Unique Gifts for a Holiday Party Host

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Gift your friends and family something to remember this year. You got invited to a holiday party and don’t want to give the usual bottle of wine or pie? Here’s a list of unique hostess gift ideas that send a warm “thank you” and will make you stand out at the gathering this holiday season.

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Cheese Board

This colorful agate board makes for a bright charcuterie, hors d’oeuvres or dessert display.

Anthropologie, $78


Tic Tac Toe Set

Hosts will appreciate this marble game that can keep guests entertained while they mingle and enjoy apps.

Z Gallerie, $49.95


Cozy Gift Box

Spread some holiday spirit with this fireside-inspired gift box that includes fuzzy socks, a clove candle, matchsticks, hot chocolate, and a mug.

Boxfox, $85


Himalayan Salt Plank

Himalayan pink salt does something magical to food. Gift this salt plank that could be used for both cooking and serving.

UncommonGoods, $29.99


Geode Glasses

Geode and crystal items are more popular now than ever. Make a toast with these one-of-a-kind glasses.

UncommonGoods, $24


Recipe Board

If your party host loves a dessert, bread or sauce you’ve made, consider gifting them this cutting board with the recipe imprinted on it.

UncommonGoods, $140


Wine Glass Charms

Label wine glass stems with these luxe-looking charms.

Etsy, $55


Cookie Cutter Set

Give this sweet storybook-style cookie kit that can be used each holiday season; includes: 12 cookie cutters, 10 pastry bags, 4 pastry tips, and a coupler.

Williams Sonoma, $24.95


Chunky Blanket

These knitted blankets are so soft, you might want to add an extra one to your cart.

Etsy, starting at $33.64


“Antler” Cheese Knives

Slice and spread brie, gouda, manchego, and any other cheesy block with this modern woodland-inspired knife set.

Pottery Barn, $39.50


Wine Dispenser

Guests can refill glasses with this self-serving dispenser; it’s basically the fancy equivalent of boxed wine.

UncommonGoods, $65


Tea Box Set

Show your host gratitude with a box of “warming joy” tea inspired by autumn and winter flavors.

Amazon, $20


Salt Collection

A specialty salt set will be sure to delight any party planner; includes: Himalayan Pink, Black Lava, Black Truffle, White Truffle, Roasted Garlic, Lemon, Ghost Pepper, Thai Ginger, Spanish Flake, and Applewood Smoke.

The Grommet, $65

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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