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Gift Guide

Be the best guest ever: 17 of our most unique hostess gift finds

Whether you’re staying overnight or dropping by for a cocktail party, you know better than to arrive empty-handed to someone else’s home. But finding a personal and unexpected present for your hostess can be an intimidating task.

Luckily, TODAY.com's gone beyond the boring bottle of wine to offer gift ideas for every entertainer on your list. RSVP with the perfect present already in mind.

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Diptyque Wick Trimmer and Candle Snuffer Set

Practical tools for the ambiance-obsessed; bonus points if you pair with a favorite scent. ($76, netaporter.com)

PANATEA Culinary Matcha Gift Set

Delight any healthy hostess with Culinary Grade Matcha and recipes to match. ($40, panateamatcha.com)

Nordstrom at Home Herringbone Throw

A cozy gesture just in time for winter. ($58, nordstrom.com)

Royal VKB French Carafe + Stacking Glasses

Whether it’s used for serving water or wine, this stackable set is both simple and elegant. ($36, aplusrstore.com)

Custom Smoke Grey Luggage Tag

Even the best hosts have to leave home sometimes; this on-the-go gift is both practical and personal. (owenandfred.com, $45)

Canvas Dauville Gold Glazed Ice Bucket

A gift of bubbly gets a major upgrade when placed inside this pretty bucket. (parryanddean.com, $79)

Oskar’s Cube Brainteaser

An aesthetically pleasing puzzle that will keep your hosts entertained after everyone else has gone home. (bitsandpieces.com, $17)

Czech & Speake Set of Three No. 88 Soaps

These handsome hand soaps will work in any powder room. $71 at (mrporter.com, $71)

Prouna Marble Jewelry Box

Small catchalls, trays, and boxes are ideal for de-cluttering and decorating. ($65, kiyasa.com)

Checkered Mother-Of-Pearl Cheese Knives

Serving pieces fit for the finest spread. ($42, anthropologie.com)

Forged Steel Dinner Bell

A creative way to grab every guest’s attention. ($24, kaufmann-mercantile.com)

Rizzoli In Vogue Coffee Table Book

An oversized tome that appeals to your host’s hobbies or interests is always a thoughtful gift. ($75, shopbop.com)

Vasse Vaught Covered Copper Bird Feeder

Country living meets couture design. ($89, kaufmann-mercantile.com)

Jechory Glass Designs Geometric Terrarium Pod and Plant

Forget flowers; a custom plant and modern vessel make a memorable impression. ($59, etsy.com)

Tin Can Ears Fire Starting Gift Bucket

Secure your spot next to the fireplace now; this festive gift will get the flames going fast. ($30, plowhearth.com)

Slate Coaster Set

Whether you add a monogram or pair with chalk, these coasters make drinking decidedly more personal. ($19, westelm.com)

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

Shots, the grownup way. ($28, uncommongoods.com)

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