By The Editors By The Editors | November 22, 2020 | Holiday Gift Guide
Whether it is to thank the hostess or to feather a new nest, these gifts for the home will always get a warm welcome.
Even though your the social season might have a bit less buzz this year, the occasion still calls for an arsenal of offerings so that you may arrive bearing gifts for your host or hostess. From bespoke table linens and elegant soaps to supersize scented candles, read on for the most stylish housewarming gifts sure to delight any host.
After you've perused this list remember the 2020 Modern Luxury Holiday Gift Guide offers counsel on nine other categories including Gifts For The Beauty Obsessive, Gifts For The Tech Titan, Gifts For The Connoisseur, Gifts For The Global Citizen, Gifts For The Modern Man, Gifts For The Fashionista, Gifts For The Fitness Fanatic as well as Luxe Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Ideas Under $100.
Until then on with the show.
Inspired by La Belle Epoque, these nine soaps are wrapped in charming vintage packaging and infused with shea butter to keep skin soft after a long day of entertaining holiday guests. Each perfumed bar evokes the Portugese countryside, with scents such as Mediterranean pine and sea moss; rose, jasmine and lily of the valley; acacia tree blossoms and tuberose; and blackcurrant, vanilla, peach and lychee. From $75
Elevate their holiday cleaning or post-party damage control with these cleaning supplies fragranced with therapeutic essential oils. The chamomile and vetiver Deep Relax detergent encourages deeper sleep after deep cleansing, the Forest Therapy detergent’s evergreen scent brings to mind the serenity of nature and the Support Breathe surface cleaner and dish soap fill homes with a refreshing blend of eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint. From $135
After hours of standing in heels, let your hostess slip her feet into these plush sheepskin and suede slippers. Their lightweight sole helps transition these shoes from indoor to outdoor wear. In collaboration with French artist Claire Tabouret, their très chic dark sapphire finish is reminiscent of the night sky. From $175
This giant version of Diptyque’s beloved blackcurrant berry and rose candle is complete with five wicks for even burning. Its lustrous handcrafted enameled porcelain case makes for a signature, statement accent to fill any home with the scents of the season. From $350
Sometimes the hostess with the mostess simply needs to chillax. With 20mg of hemp-derived CBD per gumdrop, this duo of limited-edition candies encourages relaxation and wellbeing after a night of festivities. Just in time for the holiday season, the Sugarplum flavor tastes of juicy stone fruit and warm ginger, and Spiced Cranberry combines the tart fruit with notes of cinnamon and spice. From $50
Outfitted in gleaming platinum, these hand care essentials add festive flair to bathroom vanities. The gently cleansing hand wash is scented with invigorating sweet orange, cedarwood and sage, while the nourishing hand cream gives hands leaves hands smelling of sweet vanilla and orange peel. From $100
These cheeky napkins are sure to add some spunk to their next dinner party or family gathering with words of wisdom, “Elbows off the table,” “Say please, please,” “Napkin in your lap” and “Chew quietly” hand-embroidered in blue on crisp white linen. We think they are just the think for the kids' table—and perhaps needed for some relatives at the adult table as well! From $80
Bring the scent of wintry cheer with this pine and eucalyptus candle from master perfumier Jo Malone. Its minimalist jar complements any home, and is packaged in a little black box for easy gifting. From $72
Aromas of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, clove, cinnamon and warm vanilla and amber punctuate NEST’s aptly-named fragrance, Holiday. This kit includes a reed diffuser and candle in gold-patterned glass to add a seasonal touch to home decor. From $75
Nothing makes for a more stylish gesture than gifting your host a set of bespoke table linens or towels. Pioneer’s custom embroidered linens and towels are available in a variety of colors such as gold, blue, silver, red and green. Embellish guest towels or linen napkins with a custom monogram, and leave your mark long after your visit. Prices vary
LAFCO’s luxe soy candles are available in a variety of brand new fragrances: Spiced Pomander, fragranced with warming spices such as cinnamon, clove and bitter orange in a caramel-colored jar; tangy redcurrant and mandarin nectar Winter Currant in a striking cherry glass; a verdant green vessel holds the woodsy birch, pine and cedar-scented Frosted Pine candle, also available in a reed diffuser; and White Maple Bourbon perfumes the air with smokey-sweet bourbon, palo santo, maple and vanilla bean, housed in an iridescent white glass. From $17 to $98
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