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FabList Gift Guide: ‘Gift Closet’ Filled with Hostess Gifts and Wrapping Needs

Don’t you hate that pit in your stomach when you’re leaving the house for a hosted gathering and realize you forgot to get a hostess gift, or you have one but don’t have any wrapping paper or a gift card? This feeling changes the mood from ‘let’s go’ to ‘oh no’!

We’re here to help you prepare for success this holiday season with our FabList of items to have on hand so you’re always ready with gifts and wrapping supplies. Yes, our list includes gift ideas but it also includes the icing on the cake – wrapping paper, tissue, bags, ribbons, bows, and tags so you and your gift are ready to go!

Wrapping Items to Keep on Hand in the Gift Closet

Wrapping Paper:

  • We love a pretty paper, like this one or these vintage-inspired designs.
  • We also want to encourage you to try more sustainable options, like Wrappr. Honoring Furoshiki, the 1,200-year-old Japanese tradition of fabric wrapping, each Wrappr is a gift in itself, designed to be re-purposed or re-used and perfect for any season or celebration.

 

Bags & Tissue:

Gift bags are a great sustainable, reusable option and great for awkward-sized items.

  • These holiday bags are super cute!
  • These wine bags are a great way to deliver a bottle of holiday cheer.  Layer the inside with a fun colored tissue and you’re good to go! Pair the wine with one of these wine saver/stoppers to make it a bit different than ‘just a bottle of wine’.

 

Ribbons & Bows

Having a stash of ribbons and bows is the icing on the cake!

 

Gift Tags

 

 

FabList of Hostess Gifts to Keep Stocked in the Gift Closet: 

  1. We are both game people! So any of these are great to have on hand to give as gifts, and to use at a party!
  • Chronology –  We love this game where you have to arrange historical moments in time in chronological order. Tougher than it sounds, and really fun! ($23)
  • Liberty Playing Cards  – These cards from Anthro, with prints from Liberty of London are SO BEAUTIFUL! Whether you play with them or leave them out on a coffee table – they are a great gift.  ($17)
  • Dinner Trivia Conversation Cards  These cards are a great way to learn about people and to keep conversations interesting and flowing. Pick a card and pose an interesting question to the group! ($12)
  • Holiday Puzzle – The holidays are a great time to throw a puzzle out on the table for anyone walking by to work on. A holiday puzzle is a great hostess gift and more unique than a bottle of wine. ($24)

 

2. Nest Candle We don’t often buy a nice candle for ourselves, but we sure appreciate getting one! This scent is a beautiful one. ($49) Chrissie also loves her ‘rechargeable candle lighter’ which makes a fun gift to accompany any candle ($7). Match Strikers are also a trending gift item this season! ($24)

 

3. Aesop soap Another of the ‘feel guilty buying for yourself but thrilled to receive as a gift’ items is this indulgent hand soap! ($41)

 

4. Cocktail Napkins

    • Set of 50 Nice Cocktail Napkins – These are disposable, but feel like linen. With fun quotes on them at a great price point – a terrific gift. ($25)
    • Cocktail Napkins – Nice linen cocktail napkins make a beautiful, practical gift. ($44)

 

5. Nice salt and pepper is such a great gift! Keep a couple of sets of these on hand so you can always grab something that will be appreciated by friends who like to cook. ($54). Or just the pepper set is also great. ($26)

 

 

6. Nice Olive Oil & Vinegar:  This is a much appreciated and useful gift! ($74 for 2-pack of olive oil and vinegar – can be used for 2 gifts!)

 

7. Wine Supplies:  If you decide to gift a bottle of wine, include one of these wine saver/stoppers to make it a bit different than ‘just a bottle of wine’. ($9.99 for a 4-pack)

Check out our complete list of hostess gift items here.

Gift Guide: Items for Young Adults
Gift Guide: Things for Men
Gift Guide: Things for In-Laws
Gift Guide: Things We’d Like Under the Tree for us
Gift Guide: Girlfriends
Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

 

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