EZ Gift Picks: Host and Hostess Gift Ideas

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This gift guide is for the host or hostess in your life. Help them impress their guests with one of these party-planning necessities. For hosting tips of your own from planner Deborah Gee, click here.

Instant wine chiller

Ravi Instant Wine Cooler, Lowes, $53

This is perfect for the busy host. If he or she doesn’t have time to chill wine, this handy gadget will chill the wine on a single pour. All together now, “Woooow.”


Sodastream, Hudson’s Bay, $149.99

For the fizzy-drink lovers. This gem is great for gin and tonic drinkers, hosts can ditch lugging tonic bottles from their local grocery store and make the tonic themselves at home.


Serving bowl

Coral Bowl, Zara Home, $59.90

Anything looks good when placed in the proper serving dish. This serving bowl from Zara Home is perfect for just about anyone who enjoys treating guests to their culinary best.

Gold Cutlery

Gold Flatware Serving Set, West Elm, $43.55

Goodbye, silver! Gold cutlery is popular with decor divas everywhere, so this set is just right for the trendy hostess.

Ice bucket

Hammered Ice Bucket, Indigo, $39.50

For the nostalgic host. Think Mad Men. A classic bucket can add a major class factor to any get-together and help set the scene.

BONUS for Next Year


Bartendro, Party Robotics,  ($500-$2,500)

For the mixologist wannabe. After filling the Bartendo with your favourite liquors and juices, this bad boy allows users to send their drink order through their computers or table. The peristaltic pumps dispense the ingredients, mix them and pour them into your glass. We’re sure we’ve seen this in an episode of The Jetsons. This item is currently on pre-order so perhaps save it for next year’s gift list.