Tis the season for holiday parties galore, and you don’t want to walk into anyone’s home empty-handed. (You wouldn’t!) Stuck on ideas for brilliant, non-knick-knack hostess gifts that they’ll actually like? Here are 16 great, useful items special enough that they won’t get re-regifted. Pinky-promise.
Use this in the kitchen for serving or simply to accessorize anywhere in the home. This is one of those great gifts that looks expensive but isn’t.
A modern pop of color with gilded accents make for a gift that’s as pretty as it is practical.
These semi-disposable thin cotton napkins tear off and can be used 5-6 times. Machine washable and available in every color under the sun.
Elegant (especially in gold) but made from wipe-clean vinyl so can withstand kid-use, too.
If a person is going to travel with wine, it should be in style. Just add a favorite bottle of vino or bubbly and you’re set! Magnetic closure helps secure bottles cozily. Monogram available.
The ultimate in adulting. Choose from beverage napkins or hand towels for the loo.
For the hostess who loves to cook. Trés chic and comes with a little gold spoon for scooping the salt, pepper or whatever spices that live inside.
Large enough for ALL THE THINGS plus comes with a stainless steel cutlery set and soapstone chalk for labeling.
Great for a holiday parties and beyond. Scent is a unisex, calming lavender.
So ultra-soft it deserves prime real estate at the foot of the bed or draped on the couch as a permanent Netflix partner-in-crime. Monogram available.
Part mixology manual, all eye candy.
Remember the mind-blowing fun days of Polaroids? This one comes with a case, batteries (aw yeah) and film to get you started snapping away.
Handcrafted porcelain looks sleek and delicate in any room, but don’t be fooled: this workhorse can go for 7 hours with favorite essential oils.
Inspired by Hollywood vintage cinema, these take any celebration to the next level.
This versatile, earthy serving and display tray can be used for cake or cheeses or whatever strikes your fancy.
Food + fashion = what’s not to love? Only problem is the packaging is so stunning you won’t want to open it. Sigh.