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Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is right around the corner? If our schedule is anything like yours, there are several holiday parties on the horizon and lots of hostess gifts to buy and give, but sometimes it can be tricky to find an appropriate gift. This year, make a statement by bringing something a little more creative to the party than your typical bottle of wine. Shop our Holiday Hostess Gift guide for five of our favorite home delights that’ll definitely put a smile on the hostess’s face. Want more options? Check out the Kathy Kuo Home Holiday Shop for tons of gift-able home goods.  

A Warm and Cozy Throw

If you read last week’s article on making a cozy home, you’ll know that a warm blanket is the perfect gift for the upcoming winter season. Everyone likes to snuggle up, and a blanket is a décor item no one can get enough of. Who doesn’t want an extra throw to layer on the sofa or bed? This throw from Kathy Kuo Home is made from Tibetan lamb wool that is ethically sourced from New Zealand. It can easily add a soft and cozy touch to any room, and it’s carried in several different colors!


A Gorgeous Decorative Box

We say “decorative box” instead of jewelry box because it truly can be used for anything! From a stylish way to store your odds and ends to a beautiful display of jewelry, pins, or other collectables, it’s a gift that can find several uses, so it’s perfect for the hostess! This pick features a glamorous and modern quartz crystal make with a gold plated geode detail.

A One-of-a-Kind Cheese Plate

Almost every holiday party is going to have a platter of hors d’oeuvres. A nice cheese and cracker plate is a guaranteed pleaser, so any hostess will be happy to receive a stunning cheese board perfect for presenting with its sleek marble base and natural buffalo horn handles.


Coasters with Cool Factor

Coasters are great gifts for the hostess. They’re simple gifts, but they’re also super useful for avoiding water rings and stains, so every hostess needs a nice set or two. We were so happy when we found these elegant coasters with a pale grey shagreen finish and warm wood trim. The matching holder also provides easy storage for when the party ends.

A Cherished Memory (In a Chic Frame)

One cute hostess gift idea we love is printing or developing a picture of you with the hostess and placing in a frame they’ll want to put on display. Not that close to the hostess? That’s okay, just the frame itself can be a special gift. Our favorite frame this year is this brass frame studded with beautiful quartz.



  • Great ideas! A warm and cosy throw is what I want for Christmas!


  • Olga says:

    Such a great post! Loved all of your tips!

    Olga | http://www.lostindaydreams.com

  • Ashley says:

    Fantastic tips as usual–love the cheese plate! 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Xynthia says:

    Buffalo horns on a cheese plate!? Is it only me who finds this inappropriate?

  • Alexia Mickens says:

    I can’t believe this year is over! Like the holidays just flew here! I’m so excited to see my family and share with them.

    See my latest post:
    fringe & plaid // | \\ Born Bred Be

  • Vivian Yuen says:

    I can’t believe Christmas is so soon! I love the gold photo frame~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Elizabeth says:

    That throw looks so comfortable and luxurious <3 Definitely a perfect gift! And I'd love to have that cheese board/plate for my own house too 🙂 Definitely a nice round-up of thoughtful and chic gift ideas for the hostess!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Margaret says:

    OMG I thought blanket is a pretty cool idea already but that jewel box top the blanket! Love the recommendation!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com | http://www.facebook.com/maleemaleehong

  • Jenni says:

    Great gift guide! Thanks for sharing.

  • Joules says:

    These are all great ideas! That picture frame is fierce. Love it!

    Style by Joules

  • Shloka says:

    These are all such gorgeous picks – I love that throw and that box as well! It’s so gorgeous and would make an amazing present for the hostess with the mostess!


  • Alisha says:

    Great ideas Chriselle!! The Memory in a frame is quite thoughtful.. I think those are the best types of gifts. xo, Alisha Ricki | Life(Style), Travel, & Culture

  • Alyssa Amato says:

    Ah.!! I love all of these ideas!! So perfect for the holidays! xx


  • Diana says:

    Cozy throws make such a difference and adds some lovely texture! Thanks for the inspo <3

    Diana | http://thechicdiary.com/blog/11/16/2016-le-tote-review-lookbook-my-first-ever-youtube-video

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Oh that cheese plate is absolutely gorgeous! But I want it for myself haha <3 x


  • Darina says:

    Beautiful gifts, especially the cheese platter!

  • I love a great cheese/deli plate. Such a great display piece, and yummy too.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Oh la la! I love the plushy throw very much. Love anything fuzzy and faux fur like. Such a statement decoration for any rooms. 🙂

    Merci for sharing! 🙂

    LA BIJOUX BELLA | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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