In a world that’s so fast-paced, slowing down, getting together, and enjoying quality time with loved ones is priceless.

And behind every memorable gathering is the host who curates all the little details to make these times special.

Related: Home Gifts for the Holidays

Whether you are that host or that title belongs to a friend, a gift to help them do what they love the most is sure to make them smile. And in this blog, I rounded up a few items — from kitchen gadgets to decorative pieces — to give you some gifting inspiration.

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The Best Hostess Gifts

Take a look at my hostess gifts for the host, entertainer, or party person on your list.

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Know someone who’s always trying new recipes? This Cookbook Stand will be their closest companion!

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And if some of those recipes include pies, you can’t go wrong with gifting this Le Creuset Pie Dish. I just love the movement around the edges and it’s super helpful that this dish is crafted for even baking.

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No, spices don’t have to be dressed up. But there’s something about these Marble and Brass Salt and Pepper Shakers that I couldn’t ignore. I love that they’ll make any table look more elevated.

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While we’re on the topic of an elevated table, take a look at this Wreath Table Runner. It features a variety of wreaths and the type of foliage they’re made with. A cute little detail!

You can use these adorable Serving Boards as a place for lite bites or as a decorative addition to your kitchen. And they come in patterns that can be displayed year-round!

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If you do decide to use the boards for goodies like charcuterie, be sure to pair them with this Cheese Knife Set to tie everything together.

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Are finger-food snacks on the menu? Set out one of these cute Shar-Shaped Snack Boards! Each one comes with three inner melamine bowls that can easily be washed.

And for the main dish or sides, use one of the Polish Pottery items we carry in the Just Jill Shop. This one is just striking!

If you’re really trying to make your home seem inviting and cozy, fragrance can do the trick. In our Just Jill Home Fragrance collection, we have candles, room sprays, diffusers, and wax melts.

No matter the theme of the party, a little sweet is sure to make everyone happy. And if I were to choose a sweet to impress the crowd, I’d choose Miss Ginny’s English Toffee.

The wine-lover is sure to appreciate this Silvadore Wine Preserver Set that keeps wine fresh for at least two weeks. This set also includes a stain remover for those accidents that are sure to occur.

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Bring some life to the party with this 14-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set. The look of it is enough to impress, just let the mixologist do the rest!

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You can also conduct an at-home wine tasting with this Wine Flight Tray. The front features a chalkboard strip to label each of the wines.

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Whether you’re serving cans of soda, bottles of beer, or your own collection of beverages, this Hammered Beverage Tub will be a helpful hand all night.

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Make any gathering more engaging and fun with games! I like this 5-In-1 Game Set that allows you to play checkers, chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, and dice.

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Another one of those must-have hostess gifts? A way to play music! I’ve trusted the Bose brand for years which is why I feel confident recommending this Bose Bluetooth Speaker.

Getting together around a fire is one of those things I’ve always enjoyed. And doing it with one of the Fire Spheres we carry in the Just Jill Shop adds a special touch to any outdoor conversation!

Christmas will be here before you know it. Add some of these hostess gifts to your cart to make the season even more special!

From my home to yours,


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