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  • Hostess Gifts

    Restaurant reservations are all well and good, but there is something particularly lovely about receiving an invitation to a dinner party. Gathering around friends’ dining tables, sharing home-cooked food (or a sneaky takeaway) and swapping stories into the small hours is what festive entertaining is all about. But what to bring? If you’re looking for something more than the traditional bunch of flowers, we’ve compiled an edit of thoughtful tokens that are guaranteed to please.

    Edited by Petro Words by Frankie

    Rebecca Udall

    Tortoiseshell Bar Gift Set£75

    Up the ante of the drinks trolley with this tortoiseshell cocktail set.

    Skye McAlpine Tavola

    Romilly Small Dish£34

    How to elevate those shop-bought nibbles? With a beautiful ceramic platter.

    Cosmetics à la Carte

    The Pachino Lipstick£30

    Give the gift of the perfect red lip. What’s more, the long-lasting formula will endure for the entire evening.

    MARZOLINE

    Velvet Ribbon Headband Large£75

    The most stylish way to finish off a hostess-with-the-mostest look.

    Anissa Kermiche

    Bottom of my Heart Ceramic Vase£90

    Give that poinsettia a playful twist with Anissa Kermiche’s cheeky vase.

    Diptyque

    Exfoliating Hand Wash£46

    Every guest bathroom deserves a luxe hand soap, and this exfoliates, too.

    Ginori

    Orange Renaissance Scented Tealights£60

    Everyone looks better under candlelight. Scatter these along the table and mantelpiece.

    Smythson

    Thank You Notelets£27

    What could be more satisfying then penning a note of thanks on these sweet notecards.

    THE FRUGALITY X FRANCES COSTELLOE

    Matches£9

    There’s no need to hide the matches when they look as good as this.

    Anthropologie x Susannah Garrod

    ‘Tis The Season Cocktail Napkins£22

    The chicest napkins to accompany canapés and cocktails.

    Omorovicza

    Bathing Duo£60

    One of the best parts of hosting? When everyone leaves and you can relax in a warm, oil-infused bath.

    Bella Freud Parfum

    Peace and Love Scented Candle£95

    A chic, hand-poured candle to scent an entertaining space with notes of patchouli, clary sage and spicy pink pepper.

    Rococo

    Milk Ganache Truffles£20

    Whatever the question, these mini truffles are always the answer.

    Not-Another-Bill

    Magic Jar£95

    This pretty glass jar comes filled with sweets for a fun after-dinner treat.

    Soho Home

    Brimscombe Bedside Carafe & Tumbler£60

    Whether filled with water or wine, this carafe is a stylish addition to a tabletop.

    Andrée Jardin

    Table Brush£30

    Tidy up, but make it chic. This brush-and-pan set banishes table crumbs in an instant.

    So'Home

    Set of 4 Agate Coasters with Gold Finish£39 £33

    These coasters will add a colourful touch to any coffee table.



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