Thoughtful gifts for the perfect hostess

I'm not sure how on earth we are already to mid-November, but we are... and today begins my gift guides! Gift Guides are always my most favorite posts. I really pride myself in my gift giving skills. I put a lot of thought into the gifts that I choose for my friends and family; so putting these posts together is almost a vicarious way to give even more presents!


I always start with hostess gifts as right about now we all have a zillion parties. This year, my go-to gift is a bottle of nice wine and some rosé gummies (which I can't stop eating). That, or my sister's book! Everyone is getting a copy of her book as I am just so proud (but that aside, it really is just the most beautiful book ever).

My other favorite gifts? These amazing skull ornaments (buy the whole set and gift them to different people), this beautiful mug, and this pillow mist which is pretty much my favorite thing these days – I spray it on my pillow every evening for immediate relaxation. As your hostess is probably a little stressed, he/she will probably really appreciate a little aromatherapy.

Top:"Living With Pattern" by Rebecca Atwood // 'I'm Actually a Mermaid' Candle // Moon Juice Brain Dust // Sleep Plus Pillow Spray // St. Frank Skull Ornaments // Rope Cheese Knife Set // Roses Diptyque Candle

Middle: La Mer 'The Lip Balm' // Wine $ Bag // Gold Pineapple Decoration // Domino 'Your Guide to a Stylish Home' Book // Gold Kiss Mug // 'All In Good Taste' Kate Spade book

Bottom: Jonathan Adler Vase // Cheers Champagne Flutes // Blue Willow Matches // Relax Scented Candle // Sugarfina Rosé Gummie Candies

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The Gardener

Why not treat your garden-lover hostess to something sweet and floral? Whether it is a new bud vase or a beautiful pack of seeds, your hostess is destined to swoon.

Floret Summer Peaches & Greens Seed Collection, $25,; Caterpillar Bud Vase, from $20,; Kobo Plant the Packaging Floral Candle, $28,; Sustainable Village Haws Brass Planter Mister, $20,; The Sill The Tillandz with Air Plant, $20,

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The Entertainer

Your friend who loves to entertain probably has the wine and flowers all sorted out. Gift a party essential that can be used over and over like a serving platter or notepad to help plan the next soiree.

Belvoir Summer Fruits Pressé, $10,; Meri Meri Fruit Party Picks, $9,; Koromiko Corkscrew, $24,; Mrs. John L. Strong Don't Forget Tablet, $29,; Suite One Studio Mimira Platter, $24,

The Foodie

No one loves a special bottle of olive oil or fresh laurel leaves more than your foodie pal. Even better if the packaging is pretty enough to showcase on the counter.

Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey, $14,; La Vie Rustic Fresh Sweet Bay Laurel Leaves, $20,; Jacobsen Salt Co. Oyster Salt Cellar Pair $16,; Frankies 457 Spuntino Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $25,; Heather Taylor Home Sunflower Tea Towel, $22,

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Gifts to Unwind

If your host tends to stress over the party, bring something to help de-stress post party, like a charcoal eye mask or soothing tea.

Incausa Palo Santo Incense, $10,; Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Tea Collection, $20,; The Faded Farmhouse Dried Lavender Bunch, $14 for information:; Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask, $23 for information:; Herbivore Calm Bath Salts, $18,

For the Morning After

Think ahead and bring something your host can enjoy the morning after, like fresh coffee, pastries from their favorite bakery, or pancake mix.

Leif Batik Coffee Scoop, $15,; Bee's Wrap Medium, $20 for set of 3,; Nügg Beauty Depuff Eye Mask, $15,; American Spoon Buckwheat Pancake Mix, $8,; La Colombe Nizza, $12,

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