10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest!

Flatlay featuring Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest including piper and leaf tea, handmade mugs, and baxley's chocolates

You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail napkins and the perfect recipe for any occasion. These women are funny and gracious with a true understanding of the importance of fresh flowers and flickering candlelight.

I should say gents too as there are plenty of hosts who epitomize this description as well, but just as masculine nouns and pronouns gets used to encapsulate women, I shall do the opposite and use the feminine to encapsulate our friendly male hosts.😉

Above all the hostess with the mostest appreciates a useful gift that is unique and will help her entertain in style!

I turned to two of my favorite shops, The Pink Daisy and Hoskins in the Flat, for help curating this gift guide for the hostess, so a big thank you for their advice and sponsorship. Whether you are seeking a gift as a thank you for someone’s excellent hospitality or looking for a gift for that lady who epitomizes the hostess with the mostest, this gift guide has you covered.

Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest:

Let’s dive in lovely peonies! There are so many delightful Christmas gifts ideas in this post, and a majority of them are Made in America with some special brands that are Made in the South. Almost all of these presents are available at either The Pink Daisy or Hoskins in the Flat, so you can feel great about shopping local and supporting American makers! If you’re stumped by what to get this festive season, my philosophy is that you can never go wrong with personalized photo gifts.

I have used all of these products and can attest to their quality and character.

Hester & Cook table papers make a great hostess gift

Help her entertain in style with Hester & Cook table papers!

Y’all this is one of my favorite Tennessee companies, based out of Nashville, for tablescape styling. They design and create gorgeous and quirky papers for the table like place cards, menus, and placemats plus they also design gift tags and cards. Your hostess with the mostest will be charmed by this gift and enjoy incorporating their designs in to one of her tables.

I used these charming nutcrackers for place cards on my Christmas table this year. See more here.

You can shop them locally at Hoskins in the Flat or order direct from Hester & Cook as well as finding a few options on Amazon like these reindeer placemats.

A Cathey Bolton mug and some tea from Piper & Leaf make a delightful Christmas gift for the host

Encourage her to relax and kick her feet up with a set of Cathey Bolton mugs and a hot brew of Piper & Leaf tea!

There is just nothing like the fit and feel of a handmade pottery mug. One of my favorite potters in Western North Carolina is Cathey Bolton out of Waynesville. Her colorful glazes and unique shapes are just delightful. Check out her new shop on Depot Street or shop online.

Make this hostess gift extra special by including a bag or two of Piper & Leaf tea (15% off with code GIFT). This is hands down my favorite tea maker and purveyor. The company is based out of Alabama and family owned. When I had my endometriosis surgery I literally lived off their teas and can attest to the restorative qualities. Shop them locally at Hoskins in the Flat or online here.

Box of Baxley's specialty chocolates show your appreciation to your hostess.

Indulge your hostess with the mostest with Baxley’s specialty chocolates!

Hand-crafted, small batch chocolates are one of those luxurious delights to be savored, and any hostess would enjoy receiving a delectable box of Baxley’s Chocolates. Located in my home-town of Sylva, NC, I cannot recommend this company enough — unique flavors and combinations plus the surety of knowing each chocolate is carefully handmade. Shop locally at their store on Main Street and choose exactly which chocolates you want or online here.

Annie Glass dish from The Pink Daisy filled with Baxley's chocolates, candy canes, and Ferrero Rocher

Help her serve tasty dishes with panache by gifting Annieglass bowls and platters available at The Pink Daisy!

Annieglass is handmade on California’s central coast by a small group of highly skilled artisans, using a unique technique of bending glass over a mold at such a high temperature (1350F) that precious metals (24-karot gold or genuine platinum) become permanently fused to the glass. The translucent textured finish and remarkable durability result from this process.

I love the elegant simplicity of Annieglass’s Roman Antique series like the bowl above filled with Baxley’s chocolates. The simple band of gold, the shine, and the texture are delightful! These pieces have a weight or heft that makes them useable but still delicate looking, so you don’t feel like they will break if a guest gets careless with them.

Gilt pine cone place card holders will add that special touch to the hostess with the mostest's holiday table

Delight her tablescaping schemes with unique place card holders!

A creative place card and stand add that special, personal touch to a holiday tablescape, and hostesses with the mostest are always looking for unique ideas for this table element. These gilt pine cones are sophisticated and will add just a touch of glam.

For additional options, I am adoring this pineapple set of 6 and these Chinoiserie pagodas.

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

Support her bar cart styling with vintage swizzle sticks and an elegant champagne caddy!

Every sophisticated hostess knows one of the keys to a good party is the well-appointed and stocked bar cart! Fun swizzle sticks and a great wine caddy are two delightful Christmas gift ideas to help her manage that party essential. Get this chic silver plate champagne caddy with floral garland here.

For swizzle sticks, I’m obsessing over these gilt twigs, these stainless steel mini animals, and these pastel spoons.

Thyme reed diffuser from The Pink Daisy - delightful Christmas gift idea for the hostess with the mostest

Light up her senses with a Thymes reed diffuser!

Thymes fragrances make delightful Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest as a special thank you for her hospitality. I am loving the Fraiser fir reed diffuser because it gives my house that Christmas-y pine aroma even though I put up a faux tree this year.

Thymes is based out of Minnesota and their products are Made in America! They also offer a variety of candles, linen mists, and body lotions. Shop their products online at the Pink Daisy!

With only 9 days left to finish your Christmas shopping, I hope this guide for Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest inspired you to check a few more loved ones off your shopping list! If none of these gift ideas tickled your fancy, there are plenty of other options. Perhaps you want to buy them something eco-friendly such as a reusable water bottle? Whatever you choose to buy, it’s the thought that counts. Remember that!

If you are looking for a gift for the gourmet in your life? Check out this gift guide!

Stay tuned for my gift guide for the dapper fellow!


  1. Monika Grunwald on December 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I woould never say no to an assortment of chocolates!

    • Katherine on December 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

      LOL! Me either!

  2. Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq) on December 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

    So many great gift ideas! Love the idea of gifting chocolate or fancy tea!

    • Katherine on December 20, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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