Whether it’s a cookie exchange, “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party,” or a nice family get-together, holiday parties are underway!

One of the most important rules of party etiquette is to never arrive at a party empty handed. And instead of bringing a boring bottle of wine like everyone else, we thought we’d offer some personalized hostess gift ideas to help you impress your hosts and to show him and/or her that you truly appreciate being welcomed into their home.

We have an enormous selection of beautiful Home and Entertaining Gifts that make wonderful hostess and housewarming gifts, but we thought we’d point out a few favorites in different price ranges to help you with your Christmas shopping (and budget)!

Hostess Gifts Under $20

wine tags

If you were lucky enough to have been invited to several Christmas parties this holiday season, the Holiday Cheer Personalized Wine Tags are the perfect gift. They come in a set of 24 and since they’re so affordable, you’ll be able to personalize a set for each of your hostesses without busting your budget.

These wine tags are great. Instead of asking guests to remember which wine charm was assigned to them when they first walk in (which can be hard to do after 2 glasses of eggnog!), your hostess will be able to hand out the wine tags you personalized for her, which have a space for guests to write their own name.

With the guests’ names written on the wine tags, they not only prevent people from misplacing their drinks, they also work as a subtle name tag and ice breaker for the guests who may not know each other. Your hostess will be so touched that you went out of your way to personalize a special gift for the party.

If you’re interested in this unique hostess gift, make sure to check out our other holiday wine tags, wine bottle tags and labels, personalized napkins the other practical hostess gifts under $20.

Hostess Gifts Under $30

Kitchen Puns Towels

Another great and inexpensive hostess gift idea are personalized kitchen accessories you know she’ll use, like this unique Kitchen Puns Towel Set. Choose from four cooking- and baking-related pun designs and customize the towels with the hostess’ name. You can get two matching towels or a set with two different designs.

Our fun Kitchen Puns collection has matching potholders and aprons too. If you want to go with a holiday-themed gift instead, check out our personalized Christmas kitchen decor and accessories for some unique ideas.

Hostess Gifts Under $40

santa apron

If you’re looking for hostess gifts that are a bit pricier, the personalized Santa Apron is a great option. Your hostess will love the Santa apron because she’ll be able to protect her fabulous party wear while still looking cute and festive!

The apron is made of 100% cotton (machine wash and dry) and is accented with real buttons and appliqued belt. We will embroider any name you choose on the apron’s plush white trim to make the apron one-of-a-kind. She’ll think of you every Christmas when she gets to pull it out to host her annual party, or for when she makes her Christmas cookies!

Hostess Gifts Under $50

cutting board

Some of you may be having a problem finding a gift that your hostess doesn’t already have. Well don’t worry, you’re in luck! One of our most popular and unique gifts is our You Name It Bamboo Cutting Board.

If she’s one of those women who have all the professional and latest kitchen gadgets she’ll love this personalized cutting board. It is a professional-quality board that’s handcrafted of pressed bamboo with a natural hand rubbed olive oil finish. Since bamboo absorbs very little moisture, does not shrink or swell and is actually harder than most hardwoods, it makes the best cutting board material.

We artfully laser-engrave the top and bottom of the board with any 2-lines of text you choose for a signature touch. You can write a sweet message like, “Seasoned with love,” or if she has a sassy streak you could choose something fun like, “I always cook with wine; sometimes I even put it in the food!” Either way, the personalized cutting board is sure to be her new favorite kitchen accessory when you add your own special message.

And if you aren’t comfortable writing your own message at the bottom, check out our other Personalized Cutting Boards. We have custom cutting boards that can be engraved with just her monogram, name or a cute design at the bottom, like a vegetable or fruit. Kitchen gifts don’t get much more cool and unique as a personalized cutting board!

Personalized hostess and housewarming gifts like these are the best gifts to give because the person receiving them is always touched to know you made something just for them. And it doesn’t hurt that they are unique and something they’ll actually use.

Go against the norm this year and instead of giving a bottle of wine like everyone else, personalize your gift to really show the hostess of your holiday party how thankful you are to be celebrating this wonderful time of year with them. When you personalize your gifts you’ll be sure to get an invitation to next year’s party, too!

Happy gifting!


Kate Sabino is the Senior Paid Social Manager at Personalization Mall.

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