Last Minute Hostess Gifts

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, office gatherings, family get togethers, and more! While it’s definitely a time for celebration, sometimes this time of year is also accompanied by the stress of “what am I supposed to bring to this event?!” There’s always the go-to option of a nice bottle of wine, or the more labor intensive alternative of baking your favorite treat… but sometimes you want a more personal touch or something that does not involve using your oven (totes get it, we’re very over baking cookies by now). Enter these last minute hostess gifts, all of which are under $30 and sure to please!

Nina Cheese Marker Set – Anthropologie ($28.00)

Who doesn’t love to start a party with a great cheese plate? These little markers can help dress it up and are great because you can use them again and again.


Giant Chocolate Truffle – Amazon ($19.00)

Who doesn’t love to have chocolate on hand during the holidays? This huge truffle is sure to make an great first impression when you arrive at the party.


Wine Bottle Candle – Amazon ($16.25)

Can’t decide between a candle and a bottle of wine? Get 2-in-1 with this fun gift!


Tea Fort̩ Seasonal & Festive Tea Blends РAmazon ($20.00)

Everyone loves to cozy up with a delicious cup of tea, especially this time of year! Spruce up your friend’s tea collection with these special seasonal blends.


Pot Holder Set – Anthropologie ($14.00)

This beautiful pot holder set is perfect for your friend that loves to cook! Bonus points because they’re also cute enough to double as kitchen decor.


Monogrammed Soap & Towel Set – Etsy ($28.95)

Laura’s motto in high school was “Keep Calm and Monogram Everything.” She’s definitely come back to the land of the sane, but everyone can still appreciate a nice monogram every once and again, right? These cute soaps and lovely towels are great for a personalized gift!


Frost Blue Knit Throw Blanket – World Market ($27.99)

This pretty blue blanket is lovely for the holidays and the frost blue color will go well with just about any home decor.

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60 Hour Candle – UncommonGoods ($30.00)

This unusually-shaped candle is designed to burn for way longer than your average candle. Its beeswax coil is fed slowly through the stand’s clip for that cozy glow all season long.


Have you brought a host or hostess gift to a party this season? What was it?? Let us know in the comments!


  1. These are all such great gift ideas. Who doesn’t love a cozy blanket or a candle? I love the coiled beeswax candle. It’s so unique! I took a book called The Year of Cozy as a hostess gift to one of my parties!

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