Christmas trees are popping up in shopping centers, Starbucks red cups are out, holiday decor has taken over HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, & Michaels. ITS OFFICIAL: The holiday season is here y’all! This is most definitely my favorite time of the year! #Basic, I know. But I can’t help it; there’s a reason there’s so much hype around this time of year–it’s magical; seeing friends and family again, an excuse to go crazy with decorating, and mass amounts of gift shopping are among many of the reasons this time of year is absolutely the best. And with the holiday season comes all of the fabulous holiday parties. Some people seem to think that the tradition of hostess gifts are a bit antiquated, but that little $10-20 gift will go a long way with your party thrower, and ensure you get an invite to next years event as well! Plus, it is the least you can do as a guest to say thank you for putting on a party! This year, don’t be the guest that shows up empty handed–bring an incredible hostess gift without breaking the bank by checking out these hostess gifts for under $50!
one // Copper Cocktail Shaker $40
two// Cheers, Bitches! Coaster Set $15
three // Marble Board with Bamboo Handles $39
(Own this; love this. Want 5 more of these).
four // Wooden Salad Server Set $45
five // Nate Berkus Clear and Gold Barware $20
six // Coffee Table Book Styled by Emily Henderson $20
seven // English Pear Saxon Candle $42
eight // Marble Rolling Pin with Stand $20
nine // Tassel Wine Charms Set $28
(this is part of the Gal Meets Glam x BaubleBar collaboration! The entire home decor collection is amazing!)
ten // Natural Root Wood Bowl $30
eleven // Under The Influence Rocks Glasses – $36
You can never go wrong with a classic barware item when bringing a hostess gift! This copper cocktail shaker is the perfect balance of practical, timeless, and still on-trend (copper is making a huge come back this (and last) holiday season and I think it will be here to stay into 2016 as well). Cheeky napkins or coasters compliment beautifully with any barware gift (such as #5, the Nate Berkus barware set pictured above) as a little something extra, or can stand just fine on their own if you’re a little tight on cash. Serving trays, classic kitchen items with an update or twist, and luxe candles are my go-tos when gifting to hostesses, and family friends. I’m naturally drawn to anything marble, natural wood, and gold and have found that any mix of those materials is usually a match made in heaven. The amount of random, wood bowls I have in my house is not normal, but they all get used! I style them on my kitchen island with lemons, on our entry table to throw keys and mail in, by my nightstand as a jewelry dish, the possibilities are really endless. If you’re into coffee table books, I HIGHLY recommend Emily Henderson’s new book, Styled. It is UH-mazing! Seriously an interior designer/stylists’ dream come to life. There are tons of great styling tips and loads of inspiration to flip through for hours and hours. I can’t put it down. I usually don’t gift “holiday” themed items, even though it is for the holidays (maybe I’m weird) because I want the gifts I give to actually get used year round. BUT I made an exception for these incredibly adorable “under the influence rocks glasses”: sauced, turnt, blitzed, and pickled. Not sure how I feel about pickled but I mean come on! HOW CUTE right?