Hostess Gift Guide

6 years ago

The Gift Giving Advisory Board is pleased to present the first edition of its Hostess Gift Guide, a carefully edited guide presented by our expert members which include the women of,, and us, here at What do you really need to know about us? It’s that we KNOW gifts. We live and breathe gifts every day. And so, in this sponsored gift guide, we have pooled our know-how to bring you this very selective guide of some of the most interesting, meaningful gift ideas around. And with the flurry of invitations that are sure to come with the upcoming holiday season, these gift ideas that will surely have you appear as the perfect guest (and of course, if you want to take it to the next level, here are some tips on that). The businesses that were invited to join have in common the unique vision and passion of their founders, designers and creators.


Soirée Signature Series

The essential gift-set for any wine lover. It features the top-rated Soirée wine aerator, stand, carrying case, and wine preserver. Luxurious, sophisticated, and yet a great value. Available at Nordstrom &

The Spice House

The finest quality and herbs and spices are imported from their premiere countries of origin. All spices are ground and blended on the premises for optimal fresh flavor. Taste the difference high quality spices can make in your cooking. Shop for gift boxes here.

Coasterica all-in-one Coasters

Bring Fun to any party and save your Hostess’ fine furniture with Coasterica all-in-one Coasters and glass charms. Twelve unique designs to choose from. Save 20% with coupon code SWIFEGG at Joster International.

Give the Gift of Growing

Grow up to 1½ lbs of tasty oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days…right out of the little brown box! Just mist and watch them grow! Use code Mushrooms4me10 for 10% off & free shipping when you buy 2 or more at Back to the Roots.


The best holiday pop-up shop, TWEAK99-Value Smart Design, stocks home accessories, smart kids toys, and items that make you smack your head with the “I could’ve had a V8” epiphany that you should’ve shopped TWEAK99 first. All gifts come pre-wrapped and under $99! Shop here.


Classic Holiday (Apple Rosemary Sage) and Lemon Thyme Turkey Bath’s produce moist, tender, and succulent poultry for the Holiday table and beyond. All natural, fat free, gluten free. Buy at Sweet Water Spice Company.

The Picket Fence

When an invitation comes your way whether it be a weekend get-away, cocktail party or special dinner, The Picket Fence has a classic, elegant hostess gift for any budget to show your host how much you appreciate their gesture. Find this lovely gift idea here.

Monogrammed Wine Bottle Coaster

This porcelain wine bottle coaster & stopper gift set is hand-painted by artist Jeanette Risco. Completely personalized for the recipient, it will be the most unique gift you give this year … to yourself or someone else! Shop here.


Modern organic jewelry created with sterling silver, 18k gold & gemstones. With their enduring style & impeccable quality, each piece of handmade jewelry from TerraStratum is meant to last a lifetime. Use code FALL2011 at checkout for 20% off.


A unique gift under $30 for anyone on your list. The TubeBookULosus is created from vintage books in which glass test tubes are inserted for a vase trio that will be a great conversation starter. GIFTINSIDER for 10% off. Shop Here.

The Ideal Life Planner

This all-inclusive planner/calendar will inspire everyone to see the value & joy in their life, while staying on top of their schedule. Daily, weekly & monthly inspiration tucked inside. Enter coupon code Ideal for 20% off at

Sweet Olive Soap Works

is the natural New Orleans soap company that uses only quality ingredients to pamper and excite your precious skin. Every batch of soap is hand made in small quantities and each bar is individually fussed over. Shop here.

Casa Noble Tequila

is a boutique, triple distilled organic tequila that is handcrafted with passion. Everything about this tequila is sustainable, including the beautiful glass bottles. Shop here.

Flying Needle Gallery

FlyingNeedleGallery has the finishing touch to a dinner table. Crafted of 100% preshrunk cotton, Colorchiefs napkins offer a variety of choices; from floral & patterns to fun & funky. Available in dinner or cocktail sizes. Shop here for this eco-friendly hostess gift.

Natural Selection Studio

These wooden bowls are meticulous, beautiful and so obviously made by one talented artist. He gathers wood from renewable sources and turns it into an art form, these are made from Sycamore. Shop here and enter code NSSDC for 20% OFF


Go green with this set of 5 eco-friendly reusable shopping bags by b.b.begonia, which includes a handy portable storage pouch. Perfect for groceries, the gym, or travel, these stylish bags make the perfect gift for your eco-chic friends. Shop here.

Style Outside the Box

Style Outside the Box is an Exclusive Independent Designers gift site that represents one-of-a-kind quality products made by passionate designers. Find great gifts for her, him and for under $50. As our gift to you, save 10% on your next order with promo code: Gifts11.

Buster and boo

Vintage typewriter keys from the 1920s-1940s – crafted into beautiful jewelry! These personalized, upcycled necklaces, rings, and cufflinks by Buster and boo make great gifts, for history buffs, eco-conscious shoppers and literature lovers alike! Shop here.

The Drink Deck

Zagat meets Entertainment Guide with theDrink Deck, a curated list of the best food, drink & entertainment bar scenes in Chicago, Portland or New Orleans. Present your card for up to 30% off your bill on food and/or drink. Enter code GiftInsider20 for 20% off.

Pix N’ Tray®

New Multi-Purpose – So many different ways to create a unique Gift! It’s like having more than ten gifts in one. It’s great for centerpieces or personalized gifts. FREE Shipping offer. Please visit us at Pix N’ Tray.

Flirty Aprons

A chic apron with a little sass is always appreciated by a hostess. This Women’s Saucy Safari Apron has fun details, print and a flirty design. See their entire selection at Flirty Aprons (where there are also fun aprons for hosts and children).


A gift like no other! MyZaic Custom Tile Mosaic kits let you design on any of 5 wood products with 44 colors of hand-fired miniature tiles. Start from our designs or “Kre8″ your own. Go to for a preview, ideas & selections.

Zchocolat Gourmet Chocolates

Bring your hostess a box of handmade gourmet chocolates in customizable gift boxes. Create your own or choose from a vast selection of pre-set box themes, all beautifully presented. Visit Zchocolat to shop.


WIN the Most Unique Hostess Gift Out There. The Tubebookulosis is a vase made out vintage books and glass test tubes, can’t get more out-of-the box than that. Super easy rules for entry on TheGiftInsider’s blog.


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