Holiday Dinner Guest: Top 10 Hostess Gifts Under $40 & GIVEAWAY

Even though hosting a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah dinner can be fun, it’s also nice to just simply be a guest. If you will be a dinner guest this holiday season, bringing a thoughtful hostess gift is thoughtful and greatly appreciated. A nice bottle of wine, homemade baked goods or a lovely bouquet of flowers is always well received. However, if you are running short on time and want to bring something a little different this year, here are my top ten stylish hostess gifts under $40:

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One. Jonathan Adler’s Utopia Elephant Mug – perhaps filled with flowers, chocolates or favorites teas.

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Two. A Single Monogram Stamp – Something your hostess could use again and again.

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Three. Cashmere Hand Warms at Restoration Hardware – The perfect gift to warm hands and hearts.

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Four. A Stylish Personalized Plate by La Plate – Just add homemade holiday cookies and this makes a very thoughtful and chic hostess gift. 

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Five. Elephant Letterpress Stationary at Paper Source – Who doesn’t love receiving exquisite letterpress notecards?

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Six. Jamie Oliver’s Jme  -100 English Honey at Williams Sonoma – Yum.

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Seven. Journey of the Bee candle from Paddywax – Had to include a bee!

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Eight. Ceramic Squirrel Bottle Stopper by Jonathan Adler at Anthropologie – So sweet.

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Nine. Monogrammed Salt  & Pepper Shakers by Dabney Lee – So fresh and fun… perfect for the hostess that has everything!

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Ten. Wembé Soaps from the Amazon – Love that they are 100 natural and organic. Who wouldn’t want one?

Giving you a jump on your holiday shopping, the nice folks at Wembé Soaps are giving away a Frutal Energizing Set of their luxurious soaps to not one, but two lucky Simplified Bee Readers. The combination of these three frutal blends, mango, citric and passion fruit invigorate, emolliate and cleanse skin naturally.

To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know which scents or products you love at Wembé {leave your email if I don’t have a way to contact you}. For extra entries:

• Bec
ome a new follower of Simplified Bee’s Blog, Twitter or Facebook Page.
• Become a follower of Wembé on Twitter or Facebook.
• Mention this giveaway in a post or tweet, then leave a comment letting me know.
• Please post a separate comment for each extra entry.
• Open to US & Canadian residents only.
• Entry period closes at midnight PST, Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

Good luck!

* Wembé is hosting the giveaway, but this is not a paid advertisement
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48 Responses to Holiday Dinner Guest: Top 10 Hostess Gifts Under $40 & GIVEAWAY

  1. suburban prep November 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    The snow cleansing blend sound so interesting to me.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  2. suburban prep November 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    I am a follower via GFC.

  3. kottagekara November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I am a Bee FB follower.:)

  4. kottagekara November 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    I am now following Wembe on FB also.

  5. kottagekara November 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Yummy, the Chocolate Cleaning Blend sounds wonderful. Thanks for a sent-sational givaway!

  6. Studio 13 November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Passion fruit sounds yummy!

  7. Studio 13 November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I'm a follower too!

  8. Adrianne November 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    The coconut exfoliating sounds fabulous and tropical!

  9. Erin November 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Very handy list you have here!! Thank you!!

    The Snow Cleansing Blend sounds just up my alley…very refreshing!

  10. journeychic.com November 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Great list! I think I would gift the soap to my sis-in-law when we see her for Christmas.

  11. Ann November 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    The citric cleansing blend sounds good to me!

  12. The English Organizer November 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    For me, honey is always a winner, but any item with an elephant on is always welcome!
    The Mango Wembé scent sounds wonderful.

  13. Victoria November 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Very touch decision – I must be hungry because the Coconut Exfoliating Blend and the Dulce de Leche sound so good!
    Thanks for the gift ideas!

  14. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality November 10, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Fun giveaway, Cristin! The mango or citric scents sound wonderful. Thanks for letting me know.

    Hey, I need to add your button to my Blogs page, but don't see one??

  15. Mo November 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    The citric blend sounds great! Or… the loofah for dry winter skin!

    flynnfam at rcn dot com

  16. pve design November 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Love them all, but would love those cashmere hand warms!
    pve

  17. CJB November 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    The Yerba Mate Exfoliating Blend would be lovely…thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Lara November 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Thanks for the La Plates love! We think you've got a pretty fab list…now to start shopping:)
    xo, Lara @ La Plates

  19. Wendy November 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    love your list — i've been trying to find candles as my hostess gifts this year — going to check the ones you've listed now!

  20. Jean November 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    I'm your FB fan!

  21. Jean November 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Would love to try the Avocado Cleansing Blend!

  22. Jean November 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Also a follower of Wembe on FB.

  23. Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. November 11, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    Hello Cristin-

    What a nice list of Hostess gifts…I do think I will take your advice!
    I hope this finds you well.
    Warm regards,

    David Hansen / Ashfield Hansen Design Inc.

  24. carlee {deliciously organized} November 11, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    The Mango one looks delicious.

  25. melanie November 11, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    I thing the Mango Cleansing Blend would be great!

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

  26. melanie November 11, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    I follow your blog :)

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

  27. firststreetsecondhome November 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    The mango clensing blend sounds amazing!

    ashleylynnborden(at)hotmail DOT com

  28. Laura Casey Interiors November 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Snow sounds lovely. Great giveaway!

  29. firststreetsecondhome November 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Following you on Twitter
    @msporkchopgirl

  30. Julia B. Edelmann/Buckingham Interiors + Design November 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    SO many great ideas that I am having a hard time deciding what to stock up on for the holiday's…hmmm….

  31. firststreetsecondhome November 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Just liked Wembe on Facebook!

    Ashley Borden
    ashleylynnborden(at)hotmailDOTcom

  32. firststreetsecondhome November 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Just tweeted!

    @msporkchopgirl

  33. Dawn November 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love the Snow Cleansing Bar as I adore the scent of eucalyptus. Tanks so much for the giveaway and the great blog! thedawnharris@hotmail.com

  34. Dawn November 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    I am also an email subscriber to SB!

  35. Emily November 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Perfect ideas for all of those parties!
    Thanks for making life simpler and more beautiful for us all :)
    -Emily
    http://www.crispinteriors.blogspot.com/

  36. Kellie Collis November 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    These are wonderful ideas for gift giving. Such lovely pieces! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

  37. Mimi November 12, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    Passion Fruit sounds wonderful!

  38. Mimi November 12, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    I'm a follower of your blog!

  39. Lou Ann November 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    The Yerba Mate and Loofah exfoliating blends would be nice to try. Well, I would love to try all of them!
    louann dot rudd at gmail dot com

  40. Lou Ann November 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    I'm a new follower on Facebook!

    louann dot rudd at gmail dot com

  41. Kelly @ JAX does design November 14, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Wow, these soaps look and sound good enough to eat! I'd love to tr out Dulce de Leche – mmmm, caramel!

    The squirrel bottle stopped is adorable :-)

    Kelly

  42. Kelly @ JAX does design November 14, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Already follow you on Twitter, just “Liked” you on FB, and signed up to follow your blog with my new blog profile.

    Kelly

  43. Kelly @ JAX does design November 14, 2010 at 12:21 am #

    Just signed up to follow Wembe on Twitter.

    Kelly

  44. Kelly @ JAX does design November 14, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    Just tweeted about your giveaway (@KellyJamesJAXDD)

    Kelly

  45. quintessence November 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    what great picks – they're all terrific!! Especially love the squirrel bottle stopper – adorable!

  46. Bekah November 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    I would love to try the Seaweed Cleansing Bar. Thanks! kufb50 at gmail dot com

  47. Bekah November 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    I follow you on twitter. @kufb50
    kufb50 at gmail dot com

  48. theLENNOXX November 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    Thank you for linking up your giveaway! Sadly I was a day late on this too =( If I could have entered I would pick the honey jar just because of the text: Our Honey is the bee's knees. Best I've heard in a while!! (and very befitting of this blog too ;)