2022 Trending holiday host & hostess gift ideas
As the temperatures start to cool and the candy wrappers from Halloween pile up, it’s time to start planning family and friend gatherings through November and December. With preparations for festive feasts comes the age-old question: what appreciation gifts do you get for your holiday host?
Hosting has gone to a new level these days with creative and, at times, outrageous charcuterie boards, bar carts decked out with intricate accessories, and globally inspired oils and seasonings.
As you’re considering what gifts to give, our Buying & Merchandising team has assembled a collection of trending items to adorn your hosts’ homes and kitchens this holiday season. This collection of hosting gifts supports small businesses and offers your host the option to choose something they’ll love.
Here are a few of our top picks from the collection!
Trending bar cart gifts
Vintage wood club bottle opener: Perfect for any golf fan, this bottle opener repurposes those clubs that are too old to take out on the course but have too many memories of good shots to just toss out.
About the gift maker: Tokens & Icons is a company that incorporates authentic nostalgic icons into quality gifts and accessories because when the game ends, the story begins. Ward Wallau was inspired to start the company when the New York Transit Authority switched the design of their subway token away from the original cut token style. Today, they partner with MLB, NFL, NHL, PGA, several universities, and Churchill Downs.
Copper Boston shaker set: This shaker set was made for those who like to add a little flare to their cocktail presentation!
About the gift maker: Sertodo Copper is an international cooperative of master copper artisans with workshops in Austin, Texas, and Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan Mexico. Each artisan helps recycle copper to produce individually handcrafted pieces.
Ready-to-drink cocktails: Ready-made cocktails are the ideal gift for those who sometimes want to enjoy a cocktail without going through the effort of making them.
About the gift maker: Oakside Cocktail Co. was started by two friends who love to enjoy a cocktail while conversing with friends, but don’t always love playing bartender. One day, they started pre-batching Negronis, which friends loved and allowed them to get away from the bar during the party. Now, they create portable world-class cocktails with all of the taste, none of the hassle that are ready to drink wherever you’re hanging out – whether that be around a bonfire, on a boat, or at a friend’s house.
Trending food gifts
Baking edible cookie dough mix bundle: Can’t decide if you want to enjoy cookie dough or a freshly baked cookie? With this gift, you don’t have to!
About the gift maker: DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections is the world’s first edible cookie dough confectionery founded by Kristen Tomlan. Her unique take on the formerly forbidden treat has inspired millions of customers worldwide to each cookie dough just how they crave it — straight out of the mixing bowl.
Charcuterie box: From date night to girls' night, this gift is perfect for the person who wants to craft the ultimate charcuterie board.
About the gift maker: Platterful makes creating a drool-worthy board that would make Van Gogh cry as easy as 1-2-3. The best part? Platterful is committed to combating childhood hunger in the United States by donating 10 meals through No Kid Hungry for every box sold.
Maddaloni olive oil set: This world-class olive oil set comes from Italy where each olive is handpicked and selected for its quality. Perfect for those who love to cook or just want to dip their bread in some oil.
About the gift maker: Le Zie (The Aunts) olive oil is produced from their orchard in Maddaloni, Campania region, in the southern part of Italy. Founded in 2009, Mr. Paolo Roberto is on a mission to share the story of his aunts and their passion for food as a way to inspire you in the kitchen.
Trending kitchen utensil gifts
Pour over carafe: Artful and functional, this carafe is perfect for those who enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cold brew.
About the gift maker: Yield, an independent design studio and manufacturer of furniture, housewares, and jewelry, was founded by Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming. Their line of products is unified through the uncompromising approach to craft, thoughtful production, and a design language that is distinctive, understated, and livable.
Santoku knife: This knife is ideal for those who want to chop with precision. As you’re crying over chopped onions, you’ll be able to admire the artistry of the knife and your dice all at once.
About the gift maker: Messermeister began with Bernd Dressler and his passion for premium German cutlery. Born in Germany, he immigrated to Australia before moving to America, where he began his career in cutlery. Today, proud to be a 100% woman-owned company, Debra, Chelcea, and Kirsten Dressler continue Bernd’s mission to provide the highest quality knives and culinary tools.
Wooden accent stock pot: Durable, elegant, and stylish can all be used to describe this stock pot. Its easy clean-up makes it the perfect gift for the person who loves to cook but doesn’t love cleaning up afterward.
About the gift maker: Ogo Living designs useful and durable objects to improve your environment, simply and differently. Their products are made to be passed down from generation to generation, true to their family values and their commitment to our planet.
Trending serve ware gifts
Acacia & slate serving tray: From a charcuterie board to a butter board, this serving tray is great for those who want to present their snacks beautifully. Bonus: the slate tray can be removed for easy clean-up!
Golf cheese cutting board & tools: This gift is perfect for anyone looking to take their cheese platter from terrific to tee-rific with this golf-themed platter and specialty tools.
About the gift maker: Picnic Time was founded by Mario Tagliatti and Gustao Cosaro in the 1980s when the two of them connected while working on a cruise ship. They soon became close friends and discovered each other's passion for wine and cheese. Since then, they've been offering the highest quality products like the Acacia and Slate Serving Tray and Golf Cheese Cutting Board with a mission to inspire people to spend quality time making memories with loved ones.
Pinocchio board: We promise, this board doesn’t lie. This handmade and sustainably sourced white oak board is perfect for those who need a cutting board or a serving platter.
About the gift maker: Pinocchio Boards is a family-owned woodshop that sustainably creates simple, beautiful cutting and serving boards inspired by vintage European breadboards. Products are made with FSC-certified sustainable wood and have a zero-waste production process. They’re also proud partners of 1% for the Planet.
Trending home decor gifts
Everlasting candle: This is the only candle that never melts. With its clean burning, smoke-free, scent-free solution to ambiance, it’s a wonderful addition for those looking to add a conversation-starting piece to their decor collection.
About the gift maker: Everlasting Candle Co. was created by a husband and wife duo in Fraser Valley, British Columbia. With their love of design and ambiance and the growing need for clean-burning products, their modernized candles allow this family to bond over their shared love of home decor and entrepreneurship.
Textured clay bowl: The simple silhouette and natural texture of this bowl are perfect for anyone who’s looking for a simple statement piece to add to their home.
About the gift maker: Style Union Home was created by fashion powerhouse Kym Gold when she couldn’t find a bowl that was inherently authentic, had an attitude, and would make memories. Now, a collection of ceramic art in fashion, this company puts its values of convergence, equality, and the power of women to practice in their daily workplace. 5% of all sales from their In the Raw to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Wind & sea succulent garden: This vibrant succulent display is perfect for those who like having easy-to-care-for plants in their space. Talk about a great addition to any office for those work-from-homers!
About the gift maker: Surfside Succulents is a women-owned business created by two best friends who wanted to share their love for succulents and good design. They grow their succulents in two spacious greenhouses in San Diego, allowing them to supply gifts and arrangements that are long-lasting alternatives to flowers.
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