But before we dive into the gift-giving ideas, I have a few important things to remember: Do not go broke trying to buy the perfect gift. Make a budget and stick to it. If you know what you intend to purchase, plan accordingly. Check out what sales are happening on Black Friday, Cyber Monday (my preference because it's much less crowded and there's no line wait when shopping from home), and don't forget to support small businesses for Small Business Saturday. Also, throughout the hustle and bustle, don't forget to be present. Enjoy and appreciate the magic of the holidays while celebrating with family and friends. Being present is the best present you could give...corny, I know, but so true.
The first of this gift-giving series are gift ideas for the Hostess and the Homebody. The hostess loves to entertain and have a good time so you can definitely expect an event planned by them in the upcoming months. The homebody enjoys being cozied up on the couch (but who doesn't in the winter months?) and would obviously rather entertain at home than go out.
Whether you need a gift for an event they're hosting, draw their name in a gift exchange, or need a little something special for someone, these gifts will direct and inspire present ideas.
A thoughtful hostess gift with a swanky touch for charcuterie, fruits, and more.
Modcloth - A Modern Marble Serving Board
The agate stone hangle adds an unexpected twist to the classic Moscow Mule mug.
Anthropologie - Agate Moscow Mule Mug
Make every day a special occasion. The metallic gold rim dresses these glasses up while the flat bottoms are practical for everyday use.
West Elm - Metallic Rimmed Glassware
This marble wine coaster stylishly protects counter and tabletops from condensation, rings, and drips.
West Elm - Marble Wine Coaster
Modern, minimalist, and functional coasters.
West Elm - The Vintage Vogue Sunrise Coaster Set
Just in case a bottle of wine needs to be preserved after its opened, this Geo Bottle Stopper Set will do just that.
West Elm - Geo Bottle Stopper Set
Tin plates that are (almost!) too pretty to eat off of.
Biscuit Home - Tin Plates
Because Champagne is always a good idea.
Striking and illuminating prism candleholders or vases make a perfect centerpiece or statement displayed on a mantle.
West Elm - Prism Mercury Vases + Candleholders
A party isn't a party without some music. These sphere wireless speakers provide style and wireless streaming capabilities.
West Elm - Photive Sphere Wireless Speakers
Coffee and Cardio / Wine & Weekends. This reversible sweatshirt will go from yoga at the gym to wine and a Netflix binge on the couch.
Project Social T - Coffee/Wine Reversible Sweatshirt
Not only are comfortable leggings great for workout wear, but they're greater for lounging at home.
Nordstrom - Zella Live in High Waist Leggings
Cozy yet elegant. This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe is perfect for winter evenings at home.
Nordstrom - Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe
Ward off the holiday season tired eyes with the BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set.
Nordstrom - BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set
This plush pillow will persuade anyone to stay in.
Urban Outfitters - Stay Home Embroidered Amped Throw Pillow
A super soft and cozy fleece blanket is the ultimate wrap up and stay a while gift.
Urban Outfitters - Amped Fleece Fringe Trim Throw Blanket
Adding greenery to the home makes a space that can be difficult to leave for any plant lady.
Hermit in the winter? The flicker of this shimmery candle will keep her company while curled up with a book.
Urban Outfitters - Jupiter Cande
Gifts for the home are great gifts for a homebody. This dusty rose and grey fringe woven wall hanging blends both vintage and contemporary flair.
World Market - Blush and White Fringe Woven Wall Hanging
The title of the book says it all.
Which of these gifts would you love to find under the tree!?
Image sources: Modcloth, Anthropologie, West Elm, Nordstrom, Biscuit Home, Etsy, Target, Project Social T, World Market, Urban Outfitters