It is that time of year, once again. The madness of Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us and we can now focus on the holiday parties that are bound to follow. Your calendar is surely filling up with festive events and outings and your attention should be on what (or who) you are wearing. While you handle the look, let us guide you on what you can bring to the party so you don’t show up empty handed. These are the luxe items that made our Hostess with the Mostest Gift Guide 2022.
- The Zanchi 1952 Soft Cheese Knives Set in Natural Horn offer the sophistication and functionality expected from this culinary duo. $395
- The aroma of an Aesop hand soap is superior. Can we all agree on that? The mix of Vetiver Root, Petitgrain, Bergamot Rind coupled with finely milled Pumice help cleanse and exfoliate, leaving your hands with the most delicious lingering scent. $40
- Speaking of scents, we have mentioned our obsession for candles plenty of times before. Our previous post says it all. Candles are one of the easiest and most sensible hostess gifts you can give. And you cannot go wrong with Tom Dixon and Goop. So when we saw the Alchemy candle on Goop’s website, we knew it had to be included in this gift guide. The candle has a scent of black pepper and patchouli layered over cypress, suede, and smoky guaiac wood and is set in a sleek, hand-spun brass vessel with an Udaipur marble lid. We wouldn’t expect anything less. $115
- Who doesn’t like a crisp cocktail, right? And what better way to get you a step closer to said cocktail than with a bottle of Absolut Elyx. The premium brand is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification still that only a select few know how to operate. $40-$70
- The way into many people’s heart is chocolate, but not just any box of chocolates will suffice. Dandelion Small Batch Chocolate features a box of bonbons that includes: Hazelnut-Kinako Praliné, Sesame Praliné, Chai Caramel and Orange & Nutmeg Cookie Butter. Tantalize their palette. $60
- If cooking, or desserts, is what the hostess likes, then What’s for Dessert is what she shall receive. It has 368 pages of flambés, soufflés, and everything in between. I hope they have a sweet tooth. $27
- Okay, okay, one last mention of candles and then we are done! The Le Labo Discovery Set is ideal for home or travel and includes Santal 26, Figue 15, and Encens 9. It is the perfect way to have the hostess try a selection of scents from Le Labo before choosing her absolute favorite. $84
- Who doesn’t like a hand-written note? The texture of the paper and the personal touch of the penmanship really changes the tone of the gesture. The Lito Stationary Box (set of 12) by L’Objet offers a minimal aesthetic with a touch of sophistication with lined envelopes and a muted palette. $110
Grab your party list and check it twice. Make sure every hostess (or host) is taken care and enjoy the upcoming festivities. Happy Holidays!