Holiday Hostess Gifts

Hipster GiftHoliday party season is in full swing and you need hip hostess gifts—and fast! Here are a few simple and affordable suggestions that will leave a lasting impression, and secure your spot on next year’s guest list.








Moscow MuleIn case you haven’t noticed, the Moscow Mule is officially cool again and mixologists everywhere are personalizing the age-old recipe with a few new twists. Why not give your host the chance to craft his own version at home with a pair of official stainless steel and copper Oggi Moscow Mule cups ($15.87 each). 







Home décor crafted from raw edge wood exhibits a rustic beauty and is super on-trend this season. If we were to take a gamble, we’d bet your hostess would love this set of 4- Sur La Table wood slice coasters for only $19.95.  






On a cold winter’s eve, who wouldn’t love eating a bowl of noodle soup from a handmade CBeCeramics Chopsticks Bowl Set from Etsy?  ($44 for pair))



For those in the DIY-set, why not gather some local kitchen staples into a thoughtful “Local Tastes” package? Here’s one suggestion for the Bay Area:

• A few sticks of assorted raw natural honey harvested in the Bay Area from Beekind Honey (80 sticks for $18.75)
• A sample bag of Omnivore Salt: ($5.50)
• A loaf of rustic bread from a local bakery
• Wrap them all together in a trendy tea towel—and voila.

Or, if you’re a regular Martha Stewart and prefer making something special from scratch, try bottling your own Holiday Cocktail Mixers by following this stylish recipe idea from the queen of DIY herself.

Categories: Gifts, Tips, Food
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