The Holiday season is fast approaching, and we've already kicked off the most frenzied shopping season of year with a guide full of gifts to get you started. Now I'm here to help you out when it comes to gifting the hostess, whether it's for Thanksgiving, a holiday party or a Christmas stay with your in-laws.
Hostess gifts are incredibly important but often neglected. Typically we opt for a bottle of wine, which isn't a bad gift; in fact, it's generally a sure thing. But there are occasions that are worth delving into gift-giving a little further, and sometimes finding the perfect gift requires a little bit of help. Luckily for anyone in a bind or in need of inspiration, I'm gift-giving-obsessed (truly, I am!) and scoured the Internet to find some of the best options to leave a lasting impression with your host.
From sweet treats (which are always a winner) to yummy scents to totally attention-grabbing home items, here are the best hostess gifts at a variety of price points, all of which we tracked down just for you!
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Piemonte Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Crunchy Pralines Bonbons
$38 via Barneys
You can never, ever go wrong with chocolate.
Thomas Fuchs Marble Skull Cheeseboard
$358 via Barneys
Ok, how cool is this?!
Jonathan Adler Brass Tic Tac Toe Set
$195 via Neiman Marcus
I want this, I mean who wouldn't want this?
Theory Waffle-knit Cashmere Pillow and Eye Mask Set
$285 via Net-A-Porter
For the hostess who travels, this luxurious gift is a certain hit.
Lafco Blue Pastille Boxed Guest Soaps
$20 via Neiman Marcus
Soaps seems so cliche, but I think these soaps stand apart from the rest.
Lanvin Miss Lanvin Snow Globe
$385 via Net-A-Porter
Fashion lovers who love knick-knacks will love this snow globe.
Maison Martin Margiela Mirrored-stainless Steel Champagne Bucket
$445 via Net-A-Porter
Totally pricey but totally awesome.
Smythson Portobello 2015 Textured-leather Diary
$305 via Net-A-Porter
A 2015 calendar (what how is it almost 2015?!) is a great gift, for anyone.
Luxe City Guides Fashion Gift Box
$60 via Net-A-Porter
I love this gift box set plus the price is great.
Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Bath Jewels
$93 via Net-A-Porter
Everyone loves a bath accessory, just try to be sure they actually have a tub.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 75ml
$29 via Net-A-Porter
This is awesome, if you don't get it for a hostess get it for me.
Jonathan Adler Brass Elephant Ring Bowl
$88 via Neiman Marcus
Vlad's family adores elephants, I would be the best daughter-in-law if I brought this home for the holidays.
Kinto 850 Ml Carat Teapot
$45 via Barneys
As a tea lover myself, I love getting interesting teapots.
MacKenzie-Childs Odd Fellows Cheese Dish
$180 via Neiman Marcus
Another cheese plate, but a more whimsical option.
Three Designing Women Motif Custom Ink Stamps
$40 via Neiman Marcus
A custom option shows you put time and effort into the gift, plus a custom ink stamp is usable for everyone.
Sudha Pennathur Christmas Door Knockers
$35 via Neiman Marcus
Giraffe at Home Throw
$178 via Nordstrom
If you were to give this as a gift, I will tell you it will be hard to not keep it for yourself.
Diptyque Figuier Mini Candle
$30 via Barneys
When all else fails, go with what's tried-and-true.