‘Tis the season for holiday parties. With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas not far behind, it’s time to start planning out your thank you gifts for your wonderful hosts. Here are eight gift options for every type of host.
Take your at-home wine tastings to the next level thanks to this little cheat sheet with over 50 pairings. $14.95 at Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King St., Alexandria
If you’re making an appetizer or dessert for your holiday celebration, pick up this platter to serve your treat then leave it with the hostess as a gift. $32 at Boxwood, 128 S. Royal St., Ste. 100, Alexandria
You can never have too many mugs. We’re sure your book-loving hostess will appreciate adding this one to her collection. $24 at The Nest Egg, 11940 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax
Pick up a pair of these handcrafted mango wood candlesticks to add to the centerpiece of your family feast. $34.95-$54.95 at Goldfinch, 806 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria
You can never go wrong when you bring your hostess a box of chocolates. These truffles will melt in your mouth with their handcrafted artisanal fillings, ganache, and caramel. $39.99 at River-Sea Chocolates Factory, 4520 Daly Dr., Ste. 100, Chantilly
Every good host needs somewhere to store recipes, to-do lists, and party menus. $40 at Penny Post, 1201 King St., Alexandria
For the host with a green thumb, this mister is not only a thoughtful gift but will come in handy on a daily basis. $14.99 at Rewild, 700 N. Randolph St., Ste. 190, Arlington
It may still be fall, but now is the perfect time to pick up a festive-scented candle for the holiday season. $38 at Le Village Marché, 2800 S. Randolph St., Ste. 110A, Arlington
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