Many of us will reap the fun and joy of holiday parties this season, while one person will suffer and toil: the hostess. Let her know her efforts are appreciated with a sweet little something from you.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Warm Winter Cocoa: After the party's over, plenty of relaxation will be in order. Help make that time especially sumptuous with a set of chocolate, vanilla and white chocolate cocoas. $17.95, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Lollia Hand Cream: Washing all those dirty wine glasses can leave hands dry and flaky, especially in these cold winter months. Richly whipped Lollia Hand Creams at Mimi & Red provide luxurious relief in scented and unscented versions.
Wine Stoles: Bringing a bottle to share is always kind, but common. Set your refreshment apart with a fun faux fur stole or Santa disguise. $9, Pottery Barn.
Chuao Chocolates: Your hostess will be busy ensuring that everyone gets treated well. Give her some special treats all her own with chocolate seashells, chocolate candied orange peels and spicy chocolate covered ginger pieces. $6-$14, Chuao Chocolatier.
Voluspa Candles: Help your hostess set the mood with heavenly-scented candles by Voluspa. Splurge on a set or pick up a few different scents in tiny tins. $8-$29, Pigment.
Gifts to Go: For the hostess you don't know that well, check out Crate and Barrel's assortment of Gifts-to-Go ideas. Pick out a kitschy book, pair with a neat gift and decorate with a matching ornament. $30 or less, Crate and Barrell.
Felted Soaps: Even the hostess that has everything will likely be surprised by a gift of felted soaps. Fragrant, exfoliating and softly-spun, Fiat Luxe Felted Soaps make bath time extra soft and bright. $14, Anthropologie.