'So Much Better Than Wine!' - 39 Chic Hostess Gifts for Any Occasion

From the opulent aromas of Loewe Home Scents to a Courtly Check cocktail shaker by Mackenzie-Childs, ensure you never arrive empty-handed again

Chic hostess gifts for any occasion.
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You’ve likely been advised never to arrive empty-handed. Sure, it’s a social courtesy when visiting someone’s home, but let’s face it: hosting is hard work! From cooking, to cleaning, to staying awake until ungodly hours waiting for guests to leave, the host truly does deserve the most. 

With the holidays and their gatherings already in full-swing, we’ve curated an array of hostess gifts that are guaranteed to impress. Featuring unique items in a range of price points from the best home decor stores, each of these picks are so much better than that cliché bottle of wine. 

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Chic hostess gifts

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Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.