Top Holiday Gifts for the Host or Hostess

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Holiday gatherings galore? One thing’s for sure. You’re going to be to be the guest with the best gift to give. No last minute running around, no siree. See what we’ve got on tap that will guarantee your invite for next year.

Three of the Hottest Books for Hosts/Hostesses Right Now

1. Barefood Contessa "Make it Ahead" ($21, available to order on Amazon)

2. "Death & Co": Modern Cocktails with Over 500 Recipes ($26, available to order on Amazon)

3. "The Skinnytaste Cookbook" by Gina Homolka ($17.55, available to order on Amazon)

Fabulous Faux Furs as featured on Oprah's Favorite Things (that are one of ours too)

Faux Fur Throws shown in Ivory Mink and Gray Chinchilla ($399, available from

Maptotes Winetotes

Because these are so much more interesting than brown baggin' it ($17 each, available at Maluka, 633 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff, 201-485-8393)

Gifts to Gobble

Balthazar Gift Card (available in various denominations from Balthazar Bakery, 214 S Dean St, Englewood, (201) 503-9717, or to order online)

Maggie Louise Confections Chocolate Charm Box ($48 plus shipping, shown in Sugar, other arrangements available, order online)

Holiday S'mores Kit ($24, from Anthropologie)

NY Brunch from Russ & Daughters ($115, available to order online or in store, Russ & Daughters, 179 East Houston Street, New York, (212) 475.4880)

Gold Things

Sempli Monte Flute Box Set of Two ($50, available to order from Ron

Molton Browne Oudh Accord & Gold' Single Wick Candle ($49, available to order from

Custom Stamps (to make holiday card addressing a snap!)

Local mama Brittany Lauren customizes each stamp based on your family's favorite things (she'll even do a family photo or pet photo!) (stamps start at $20, available to order via her Etsy shop)

Custom Napkins by Caspari

Luxe Linen Napkins personalized (starting at $85 for a box of 100, available at Monsoon Flowers and Gifts, 15 Broadway, Cresskill, 201-250-8110)

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