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Holiday Host and Hostess Gifts That Sparkle

  • by Erika Cellupica
  • 5 min read

The treasured tradition of giving host and hostess gifts dates back to ancient times. And while modern guests don’t have the pressure of finding a gift to appease angry gods (phew!) even seasoned shoppers can use a little help with hostess gift ideas during the holidays. This article delivers recommendations for great holiday host and hostess gift ideas at a range of price points.

Gathering with friends and family is one of the highlights of the holidays. It’s the perfect season for spending quality time with loved ones; indulging in delicious food and drink; and making lasting memories. And if you’re fortunate enough to be invited to a holiday gathering, you’ll want to thank your host or hostess with something more than the standard bottle of wine. But finding the perfect thoughtful gift isn’t always easy at this busy time of year.

The design team at Fine Linen and Bath is here with the gift idea inspiration you need. We’ve curated this Holiday Hostess Gift Guide to help you find the best gifts to show your gratitude for holiday hospitality. (Pro tip: pick up a few extra of your favorite things to have on hand for those last-minute invitations).

Fine Linen and Bath: Your Host and Hostess Gift Destination

At Fine Linen and Bath, we understand the importance of finding the perfect hostess gift: one that suits the occasion and your budget while reflecting your appreciation. Take a moment to browse this carefully chosen collection of items, all of which are sure to delight your gracious hosts and leave a lasting impression.

Matouk Schumacher Linen Apron: Practical Whimsy

Great hosts are often great cooks, which makes a Matouk Schumacher Linen Apron a stylish and practical gift! Adorned with one of Matouk Schumacher’s artful prints, this apron features an adjustable strap and drawstrings for the ideal fit. It’s also a great gift for food lovers on your list. Your choice of four charming Schumacher prints: Giselle Scarlet, Granada Palm, Tiger Palm Tigereye, and Chiang Mai Dragon Aquamarine.

The Matouk Schumacher Linen Apron is made of 100% linen in Portugal with adjustable strap and drawstrings for a perfect fit.

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SFERRA Roma Placemats and Napkins: Shades of Rome

The vibrant colors and luxurious texture of SFERRA Roma are inspired by colors found in the lively neighborhoods of Rome. The placemats are designed with a base color accented with a contrasting border with the dinner napkin made in the reverse. These make a great hostess gift when you’re invited to a dinner party.

The SFERRA Roma placemats and napkins are made in Lithuania from 100% plain weave linen and finished with a stylish hemstitch. The placemats measure 14” x 20”, and the dinner napkins 20” x 20” and come in ten color combinations. The placemats and napkins are sold separately in sets of four.

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NEST New York Candles and Diffusers: A Superior Sensory Experience

Our newest collection here at Fine Linen and Bath, NEST New York fragrances are an indulgent fragrance experience for the home. Treat your hosts to a classic scented candle, a large three-wick candle, or a flameless reed diffuser, all blended by master perfumers in stylish glass vessels.

Choose from seasonal favorites, the Birchwood Pine candle and diffuser or Holiday candle and diffuser, or indulge your hosts with the relaxing tranquility of Bamboo or the calming vibes of Himalayan Salt and Rosewater. See our NEST New York Collection here.

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SFERRA Cestia Napkin Rings: Drama and Design for the Table

Angular forms and robust materials make SFERRA Cestia Napkin Rings a true style statement. Their structured form and elements of metal, wood, and marble boldly contrast with soft linens for a delightful effect.

The SFERRA Cestia napkin rings are made in India, sold in sets of two, boxed and ready to give.

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Pure Silk Sleep Mask from Mulberry Park Silks: The Sweetest Dreams

Your hostess deserves some pampering and self-care. Give the lovely gift of luxury with this silk sleep mask from Mulberry Park Silks. Perfect for overnight, naps, or travel by train or plane. Light-blocking design fosters fabulous rest while the smooth charmeuse silk naturally hydrates and fights sleep creases.

The Mulberry Park Silk Sleep Masks are made from 22 momme weight pure mulberry silk of the highest grade (6A). Eleven stylish shades, one size with an adjustable strap. Or upgrade to a gift set that includes a silk lavender aromatherapy eye pillow (a favorite gift of ours!).

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Matouk Fabric Tissue Box Covers: Everyday Elegance

A practical hostess gift idea with a designer twist! A Matouk Tissue Box Cover adds a pop of color or playful pattern to any room. Choose from a variety of exquisite Matouk patterns including Lowell, a classic white with a solid stripe in your choice of 34 shades; Daphne, featuring a delicately embroidered floral vine; or legendary designs from the Matouk Schumacher collection including Burnett, Astor Braid, more.

The Matouk Fabric Tissue Box Covers are made from high-quality cotton or linen to fit standard tissue boxes.

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SFERRA Luci Cocktail Napkins: The Warmth and Whimsy of Lights

Your host and hostess will appreciate these festive cocktail napkins from luxury linen manufacturer SFERRA. SFERRA Luci Cocktail Napkins -- named after the Italian word meaning “light” -- will complete their bar or cocktail party set up with refined elegance and a festive twinkle. Pure white 100% linen cocktail napkin with SFERRA’s signature hemstitch and an embroidered string light motif. Made in Lithuania.

The SFERRA Luci Cocktail Napkins are available in Gold/Silver and Red/Green and sold in packs of four.

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A Cozy Throw for Chilly Winter Nights

Trust us: you can never have too many throw blankets! Available in seventeen shades, the Matouk Pezzo throw is one of our go-to options for treating our hosts and hostesses. Made in Portugal from soft 100% brushed cotton with a fun fringe trim, and measures 50” x 70".

The Matouk Pezzo throw complements any décor with color choices that range from soft neutrals to bold bright shades.

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Scandia Home Down Robe: Luxe Comfort for Relaxation

Lastly, a perfect gift for the host with the absolute most! Indulge your favorite host in luxury and comfort with a plush down robe, perfect for unwinding after a festive evening.The Scandia Home Down Robe envelopes the body in the luxe comfort of pure white down, filled to a decadently lofty 550-fill-power. The baffle-box stitching ensures that the down remains evenly distributed, wear after wear, while the shell of 300-thread-count cotton sateen feels silky-soft against the skin. Shawl collar with inside ties and belt; machine washable.



The Scandia Down Robe is available in Shadow, White, and Ivory in S, M, L, and XL. Arrives in an embroidered cloth bag perfect for gift-giving.

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We hope this holiday gift guide has delivered some inspiration for host and hostess gifts. When you choose a hostess gift from Fine Linen and Bath, your gift speaks to your appreciation with thoughtfulness and style. If you’re still stumped for a great idea, our design team is here as your personal concierge shoppers; feel free to give us a call or drop an email for personalized recommendations and advice. We’ll help you source a great gift to take to your next holiday party or gathering.

In the meantime, we wish you the very best this holiday season. And cheers to meaningful and memorable celebrations!

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