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Hostess Gifts

Cookbooks Are the Perfect Holiday House Gift

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.22.2016 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best cookbooks do more than just present recipes -- they offer a glimpse into a particular place or style of cooking that can change the way we view the food on our plates. While running your last minute holiday errands be sure to swing through a bookstore to load up on house gifts and stocking stuffers.

25 Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Nothing makes a better hostess gift than something pretty and useful. Bringing wine and food is great, but why not give the hardworking host something...

5 Holiday Hostess Gifts That Will Make You the Guest of Honor

Janna Mandell | Posted 12.08.2016 | Style
Janna Mandell

Nothing says "I totally forgot to get you a hostess gift so I just stopped at the local store" like showing up to the party with a bottle of booze or ...

10 Host and Hostess Gifts (Under $50) You'll Want to Keep for Yourself

Dot & Bo | Posted 11.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

When you show up to a friend's dinner party, do you bring a host or hostess gift? Absolutely! Unfortunately, these days many guests arrive expecting to be wined and dined -- but it should be the other way around. Hosts put a lot of time into preparing for and entertaining guests and you should always remember to say "thanks" with a thoughtful present.

5 Reasons You Want a Sober Person at Your Holiday Party

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Just because I'm sober doesn't mean I don't want to come to your party. Maybe I do and maybe I don't, but if we're friends, I'd at least like the invite so I can decide for myself.

Holiday Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Asked Back Next Year

Janna Mandell | Posted 02.12.2015 | Style
Janna Mandell

Thinking of bringing flowers? Yeah, great. Now, your hostess has to stop what she's doing and cut your flowers and put them in some water. How thoughtful. Stop being so predictable and get your gracious hosts what they really want...

Host and Hostess Gifts: A Quick and Easy Guide

Lisa Derrick | Posted 02.10.2015 | Style
Lisa Derrick

These gift suggestions, while meant for the rounds of parties that erupt during December, can apply all year round, as graciousness never goes out of season.

14 Creative Hostess Gifts For Any Occasion

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Hostess gifts are tricky -- it sometimes feels near-impossible to think beyond the typical bouquet or wine bottle. As the season winds down, nail your...

16 Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Domino | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

The secret to securing a return invitation? A thoughtful thank-you. Photography by LAURA MOSS Summer is here. Entertaining is endless. We've round...

Summer Essentials

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 08.27.2014 | Style
Colleen Mullaney

Whether your heading to the beach, lake, park or backyard patio, be sure you have these fun and festive essentials on hand to ensure a summer worthy good-time!

The Sneaky Secret Holiday Hosts Really Want You to Know

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Missy Chase Lapine

At the end of the evening, after your host washes the dishes and sweeps the floor, I guarantee they'll be tearing open those little gifts in the same way they would if they had just discovered Santa's secret stash. So why not be the guest that they call gushing the next morning?


Colleen Mullaney | Posted 12.13.2013 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

Get into the holiday spirit and send some fabulous packages all tied up with strings.

6 Best Gifts for Holiday Party Hosts This Season!

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 02.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

We've compiled a list of some of our favorite host and hostess gifts as you party hop from house to house this season.

Entertaining at Home

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you need dinner party ideas, you've come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here's a list of my most important to-do's.

7 Things A Hostess Does NOT Want To Hear On Thanksgiving

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 01.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Caitlyn Becker

A good hostess will never admit that you are the proverbial thorn in her aproned side. But, rest assured, when the invitations go out every year there are a few black sheep on the list that are habitually a problem. It might be you.

A Very Different Kind Of Wreath

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Home

Any frequent hostess you know will go crazy for it.

Holiday Hostess Gifts That Won't Be Re-Gifted

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 02.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Stacie Krajchir

Say bye-bye fruitcake and hello cool, creative and festive this holiday. These hostess gifts are sure to kick off some party conversation and keep you on the VIP guest list for the rest of the year.

The Perfect Gift For Your Favorite Hostess

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 11.30.2012 | HuffPost Home

These would be perfect for an entertainer.

Hostess Gift Dos And Don'ts

Dana Holmes | Posted 01.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The next time you go to a party you'll know exactly what to bring.

Gift Ideas for the Hostess With the Mostess

Lauren Nelson | Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Nelson

With the holiday season in full swing, it's important not to forget our nearest and dearest who will be entertaining all winter long.

5 New Uses For Chocolate

Chris Barnes | Posted 12.29.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

The best part? They're all calorie-free.

7 Stylish And Eco-Friendly Party Ideas

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Amanda MacMillan Your calendar this fall is likely crammed with festive get-togethers. Whether you're hosting or bringing a gift, here are a f...

Perfect Host Gifts on Any Budget

Women & Co | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Women & Co

For Women & Co., by Helen Jane Hearn, I give host gifts as a token of my appreciation for an invitation to an event hosted by friends....

Chocolate Bark -- Great Gift If You Don't Eat It All First

Laura Kumin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Laura Kumin


12 Hot Gifts for Holiday Hostesses

Pandora Young | Posted 02.08.2012 | Style
Pandora Young

The best way to tell your hostess thank you -- and to assure you get invited back -- is with a special gift she's sure to love.