Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed: The Best Holiday Party Host Gifts 2022

Holiday season means house parties, and you don’t want to show up empty-handed. Your hosts deserve a little something for opening their home for dinner, drinking and (hopefully) dancing — and these gifts are guaranteed to get you invited back.

The Omsom Bundle, $55

A sampler pack from Hall of Femme honoree Vanessa Pham’s brand is the foodie gift that keeps on giving: Omsom’s pantry shortcut kits are packed with flavor and combine all the sauces, aromatics and seasonings you need for Asian dishes like Korean spicy bulgogi and Filipino Sisig. 


Une Femme The Betty California sparkling Brut, $32 and up

Light, bright and ready to party. The Betty is a perfect hostess gift because she also gives back: a percentage of proceeds from all sales is donated to Dress for Success, the non-profit benefiting women on their journey to financial independence.

Bilboquet wine glass set, $100

Since you’re already bringing the Une Femme bubbles, you might as well gift your host something to drink it out of. These playful wine glasses are made in the French “ballon” style and come in a pair of two with mismatching colored stems. 

Zeus + Dione Hestia two-tone beeswax candles, $65 for 20

Beeswax burns longer, purifies the air and emits cozier ambient light. These slender candles are dipped in jet black and perfect for creating a moody party vibe.

Wine-0's round glass markers, $19

These Merino wool felt markers are color-coded to help guests keep track of their glass all evening. They’re absorbent and sustainable, making for a thoughtful hostess gift you can pretty much use immediately. 

Kinn conversation cards, $28

This set of 40 ice-breaker questions makes a considerate gift for hosts and guests while also giving back: proceeds from your purchase go toward the United Nations World Food Program's Zero Hunger Initiative, which aims to end hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Gauri Kohli Volga marble cheese board, $90

This cheese and charcuterie board is fair trade, sustainable, handcrafted in India and doubles as a piece of art.

Pineapple Collaborative The Olive Oil, $34

Woman-owned food brand Pineapple Collective crafted this organic olive oil in collaboration with oleologist and expert olive oil taster Kathryn Tomajan. Bonus: their eye-catching tin contains 33.33 percent more oil than other specialty brands on the market.

Sagaform by Widgeteer Nature wine cooler, $90

This chic glass vessel is a truly multipurpose gift: use it as an ice bucket, a candle lantern, or to hold fresh flowers.

Atelier Saucier The Disco napkin ring set, $60

These shimmery lucite napkin rings will add a ‘70s vibe to any dinner party, and a portion of every purchase benefits local food and wellness initiatives throughout LA.

Jonathan Adler Marseilles coasters, $75

Honestly, you can never have enough coasters. Any host will appreciate your dedication to keeping their surfaces ring-free with this French-inspired porcelain set.