The Hostess Gift Guide

Between parties, festive dinners and stays at family and friends’ places, this season certainly entails a whole lot of entertaining. And when we’re on the receiving end of those events, holiday gifts for the gracious host or hostess are in order! So, here we rounded up a few of our personal favorite picks, including a few treasured pieces from Athena’s own kitchen. They’re thoughtful, functional, and just so swoony, if we do say so ourselves.

The Hostess Gift Guide
Eye Candy

Blackcreek Mercantile Lollipop Spoon

Handcrafted beauty — quite possibly the prettiest lollipop we’ve ever laid eyes on.

In Good Spirits

Hand-Blown Whiskey Decanter

A hand-blown smoked glass decanter with 24-karat gold leaf stopper.

The Beauty of Baking

KitchenAid Copper Metallic Series Stand Mixer

Gorgeous enough to leave out on the countertop.

Pinkies Out

Gilded Rim Coupe

Delicate blush coupes rimmed with 24 karat gold.

Spice Things Up

Marble Mortar and Pestle

We’ve seen our fair share of marble mortar and pestles but the elegant, elongated shape of this one makes us swoon.

Best Dressed Cook

Calvin Klein Home x Goop Linen Apron

The sweetest pinafore-style apron.


For the Coffee Connoisseur

Stoneware Pour Over Coffee Kit

Everything needed to brew and serve high-quality coffee.

Beauty Alchemy

Moon Juice Beauty Dust

An herbal elixir to add to coffee, tea or smoothies, designed to give hair and skin a gorgeous glow.

Pretty in Pink

Pink Glass 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

Bye-bye, mismatched mixing bowls. Here’s a complete set in the prettiest petal pink.

Treats in Tow

Plat Culinary Tote

Bonus if you fill the tote with one of your culinary creations before giving it to the hostess.

For the Cook Who Has It All

Mauviel Copper 5-Piece Cookware Set

If there is one thing on Athena’s own wish list, it is to begin collection a copper cookware collection. “Long and slow over time, just like a great braise!”

Sgt. Pepper

Alessi PZ01 Pepper Mill

We can attest — hostesses love it! This pepper mill is a staple in Athena’s own kitchen.

Handle the Heat

Anthracite Trivet

A beautiful, tactile change of pace from the typical trivet.

Honey, Honey

Honey Jar

Gorgeous, ingenious honey jar.

So Hot

Staub Fry Pan with Beechwood Handle

A cook can never have too much Staub cast iron in the kitchen. Here the beechwood handle stays cool while the pan gets sizzling hot.

Looking Sharp

Pallares Solsona Table Knife

We swear by Pallares Solsona knives for their sharp blades and graceful forms.

From Water to Wine

Dew Glassware in Gray

Chic glasses suitable for all manner of beverages, from water to juice to beer to wine.


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