Host & Hostess Gifts
For many, the holiday season involves attending gatherings of friends and family, hosting gatherings of friends and family, or both. This year, use hosting and entertaining as sources of gifting inspiration. Kitchen and dining essentials make great host and hostess gifts. You can choose from many options, ranging from ornate to understated, and these host and hostess gifts can be some of the most useful gifts your loved ones (and their guests) will celebrate for holidays to come. Especially useful around the new year, entertaining gifts can double as housewarming gifts, no extra effort required. At Design Within Reach, discover a whole host of hostess gift ideas for every person on your list who loves being the life of the party.
Host & Hostess Gift Ideas
Host and hostess gifts that center on home bartending and mixology can be some of the most fun and practical gifts for entertaining available. Consider home bar accessories that would make excellent gifts for bartenders, including refined bar glasses sets, bar tools (including cocktail shakers, strainers, muddlers, cocktail spoons, and more), designer bottle openers, elegant glass decanters, and a set of coasters that will enable home barkeeps and their guests to fully enjoy their festive libations.
Instead of gifting a basic bottle, the wine aficionados on your list might prefer reusable wine gifts, such as elegant wine stoppers, corkscrews, wine glasses with sophisticated silhouettes, wine carafes, or even a champagne cooler with ice tongs. These can be some of the best wine gifts, as they won’t be forgotten as soon as the wine bottle is empty.
Serving trays and wooden cutting boards can make wonderful host and hostess gifts for entertainers with a passion for cheese boards and hors d’oeuvres. Add reusable cocktail napkins and cocktail sticks for a simple yet endlessly useful entertaining gift bundle. Those with a passion for entertaining might also appreciate candlesticks, candle holders, decorative vases, table linens, napkin holders, and other table setting essentials and centerpieces that will add a bit more polish to their table settings.
Host & Hostess Gifts From Design Within Reach
At Design Within Reach, shop beautifully designed host and hostess gifts for everyone on your list: the home bartender, the wine connoisseur, the coffee fanatic, and the hors d’oeuvres chef. Compelling bar gifts from Design Within Reach include unique bar glasses from the Rialto Old Fashion glassware set or Big Top Glassware collections. Consider gifting your mixologist loved one a complete set of bar tools that incorporates several mirror-polished pieces from the Sky hosting collection: silver cocktail sticks, leather coasters, a barware set, a hip flask, and a tabletop game of cards or dice. Playful bottle openers like the Popi Pepa Bottle Opener and Elephant Bottle Opener can add whimsy to your loved one’s home bar.
For wine lovers, Design Within Reach offers several sought-after wine gifts, including wine glasses from the Savage Stemware collections, and playful glass carafes, pitchers, and jugs like the Bilboquet Carafe and Wave Pitcher. Enhance the utility of your host and hostess gift by pairing one of these wine gifts with one of many smooth wood cutting boards designed by Edward Wohl or the long, ridged Grain Bread Board. A cheese or charcuterie display pre-assembled on one of these attractive serving boards can personalize these items as part of a housewarming gift that will not be forgotten. For more bar tools and glassware browse all bar tools and glassware at Design Within Reach.
Avid hosts and hostesses will appreciate items that will dress up their table setting, including decorative candleholders, statement-making centerpieces, elegant napkin rings, and more. Shop a multitude of metal and glass candleholders at Design Within Reach and set the mood with regal taper candles and pillar candles. Striking centerpieces like the Ildhane Candleholder, Nunatak Candelabra, and Reaction Poetique Centerpiece will make your host and hostess gift the one to remember this holiday season.