I adore party season.
And I adore being a great guest.
One of the keys to being a great guest is thinking out a really fabulous hostess gift.
You should never show up empty handed, and a bottle of wine or flowers sometimes just say you grabbed something last minute, or didn’t bother to think ahead.
So I like to stock up on hostess gifts throughout the year, and always be ready.
Here is a list of 8 Perfect Hostess Gifts
The Diptique Baies Candle.
I’ve loved this candle for more years than I care to count. It smells like a bouquet of roses wrapped in blackcurrent leaves, and frankly, is totally luxurious.
Tatcha Kokoro Golden Lip Gift Set
Everything from Tatcha is divine. Their packaging alone makes everything feel like the most unique and special gift, even when you are just buying your own skincare products.
I absolutely love Camellia Oil in lip products, and the combination of the Camellia lip balm and the gold mirror makes for the loveliest hostess gift (or bridesmaids gift).
Order at Tatcha.com
Tory Burch Soap Set
I love Tory Burch.
And I love these soaps. It’s a set of 4 blush colored soaps wrapped in signature Tory prints.
The soaps are beautifully fragranced and are lovely to receive.
Carine Roitfeld Irreverent
I’m just fascinated with former Vogue Paris Editor Carine Roitfeld.
Karl Lagerfeld once said “if you close your eyes and imagine the perfect Parisian woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld”
She is the epitome of style, and this glorious coffee table book is a visual history of her ever exciting career.
Coffee table books make wonderful gifts.
Mini Macarons By LeilaLove Macarons
I love Macarons. They always make me think of fun times in Paris. Macarons are always a wonderful gift, and this gift set is not only lovely, but also very affordable.
The sleek, modern lines of the Savino Wine Saver Carafe make it a very chic hostess gift, as well as a very useful one. The carafe is designed to presere left over wine, keeping it fresh for up to a week. It’s incredibly clever – the float seals the wine, keeping oxygen out and all the flavor in.
Indieflix: Film Festival In A Box is about as cool and unique as it gets. Each box holds 4 short, indie films. The idea is that you get a bunch of friends over, hold your own mini film fest (the films each run 10-20 minutes) and then everyone votes on their fave. You go on the website and report in the results. How fun is that?
Read more about Indieflix Film Festival In a Box here
Cocoa and Hearts Lipstick Dots Notecards by Jen Ramos for
Made By Girl
I love Jen’s Made By Girl prints, and actually have several in my home office and around my house. The prints themselves make great gifts, especially for stylish, fashion forward girls, and Jen also has a fabulous selection of notecards and journals. Find them here at MadeByGirl.com