Show your favorite hostess (or host!) you appreciate her welcoming into her home with a thoughtful hostess gift. The traditional bottle of wine is always a lovely gesture but it's always nice to surprise her with a gift that she wouldn't splurge on for herself. Help her unwind during the stressful holidays with these relaxing and luxurious spa-inspired gifts. These bathrooms from For the Love of a House and Carolyn Davidson are the perfect bathroom inspiration.
Put down that generic soap from the corner pharmacy! Handcrafted soaps are great way to spoil someone you love. They come in beautiful flavors from peppermint twist and luscious lemongrass to lavender kiss and blood orange poppyseed, so you can definitely find your hostess's favorite flavor. Sugar scrub, bubble bath, loofahs, moisturizers and bath fizzies are great ways to round out the gesture, and many artisan soap shops offer beautiful gift sets that have a variety of their best selling winter products. We love this organic Winter Wonder Suds peppermint bar from Bodhi Basics Soap Company and this spa gift set from Red Leaf Bath and Body.
Another lush hostess gift is a beautiful glass, crystal, or silver bathroom accessory. Crystal soap dishes are gorgeous displayed on the bathroom vanity, as are candle holders or small candelabras for the edge of the bathtub. We love this crystal soap dish from Replacements and this beautiful bathroom from Heaven's Walk.
The bathroom is notoriously the most under decorated room in the house. Change that at your hostess's home by giving her a piece of artwork intended specifically for the bathroom. It could be a stunning framed photograph, a painted sign to lean against the vanity wall, or a fun sculpture that is small enough to go on the vanity. If you are traveling long distance, bring something special from a local artist. Etsy, art shows, and even local farmer's markets are great resources to bring this thoughtful gesture to fruition. Look at these beautiful pieces from Etsy stores Precious Miracles and my own store Angela Faustina as well as this bathroom featured on Coastal Living.
Bathrobes and slippers are another thoughtful way to thank your hostess. Opt for more luxurious fabrics like silk or faux fur for the winter months, like this piece from Donna Karen. A personalized terry towel wrap or monogrammed spa wrap (like you wear during a facial) are the best things to wear while putting on makeup or styling hair, like these featured on Lauren Muller. Many stores now offer embroidery to truly personalize the gift.
And don't forget about the Rotator Rod rotating, curved shower curtain rod! It is the ultimate quick fix for the hostess that wants to optimize her bathroom space without doing a long and extensive remodel. This gift embodies space and luxury.
What is your favorite thoughtful gift to receive as a hostess? Let us know in the comments section, below!