Have a holiday party or five coming up? Don’t forget to bring a little something for your host or hostess.
And if you want that gift to stand out among the bottles of wine and scented candles, opt for one of these fun finds that will make your host think of you long after the party’s over.
Alice + Olivia x Kush Queen CBD Bath Bomb ($20 at kushqueen.shop). She can decompress after the party with this essential-oil-infused bath bomb that’s enhanced with 200 milligrams of CBD. Made in California, it’s vegan, and free of sulfates, parabens and artificial fragrance.
REI Co-op Nalgene All the Things Water Bottle ($11 at REI). Your host who loves to hike or camp will be happy to add this fun and useful water bottle to their collection. Expecting a really good party? Stuff it with Nuun tablets, Chukar Cherries and other local favorites from the outdoor retailer.
Areaware Little Puzzle Thing ($15 at areaware.com). Heading to a family party? Bring one of these adorable food-themed puzzles that have around 70 pieces, making them perfect for kids — or for adults to put together after the kids go to bed. We particularly love the cupcake, pinata and giant shrimp versions.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug ($30 at belkin.com). A techie host will enjoy playing with this simple smart plug that lets them control a lamp or other small appliance from their phone.
“Crazy Cat Lady” ($13 at booksellers), by Ester Scholten and Agnes Loonstra. Cute illustrations, cat-centric mantras and even instructions on how to draw a feline friend make this the perfect gift for an animal-loving host.
Viski Summit Copper Wines Charms ($19 at truebrands.com). Your host will love this festive addition to their bar cart from the Seattle-based company, and guests will love knowing which drink is theirs as they move and mingle.
Tovolo Silicone Knife Bands ($9 at ekitchenworld.com). These clever little gizmos from the Seattle-based company will save home cooks time and energy as they look for the right knife.
Ila Maple Syrup ($28 at stockandpantry.com). Gift them decadent real maple syrup in a bottle that’s meant to be displayed.
Z Wraps Beeswax Wraps ($24.50 for three at surlatable.com). Help your eco-conscious host cut their use of single-use plastics with this handy set of reusable cloth wraps coated in sticky beeswax that is perfect for storing cheese, sandwiches or half an avocado.
Baggu Standard Set of 3 ($36 at baggu.com). Festive and handy, any Seattleite will be grateful for these compact bags they can throw into a handbag or glove compartment so as to never pay paper-bag fees again. And since they’re individually bundled, you can divide the set among three hosts to make your holiday budget stretch farther.