25 Perfect Hostess Gifts: Holiday 2011

Thank her for the invite with these fab treats for her and her home!
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25 Perfect Hostess Gifts: Holiday 2011

Thank her for the invite with these fab treats for her and her home!

-Evette Brown

yokri cookie jar

The holiday season has arrived! Invitations for holiday dinners, cocktail parties, brunches, weekend (or week-long) getaways and more will soon flood your mailbox. Whatever event you might be attending finding the perfect thank you present can be mystifying.

Calm the confusion and secure another invitation for the next soiree with any of these 25 fabulous finds based on her personality. Any of these gifts can be sent ahead, brought with you, or delivered to your hostess after the fabulous soirees.

For the book lover

Some hostesses love escaping into a good book or three. Feed their appetites for stories with these top sellers and accessories.

getting to happy

1. Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan ($14.39, walmart.com). Laugh, weep and sigh with the best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale.

steve jobs book

2. Steve Jobs by Walter Issacon ($18.42, barnesandnoble.com). A fascinating look into a man who changed the way we live.

the help

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett ($15.68, amazon.com). Trust me, you’ll stay awake all night reading this novel.

kindle fire

4. Kindle Fire ($199, amazon.com). Slim enough to tuck into an evening bag. You can also watch movies, play games and more on this ingenious device.

 paula deen cookbook

5. Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible: The New Classic Guide to Delicious Dishes with More Than 300 Recipes ($15.75, amazon.com). Even if you can’t cook, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous photos.

Read 10 Great Gifts for Foodies: Holiday 2011

For the home décor addict

If your hostess is glued to HGTV and loves to feather and re-feather her nest, these gifts might be the perfect touch for her home.

diptyque candles

6. Epinette by Diptyque Paris in Spruce Tree ($68, diptyqueparis.com). Bring the scent of the holidays into any room with this gorgeous candle.

green vase

7. Metal green 17 inch vase ($19.99, bedbathandbeyond.com). Pretty and pratical, this vase can be used all year ’round.

michael craig silver bowl

8. Michael Craig-small silver decorative bowl ($24.99, dinette.com). Whether it’s holding holiday candies or summer fruits, this bowl adds a little glamour to any room.

world market bird cage photo frame

9. Large Alaina Bird Cage wall frame ($39.99, worldmarket.com). A cute and clever way to show off photos of family, the latest trip or their furry best friend.

williams sonoma pomegranate pillow

10. Embroidered Pomegranate pillow ($73.99, williams-sonoma.com). This pillow looks hand-stiched and the pattern is classically beautiful.

Gifts for the cocktail lovers and fragrance fans are up next! 

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