hot cocoa after dinner, especially in the winter. With that in mind, I am loving this Christmas green kettle as a fun way to bring holiday cheer to the kitchen.
Last but not least, many people are not able to travel home during the holiday season due to work commitments, so help them bring a piece of home to their current house or apartment with a homesick candle.
These are $29.95 a piece and they make one for each of the 50 states.
Are you feeling ready to wow your holiday hosts and hostesses? I hope so!
In case you missed any of the earlier gift guides, you can peruse those below.
2016 Holiday Gift Guides: