gift guide: the hostess

Whether you need an actual hostess gift, or a holiday present for a friend who loves to entertain, these gifts are sure to please any hostess with the mostess.

Tin Recipe Box: $34
I almost feel like it's cheating to include something from Rifle Paper Co. because everyone loves them so much, but after seeing these new tin recipe boxes in person, I just had to share how gorgeous and well-made they are. The gold accents and included recipe cards and dividers make these seem like a steal at $34 each. If you're feeling extra generous, you can throw in an extra pack of their pretty recipe cards.

Pee Wee apron: $28
Who wouldn't love to get in the spirit with an apron celebrating the greatest Christmas special of all time?! Etsy seller Kayci Wheatley sells an amazing variety of goods featuring her illustrations of everyone's favorite celebrities: Pee Wee, Dolly Parton, Tupac and Morrissey. Nothing says Christmas like David Bowie wrapping paper!

Tea Towels: $20
Friends with less culinary skills may appreciate this tea towel from Emily McDowell's "Foods of the World" series. The tongue-in-cheek print features directions for making pad thai in New York (hint: there's no cooking involved).

Coast-to-Coast Coasters $36
These coasters are perfect for those with West Coast pride, and a love of puns. The East and Gulf coasts are also available, for those not lucky enough to live on the best coast...

Bubbles Champagne glasses: $58 for set of 4
Sparkly champagne glasses would make a festive addition to any bar. Since these are stemless, they could even be used for drinks other than bubbly- their shape strikes me as appropriate for highball cocktails or even as a fancy juice glass. 

Ole Smoky Moonshine: $22
When in doubt, its hard to go wrong with delicious booze that comes in an adorable mason jar. Don't be scared off by the moonshine name. Though their White Lightnin' is 100 proof, most of Ole Smoky's flavored moonshines are actually only the strength of a liqueur (40 proof). I highly recommend the Peach flavor, it really tastes like a fresh, juicy peach. It's delicious enough to drink on its own, or it makes a lovely addition to iced tea.

Sriracha Candy Canes: $8

It's quite possible that these Sriracha Candy Canes are gross, but they're sure to be a conversation starter at your next holiday party. Bring these as a hostess gift, and see which of your hot-sauce-loving friends are willing to try one.

[Top photo by Rustic White Photography via Style me Pretty]

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