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Gifts for Your Host This Holiday Season

Photos by Elizabeth Podlesnik 

She’s dutifully planned the perfect holiday hobnob, complete with all the trimmings. As you’re picking up presents for your family and friends, don’t forget your loving host, without whom your favorite pumpkin chiffon pie would not have been baked.

Ahead, the holiday gifts that acknowledge her effort and ensure you get a standing invitation—if not an extra slice.

UGG Dream Faux-Fur Throw

Wrap your weekend host in luxurious comfort. This sumptuous throw by UGG adds warmth to any space and pairs perfectly with a wintry Netflix marathon. Your host will thank you for glamorously outfitting her next streaming session.

The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks by Jane Rocca

For the master mixologist, give the gift 200 delicious concoctions from around the world. With The Cocktail, your party-throwing pal can impress her guests with fabulous cocktails for any and every occasion—not to mention, the book will look darling on her bar cart.

Le Labo Hand Pomade | Le Labo Face Mask | Nest Fragrances Holiday Classic Candle

Having tended to her guests for days on end, your host is long overdue for some “me time.” Pamper her with a detoxifying face mask that will purge her holiday stressors or a decadent hand cream to soothe her cuticles after weeks of prepping tasty treats.

Jo Malone London Green Almond & Redcurrant Candle

A premium candle is a versatile gift that will be appreciated by all hosts. Nest’s Holiday Classic scent is a great way to thank your boss’s wife for hosting the office soirée. For something zesty but no less festive, Jo Malone’s holiday candle is also an instant crowd pleaser.

Nordstrom at Home Cheese Knives | The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You’ll Love by Liz Thorpe | Nordstrom at Home ‘Cheese Stack’ Handblown Glass Ornament

For the queen of charcuterie, pick up a set of gilded cheese knives to adorn her hearty spread. Any connoisseur will appreciate The Book of Cheese or a cheesy ornament for the tree; both gifts demonstrate how much you appreciate her—and her love of Camembert.


Nordstrom at Home ‘Travel’ Handblown Glass Ball Ornament

A thoughtful ornament is simple and sweet, and will delight any host. Pick up travel-themed trimmings to commemorate her latest jet-set or dream destination.

Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings by Leela Cyd | True Fabrications Viski Irving Set of 2 Bronze-Rim Tumblers

Food with Friends will inspire your host with easy-to-make nibbles and cocktails, which will taste even better out of bronze-rimmed tumblers. This handsome set is easy to incorporate with any place setting and guarantees a jovial “cheers!”

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