Gift Guide 2016: The Best Hostess Gifts.

The Best Hostess Gifts - 2016 // The Stripe Blog Holiday Gift Guide


I’m not sure how on earth we are already to mid-November, but we are… and today begins my gift guides! Gift Guides are always my most favorite posts. I really pride myself in my gift giving skills. I put a lot of thought into the gifts that I choose for my friends and family; so putting these posts together is almost a vicarious way to give even more presents!

I always start with hostess gifts as right about now we all have a zillion parties. This year, my go-to gift is a bottle of nice wine and some rosé gummies (which I can’t stop eating). That, or my sister’s book! Everyone is getting a copy of her book as I am just so proud (but that aside, it really is just the most beautiful book ever).

My other favorite gifts? These amazing skull ornaments (buy the whole set and gift them to different people), this beautiful mug, and this pillow mist which is pretty much my favorite thing these days – I spray it on my pillow every evening for immediate relaxation. As your hostess is probably a little stressed, he/she will probably really appreciate a little aromatherapy.

Top: “Living With Pattern” by Rebecca Atwood // ‘I’m Actually a Mermaid’ Candle // Moon Juice Brain Dust // Sleep Plus Pillow Spray // St. Frank Skull Ornaments // Rope Cheese Knife Set // Roses Diptyque Candle

Middle:  La Mer ‘The Lip Balm’ // Wine $ Bag // Gold Pineapple Decoration  // Domino ‘Your Guide to a Stylish Home’ Book // Gold Kiss Mug // ‘All In Good Taste’ Kate Spade book

Bottom: Jonathan Adler Vase // Cheers Champagne Flutes // Blue Willow Matches // Relax Scented Candle // Sugarfina Rosé Gummie Candies

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  1. Kristen:

    I was just in Mexico City for Day of The Dead – those skull ornaments are a must for my tree this year. Oh wait, we’re shopping for others…
    I love all your choices, great round up!

    11.16.16 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      HA – I know – I thought the same as I put this together… I was like, ooooooh I need those. Oh wait. No – not for me!!!

      11.18.16 Reply
  2. Marta:

    That “I’m actually a mermaid” candle is probably my favourite item there, my 5 year old self is screaming with excitement right now haha And the gummies seem amazing, I really need to try some.

    11.17.16 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      Haha I know, I loved that one too! That brand (on Shopbop) has SO many fun candles – I will be featuring more of them throughout upcoming gift guides!!!!

      11.18.16 Reply
  3. Becca:

    Thanks for including my book!

    11.20.16 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      Of courrrrrse sister! love you!

      11.21.16 Reply