14 Old-School Gifts for Hip Hosts

Add a touch of old-school style to the holidays with these cool and classic gift ideas for hosts and hostesses.

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From interactive games to one-of-a-kind pillows made from T-shirts, charm your favorite holiday hosts with these thoughtful gifts.

Pocket Flask

If your host has a favorite holiday spirit, make it mobile with a leather-wrapped mini flask. Small enough to stick inside of a jacket pocket, mini flasks allow guests to keep mixing their favorite drinks as they make their way around a party.

Booze IDs

With more and more hosts serving spirits in decorative glass bottles, it can be tricky for guests to identify what's what. Embossed, leather drink IDs can make bartending easier for hosts and their guests.

Slate Coasters

It’s not uncommon for guests to leave drinks on delicate tabletop surfaces. In doing so, they can unintentionally leave permanent damage on furniture. Help hosts keep their surfaces safe with slate coasters. Sold by the pack or individually, the coasters will be of great service to the hosts and also help guests identify their drinks.

T-Shirt Pillows

Do you know your host’s favorite movie, album or TV show? Use that knowledge to buy a gift that will add personality and comfort to the entertaining space. Pick up a T-shirt pillow online or from a handmade goods boutique as a one-of-a-kind gift that will keep guests comfy on sofas and armchairs.

Mini Bocce Set

Encourage mingling amongst guests by bringing an interactive host gift. A mini bocce set can turn any tabletop or floor surface into a place for guests to get to know one another. The added distraction also helps take some of the stress off of the host by encouraging guests to mingle amongst themselves.

Classic Playing Cards

Get the party started with a classic set of playing cards inside of a wooden or metal carrying case. Hosts will appreciate any guest who arrives with something to keep guests entertained as they continue to pour drinks and serve appetizers.

Christmas Crackers

Help hosts amp up excitement with classic English flair by way of Christmas crackers. Similar to a wishbone, two guests pull strings on each side of a cracker until it makes a loud pop, often releasing confetti-like material.

Gift Sack

If your host gift doesn't fit inside of a standard size box, go with a decorative gift sack that can serve double duty as holiday decor. This sack is made of burlap with a plaid deer appliqué, something ideal as a more rustic gift for a masculine host.

Novelty Flask

Gift the gift of mobile cocktail creation by surprising your host with a novelty flask. Personalized with a graphic along the front, these are playful and perfect fits for informal holiday soirees.

Pocket Squares

Is your host debonair and known for being sharply dressed? Gift him with a classic set of pocket squares in unique patterns and colors.

Comfy Slippers

After the party's ended, help your hosts take a load off with a pair of comfy winter slippers. Long after the holidays are over, you'll have given the gift that keeps on giving.

Leather Travel Case

Leather travel cases are the perfect fit for jet-setting hosts. Keep it classic by picking up brown or black styles, or make it more personal with bold colors or stitched patterns.

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