I don’t like showing up to parties or gatherings empty-handed, especially when a friend or family member has opened up their home and spent time getting everyone together. And, I love buying gifts for any and all occasions, so this is just another excuse for me to flex my shopping skills. Since you might be invited to multiple parties this holiday season, I thought I would put together a gift guide featuring some local makers and other easy gift options that you can keep on hand to say thank you to the Hostess with the Mostess!
These gift ideas are perfect for any party host, but they can also double as stocking stuffers and plain ol’ under the tree presents. I know I personally would love to receive any of these items myself if I hosted a party (or not) and might have already picked up a few for myself. Tis the season to treat yo self!
Cravings cookbook by Chrissy Teigen | kate spade guest book | Domino decorating book | Votivo reed diffuser | kate spade wine tote | Sallie Bynum Anzelmo hand-painted glasses | Voluspa candle set | Sallie Bynum Anzelmo hand-painted coasters | Magnolia Creative Co. cocktail calendar
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen
This is not your traditional cookbook, as you can imagine since it’s written by a supermodel. Don’t be looking for salads and juice cleanses in this book though. Think chicken fajitas, fish tacos and onion rings amongst so many other delicious options. I’m hungry just writing this.
kate spade well wishes guest book
Guest books are not just for weddings anymore! I love the idea of having a guest book in your house to track notes from visitors. These are fun to look back at in the future.
Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home
Anthropologie is literally the most amazing gift store ever created. I can find gifts for ANYONE on my list. My brother gave me the first edition of this Domino decorating book, and it is not only the perfect accessory for your coffee table, but it has great ideas to spruce up your home decor.
Votivo Reed Diffuser
Reed diffusers are my favorite way to freshen up any room in the house. You don’t have to worry about if you left it burning like a candle, and the smell is so clean and crisp. My favorite scent by Votivo is red currant. I am not sure what that is in real life, but as a diffusing oil, it is purely amazing.
kate spade wine tote
A perfect, and oh so easy, hostess gift is a bottle of wine in a cute to-go tote. I bought this exact wine tote from The Keeping Room in Baton Rouge. The ladies there have a great selection of stationary and gift items. I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t appreciate a bottle of vino and cute kate spade bag.
Sallie Bynum Anzelmo hand-painted glasses and coasters
I have told y’all about Sallie’s art before and my love for her gold oysters. She has some of the prettiest items that would make perfect gifts for any hostess. Sallie is a local artist here in Louisiana, and her pieces are unique, so you get extra bonus points for an original gift.
Voluspa candle set
I bought one of these candle sets for me and one for an undetermined person that is yet to be named. I just knew it would be a gift that would come in handy at some point this holiday season. You can also break up a set to use for separate gifts!
Magnolia Creative Co. Southern Cocktail Calendar
I have bought some party ware items from this local company for Christmas parties and LSU themed get-togethers. This original cocktail calendar would look great on anyone’s bar or in their kitchen. Again, extra points are given for a local and unique present!
Find all of the EVD gift guides for this holiday season here!