The holiday season is almost upon us, which means one thing: Your social calendar is about to be packed with parties and you're going to need some topnotch hostess gifts.

By Stacey Leasca and Claudia Fisher
December 03, 2018
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'Tis the party season. From pre-Thanksgiving cocktail events and Friendsgiving bashes, Christmas parties, ugly sweater contests, and New Year’s celebrations, the house party invites have been flowing in the past few months. Hopefully, you've been prepared with a stack of host and hostess gifts ready to give your friends and family along the way. If you haven't, it's definitely not too late–there are still Chanukah, Christmas, New Years, and other holiday festivities sure to land on your calendar before January (and New Year's resolutions) are in full swing.

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This year, why not give your hostess a gift that's not just nice but truly special too? The problem with a lot of hostess gift ideas is that the presents can feel a bit impersonal. Rather than give a generic "this is nice" gift this year, we want to help you give a "this is nice for her" gift, no matter your budget. Hosting a party is a lot of work, so show your friends and family members how much you appreciate their graciousness with a thoughtful and unique gift. From the hostess who loves to dazzle with bold decorative touches to the hostess who unwinds after throwing a bash with tea and a sweet treat, there's the perfect hostess gift idea on this list for a wide array of personality types. And if you're the one hosting some parties this year, don't count yourself out! There's nothing wrong with a little self-appreciation, especially when it's the season of giving.

So before your next holiday party gets here, these are 30 of the year's best host and hostess gifts that will wow the party thrower and their guests for plenty of merry events to come.

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