Inevitably you will find yourself going to a number of holiday parties, dinners, and gatherings this time of year, here's a look at some great hostess gifts for a guaranteed invite back.
Every year Nespresso releases three limited edition holiday flavors - it's the only time, in fact, that the coffee brand launches flavored varieties. This year they've got Hazelnut, Macademia Nut, and Coconut.
Gift Baskets, $75-300 (ship nationwide via 212.986.9260)
This year, celebrity chef Todd English put together four themed holiday gift baskets: Baking & Sweets, Tea & Honey, Entertaining, and Signature Basket. All four come beautifully packaged and filled with gourmet buys like Salty Road Taffy, Brooklyn Hard Candy, and Truffle Oil.
Holiday 2012 Capsules, $6.80 per sleeve of 10
Every year Nespresso releases three limited-edition holiday flavors — in fact, it's the only time that the coffee brand sells flavored varieties. This year they've got Hazelnut, Macademia Nut, and Coconut. Going to a party where the hostess doesn't have a Nespresso machine? Gift the brand's latest launch, the U.
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Black Orchid Glass Snack Dish with 16-Piece Salted Caramels, $95 (exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue)
Salted caramels in milk or dark chocolate on a black orchid dish...how could anyone not love this?
Blood Orange Liqueur, $40
A versatile sweet/tangy liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own or as a modifier for everything from champagne to hot cider, Solerno is made from citrus distillates in which blood oranges and their zest are macerated. What makes this a standout hostess gift, however, is the Murano-inspired bottle which has a depression at the bottom that looks like a citrus juice squeezer.
Nordstrom has a slew of fantastic offerings this holiday season, but it's hard to top this 51 oz. candle, which is made by hand and housed in a black porcelain container. With five wicks and an estimated 190 hour burn time, it's a luxurious addition to any room.
Blanc, Rouge, or Rose, $15.99
The perfect gift for a male host, Lillet can be served on the rocks but it's also an essential ingredient in a variety of famous drinks including the famed Vesper Martini, the preferred drink of James Bond.
Ode a la Rose
Flower Delivery Service, $29.95 and up
This newly launched luxury flower delivery service, founded by two Frenchman who deemed the current crop of flower delivery services unimpressive in terms of wooing a woman's heart, brings back the romance and whimsy of rose giving and delivery with a variety of chic arrangements. All arrangements are hand delivered in custom-made boxes.
Custom iPad Cover, $150
This beautifully designed handmade leather cover can be customized with a monogram and a slew of color options. It also includes a variety of pockets and slots.
The Future Perfect - Reed Wilson
Defense Doormat, $50
Help your host/hostess keep unwanted visitors out.
This book includes over 100 recipes, memories, and tips from some of the biggest names in fashion.
Be Nice or Leave, $119
Seems reasonable enough.
Blondes Make Better T-Shirts
Spacey blonde hostess with a sense of humor? What could be more perfect...
The anti-Red Bull, bcalm is designed to "reduce stress and improve focus without causing drowsiness." Made with all natural herbs, vitamins, and an amino acid that the founder claims has stress-reducing properties, this lightly carbonated drink is perfect for the teetotaler hostess.