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11 Perfect Presents for Any Hostess: A Homey Holiday Gift Guide

Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. To kick things off, home design editor Anne Lee Phillips gives us 11 perfect gifts for any hostess — from the most luxurious soap ever to the ultimate accent for a side table.

Every family seems to have the perennial hostess — the one who brings the family together and graciously opens his or her home for holidays, cementing family traditions with aplomb and style.

In my family, it’s my uncles in Washington, D.C. I’m fresh off of a joyous week spent with them — they generously host around 20 for Thanksgiving dinner, including hosting 10 of us for overnight stays.

With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few gifts for the host with the most! Happy gifting.


It's probably the most tedious question for a host: "What's the wifi password?" No more shuffling through cabinets for that piece of paper from the internet provider. One of these clever cards by Dallas-based Bell'Invito will solve the problem. $8, bellinvito.com

This season's ultimate coffee table book. Is John Derian's Picture Book. $35, amazon.com

The cheeky cocktail napkin gets elevated in these embroidered iterations by August Morgan. $36 for a set of four, biscuit-home.com

These palm tree gold taper candle holders from Matthew Williamson's CB2 collaboration will bring a dose of summer all year round. $49.85, cb2.com

There are few home scents as beloved as Diptyque Baies. This limited edition version in black adorned with gold stars is sure to impress. $350, diptyqueparis.com

These coasters manage to be topical and pretty. $98 for a set of four, neimanmarcus.com

Attractive tunes for every room. $150, annmashburn.com

Channel Holly GoLightly and get a little shut-eye. $48, Parkerthatch.com

Morning coffee has never looked so chic. $190, Saksfifthavenue.com

Nothing says luxury like Tom Ford soap. $37, tomford.com

The ultimate accent for a side table. $660, hermes.com

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