By Lauren DeBellis
She throws the best holiday party in town. Why not thank your favorite hostess for the invite with something special? Here, 11 gifts that will are sure to secure your invite for next year's bash.
Available in holiday-friendly colors of red, white, silver and gold, this collection of pillar and tapered candles by Marcel Wanders for Target is perfect for design-loving divas. Pillar $19.99 each; Set of Two Tapered Candles, $14.99, Target.com.
Two Olives, Please
A swanky martini set is always a welcome addition to any party. This one includes a stainless steel shaker and two martini glasses. $16.99, T.J. Maxx stores.
Shake it Up!
First choose a funky print and then personalize these quirky Lucite Salt and Pepper Shakers with your hostess's monogram or initials. $38 (small) or $48 (large), Iomoi.com.
Made of refined porcelain, each of the 8" dessert plates in this set of four are rimmed in 24-karat gold, have a sweet holiday message scrolled across it and come in a gift-ready storage box. $40, Rosannainc.com.
Time for Tea
Inspire her to relax post-party with the Tea Forte Ribbon Tea Box Winter Collection. Inside she'll find four tea bags in each of five winter-inspired flavors such as Winter Chai and White Ambrosia. $24, Paper-source.com .
Rock the Guac
Carved from volcanic rock from Mexico, this gorgeous mortar and pestle, also known as a Molcajete, will take her guacamole-making skills to a whole new level. $49, Williams-sonoma.com.
Fill up one of Pier One's handcrafted Vintage-Inspired trays with holiday goodies like cookies and candies for a doubly-sweet gift. $24.95, Pier1.com.
Made of fine bone china, this pretty hurricane features snowflake cutouts that reveal the flicker of candlelight from inside. The hurricane accommodates up to a 3" pillar candle. $24.95, Crateandbarrel.com .
Rag & Bone's Photo Frame album holds twenty 4 x 6 photos, is beautifully bound and has clever slip-in frame pages that make preserving those party pics a breeze. $29, Ragandbonebindery.com .
She'll be thankful for this set of 12 Big Leaf Thank You cards. Available in orange or blue, Ink and Paper's design is perfect for any occasion. $21 for 12, Cardstore.com .