5 Haute Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas That Rock

Party season is here and the invites keep rolling in. You don’t want to show up empty-handed, but your typical bouquet of fresh stems or a bottle of vino doesn’t feel festive enough. Maybe you can get away with the usual offerings for your average event or housewarming, but this is the holiday season. And when it comes to the holidays, you want to present your hostess with a timeless gift that goes well beyond the ordinary. Read on for our favorite hostess gift ideas.

These agate cheese plates make a classy hostess gift. From $51, Jayson Home.

Hostess Gift Ideas that Say Holiday

Warmth and sparkle–that’s what the fall and winter holiday seasons are all about.  The best holiday hostess gifts convey the same feeling, with a hint of luxury to boot. The trend that’s doing it best this year takes its cues from the raw and natural beauty of the earth and its form in crystalline structures.  Glamorous rock crystal is a certified stunner that’s popping up across all sorts of housewares–for the kitchen, bar and beyond.

It’s All About Earthy Elegance

Elegant and earthy works for hosts and hostesses alike. Our favorite rock crystal gifts are practical enough to be put to use, and pretty enough to act as display pieces right out of the gift bag. Each artistic pick melds an organic look with refined sophistication. In other words, these gorgeous pieces look balanced on any hearth mantle or dinner or end table.

Keep a couple of these fashion-forward favorites on deck, and you’ll be prepared to arrive in style for any last-minute invites. With a classy hostess gift in hand, you’ll surely earn the title of best guest.

Agate coasters

agate coaster

Natural agate coasters. $35.99, Amazon

Sliced agate with gilded electroform edges adds to the holiday decor and gives cocktail glasses a pretty perch to sit on during social gatherings and add to the holiday decor.

Gemstone wine stoppers

Gemstone wine stoppers. $28 , Etsy

Crystal wine stoppers allow the host to glam up the bar, topping vino and spirit bottles with glitz far cooler than standard cork.

Rock cheese knives

Michael Aram Rock Cheese Knives. $80, Macy’s

Stone handled cheese knives elevate the hors d’oeuvres area. These are sophisticated staples your favorite hostess can also use year-round.

Agate wine charms

Agate slice geode wine charms. $48, Etsy

A hostess’ life is easier when guests can keep track of their glasses. These made-to-order, color-coded wine charms do just that. Each bright slice adds a  splash of whimsy to every affair.

Crystal tea light

Crystal tea light. $34.95, ZGallerie

Organically shaped tea light holders add a soft, snow-like glow to the holiday party home.



Melissa is creative communication professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.