EatingWell Gift Guide: Our Favorites for the Host

By: Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., Digital Meal Plan Editor

Show the host or hostess of your next holiday dinner your gratitude with a thoughtful gift, such as hand-woven dish towels, gourmet sea salt or specialty chocolates.

Gathering together with family and good friends during the holiday season for festive dinners and celebrations is what makes this time of year so special. If you're not hosting this year, don't show up to your loved ones' gatherings empty handed! Try one of these gift ideas that are perfect host or hostess gifts, or just great for the person in your life who loves to host!

Rosemary Tree, starting at $10

rosemary tree

We love the modern farmhouse look of this rosmary tree in burlap, but you can find one of these fragrant trees during the holiday season at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and home-improvement stores like Lowe's or Home Depot for a lower price. Other holiday plants, such as poinsettias and amaryllis, also make lovely gifts.

Creative Women Dish Towels, $14.50

white dish towel

These gorgeous linens available in several designs and colors are handcrafted by artisans in Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Kenya who work in women-led small businesses.

Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler, Starting at $30

sea salts

Oregon-based Jacobsen Salt Co. hand harvests all its sea salt locally in Netarts Bay, Oregon. These artisan samplers let you try a variety of Jacobsen's mouthwatering flavored salts, the perfect finished touch to any dish!

Acacia Wood Salad Serving Set, $10

wood salad servers

These beautiful servers from Chrissy Teigen's Cravings collection at Target combine the rustic look of wood with a little glitz from the champagne gold accent—a beautiful addtion to any holiday table.

Simon Pearce Woodbury Cheese Knife Set, $55

simon pearce cheese knife set

Keep the glitz going with these beautiful bronze cheese knives. They're sure to be the star of the cheese plate.

Dandelion Chocolate Almond Crack, $16.50

dandelion chocolate

This dark-chocolate covered almond toffee has a simple and clean ingredient list (only 5 ingredients!). Plus, this small-batch chocolate is seriously finger-licking delicious.

Emile Henry Appetizer Board, Starting at $28

emile henry appetizer board

Not only are these glazed ceramic appetizer platters gorgeous, they're also completely functional. Take your appetizers from oven to table or fridge all on one plate thanks to these servers that are also dishwasher and freezer safe.

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