Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For The Hostess

Hello, friends. It's the most wonderful time of the year - Holiday Gift Guide Week! 

In years past I have kicked off this series on Cyber Monday, but with all the supply chain issues and shipping delays happening right now I wanted to get an early start. 

Before we dive into today's category, there's something I'd like to note: all of the items featured in this year's guide are from small or independently owned businesses. When I celebrated the blog's 12th birthday in January of this year, I deepened my commitment to shopping small and I hope you will too. Trust me when I say that Amazon, Walmart, Target and Macy's do not need your dollars. 

Ok, without further ado, let's talk about holiday gifts for the hostess!

Now that many of us are vaccinated, it seems like family gatherings and holiday parties are resuming to some degree. Arrive to these soirees with something thoughtful for the host that they can immediately add to the evening's spread, or use for future celebrations. 

Candies or nuts are always a great choice, but why not wow them with both and bring a box of candy-covered nuts?! These triple chocolate almonds from Beacon Hill Chocolates are a fantastic choice and come in decorative packaging. If you don't live in the Boston area, not to worry. You can order online and they'll ship! 

Chocolate Almonds

For the hostess who is also a cook, surprise her with this world traveler spice set. For $32 dollars you get four glass jars including Sweet Curry Powder, Mexican Adobo, Chinese Five Spice, and Israeli Za’atar spice blends. 

Spice Gift Box

I grew up in a house with a mother who loved to really decorate our dining room table. That's where I developed my obsession with table cloths, placemats, napkins and napkin rings. For the queen of the tablescape, I recommend these shimmering copper napkin rings. You can get six rings for $36 dollars. 

Copper Napkin Rings

What about cloth napkins to go with those rings? I swooned over this mid century modern design. I thought these would be really fun for a Hanukkah party. 

Cloth Napkins

And what is a party without festive glassware? These teetering bubble glasses from the MoMA Design Store are just too fun. They're ideal for New Year's Eve. A set of four costs $60 dollars.

Bubble Glasses

Last but not least, she'll need a tray to carry those glasses from the kitchen or bar into the party. I think these wood and glass trays are simple yet beautiful. 

Wood Glass Frames

If you'd like even more ideas for hostess gifts, peruse the guides from previous years. I still love all those items! 

Tomorrow I'll be back with fresh ideas for pampering your BFF. 

*Cover image courtesy of Unsplash. All other images courtesy of vendors. 


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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