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9 holiday hostess gifts

Thank your friends for opening up their home with one of these thoughtful gifts.

By Todays Parent and Today's Parent
9 holiday hostess gifts

9 holiday hostess gifts

Hostess love

Dole out your thanks this season with one of these fun and practical hostess gifts.

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For the baker

These sweet measuring cups will bring a smile to a hard-working hostess.

Where to buy?
Patchwork measuring cups, $20 for four, West Elm

9 holiday hostess giftsPhoto: West Elm

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A homemade touch

These "homemade" stampers add the perfect touch to self-baked goodies!

Where to buy?
Cookie stamp, $17, Indigo

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Pop of colour

Design company Marimekko recently joined forces with furniture store EQ3. The result is bright and bold prints on some of your favourite items. Who wouldn't love this fun oven mitt?

Where to buy?
Pieni Unikko Oven Mitten, $24, EQ3

9 holiday hostess giftsPhoto: EQ3

Let it snow

This easy-to-make snow globe is a great way to show your gratitude with a personal touch.

Use items that are symbolic, funny or special in your hostess' life. Alternatively, you can skip the water and add a photo (we love black-and-white). Roll the photo inward very slightly as you side it into the jar. Voila, you have a beautiful and unique photo display.

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Sweet treat

Homemade marshmallow covered in soft caramel, all packed into a cute canister — does it get any better than that?

Where to buy?
Mitchell Sweets Jar, $15, Indigo

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Go-to gadgets

Know a pasta lover? This utensil is a one-stop tool on pasta night. Measure, scoop and shred.

Where to buy?
Pasta server, $13, EQ3

9 holiday hostess giftsPhoto: EQ3

Made with love

Why not spread cheer to your hostess with these yummy White Chocolate Crunch cookies and cute homemade box? It's heartfelt and cost effective.

Get the craft here: Today's Parent

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Christmas scents

Stylish and boasting a long-lasting scent, these diffusers come in cranberry, vanilla and ginger. They are made from recycled glass and natural rattan reeds.

Where to buy?
Reed diffusers, $15, The Body Shop

9 holiday hostess giftsPhoto: The Body Shop

Splurge item

A little more expensive than an average hostess gift, this fun set would make a great gift for a dear friend or family member.

Where to buy?
Cheese slicer set, $50, Crate & Barrel

9 holiday hostess giftsPhoto: Crate & Barrel

More great gift ideas!

Holiday gifts for mom: Our top picks>

From stocking stuffers to splurges, here are our favourite gifts for mom this holiday season.

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This article was originally published on Nov 11, 2011

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