12 Host Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Holiday party season is in full swing! There may be a lot of shopping to do and Christmas decorations to hang, but it’s important to not forget to thank the host who welcomes you into their home. If you’re looking for ideas for the perfect host gift, look no further!


1. Cheese Board

For dinner parties or simply a fun night in, this beautiful wood cheese board is an elegant choice for the host that loves to entertain! It comes with three serving knives for various types of cheeses and has a recessed groove around the edge to help reduce the mess.

Cheese board and three serving knives, Indigo – $35.00

2. Potted Plant in a Mug

A twist on a classic host gift! This low-maintenance plant is a simple and easy gift to give, and its mug planter makes it a great decor choice for a kitchen shelf. Good news – even if your friend can’t keep the plant alive, they still have a mug to use afterwards!

Potted plant in mug, coffee plant, IKEA – $6.99

3. Kanel Everyday Delicious Spice Set

After a hectic season of prepping and cooking food, any host would be relieved to receive this helpful gift! These all-natural spice blends make any simple ingredient a delicious meal, with little to no thought required.

Gourmet gift set, Kanel – $50.00

4. Reusable Snack Bags

For the eco-conscious host looking to reduce their carbon footprint, these adorable and reusable zero-waste baggies are a great gift! They can not only be used for packing up leftovers after the party but they can also be washed in the dishwasher or washing machine and used again and again.

Munchies reusable snack bags, set of 3, Simons – $35.00


5. Telestrations Game

No matter what the holiday party, a fun game is always a good idea! Telestrations combines the chaos of Broken Telephone and the fun of your family’s drawing talents to make a great game for all ages.

Telestrations 12 players party pack, Amazon – $35.99

6. Bar Tool Set

These brass and stainless mixing tools make a great gift and great cocktails! The host looking to take their amateur mixologist game to the next level will definitely appreciate this stunning set.

Final touch bar tool gift set, Indigo – $39.50

7. Luxurious Brunch Gift Basket

No one wants to think about breakfast the morning after a big holiday party! This Canadian-made gourmet gift basket comes with various jams, marmalades, and granolas to help your host have a delicious brunch for days after the party clean-up.

Luxurious brunch gift basket, Gourmet Gift – $55.00

8. Karaoke Machine

With Bluetooth connectivity, two microphones, and a fun LED light display, this singing machine is sure to pump up the party! It’s the perfect gift for the host who likes to sing their heart out all year long.

Singing machine bluetooth karaoke system, Amazon – $90.25


9. Stackable Snowman Candle

With a fresh scent of tropical fruits, citrus, and mountain greens, this adorable stackable candle set is a warm and fun host gift. It comes with two candles and one set of matches, so it’s as functional as it is cute!

Capri blue stackable snowman candle, Anthropologie – $44.00

10. Winter Garden Gift Set

After a long day preparing and hosting a holiday party, what host wouldn’t want to relax with some great bath products? Help your favourite host unwind with this set of body conditioner, body lotion, body butter, shower gels, and soaps from Lush.

Winter garden gift set, LUSH – $49.95

11. Tea Lover’s Set

Le Creuset has been a household name for decades, so these pieces are sure to wow! The collection of four mugs, one teapot, and one whistling kettle come in eight of the brand’s signature colours, so you will find the perfect fit to match the host’s kitchen.

Tea lover’s four-piece set, Le Creuset – $179.00

12. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts by Jillian Harris & Tori Wesszer

This book is not only filled with amazing recipes and stunning photos but also great ideas for family gatherings. It’s a great pick for the host that loves to try new things with every party.

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection Of Recipes For Everyday And Casual Celebrations, Amazon – $19.80


Happy Holidays, from our family to yours

Now that you’ve got your fill of inspiration, holiday shopping will be a breeze! Be sure to take the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of the season with your loved ones. From all of us at RenoAssistance, have a warm and happy holiday season!

Looking for inspiration for gifts for everyone on your shopping list? Check out our article on the perfect gifts for every room in the home!