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Via Carota Classic Negroni

Classic Negroni

Via Carota Classic Negroni

A pre-made negroni from one of New York City’s best restaurants? Sì grazie.

A Decadent Candle

Carrière Frères Absinthe

Absinthe

A Decadent Candle

Carrière Frères Absinthe

Help your hosts wind down in the most luxurious way with some of the best scented candles on the market, like this one. The inspiration behind this handcrafted votive is absinthe, a fresh, aromatic, and woodsy scent designed to reduce fatigue in those who smell it.

Fancy Oven Mitts

Nathalie Lete for AnthroLiving Oven Mitt

Oven Mitt

Fancy Oven Mitts

Nathalie Lete for AnthroLiving Oven Mitt

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Oven mitts are one of those items you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, especially if it’s a fancy pair like this one. Embrace their inner chef with the most elegant style around.

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An Instagrammable Spice Grinder

W+P Design Spice Grinder

Spice Grinder

An Instagrammable Spice Grinder

W+P Design Spice Grinder

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Fresh herbs and spices just hit different. This porcelain spice grinder makes the experience content-worthy.

A Stunning Cheese Board

Anthropologie Composite Agate Cheese Board

Composite Agate Cheese Board

A Stunning Cheese Board

Anthropologie Composite Agate Cheese Board

Sure, cheese is great. But cheese on a patchwork agate platter is even better.

A Quirky Vase

Wade Ceramics Gluggle Jug

Gluggle Jug

A Quirky Vase

Wade Ceramics Gluggle Jug

There’s simply something so charming about a quirky piece of décor like this classic Gluggle Jug, which actually makes a glugging sound when you use it! Your giftee can use it as a pitcher for water, a vase, or a piece of art. The possibilities are endless. (And if the host is a true fashion lover, might we suggest a glass bag vase?)

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Elegant House Slippers

Birdies The Dove Slippers

The Dove Slippers

Elegant House Slippers

Birdies The Dove Slippers

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She’ll be the best-dressed and comfiest hostess around in these luxurious smoking slippers. Complete with a smooth velvet upper, plush faux fur footbed, and seven layers of Birdies’ signature cushioning underfoot, they’ll feel like her favorite sneakers, but look just as glamorous as a fancy pair of holiday heels (without ruining hardwood floors, we might add).

Upscale Boxed Wine

Juliet Wine Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Upscale Boxed Wine

Juliet Wine Pinot Noir

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Boxed wine has come a long way from the bag you used to slap in your early twenties. Let us introduce you to the classiest, most stylish, and delicious boxed wine on the market. Juliet’s Pinot Noir contains two bottles in one, is easy to serve, and looks stylish as hell on any hors d’oeuvres tablescape, making it the perfect hostess gift.

(Almost) Too-Good-to-Eat Chocolates

Compartes Treasures of the Orchard Chocolate Gift Box

Treasures of the Orchard Chocolate Gift Box

(Almost) Too-Good-to-Eat Chocolates

Compartes Treasures of the Orchard Chocolate Gift Box

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Chocolate-dipped fruits count as a healthy dessert…right? Regardless, this decadent gift box tastes just as good as it looks. Plus, it was a part of Oprah’s Favorite Things, so you know it has to be good.

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A Fun Card Game

Cards Against Humanity Absurd Box

Absurd Box

A Fun Card Game

Cards Against Humanity Absurd Box

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Your favorite game night just got an upgrade. Card Against Humanity’s Absurd Box takes things to the next level. Things will get weirder, funnier, and far more inappropriate here.

A Soothing Bath Kit

Maud Tub Kit No. 2

Tub Kit No. 2

A Soothing Bath Kit

Maud Tub Kit No. 2

Whether she’s dealing with the stress of recently moving into a new pad or could simply use some extra R&R on the regular, Maud’s tub kit will surely be appreciated. It comes with dead sea salts infused with bright notes of pink pepper, lemon, and cedarwood to help relax muscles and invigorate the senses, as well as coconut milk powder that will turn her soak into an ultra-hydrating and skin-softening oasis.

An Electric Wine Opener

Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener

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Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener

An Electric Wine Opener

Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener

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“For someone who drinks so much wine it’s weird that you don’t know how to open a bottle,” said someone totally not to us.

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Cute Tea Towels

Bolé Road Textiles Tea Towels

Tea Towels

Cute Tea Towels

Bolé Road Textiles Tea Towels

Who amongst us couldn’t use a new set of tea towels? These handwoven pieces are a sweet addition and also give back by supporting artisan work in Ethiopia.

A Fantastic Fondue Pot

BOSKA Tea Light Tapas Fondue

Tea Light Tapas Fondue

A Fantastic Fondue Pot

BOSKA Tea Light Tapas Fondue

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Whether your host is into cheese or chocolate, this fondue set will elevate both their charcuterie boards and dessert plates.

A Crowd-Pleaser

Tenmile Distillery Sinpatch Vodka

Sinpatch Vodka

A Crowd-Pleaser

Tenmile Distillery Sinpatch Vodka

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Party season without espresso martinis just doesn’t make sense. This vodka from Tenmile Distillery makes the best of the best, plus the packaging makes for a stunning, gift-worthy presentation.

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Superb Salt

Jennifer Fisher Salt Trio

Salt Trio

Superb Salt

Jennifer Fisher Salt Trio

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You probably recognize the Jennifer Fisher name from our favorite accessories roundups (the designer is known for making the best gold hoops in the game). Her kitchen account blew up over the pandemic and now, she makes the best salts, too. Give your fashionable foodie host this gift set and you won’t regret it.

Hygge-Worthy Tea Towels

Minted Scandi Fauna Tea Towels

Scandi Fauna Tea Towels

Hygge-Worthy Tea Towels

Minted Scandi Fauna Tea Towels

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Rotating tea towels are always a fun chore for any hostess. This unique take on a holiday design adds a Scandinavian accent to any kitchen.

A Boozy Ornament

Sur La Table Espresso Martini Ornament

Espresso Martini Ornament

A Boozy Ornament

Sur La Table Espresso Martini Ornament

Now 50% Off

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Calling all espresso martini lovers: This ornament is a non-negotiable must-have for the coffee cocktail connoisseurs.

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A Seasonal Cookie Assortment

Last Crumb Thanksgiving Collection

Thanksgiving Collection

A Seasonal Cookie Assortment

Last Crumb Thanksgiving Collection

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These cookies are so good, they have an entire members only club that gets to order ahead of the waitlist. They are monster-sized and come in unique flavors like s’mores, peanut butter and jelly, and pumpkin spiced latte. The Thanksgiving collection is a relevant dessert all winter long, and even better when warm.

A Crowd-Pleasing Kitchen Staple

Graza Sizzle and Drizzle Set

Sizzle and Drizzle Set

A Crowd-Pleasing Kitchen Staple

Graza Sizzle and Drizzle Set

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For starters, this might be the sweetest olive oil combo we’ve ever seen. There’s one EVOO for cooking (sizzle) and one for topping (drizzle). The squeeze bottles make it so fun and easy to use and serve, you’ll probably want to snag a set for yourself while you’re at it. After all, extra virgin olive oil is a kitchen staple you can’t get enough of.

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Claire Stern is the Deputy Editor of ELLE.com. Previously, she served as Editor at Bergdorf Goodman. Her interests include fashion, food, travel, music, Peloton, and The Hills—not necessarily in that order. She used to have a Harriet the Spy notebook and isn’t ashamed to admit it. 

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Dale Arden Chong is the Senior Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Previously, she was an editor at MensHealth.com and has written for Who What Wear, GLAMOUR, The Coveteur, and more. She loves fashion, food, and art, among other things—but her greatest love is K-pop idol V of BTS. 

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