Gifts for the Host

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine and I were invited to a dinner at new friend’s house.  We wanted to bring an original hostess gift, but we end up with the oh so boring bottle of wine. The holidays are here and I know many of us are going to be invited to; get together, holiday parties and other holiday events that are going to required a hostess gift.  This is why I wanted to share a few not so traditional but fabulous hostess gift ideas.

Coffee Table Books

Now that we are in an era of Ipads, kindals  and nooks finding books, receiving a book can be a true treasure. Some of my favorites are the ones release by fashion houses or fashion designers.  Another personal favorite are the ones with unique images of people of amazing places.

Buy it here: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture 

A Scented Candle

Yes it sounds a bit of a cliché gift, but trust me a good scented candle can be a fabulous gift. Find what is your host favorite scent ( some people love the tipical holiday scentes such as cinnamon apple, other prefer confortable all year around scent such as vanilla)  and look for a pleasant not to overwhelming scente

Buy it here: Soy Candles 

Personalizes Sketch

After leaving the dinner party, I was kicking myself for not thinking about this earlier.  Who doesn’t love a fabulous one of a kind personalize sketch!( And well I make them!) They are not expensive and look amazingly chic with the right frame!!!

P.S.  You can also order stationary cards, thank you card, etc..

Buy it here: ETSY or e-mail at

Exotic Teas

I have a few friends who instead of drinking coffee, they drink tea. I think a gift of exotic tea can be a creative gift. I love this flower Blooming Tea, very exotic, fabulous and delish!

Buy it here: “Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi “”Neela”” Handblown Glass Teapot”

Personalized Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes?!?!? (Obsess with Crave’s red velvet and dulce de leche) and now days you can personalized them with any topper you want, from a logo to an initial or even a ‘ happy birthday!’.

Buy it here: Crave cupcakes

Photos:, crave cupcakes

3 responses to “Gifts for the Host

  1. These are all fabulous ideas!

  2. These are great ideas, Monica! Books are my favourite kind of gift, both to receive and to give. And your illustrations are a wonderful idea too! xo

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