It’s the time of the year when invitations abound for parties galore. From cool cocktail meet-ups to full-on dinner fests, your hostess (or host) will appreciate you not showing up empty handed.
Wine, flowers and candy are lovely, but why not put a little more thought into your hostess gift choices this year?
We picked 10 of our favorite gift items that any hostess or host would be thrilled to receive.
1. BIG T NYC Couture Collection Gift Set $65
About: Premium loose leaf tea is HOT! Give the gift of luxury with this exclusive Couture Collection gift pack. It includes our debut collection of three Big T NYC organic teas, an infuser, and a guide to making the perfect cup of loose leaf tea. Big T NYC is the World’s First Couture Tea Brand – blending fashion and flavor to create the ultimate everyday luxury. Where to buy: bigtnyc.com
2. Nubian Heritage Hand Cream Trio $14.99
Nubian Heritage’s nutrient rich hand creams deliver a luxurious skincare experience inspired by ancient global healing remedies. Featuring all natural and culturally authentic ingredients like Palm Ash, Mango Butter, Neem Oil and rich organic Shea Butter, our products rejuvenate skin and restore its original beauty. Just a drop instantly leaves hands feeling soft, smooth and supple.
Led by pastry chef Dana Loia, Dana’s Bakery creates the highest-quality macarons with perfectly crisp shells encasing a soft, indulgent filling. Naturally gluten-free, the macarons are baked with almond flour and come packaged in a festive box that’s perfect for gifting. For everything from holiday parties to cookie swaps, these seasonal treats are not your average macaron,
Classic box (12 macarons), $30; small box, one layer (25 macarons), $70; small box, 2 layers (50 macarons), $130; large box, one layer (50 macarons), $135; large box, two layers (100 macarons), $225
Tarte’s handpicked collection of bestselling favorites features deluxe sizes of its Maracuja Oil, Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment, and its collector’s edition Cheek Stain. The nourishing Maracuja Oil and hydrating Maracuja C-Brighter eye treatment are both infused with antioxidant fruit and plant extracts to provide firmer, brighter, and smoother skin. To top it off, these skincare must-haves come perfectly paired with a collector’s version of the iconic cheek stain in a gorgeous, pinky nude. Packaged in a giftable box with whimsical packaging for the season, these beauty essentials deliver a rested appearance and radiant flush for every holiday occasion.
5. Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien Perfumed Candle $60
The Eau d’Hadrien candle will subtly perfume your room thanks to its sparkling composition in which a touch of lemons from Sicily and grapefruits blend with the subtle notes of citron and cypress.
Discover the most iconic L’Occitane products in this six-piece collection. Enriched with shea butter, this set helps to soften, nourish, and protect skin for a comforting embrace. Gently cleanse and condition skin with the Shea Butter Shower Cream and Milk Soap. The Shea Butter Lip Balm, Hand and Foot Creams, and Body Lotion will nourish skin from head-to-toe, leaving it completely comfortable and soft. Packaged in an elegant gift box for the holiday season, these luxurious essentials make the perfect present for all L’Occitane admirers.
This six-piece collection features bareMinerals’ bestsellers, offering everything you need for flawless, radiant skin at home or on-the-go. With color-boosting, Vintage Peach Blush, mini sizes of the READY® pressed powder and a bronzer, Mineral Veil® finishing powder, Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color face powder, and an angled face brush, this set of covetable must-haves will leave you wanting more.
Vanilla, Sandalwood, Bourbon
Rustic, Hearty 6.75 ounces of Hand Crafted Soap! Available in Hand Cream and a Luxe Gift Set! Hand Stamped and a hand tied bow make this soap a very special gift. These carefully crafted artisanal soaps are made the old-fashioned way, hand-stirred in small batches. Packed with nourishing Shea Butter to keep skin soft and supple, these soaps come wrapped in beautiful packaging.
Roland Pine is a wonderful fragrance for any environment. Packed with Siberian Fir, Cilantro and Citrus, Roland is uplifting and festive! Our diffusers are a great way to fragrance your home or office. Roland Diffuser lasts about 9 months…Keep flipping the reeds! The fragrance will keep your environment fresh and happy.
10. Pacifica Beauty Gold Collection Solid Perfume Gift Box- Bestsellers $65
A collection of Pacifica’s most beloved blends in enticing Solid Perfumes. This set contains Mediterranean Fig, Tuscan Blood Orange, Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Indian Coconut Nectar, Malibu Lemon Blossom, Tahitian Gardenia, California Star Jasmine and French Lilac.
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