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Christmas Hostess Gifts that Show You Care

There is no doubt about it, pulling off a successful Christmas Day celebration beckons plenty of preparation, time and effort, usually from a very dedicated member of the family or friends list. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a Christmas celebration that someone else has prepared, be sure to show your appreciation and thank your beautiful host by gifting them a special thank you Christmas gift.


From preparing meals to organising Christmas gifts, the Christmas Day décor and all the extra trimmings needed to make the day one to remember, hosting a Christmas event can certainly be a time-consuming gig. So, at this time of the year, it is important to recognise and say thank you for all that these festive fairies do to ensure their special guests have a memorable time.

To make sure your message of thanks goes that little bit further and lasts that little bit longer, a festive-themed Christmas gift is the ideal way to show your appreciation. So instead of throwing a bottle of wine into a paper gift bag with a tiny card of thanks, try some of these festively-inspired Christmas gift ideas on for size.

Christmas gift ideas for the hostess with the mostess!

Here are some of our top Christmas gift ideas, perfect for giving to a Christmas host.

Christmas platters and serveware

A Christmas feast always tastes better when it is presented on some festive serveware. And what’s better is that serveware given as a Christmas gift can be used again and again at festive celebrations for years to come. Following are a few ideas that are perfect for a Christmas host.

Depending on their design, Christmas platters can be very versatile and don’t just have to be saved for the festive season. Star shapes, for example, look great used for New Year’s celebrations and other special events too. And don’t forget, you can always crack out festive designs for Christmas in July celebrations too – so they are perfectly fine to feature on the table more than once a year!

Attractively designed in red with a white Christmas bauble pattern, the clean lines and geometric shapes of these glass Christmas platters keep them modern, crisp and versatile so they won’t become outdated any time soon.


Available as a set of three, this cute set of plywood star trays looks just as great on Christmas Day as it does on the table throughout the year. This Christmas gift is especially great lined with lettuce leaves to hold small food items like sushi; pinwheel sandwiches; chips, dips, crackers and kabana. Or present them as-is to hold everyone’s favourite – lollies. If you’re feeling particularly crafty and creative, consider colouring or decorating the trays to suit the person or the home that you are gifting to. Once decorated, not only can they be used as functional trays, but they make a gorgeous piece of décor too. See how we turned them into a set of 3 glitter start trays for some inspiration.

Personalised wine glasses

Leave the wine or sparkles for someone else to bring and arrange some lovely personalised wine glasses for your hostess’ Christmas gift instead. With festive messages such as ‘Get into the Christmas spirits’, ‘A glass of Christmas Cheer’ and ‘Dear Santa, define good’, your host will have something to smile about in no time.


Personalised Christmas decorations

You know that your host already loves Christmas, so add some magic to their day by presenting them with a personalised Christmas decoration to show your appreciation. Personalised Christmas baubles are perfect as a Christmas gift for a host. Choose from various colours, shapes, styles and finishes to reflect their personality.

Personalised Christmas stocking

Just like the Christmas baubles above, a festive lover will adore a personalised Christmas stocking too. Or why not give them one of each to hang proudly each year? With so many Christmas stockings to select from, this is a Christmas gift idea perfect for anybody really.


Personalised Christmas plaque

Do your part to enhance the spirit of Christmas in your hosts home with a special Christmas message gifted by you. The Christmas Cart offers a lovely range of Christmas plaques that include beautiful imagery and chic typography, that are very on trend in modern homes.


This Christmas, take the time to thoughtfully acknowledge the person who has devoted their time and effort into organising your Christmas celebration with family and friends. However you choose to thank them, big or small, it’s important to do it with a Christmas gift given from the heart.

The Christmas Cart has a variety of Christmas décor, gifts and keepsakes to help you say thank you in a unique and festively-inspired way. Visit the website to shop the range and explore the Inspiration Gallery and blog for plenty of ideas to inspire your Christmas gift-giving and decorating.