The Best Gifts Real Simple Editors Ever Received

Not sure what to give your best friend or spouse this holiday? Consider borrowing an idea from one of these editor favorites.

10 Great Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

A gracious guest never shows up empty-handed: Here are ten thoughtful ways to give your compliments to the chef.



5 Cookbooks to Gift Your Holiday Hostess

Your lucky recipient will fall in love with these books, packed front-to-back with mouthwatering recipes. These tomes are guaranteed to find a permanent home in their kitchens—though they’re all gorgeous enough to sit out on display.

10 Tasty Homemade Gifts

You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen.

23 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Your holiday host deserves so much more than a bottle of wine. Try these great ideas instead—and check out the rest of our holiday gift guide to find something for everyone on your list.

44 Great Hostess Gifts

Need a creative thank-you idea for your gracious host? These seasonal picks will show your gratitude—and maybe even snag another invitation.