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Holiday Gifts for Every Party Host
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When you head off to a holiday party do you grab a bottle of spirits that will be gone by the end of the night or something special for the host? While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the bottle, we like to bring along a small gift for the host specifically. One that doesn’t require sharing and can be enjoyed on their own time. Here are some of our favorite gifts for the host, and you can check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

Moon Botanical Body Cream by 3rd Ritual

Moon Botanical Body Cream by 3rd Ritual

Moon Botanical Body Cream by 3rd Ritual

With top notes of bergamot, petitgrain, and clary sage, Moon Botanical Body Cream by 3rd Ritual features a soothing blend of essential oils. Carried by activated charcoal, evening primrose oil, and moonstone extract, this moisturizing body cream leaves behind a matte finish that will help you unwind at the end of the day. Harness Moon’s qualities through palm inhalation, Savasana, or self-massage. Rub it into your palms, cup under nose, and inhale. Apply to your neck, temples, or behind the ears before mediation or the final resting pose in yoga. Or massage into hands and feet before bedtime.

$32

Serving Spoon Set by Belle-V

Serving Spoon Set by Belle-V

Serving Spoon Set by Belle-V

With handles that fit comfortably into hands and asymmetrical heads to reach all the nooks and crannies of a bowl, these serving spoons by Belle-V will be used constantly. Sold as a two-piece set, the stainless steel slotted spoon and solid spoon both feature corner spouts to help direct pouring and keep messes at bay. Finished and polished by hand, they’ll be delivered in a storage pouch and gift box.

$74

The Beer Deck by Knowhow Studio

The Beer Deck by Knowhow Studio

The Beer Deck by Knowhow Studio

Learn more about beer while enjoying one with friends! The Beer Deck by Knowhow Studio is hand-illustrated, full of fascinating facts, and printed on casino-quality cardstock. Beer styles, etiquette, brewing methods, ingredients, history, and trivia are all covered on its 52 cards, with each focusing on one subject. So, sit down and get ready to level up on your brew knowledge!

$19.99

Wine Tools Gift Set by Le Creuset

Wine Tools Gift Set by Le Creuset

Wine Tools Gift Set by Le Creuset

This handy 5-piece set by Le Creuset includes all of the wine tools needed to open and store bottles. It includes the Compact Lever, Foil Cutter, Wine Pump, and two vacuum stoppers. The Compact Lever corkscrew uses an up-and-over motion to smoothly remove synthetic and natural corks, while the Foil Cutter ensures a clean, neat cut. An unfinished bottle can be preserved for up to a week with the help of the Wine Pump. It quickly pumps air out before being topped with a vacuum stopper for a firm seal.

$85

Double Planter Swing by Ohio Workshop

Double Planter Swing by Ohio Workshop

Double Planter Swing by Ohio Workshop

For the plant lover who has a sense of humor, there’s these 3D printed cement succulent planters by Ohio Workshop. Built on a handcrafted wood and string swing set, you can’t help but smile when walking past these two smiling anthropomorphized characters swinging together.

$40

Life of the Party Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles

Life of the Party Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles

Life of the Party Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles

Celebrate all of the things with this lighthearted puzzle. Made in the USA by Piecework Puzzles, the bright, vibrant pops of color are printed on a 100% recycled paper board. With 1,000 pieces, and measuring 19.25-inches by 26.6-inches when complete, this puzzle is a reminder to appreciate the big things, the little things, and the in between things. And to grab a handful of cake on the way out the door!

$38

Suck It Up Straws and Case (Set of 4) by Misha Kahn

Suck It Up Straws and Case (Set of 4) by Misha Kahn

Suck It Up Straws and Case (Set of 4) by Misha Kahn

These 9-inch glass straws are functional beauty. Each of the four bright designs feature a range of colors, shapes, and patterns, and is hand painted in Turkey and has artist Misha Kahn’s engraved signature. Each individual straw comes packed in a chartreuse leather case that makes it easy to pop in a bag and carry around. Avoid using disposable straws and entertain with these for a real conversation piece. Straw cleaner included.

$100

Pewabic Pottery Candle Tray by Shinola

Pewabic Pottery Candle Tray by Shinola

Pewabic Pottery Candle Tray by Shinola

Handcrafted by Pewabic Pottery for Shinola, both proud Detroit brands, this clay tray is a nod to the clay tile installations that can be found in Detroit of local icons around town. Each is a one-of-a-kind heirloom unlike any other, thanks to small imperfections. Wrap this beauty up with a jar candle and pack of matches for a thoughtful gift they’ll love for years to come.

$150

Calamondin Plant by Via Plants

Calamondin Plant by Via Plants

Calamondin Plant by Via Plants

Half mandarin orange, half kumquat, this Calamondin plant from Via Citrus is the ideal host gift to have delivered if you can’t make it in person. The fruit is an edible sweet and sour delight that works great in baked goods, jams, and cocktails. Because it blooms year round, they can enjoy the cycle of dark green leaves, white blooms, and bright orange fruit.

$65

Porter 15oz Glass by W&P

Porter 15oz Glass by W&P

Porter 15oz Glass by W&P

Practical yet easy on the eyes, the Porter Glass by W&P goes just about anywhere you want to travel – whether that’s the backyard, the beach, or beyond. Made from high-quality glass and covered in protective matte silicone, they can enjoy the cold beverage of their choosing know that each Porter glass saves over 70 single-use styrofoam cups from landfills.

$25

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Can’t make up your mind? You can’t go wrong with a Design Milk Gift Card. The Design Milk Shop has all the ingredients for the best holiday gifts. Let your recipient peruse our modern finds and pick out a gift they’ll truly love.

$25-200

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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.