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HOLIDAY gifts for the HOSTESS

It’s about that time for the holiday party + family visit!   With the turkey celebration just behind us, it’s hard to know what else to gift the hostess or host – besides the usual flowers + pie.  Here’s a guide of  holiday friendly gifts for the sparkled party or fancy holiday feast that your host(ess) will love.

From limited edition candles + home fragrances to  special flavored drinks, here are a few favorite presents to gift.   we split them up from the world travelling host to the traditional host:

for the world exploring travelers:

Tocca Marrakesh (Limited Edition) Candle.  This gorgeous candle in winter friendly fragrance comes in a colored scalloped glass. The hand-poured candle is housed in beautiful gold embellished container, perfect for gifting that something special, plus, it’s Limited edition. “Leafy riads of Marrakesh”,  sweet tabak and vanilla fragrance references the ancient and vibrant souks of the Red City. [$45].


TOCCA x John Robshaw in a Far East-inspired candle collection. In the first ever collab, Tocca recreated the energy and aromas of some of John’s favorite local markets and beaches to bring them to you in custom, handmade ceramic vessels. Each distinctive design is based on prints from the archives of the iconic textile designer. Escape in fragrances that pay homage to the romantic tales of John’s faraway travels.  The Java John Robshaw Collection Candle  is inspired from John’s first batik printing trip to Java + a local market in Yogyakarta.  The fragrance + patterns of that market- clove cigs, coffee beans sold by locals in hand printed batik sarongs. [$60].

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the traditional holiday get together:

Perfect for the baker: Votivo Holiday Quatrefoil Tin Red Currant is a savory blend of tart red currants and golden fruit glaze ladled over coarsely ground vanilla bean ice cream and served along side of raspberry filled sugar cookies’ the original Red Currant. [$15].

Holiday Votive Joie De Noel gift guide hostess 2015 fashiondailymag

A versatile choice + homecoming:  Holiday Votive Joie De Noel is all about the old tradition.  Fragranced with darkened cut spices,  aged rosemary, fragrant spruce, thickened honey combs… an unspoken welcome home. [$13].

mom-friendly: TasselAire Nob Hill Gift Set  is a combo of four fragrances, Bitter Orange, Lemon Verbena, Lavender & Rosemary and Balsam celebrating the original store in SF’s Nob Hill.  Created to “mix and mingle marvelously,” you can combine perfumed tassels together or create a mistletoe with all four.  Decorative tassel with a hidden pouch of perfumed beads.  [set,$80].

PetiteEssence Santa Barbara FashionDailyMag hostess guides 2015

This beautiful set of PetiteEssence™ Santa Barbara comes in 4 jewel-toned fragrances.  Mediterranean Jasmine, Lime + Orange Blossoms, Cedar Rose and Golden Cassis.  Presented in Agraria 45th Anniversary Commemorative Box, with 4 glass trays + 4 sola flowers. [set,$175].

Another classic is always the ornament.   For the preppy-minded hostess, a cheery whale ornament can just do the trick – especially in the south.  Check out the Classic Whale Ornament from Vineyard vines.   Cute, festive – and very neutral “different” ornament to gift and add to the collection.  [$12.50]

special gifts for the hostess:

A special way to say thanks for making the awesome dinner!  gift your hostess with a special mani at her favorite place, or treat her to your favorite.  If you’re in NYC,  gift the Mani (+maybe some nail art) at a spa-like environment.   We loved the aaah effect at the the HAVEN spa NYC, located at  250 Mercer street, NYC. 212.343.3515.

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HOLIDAY gifts for the HOSTESS by Brigitte Segura.  more pics + gifts to come!

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