12/11/2014 10:38 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

'Tis the season for intimate dinners, cocktail hours, and chic soirees. Here are my top picks for hostess gifts that jingle all year through.

Double the Decadence
Meet the macaroon's new sweet stepsister, the macbubl. The macbubl ,from New Orleans famous confectionery Sucre, is a French-style, almond macaroon cookie, surrounded by a smooth chocolate ganache and enrobed in a crispy dark chocolate layer. Brings a whole new meaning to coffee break.


Cracker Chic


Crunchy little cheese bites from Nottie Toffee are handmade in small batches and baked until golden, so they're scrumptious looking. Perfect for parties, or happy hours throughout the holidays.

Fragrant Fabulous
Give the gift of glow this holiday season with a collection of bright lights. This Maison de Nest is a collection of Nest's most popular holiday scents, and come in pretty gold glass votives, tres chic!


Glow Gorgeous
Be trendy with these frosted deco mercury hurricanes. Lightly frosted, in subtle patterns, these glowing glass accents from West Elm set a festive mood from the mantel to the table.


Up Your Game
Get in the game with Jonathan Adler's Lucite Tic-Tac-Toe set. A retro classic turned chic and modern. Wanna Play?


Animal Instinct
Leave a wild impression with your host by giving these leopard print note cards by Effie's Paper as a hostess gift. Bright cherry red envelopes give off an air that something exciting is inside.


Stylish Stopper
What is your host to do with the leftover wine, if there is any of course? Top it off with a bejeweled sphere wine stopper! Give a gift that elevates any party spread, and this luxury adornment for a bottle topper from Kelly Wearstler makes for a perfect hostess gift.


Delectable Duo
Go nostalgic and delight your hostess with this classic Peppermint Bark Gift set from Williams-Sonoma. I'm loving that it comes with hot chocolate and 2 mugs, and is wrapped and gift giving ready, I'm ordering a bunch, as it makes a great teacher's gift too!


Sparkling Serve
Bring a flurry of fabulous for your hostess this season. Pretty snowflake plates from CWonder that sparkle and shine are ideal for light bites or a dessert buffet.


Make a Splash
Speaking of sparkling, my newest book, Sparkle & Splash, Soda Fountain Favorites, Homemade Elixirs & Carbonated Cocktails makes a perfect hostess gift! Sterling Publishers.