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Best Hostess Gift Ideas for Holiday Parties

ICONIC LIFE's list of the best hostess gifts

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Say thank you in a way that your holiday party hosts will truly appreciate! Check out the best hostess gift ideas for your next holiday party.

The holiday season is filled with quality time with loved ones, nights spent by the fireplace drinking hot chocolate and festive home decor. And if you are lucky, a few small, but meaningful gatherings with family and friends.

To say thank you to your attentive host, we are excited to share our list of the best hostess gift ideas for the holidays.

Vinturi wine aerator best hostess gift



Is it really a party without wine? Take hosting to the next level and open the wines up to their full potential.

Help your favorite hostess impress guests with the Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, which creates a fuller flavor and smoother finish than you’d get from over an hour of decanting.

Breathe life into wines instantly, with or without a decanter. The simple act of pouring wine through the aerator increases pressure as you pour, drawing in and mixing just the right amount of air without a battery, charcoal or filter. It’s sure to be one of the best hostess gift ideas.

The Barcelona Brushed Silver Decorative Lighter is designed to be held gracefully and put on display


Scented candles make a home much more inviting for guests. Why not light them in style? Hostess gift ideas don’t have to be complex—just elevate the experience!

Barcelona silver lighter a best hostess gift


The Barcelona Brushed Silver Decorative Lighter is designed to be held gracefully and put on display, too attractive to hide away, stylish and decorative as the candles, fireplaces, and chimney’s they light. This hostess gift idea adds to the experience of filling a room with beautiful smells before the wick is even burning.

elegant hand sanitizer from Purel a best hostess gift



Of all the hostess gift ideas, this is the most practical. These days, you’ve got to have it, but don’t let an ugly bottle of Purel ruin your elegant ambiance. This luxurious hand sanitizer does the job with style.


We are loving these modern, brass coasters. Seattle-based design studio Fruitsuper brings to life every-day, usable objects with elevated appeal. Designed with an emphasis on the fun in functional, the Lift Coasters are hand cut, notched, welded and sanded by skilled metal workers for a sculptural yet practical way to elevate your glassware.

Fruitsuper coasters best hostess gift


The Beck Cheese Board with three copper cheese knives helps a hostess strike the right note between artisanal and rustic.

Beck cheese board best hotess gift guide



A cheese board is a delicious and beautiful presentation for guests, but you need the right tools to bring this vision to life. The Beck Cheese Board with three copper cheese knives helps a hostess strike the right note between artisanal and rustic.

This cheese board boasts a sleek copper handle, skimming the rim of gorgeous mango wood board and exhibiting unique graining and color variations. Each dedicated to a particular style of cheese, the handcrafted knives are made of brushed stainless steel and hammered copper, welded and hand-forged to a gleaming, textural copper loop handle.



Speaking of sophisticated entertaining, we love this linen Stockholm cocktail napkins as a hostess gift idea. Classic linen napkins made from the finest Belgian flax in some of the oldest mills in Europe. These heirloom quality napkins have a delicate hemstitched border. Woven on a jacquard loom, crafted in Europe are a graceful addition.

Stockholm cocktail napkins a best hostess gift


Beautiful Living Cookbook best gift for the hostess

Beautiful Living Cookbook


A talented host can never have enough inspiration. Gift your host with a cookbook that shares our ICONIC mission—to Live Beautifully.

The Beautiful Living Cookbook features more than 100 healthy and delicious recipes by Executive Chef Curtis Cooke, including Caviar Salmon Cucumber Crudité; Carrot Coconut Soup; Spiced Poached Pear with Mixed Greens, Grapes and Hazelnuts; Seared Branzini with Chanterelle Mushrooms Puree and Roasted Brussels Sprouts; and many more.

With so many choices to craft delicious dishes, we felt this gorgeous, hardbound book deserved to be on our list of hostess gift ideas.


Give your hostess a gift that the whole party can enjoy. The Versailles Playing Card Set from Jonathan Adler is just that—a fun game that looks great, too. The cards are stamped with gold foil and golden eyes that add an extra level of fun and alluring design. The deconstructed Versailles pattern is ultra-luxe, and the holding box has a magnetic closure and ribbon pull.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

Essential Oil



Everyone wants their home to smell fresh and clean, and your holiday party hostess is no exception. The Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser provides a beautifully sculptural way to add a pleasant scent to any room with its exquisite matte ceramic cover in nine neutral colors. You can choose to diffuse your favorite essential oils for 4 or 8 hours, with a 500 sq. ft. diffusing capacity.


The Museum of Modern Art isn’t just a great place to visit while you’re in New York City, they also offer a great selection of hostess gifts including this colorful backgammon set. The MoMA describes the set as “distinguished by an uplifting colorful design inside and out, this high-quality beechwood box set contains 30 game pieces and five dice in a black fabric bag.” A new take on the classic game, this is a gift that both the hostess and the party guests will enjoy.


Museum of Modern Art

Hostess gifts



If essential oils aren’t your thing but you still want to gift a home fragrance, the Trudon Josephine room spray is a great gift option. The spray bottle and addicting floral fragrance are handmade in Italy, with notes of roses, jasmine, camelias and irises. Named for “Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Page, also known under the name of Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte.” 

“During her life, she will find refuge in the Reuil Malmaison castle that will soon become the center of her existence. Reckless spender and passionate of botanic, she will concentrate in building an atypical garden implanting species from her travels and reminding her of her creole origins. Unable to give him an heir, Napoleon asks for divorce. From then on her garden will become a place of solitude and reassurance,” Trudon says.

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