12 Host and Hostess Gifts That Only Look Expensive

Don't show up at holiday gatherings empty-handed. Find a gift that's budget-friendly without sacrificing style.

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December 17, 2019

You've probably spent most of your holiday gift budget on family and friends, but you can't show up to all the holiday parties you're invited to empty-handed. The gifts below are functional, classy and won't break your budget.

$17.95

The olive oil and balsamic vinegar come in sleek, heavy glass bottles for an authentic look. The host or hostess can even trace their bottles from the olive grove to the shelf using the included five-digit code they can register online.

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$24.99

They don't just get one tea blend, but three award-winning teas that are packaged in a beautiful box that's ready to gift to your favorite host or hostess. Plus, if they love Oprah, they probably noticed it's on her Favorite Things List for 2019.

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$16.99-$21.86

The candle scents include fig, lemon, lavender and spring, which offer a pleasant scent for any small space. The pretty packaging comes with a place to write a note for the host/hostess.

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$21.20

Add to their coffee table book collection with a best-selling book that encourages travel.

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$25.99

These spice bottles are perfect for the hostess with a sleek, modern aesthetic. The bottles are made with handblown glass and feature a beautiful solid oak stopper.

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$35

The W&P grinder is a stylish alternative to electric spice grinders. The design is clean and crisp and perfect for kitchen countertop display or exposed shelves.

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$28 $24
13% Off

From designer Jonathan Adler’s lasted home accessory line, this stylishly terrazzo stoneware vase is a playful addition to any tabletop or mantel.

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$40.75 $35
14% Off

Your tea-loving hostess will appreciate this tumbler's sleek design. In addition to looking pretty, the Pure Zen tea tumbler features a double-wall liner that will keep drinks cool or warm for much longer without sweating and leaking.

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$46.99 (Set of 4)

These Wine Freeze cups will keep all wine perfectly chilled. Just pop them in the fridge or freezer a couple of hours before adding the wine. Available in four colors, these cups are great gifts for a wine-loving hostess.

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$17.99 $17
8% Off

The beautiful and unique double-walled mesh bowl is the perfect decorative accessory that will work with any style. Fill with seasonal fruit for a great hostess gift.

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$16.95

The coffee-loving hostess will enjoy a new stovetop espresso brewing pot in trendy Pantone colors.

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$26.74-$37.54

These cloud-inspired stoneware vases feature modern shapes in light and airy hues. Add fresh flowers or festive candy to gift the hostess at her next dinner party.

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