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HOST & HOSTESS

According to Miss Manners (and your mother), the secret to a full social calendar starts by wooing your host or hostess with a suitable token of thanks. And while a bottle of wine or flowers can do in a pinch, to really make an impression (and ensure a repeat invitation), you need a little creativity and advance planning. Luckily, our Gift Gurus have compiled the ultimate host gift list guaranteed to keep your name at the top of everyone's party list.
Giving a gift to the consummate party host or hostess?
Here are a few of our favorite ideas for those elegant domestic divas and merry-making maestro's in your life:
That's Entertainment
Delicious food, served beautifully, is the heart of every party, which is why cooking and serving gifts are always welcome. Consider something to celebrate their expertise in the kitchen, like a fun apron or cutting board. Or an attractive cheese platter or serving plate to accent their end result.
Dinner Party Host Gifts »
Haute Home
Be the centerpiece of attention with a gift that accentuates their home décor. Add a little mood lighting to the festivities with a beautiful candle or a splash of color with an exotic orchid or an artisan vase.
Home Décor Accents »
Make it Personal
Add your personal touch with these unique gift ideas. From monogrammed beer mugs and engraved wine stoppers to personalized serving trays and aprons, these gifts are all about them.
Personalized Gifts »
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Let them start their diet tomorrow. Our gourmet gift baskets and specialty food selections are just what the hostess ordered to effortlessly keep the festivities flowing. From rare bottles of Olive Oil to Gingerbread cookies, we've got something special they will love. They're also the perfect excuse for inspiring an impromptu gathering.
Gourmet Food Gifts »
Whether they serve eggnog, hot buttered rum, mulled wine or grog, these holiday hosts know how to have a good time.
Reward them for their effort and the invite with this selection of fun party favors:
The Party's Never Over
These amusing gift ideas keep the focus on fun. You'll find party-themed glasses, coasters and wine stoppers guaranteed to make them smile the next day no matter how hung over they are.
Cocktail Party Host Gifts »
Go From Bored to Board
Board games break the ice and get the guests mingling. Choose updated standards, like Cranium Wow or Pictionary Man, or if they are real party animals, consider a drinking-oriented game like poker or dice game sets. Or make the whole party about the game with a murder mystery. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Games for Gatherings »
Wining (not whining) Allowed
For the host who will drink no wine before its time, get them something to fuel their obsession. These hosts spend weeks deciding which wines to serve, why not help them accessorize their thoughtful choices?
Wine Enthusiast Gifts »
Let's Dance
Make sure your host is equipped with the hottest tunes to ensure the coolest vibe. From party CDs to karoake machines, get them moving and grooving before, during and after their party.
Party Music Gifts »