It’s time for the second edition of my Holiday gift guide series dear ladies, and today we are continuing with gifts for the Hostess, and the good news is all these pretties are under $30. (Thanks to my lovely reader Cheryl for the idea. ) <3

Just to refresh your memory I am putting together weekly gift guides the months of October, November, and December to hopefully help make your gift buying process easier, and to inspire you with some ideas.

You can find my fashion & beauty guide here. I categorized today’s list by the perfect gifts for the gourmet, fashionista, and decoration lover hostesses. Each category is matched with numbers from the board.


Gifts for the Gourmet Hostess  (Numbers 3, 10, 13, 11, and 1)

La Maison du Chocolat Assorted Chocolates $29 I know these chocolates from Wiliams-Sonoma are an amazing gift because I received them as hostess gift when I was entertaining.  Let me tell you they are so delectable. If your hostess loves chocolate as much as I do, you can’t go wrong with these yummies.

Gold Monogram Mugs $9 The monogrammed mugs are a thoughtful choice for the coffee lover, and they are so affordable. I would probably get two of these and have them monogrammed with the family last name.

Fresh Made Recipe Book $24 For the lady who loves to cook, I think this recipe book is a must have. My mom uses recipe books as she loves to cook, and likes to have her kitchen organized. This one is so pretty to look at too which never hurts. 🙂 If you are a good cook yourself, to make the gift even more special, you could add your most loved recipe in there!!

Prettiest Portions Measuring Cups $29 Now doesn’t these beauties deserve their name? Just about the loveliest measuring cups out there thanks to the color & pattern. Any food loving hostess would be delighted to receive these.

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook $20 Holiday times are hectic, and so is the preparation period. I always find myself rushing from place to place as well as at home in the kitchen whenever I host a holiday dinner party. This cookbook by the kitchen maven Ina Garten helps you organize your cooking, and preparation so you can enjoy your own party with your guests. Seriously I need this book!!

Gifts For the Fashionista Hostess (Numbers 7, 14, 5, and 2) 

‘Lockets & Lace’ Lips & Tips Set $18 For the hostess who loves beauty, and style this set of Butter London nail, and lip color are perfect. The colors are great for any joyous occasion.

Sephora Favorites $25 Another great option for the make-up lover, this Sephora set is an amazing value. To tell you the truth I am getting the set for myself as well. Such a deal.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: $26 Most of the women I know love Kate Spade. If your hostess is a fashionista, you can be sure she’ll proudly display this coffee table book.

Momentary Escape Eau de Parfum $28 I think Anthropologie has some of the best perfumes to showcase on your vanity table. One of these perfumes would be a cute gesture for your fashionista.

Gifts for the Lover of Decoration Hostess (numbers 12, 6, 4, 8, and 9)

Signature Soy Wax Candle $24 What a luxurious candle at a good price. This is definitely in my buy list for a couple people I know.

‘L’Alphabet’ Porcelain Tray $10 A cute monogrammed tray at this price is a dream. I think any girl would like this.

Soap Trio (Limited Edition) $18 I love displaying pretty soaps in my bathrooms, and this Trio is a great grouping of high quality of soaps. Total thumbs up!

Nordstrom Heritage Collection Accent Pillow $28 What do you think about this pillow? I think it is beyond charming, and would be an elegant addition to a living room.

Sonoma Lavender Sachet $20 Last but not least,  lavender filled sachets. I have these sachets and they make my clothes smell like lavender fields. Lavender is one of my favorite flowering plants. Have some in my garden, and these make my drawers smell like my garden.

What do you think of the hostess gifts? What are your gift choices when you are a guest at a holiday party? Can’t wait to hear what you all think!

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Have the best Wednesday evening lovelies, XOXO,


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  • Brittany

    How cute are those measuring cups! Great list.

    • The measuring cups are the best. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Love the monogram mug – so cute (:

    – Deniz

    • I know right? Love monograms and perfect for a friend hosting a party. XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I would happily give any of these hostess gifts (and I would happily receive them lol). I typically give chocolates or Philosophy shower gels for a hostess gift, but I’ve been doing that for a while, so I’m excited to try some new ideas this season. 🙂

    • Cheryl thank you too for giving me inspiration to do a hostess gift guide.I found some unique things to change up my hostess gifts as well. Also happy to learn you liked the ideas :)) I am especially loving the monogrammed mugs, and the measuring cups. <3 Have a lovely Friday, XOXO, Elif

  • Seeing your number 3 – chocolate is always a good idea! Nicely wrapped box of good chocolate – even a better idea! :))

    Lu |

    • Yes chocolate – always nice packaging- so fab; together they make one nice hostess gift 🙂 Happy Friday lovely girl, XOXO, Elif

  • Your list came the the very right time! So many invitations ahead!

    Lots of Love
    Verena Fiona | London, Paris, Milan, bla… |

    • I know right? So happy to know it’s useful Verena. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • This is a great list! Thanks for sharing such thoughtful gift ideas. I’m always in need of inspiration on what to get others and this list is very helpful! xo

    • So glad you find the list helpful Erika. This year I am determined to get more unique hostess gifts myself, and will use this list too. :)) Have a great Friday, XOXO, Elif

  • Nurzat

    This is very helpful list.Thanks

    • You are very welcome. Thx for saying hi. XOXO, Elif

  • Those measuring cups are adorable, and I think I need that adorable porcelain tray!

    • Yes and yes on both counts- love those both!! XOXO, Elif

  • Marianne

    This is so helpful esp. with the holidays coming! Some people just say “oh just bring a bottle of wine” and they are killing themselves in the kitchen! This is a great little way to say “thank you!”

    • Exactly! Hosting a large party is not easy, and I love to show my appreciation with something nice, and a bit different. 🙂 So happy you find this helpful lovely. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Rachel G

    I’m often nervous when buying hostess gifts, it’s hard to know what to get! I tend to go with chocolates or fresh flowers…or, since many of my friends have infants, something for the baby.

    • Totally relate but agree getting smt. for the kids is always a great idea. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Perfect timing girl! Thanks for sharing!

  • Love these ideas! Those are probably the prettiest measuring cups I’ve ever seen, too.

    • Yup the measuring cups are the cutest 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • thelatchkeymom

    Elif, I love this list and I’m going to Pin it – it’s November 1st! Party season is here. Thank you. So much more interesting than flowers of a bottle of wine.

    • Thanks for stopping by and so happy you like the list <3 Totally agree and will be giving these to my hostess's in place of the trusted flowers and wine 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Kim

    Great ideas! Love that you kept it at this price point, as this is what a lot of people would feel comfortable spending on a hostess gift. I can’t stand when the ideas are $100+!

    Stopping by from #SITSblogging!

    • Totally! It needs to be realistic reasonable and can be 100% pretty at the same time at this price point. Thanks for saying hi 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • I see several things for myself -lol!

    • LOL, I always see things for myself in gift guides too. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • megan

    My friends jamberry nail vinyls. I always pick something with their style or party or gift cards, always super happy! Under $20 too