From seasonal soirées to holiday getaways, the social stars who open their homes to their nearest and dearest deserve sensational thanks. In honor of haute hosts and hostesses everywhere, we’ve made it easy to surprise even the most elite entertainers with clever gifts – all for $20 or less! Read on for our perfect picks:
The Event: Kitschy Holiday Mixer
Gift It: Pantone’s bright ornaments are sure to compliment any clever domestic décor. For bonus points, bundle with a copy of your favorite funny holiday film.
Price Tag: Pantone Ornaments, Dallas Museum of Art Store ($15)
The Event: Secret Santa Shindig
Gift It: Extend a posh page-turner to this hostess with the most-est. Designer illustrations by Yves Saint Laurent will surely delight, or choose a fashion-forward cocktail cookbook (mark a favorite recipe).
The Event: Winter Weekend Away
Gift It: Pendleton’s pretty, blanket-print journals come in convenient multi-packs, ideal for jotting down memorable holiday moments.
Price Tag: Set of Three Pendleton Journals, Nordstrom ($13)
The Event: Chic Cocktail Soirée
Gift It: Frequent entertainers who adore at-home celebrations will love a stylish coaster from Barneys. Add surprise with a regional version of their favored liquor.
Price Tag: Python and Lizard Coasters, Barneys New York ($15 each)
The Event: Impromptu House Party
Gift It: Sunography’s creative kit is sure to engage guests of all ages. Dare we suggest a solar-powered photography contest?
Price Tag: Sunography Solar Photo Kit, Urban Outfitters ($18)
The Event: Lavish Holiday Dinner
Gift It: Impress even the pickiest host by serving up a vintage decanter and glasses with your own heirloom holiday punch recipe.
Price Tag: 1950’s Decanter and Glasses, The Mother Load via Etsy ($18)
The Event: Sun-Drenched Destination Celebration
Gift It: Finally, present beach towels in 2013’s most fabulous shade to hospitable jet setters who open their home away from home.
Price Tag: Beach Towels, Target ($5 – $18)
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