Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For The Hostess

Happy Cyber Monday! I cannot think of a better day to kick off the annual Pop.Bop.Shop. holiday gift guide series.

Today I want to talk about gifts for the hostess. Over the next few weeks you'll be hopping from party to party and you don't want to arrive empty handed. Below are some ideas to wow your family and friends when they open the front door. 

Let's begin with something sweet. These chocolates from Maggie Louise Confections are truly something special. They are packaged beautifully and are a gorgeous departure from the usual red and green color scheme. 

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They also make location-specific chocolate boxes, like these for Hawaii or Texas

To help your hostess add a little extra flair to her appetizer spread, these crepe party picks are a must. I want to buy a few boxes of these for myself! 

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You can order these online or pick them up in person at my favorite local gift store, Greentail Table in Newton. 

When a party involves drinking, coasters are the only way to spare your counter / coffee table / dining room. These east and west "coasters" made me laugh out loud. An absolutely perfect gift for someone who has relocated from one to the other.

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I'm also obsessed with these lava rock coasters from West Elm. They are sourced from eruptions on Mount Batur and Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia. 

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If you want to make a super unique, custom gift, Uncommon Goods sells map trays where you select any location and they will feature a three square mile map of that beloved place - where you grew up, where you spent summers, where you met your friend or spouse - you name it, they can do it. 

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I recently discovered this set of book-shaped wooden boards that can be used as cutting boards or serving pieces. What I like most about these is you can be proud to display them in your kitchen, much like you would coffee table books. 

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I almost didn't include these book boards because I may be getting them for a few people on my list! 

For a friend or family member who always hosts the annual rager, this pineapple drink dispenser is sure to please! The gold makes it feel extra festive and let's be honest, pineapples are very hot right now. 

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After you've emptied the pineapple, you can move on to prosecco pong! This may be my favorite discovery of the year. 

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This would also make a great gift for a friend hosting New Year's Eve. 

I hope today's guide has put you into the holiday party spirit! For even more ideas, check out last year's hostess gift guide

Comments

Stephanie Blackburn's picture

How crazy that you post about Mount Agung and it's literally erupting right now. Love those coasters.

Molly's picture

I would like to thank Mount Agung for erupting at the same time as this gift guide.

Bianca Garcia's picture

Oh my gosh those blush pink chocolates are calling my name!!

Molly's picture

Aren't they so pretty? A bit pricey, but worth it for a special friend or family member!

Molly Marzalek-Kelly's picture

How I love your gift guides, MG! And, I gasped when I read about the Bali coasters - due to currents events AND I did a sunrise hike of Mt. Batur when I was there.

Molly Marzalek-Kelly's picture

How I love your gift guides, MG! And, I gasped when I read about the Bali coasters - due to currents events AND I did a sunrise hike of Mt. Batur when I was there.

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Molly Galler

Welcome to Pop.Bop.Shop. My name is Molly. I’m a foodie, fashionista, pop culture addict and serious travel junkie. I’m a lifelong Bostonian obsessed with frozen confections, outdoor patios, Mindy Kaling, reality television, awards shows, tropical vacations, snail mail and my birthday.

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