When the holiday season rolls around, you’re calendar is filled with dinners and parties. Don’t know what to bring your holiday host? Check out these easy, fun and fabulous gifts you can pick up for the “hostess with the mostess.” 


How cute are these Fruits & Passions Cucina Perfumed Candles? The mini casserole dish is an on-trend kitchen accessory that comes in the form of a candle in the Cucina Collection. It diffuses a fragrance to spice up your daily routine while adding a touch of originality to your décor. In (l to r) Coriander and Olive Tree, Clementine and Candied Ginger, Lime Zest and Cypress and Oregano and Green Citrus. $15 each.


After a long day of preparation for a holiday party, your hostess needs a night to relax. These bath products from H2o+ have mineral-rich sea salts that purify skin and soothe aching muscles while essential oils  nourish dull, dry skin. H20+ Bath Fizz Effervescent Tablets, $23 and: Sea Marine Bath Fizz Balls –on “Oprah’s Favourites” list– $7 each.


Candles are always a welcome gift, especially those that remind us of the holiday season. The Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Three Fragranced Candles contain a rich fragrance medley of fresh balsams, persimmon, and citrus, complemented by spicy star anise, clove, and nutmeg. $35.



Give your hostess a luxurious gift with this Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials gift set. It includes the popular items Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish 75mL, Creme de Corps 75mL, Lip Bam #1, Ultra Facial Moisturizer Cleanser 30mL and Ultra Facial Moisturizer 30mL. $30.



For the tea aficionado you can never go wrong with DAVIDsTea. Treat your host with the Perfect Tea Mug and, to go along with it, the Winter Collection pack of teas, which include decadent dessert-inspired tea like Cookie Dough, Banana Dream Pie, Chocolate Chili Chai, Alpine Punch and Cocomint Cream. Mugs $19.50 each, Winter Collection tea, $25.50.



Show your host your appreciation with this deluxe Stress Relief set from Bath & Body Works. Set includes the Eucalyptus Spearmint fragance Body Wash (10 oz.), Body Lotion (6.5 oz.), plus a Wallflowers fragrance filled bulb and wall plug. $30.00.


Bake a cake and place it on a beautiful Ceramic and Aluminum Cake Plate,  $39.99, for the host to keep, or bring some baked cheese as an appetizer in a cool baking dish like this Ceramic Goat Cheese Baker, $12.99. To ensure you get served great cocktails for after-holiday visits, give your host this Designer Bar Set, $34.00. All from HomeSense.


For something more unique, this Lotus Water Lily diffuser from Fruits & Passions, $25, will make your host smile. The  Decorative Diffuser is inspired by the Zen tranquility of a water garden and can be used with your favourite fragrance such as the Water Lily Fragrance, $12.50.


—Toni-Marie Ippolito



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