Holiday Gift Guide for the Host

Fruit-shaped pinch bowls, designer salt and pepper shakers, fun dish towels + more home essentials to give your party host this holiday season

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Show your appreciation for a holiday party invite by gifting the host with one of these 15 chic home accessories

Noble & Co. Narrow Candles, $10

Who could turn down the sweet, alluring scent of honey? These hand-dipped tapers—made from 100 per cent Canadian beeswax—offer a seasonal fix.

Available online at Room 6

Holiday Succulents, from $15

A bit of living green is a welcome addition to any space—especially when it requires little to no maintenance and is housed in a glam, holiday-ready container.

Available in store at Flower Factory, 3604 Main Street, Vancouver

Trade Mark Matchbox, $17

A beautiful box of matches to keep on hand—or treasure—makes for a memorable host gift. This one is hand-decorated by Vancouver artist Olga Bajus.

Available online at The Cross Décor and Design

Glass Butter Dish, $20

This glass butter dish has a vintage feel that has “high tea” written all over it—though it’s sure to elevate even the most casual of tabletops.

Available online at L’Atelier Home

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Herbivore Bath Salts, $25

Let your host kick back post-party with these soothing bath salts, which are handcrafted from a mix of essential oils like vanilla, lavender and eucalyptus.

Available online at CB2

Kate Spade New York Daisy Place Salt and Pepper Shakers, $30

Kate Spade rarely disappoints with her stylish selection of housewares and these glittery shakers are no exception.

Available online at Chapters Indigo

Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker, $30

A modern twist on the mason jar, this sleek shaker looks great as is but, for an added touch, you can also fill it with the ingredients for your host’s favourite cocktail.

Available in store at Chapters Indigo

Hay Tea Towels, $34 for set of two

Appeal to your host’s inner kid with a pair of delightful tea towels— available in a selection of colours and patterns—from Danish design house Hay.

Available online at Vancouver Special

Ferm Living Black Stripe Cutting Board, $37

A striking, black-and-white pattern shakes up this kitchen essential, though the subtler graphic print on its reverse is equally appealing. This board is fun and functional.

Available online at Rove Concepts

Rosemary Scented Board Oil, $38

From cutting boards to bowls and spoons, all types of wooden kitchenware will be shining after a coat of this specially crafted oil. 

Available online at Old Faithful Shop

Apple & Pear Pinch Bowls, $49 for set of two

We love these hand-shaped pinch bowls, which should add just the right amount of rustic charm to your host’s countertop.

Available online at Nineteen Ten

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Anchor Hocking 3-Piece Vintage Melamine Set, $50

These adorable bowls are made from a durable melamine, so your host can stir, whisk and beat to his or her heart’s content.

Available online at The Bay

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Mid-Century Botanical Bottle Stopper Set, $52

Anyone who holds a less-than-stellar track record with plants will appreciate these cool, ‘60s-inspired bottle stoppers.

Available online at West Elm

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Fog Linen Work Slippers, $58

These lux slippers by cult textile line Fog Linen Work are made from a breathable fabric that’s ideal for lazy afternoons.

Available online at Orling & Wu

Seth-Andersson Salad Set, $65

This birch salad set by Swedish designer Carina Seth-Andersson is minimalism at its best. It’s sure to draw some attention at the dinner table.

Available in store at Espaced, 215–332 Water Street, Vancouver