Lisa’s Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

The holidays are synonymous with entertaining and attending parties, gift exchanges, cookie decorating, and more! I have split this guide into two sections, one with great items for hosting with holiday table decor, party games, and other useful items, and the other section is filled with great hostess gifts.

Holiday Entertaining

LaGuiole Cheese Knives

Beautiful and functional, a great set of cheese knives will be used time and time again.

6 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Taper Candlers in Every Shade

Whatever direction you are taking your holiday table (or if you want to bookmark these for a later event), nearly every color you’d need (32 to be exact!) can be found here.

For the Disney Lover 8 3 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Holiday Party Animal Cocktail Napkins

The Rudolph Zebra? My heart! These are so much fun and made my South-Africa-Loving-Heart soar. Available here.

For the Disney Lover Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Conversation Cards

Perfect for the family-centered holiday table to share viewpoints from all generations. Available here.

For the Disney Lover 2 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Green Glass Votives

An easy Amazon find for the holiday table! Comes in a set of 12. Available here.

For the Disney Lover 3 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Playful Placecards by Houses & Parties

These place cards add a touch of fun and whimsy to any dinner table. Choose between “Most Likely To…” where you can playfully fill in the blanks as a group (or you could pre-fill them and have guests guess which seat is theirs!) or “This or That‘ wherein you could go around the table deciding which of the options on your place card you’d be or choose, i.e. “Bake or Buy” and “Sweet or Savory.”

For the Disney Lover 4 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Holiday Tree Bowl 

This Christmas tree-shaped small bowl is perfect for filling with holiday candies on the coffee table!

For the Disney Lover 5 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Acrylic Jenga Tower

A decidedly chic upgrade to the traditional wooden blocks. This acrylic Jenga tower makes a great icebreaker.

For the Disney Lover 6 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Gold Glass Candleholders

Another great candle holder option for the holiday table from Amazon, perfect for taper candles.

For the Disney Lover 7 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Icon Party Masks

If you know me, you know I will be calling *dibs* on Audrey, *wink! These Icon Party Masks make for lots of fun. Alternatively, you could opt for the Royal Court Masks featuring the portraits of Queen Victoria, King Henry VIII, and Anne Boleyn.

For the Disney Lover 8 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Garden Soiree Serving Bowl

The green border on this serving bowl is equally at home during the holidays as it is in Spring and Summer, for year-round use. Available here.

For the Disney Lover 9 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Crystal Pitcher

You’d never know this pitcher was an Amazon find! Perfect for pre-batching your signature holiday cocktails.

For the Disney Lover 10 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Hostess Gift Guide

Noble Fir Candle 

It is hard to go wrong with a holiday-scented candle!

For the Disney Lover 11 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Mini Match Cloche

Pair this miniature match cloche with a scented candle to really up your hostess gift game!

For the Disney Lover 12 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Peppermint Bark 

A holiday classic and Williams Sonoma’s tin is so festive. Add a ribbon and you’re ready to go! Available here.

For the Disney Lover 13 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide


Holiday Hot Cocoa Pair 

Williams Sonoma’s Hot Cocoa Mix and Snowflake Marshmallows are sold separately but I think they make a better gift when paired together!

For the Disney Lover 14 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Mulling Spices

Seasonally perfect! Pair with a lovely bottle of red wine for the perfect holiday hostess gift. I’m partial to these as they come in sachets rather than the loose spices which require additional straining or equipment.

For the Disney Lover 15 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Chic British Tea

Who could resist the perfectly named Queen’s Guard blend?

For the Disney Lover 16 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Go-to Dinners by Ina Garten

Ina’s latest cookbook is a great gift for amateur and advanced home chefs alike!

For the Disney Lover 17 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Wooden Pepper Mill

A beautiful wooden pepper mill is made even better by including a jar of peppercorns!

For the Disney Lover 18 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Acid League’s Specialty Vinegar Set

Featuring living vinegars in flavors: Meyer Lemon Honey, Apple Cider Maple, Strawberry Rosé, and Cabernet Port, this set is a very fun hostess gift for your culinarily-inclined friends!

For the Disney Lover 19 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

A Classic Box of Chocolates

See’s Candy is a classic. Our favorites are Soft Centers or Nuts & Chews. A pound is usually plenty unless you know the person you are gifting to has a major sweet tooth!

For the Disney Lover 20 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Nama Chocolate Squares 

If you would like to give chocolate but seek something a little more unique and unusual, these Japanese chocolates fit the bill. Wildly soft and said to be a popular gift in the entertainment industry, these are sure to pique your recipient’s interest. They are sort of a cross between fudge and a chocolate truffle, with a very light (but not airy!) texture. They are difficult to describe but very special! Available here.

For the Disney Lover 21 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Ikat Wine Bags

A must for prettying up a nice bottle of wine and making it extra special! Comes in a pack of 6 so you are sure to be prepared for any planned or last-minute invitations! Available here.

For the Disney Lover 22 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

Local Macarons

Lastly, I feel you truly cannot go wrong by gifting a box of macarons from your local bakery. Just make sure your recipient is not allergic to nuts as almond flour is key to macaron-making.

For the Disney Lover 23 Lisa's Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Guide

ABOUT LISA

Lisa

Lisa Lyons is a renowned wedding and event designer, and owner of Lisa Lyons Events & Etiquette based in Winter Park, Florida. As an eagerly sought-after event stylist, Lisa Lyons has created extraordinary celebrations for an astute roster of clients, including copious celebrity sports figures, five star corporations and respected private individuals since 2003.

MORE ETIQUETTE…

MORE WEDDINGS…

Categories

STAY UPDATED

Sign up to my newsletter!

Portfolio

Web design| best SEO