Winter Hostess Gifts

Are you hibernating this winter at home or are you joining friends for ski weekends and cozy dinner parties? This time of year, I must admit to my desire to nestle in at home a bit. But, for all of you out there tearing up the social scene, here are some of my favorite hostess gifts for winter gatherings!
Love this antler wine stopper from Aerin Lauder’s home collection, Aerin.
Just when you’re ready to move on from the holiday scents….the ladies at Diane James Home have created a winter candle, inspired by the idea of walking through a lush forest on a crisp winter day…soft pine, red berries and a hint of Spring to come. Divine!
And, for your friends who prefer to spike their cozy bedtime treats….this fun book can be found at Terrain.
Whether you’re cuddling with your favorite book and blanket in front of a fire this weekend or rocking the ski lodge, have a wonderful winter weekend. Enjoy the shorter days and longer nights!


  1. Great ideas (as per usual!) Happy Weekend E! xx

  2. I can't remember the last time I needed to worry about a hostess gift. I do like the wine stopper tho! Very Downtonesque!

  3. I will take one of each!
    Have a great weekend Elizabeth :)

  4. The antler stopper is just my style. Love it!

  5. Hi, Elizabeth – Wonderful gift ideas! We visited Terrain in PA a couple weeks ago. I perused that book there….fabulous! Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. Great ideas, Elizabeth! I can't wait to try the candle from Diane James!! Their candles are fabulous, and I love the stopper. I will have to order a copy f the book for my son.
    Happy Friday.

  7. Great ideas, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing! I love the antler stopper – perfect for a country house or ski house!

    Have a great weekend! xoxoxo

  8. Looove that wine stopper!!

  9. LOVE my DJ candle…smells heavenly! And that antler wine stopper is so cute, I love anything with antlers. Hope you have a fabulous weekend Elizabeth!

  10. Good morning Elizabeth! My goodness your blog is so happy and welcoming to me on this blustery, January day! WOW, the ideas for gift giving can be so fun and imaginative. Thank you for this uplifting post!

    And I want to thank you for coming to visit my post; it is fun to try my hand at whimsical poetry. Have a lovely day! Anita

  11. How sweet of you to include us in your cozy round-up! Just back from Atlanta so alas no skiing for us this weekend – just a mellow time home with the kids (and now that the tree is gone, recapturing it's scent with our candle!) Hope you have a wonderful one, Elizabeth.
    C + C

  12. I love these ideas. I truly never know what to buy. Thanks for the tips!

  13. Wish I were rocking
    the ski lodge….instead
    I am in bed with a
    stomach virus. Ugh!
    The silver lining is time
    for catching up with my
    sweet blog friends : )

    Love all of these ideas.
    The candle sounds divine!

    Enjoy your Sunday,
    xo Suzanne

  14. Great ideas, Elizabeth. I love the antler stopper – well really anything gold and antlers and I'm smitten, but the Diane James candle is heaven. The scent makes you whole house smell divine!! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

  15. yummmm… a whole book on toddies? We are having Seattle style weather here in the S. of France today…may have to go brew something up!