Avoid showing up empty-handed to this year's holiday parties. No matter the type of party, whether it's more appropriate to bring a cheeky decanter or gift them marble coasters, you're sure to find something for everyone on this list. These hostess gift ideas are priced at $40 or under, so you can enjoy the revelry again and again without breaking the bank.
Uncommon Goods Olive Server & Pit Bowl
Perfectly paired together for olive-loving hosts, or anyone snacking on a bowl in front of the TV, this bowl duo makes serving olives a cinch. Simply serve them as-is, and discard pits in the removable compartment. Each ceramic piece separates for easy cleaning.
TIME FIRSTS: Women Who Are Changing The World
This groundbreaking collection from TIME Magazine profiles nearly 50 women across a range of endeavors: business, politics, science, sports, entertainment and more. Alice Waters, the first woman to win the Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation, shares her journey to bring awareness to wholesome gastronomy since she first opened Chez Panisse nearly 50 years ago.
$21.99, TIME Shop.
Graze: Inspiration for Small Plates and Meandering Meals
Enjoy tapas-style eating with Graze, an easy way to eat beautiful and delicious meals for the whole family. Full of tips to prep wholesome foods without spending a ton of time in the kitchen, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking to find fast family-friendly meals.
1canoe2 Knives Tea Towel
Nothing adds a dash of personality to kitchens like colorful tea towels. This tea towel is hand illustrated and perfect for the cook in your life.
Farm Sanctuary Vegan Holiday Truffles
Blitzen the steer inspires happiness and joy — and at Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, he’s an ambassador for his species opening hearts and minds about our relationship to farm animals. Farm Sanctuary’s holiday truffles, packaged in Blitzen’s honor, offer a decadent vegan treat and a perfect way to celebrate compassion this holiday season. This box includes 12 truffles (flavors: Cappuccino, Hazelnut, Coconut, Almond, Raspberry, and Cherry) and they come in a red holiday box with a coordinating bow and a sweet gift tag with an image of Blitzen on front. Proceeds go to support Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving work.
Always Fits Agate Ceramic Party Plates
Change up your nightly dinners by adding a little pop of color. This collection of six plates is made from sturdy ceramic and each feature the beautiful natural designs of agate rocks.
Uncommon Goods Goat's Milk Caramel Sampler
Crafted using local goat's milk in Vermont, these rich caramel sauces are an amazing artisanal treat. In flavors like Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Bourbon, and Vanilla Bean, your dessert game will be all the better with a bold drizzle from this set of jars.
Crate & Barrel Marble Coasters Set
Created using two-tone marble, these stain-resistant coasters make for an impressive display. Sold in a set of four, they each display natural texture and color while sitting atop foam feet to prevent any scuffs.
Runamok Hibiscus Flower Infused Maple Syrup
Bright in color and flavor, this floral favorite can add a fun twist to cocktail or dessert recipes. Made by infusing organic maple syrup with hibiscus flowers, Runamok's syrup makes for an impressive food gift.
On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen
In his first book ever, Michelin-starred chef Jeremy Fox presents his unique approach to vegetables in 160 recipes for the home cook. Elevating vegetarian cuisine by using creative methods and ingredient combos, everyone is sure to find a favorite dish amongst the seasonal selections.
Le Creuset Pepper Mill
With a sleek design and available in a variety of iconic colors, Le Creuset pepper mills are a must-have for the dinner table. The grind settings are adjustable, with fine and coarse grinding options.
El Guapo Bitters Small Holiday Gift Box
Create drinks and cocktails that will taste like winter in a glass. Made in small batches with locally sourced ingredients, the products from this New Orleans-based bitters company will change your bartending game. Each box includes one bottle of 8.5oz Sweet Potato Syrup and a 100 mL bottle of Holiday Pie Bitters.
Sideshow Press Message Drink Stirs
Add a dash of charm to your next cocktail party by gifting the hostess these drink stirs. Each imbued with a witty message, they're sure to make each party guest pleased as punch.
Kusmi Tea Tsarevna Limited Edition Tea
Inspired by the festive traditions of Imperial Russia, this limited-edition Christmas tea honors the city of Kusmi Tea's birth, Saint Petersburg. The base is a black tea, spiced with orange, almond, and vanilla to create a sweet and rounded out flavor. Packaged in a beautiful golden tin and box, it makes for an impressive gift.
May Designs Meal Planner Notebook
Doing your weekly menu planning and grocery list writing just got more fun with May Designs' Meal Planner Notebook. The Classic size, which is 5" x 8" features 80 pages with a calendar for planning, a shopping list for organizing, and even an area to record your favorite recipes.
Starts at $18, maydesigns.com
GlobeIn Malika Teapot
Perfect for brewing a pot of tea, or simply displaying as an art statement, this hand-painted tea pot deserves a spot in your kitchen. The fair-trade teapot is created in a small Tunisian studio and features skillfully painted lines in the traditional Malika design.
If you want to change up your cocktail game, look no further than Mixology Dice. Perfect for a stocking stuffer, or for hosts with an extensive bar, these dice will bring out your creative side. The eight laser engraved dice contain suggestions for spirits, sugars, liquors, bitters, and more.
Horne Krenit Salad Set
The perfect combination of modern design and functionality, this salad set's sleek appearance makes it a standout for your utensils drawer. The set is available in red or turquoise, letting you add a pop to your dinner table.
Rancho Gordo Hot Sauce Gift Box
For the spice lover in your life, impress them with this collection of Rancho Gordo's hot sauces. Ranging from mild and flavorful to fiery hot and smoky, these four sauces provide something for everyone to love.
Perpetual Kid Truth Serum Decanter
Add a dash of fun to your liquor cabinet with this tongue-in-cheek decanter. Made out of hand-blown glass with mirror-finish gold lettering, each bottle holds 34 ounces of your favorite booze.
Horne GROW Greenhouse
Crafted from hand-blown glass, this tiny greenhouse is perfect to brighten up a desk or small apartment. Just the right size to grow a small plant, the two-piece design is made to be efficient. The bottom half is made to hold the plant and soil, while the top includes a built-in spout so it can double as a watering can.
Govino Toprack Holiday Wine Glasses
These dishwasher-safe and shatterproof (really, we tried to break them) wine glasses would be the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the vino lover in your life.
$23 per set of 4, govinowine.com
Paddywax Wassail and Spice Soy Wax Candle
Light this unique hand-poured candle to fill your home with the scents of the holidays. Featuring notes of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla, this soy-based candle will become a staple of your mantelpiece.
Always Fits Cactus Oven Mitt
Keep your kitchen cool (literally and figuratively) with this adorable Cactus Oven Mitt. Made durable for hours of wear and tear as you bake and cook, the trendy pattern adds a pop to any home decor.