Hostess Gift Guide (To be a good guest)

6 years ago
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My mother always told me to NEVER arrive empty handed when invited to a party. A bottle of wine, a box of fine chocolates and flowers are the old standbys, but if you want clever and unexpected gift ideas to woo your host or hostess and guarantee a repeat invitation, you have come to the right place. The Gift Giving Advisory Board is pleased to present the ultimate Hostess Gift Guide that guarantees to keep your name at the top of everyone’s party list.



Travolo Atomizer Bottle

Whether the hostess is a traveler or not, this handy bottle quickly and easily transfers perfume into a TSA approved compact refillable atomizer bottles. Perfect for keeping her favorite scent in a purse, briefcase or gym bag. Shop at Beauty9 and use code GIFT20 for 20% off.



The hostess will love this purse organizer that holds all necessities & allows for easy transfer of everything from one bag to another. Multiple pockets, lined & made of stain resistant satin, plus comes in 6 colors & 2 sizes. Shop here and use code GIFT20 to receive 20% off.


La Baggette

Designed to be worn around the waist (adjustable 28” – 42”), roomy enough to carry all necessities with interior credit card slots, key fob & back slot pocket. Stylin’ in 6 colors and can be found at Beauty9. Shop here and get 20% off when you use coupon code GIFT20.


DIY Molecular Gastronomy Kit

Bring your culinary creativity to the next level and impress your guests with spectacular dishes such as mint caviar beads that burst in the mouth, chocolate spaghetti, lemon foam or tzatziki spheres! Go on, play with your food with MOLECULE-R.

Party with Naughty Betty

This season, get your holiday on Naughty Betty style. Pretty and witty cards, party goods, stationery and clever, affordable hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. Visit and enter in code NAUGHTY to get a 25% discount at checkout, and become a fan on Facebook for even more fun.


Q Drinks Boutique Mixers

Q Drinks makes the world’s best sodas – clean, crisp, completely ungeneric beverages that stand proudly on their own or enhance the finest spirits. Learn more at and use the code HOLIDAY at checkout for 20% off.

Re-taste your youth. At 40 proof!

This year, go with something fun, creative and delicious….not another bottle of wine. We’re thinking Adult Chocolate Milk. Visit Adult Beverage Co and click the store locator tab to find a retailer near you.


Travel Makeup Brushes

For the traveling hostess, this makeup artist inspired travel makeup brush set includes 6 brushes: powder, foundation, lip & 3 eye shadow brushes and a brow brush/comb, all in a black roll-style travel pouch. Get it here and use GIFT20 for 20% off.

Handmade Hostess Goodies

Besides making incredible Caramel Corns, Nut Brittles, Old Fashioned Fudge and Truffles, these hand crafted goodies are unbelievably great!  Order them for yourself or a friend from our website and get 20% off with the code “blogger”.  Shop CG Higgins.

Olomomo Spiced Nuts

The most delicious and unusual roasted nuts in the world. Share them at holiday parties and see the happiness spread. Visit Olomomo and use code: DELICIOUS for a 20% discount on your online order. Be Nutty. Be Good. Be Adventurous. Shop Olomomo Nuts.

“HOT” Mama Sleepwear

Dry Babe Absorbent Sleepwear for “Hot” Mamas – Because Night Sweats are Not Something to Lose Sleep Over. Save 20% with discount code swholidayShop Dry Baby here.

Miss Malaprop

Handpicked, handmade, fun! Miss Malaprop is your source for colorful, wonderful, unique gifts that you can feel good about buying. Use code GGABhostess12 for 12% off now through November 30, 2012. Shop Miss Malaprop!

The Candle Lab

Gourmet hand-poured soy candles in over 100 different fragrances.  Offer reed diffusers, room & linen sprays, wax tarts and bath & body products.  Pick your scent or let them design a custom scent for you! Everything you need is on

Anya’s Garden

Give the gift of 100% natural fragrances, soaps, food & drink oils & wax melts. Anya McCoy is one of the world’s most acclaimed natural perfumers & she handcrafts award-winning products. Anya offers home study & online courses. Shop here.

Explore a Charming Time

Shop to find gorgeous handmade bracelets, Gothic themed jewelry, pendant necklaces, dangling earrings and rings. Use coupons: JINGLE1 for Free shipping or JINGLE2 20% off. Coupons can be used multiple times. Worldwide shipping. Shop Here.

Ana Apple

Quirky eco-friendly apparel for guys, gals + kiddos! Happily handmade in California using organic cotton, vintage + repurposed fabrics, and recycled felt. Connect with us on Facebook , and use HOSTESS at Ana Apple for 15% off!

The Entrepreneur Trap

Great gift for the stressed/budding entrepreneur in your life! Has their business taken over their life? Give them the gift of time with a practical book by business author Tina Forsyth. Shop here.


Offensive+Delightful Cards

Christmas? Jesus, not again!!!! You won’t find a a better card line this season. Laughs and profanity presented with the most elegant of design… come and get it at

Andromedii Jewelry

At the edge of modern design! Extraordinary sterling silver, 14K goldfilled & gemstone jewelry for (insanely) affordable prices at Andromedii Jewelry. Treat the hostess with the mostess! 10% discount with code 10OFF at checkout.

Yoga Pilates Fitness

Give the gift of a fab body! Celeb trainer Kristin McGee’s STRONG SEXY SVELTE – 3 total workouts/Yoga, Pilates/weights/cardio. Gorgeous! Shop here.



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