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    23 Things To Give A Host Other Than A Bottle Of Wine

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    1. A pair of aerating wineglasses if you're worried about picking out a bottle that your snooty wine friend will actually like.


    Promising review: "We tested them by comparing the wine before and after using the glass and there WAS a difference in the quality of the taste. Most items are mostly hype but this one seems to be real. Besides, it's cute to watch it flow." —KHofferMD

    Get a pair from Amazon for $50.

    2. An Ina Garten–approved bottle of olive oil to drizzle over their next pasta dinner.

    Williams Sonoma

    Get it from Williams Sonoma or Amazon for $39.

    3. A no-frills humidifier/diffuser to fill their abode with some enticing fragrances.


    Promising review: "I literally use this every day, several times a day, and it's still going strong! As long as you keep it clean in between uses and dry when not in use this should last for a while. My hibiscus still works like the first day I got it :) I love this diffuser, and I even bought another one for a different room!" —krista killman

    Get it from Amazon for $42.97+ ($69.99 with essential oils).

    4. An assorted tea sampler that they'll love even if they're not regular tea drinkers — and that's the tea!

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Non-tea drinkers fell in love with this tea when I bought a set to the office. The seemingly quirky pyramid bag design has a function as it weighs the bag down, preventing it from floating up in the cup. The charming stem and leaf on top of the bag hooks over the edge of the cup allowing you to easily fish the tea bag out of the cup. It is good for at least two steeps. While the price is steep for the number of bags, the quality and taste of the tea is just wonderful. Perfect as a gift for friends, family, and colleagues. I am definitely a fan." —G. Sohn

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    5. A candle inspired by their home city/state so they can bask in some good ol' nostalgia.


    Get them from Homesick for $29.95 each (available in both city and state options).

    6. A set of "chiles of the world," for your foodie friend who likes to breathe fire.


    Get it from Food52 for $34.

    7. A floor plant in a hand woven basket that'll liven up their space when you, the life of the party, have left.

    Pro Flowers / Via

    Get the Lacy Leaf Philodendron on Pro Flowers for $59.99.

    Check out our guide top the best places to buy plants online.

    8. A geometric decanter that you can't go wrong with.


    Promising review: "I like interesting things and this is interesting. it doesn't look like your everyday decanter. It is unique and most people will not have this item. Can you imagine having it in different colors? What a display that would make!" —CoCo's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $48+ (available in green, blue, and pink).

    9. An unglazed terra cotta candle holder for a striking, minimalist centerpiece.


    Get it from Food52 for $38 (available in black, terracotta, peach, and white).

    10. A tabletop puzzle for your purest friend with a passion for design.

    Need Supply

    Get it from Need Supply for $25.

    11. A bamboo cheese board with a utensil set that'll help them out with their presentation.


    Includes: stilton knife, cheddar knife, hard cheese knife and cheese fork

    Promising review: "These items are extremely attractive and if you are trying to impress an important client, this is the gift." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    12. A set of delicious and unexpected jams they can incorporate in their breakfast noshes.


    The set includes: Cherry Chai, Strawberry Lemongrass, and Banana.

    Get it from Food52 for $30 (for a set of three).

    13. A bonsai tree-growing kit your friend with a green thumb can parent.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I purchased this kit a couple months ago for my desk at work, and it's exactly as advertised. It arrived promptly, contained everything I needed, and looked good too (especially if you were to get this as a gift for someone and the presentation is important). My first seeds sprouted after a couple weeks and quickly got a couple inches tall." —Shawn

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $50 or find something similar on Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A set of ceramic statement mugs they'll stare longingly at while they sip their morning coffee.


    Get them from Food52 for $45 (for a pair; available in three colorways).

    15. An ice-free wine chiller, so they can chill out and stop running to the fridge for ice when guests are over.

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    Promising review: "I had a dinner party and this iceless wine cooler was perfect. I was able to keep the white wine out and available for my guests. No mess of ice or constantly going to the refrigerator. It kept the wine perfectly chilled. Also, it is classy and you can read the wine label without taking it out of the cooler. I would highly recommend this item. Amazing item!" —CLayton

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    16. A pistachio pedestal so your snack-happy friend has a place to store their discarded shells while they eat.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "We enjoyed using this so much that we bought another for our grandson who thinks it is a special experience at Nan's house. He is 4 and loves pistachios! I may buy a third one soon!" —KKMG

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48 or find something similar on Amazon for $14.55+.

    17. A set of geometric whiskey stones to help them up their hosting game even more.


    Get a set of four from Food52 or Amazon for $35.

    18. A bag of fancy porcini mushrooms for your friend who isn't into ~mushy~ gifts but very into...mushroom gifts.


    Promising review: "I use dried porcini mushrooms in many dishes and found that the cost continues to rise and the quality decline. I prefer the Italian dried porcini over the domestic for taste, appearance and size. I have now found a resource that I will always use and recommend. The mushrooms are large, flavorful and the cost is, as far as porcini go — affordable." —S. Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $40.31 (also available as a two-pack).

    19. A handmade vase that'll trick them into thinking you're gifting a bottle of wine — but, oop, it's actually a ceramic centerpiece.


    Get it from Food52 for $94 (available in white glaze and natural).

    20. A "tic-tac-trivet" — that's a tic-tac-toe board that doubles as a trivet — so they can protect their beautiful tables from getting stained with cup rings while gaming.


    Get it from MoMa Design Store for $40.

    21. A Japanese-inspired tea jug with a striking modular design.

    Wallpaper Store

    Get it from Wallpaper Store for $36.

    22. A sheep toilet paper holder if you feel sheepish about using their restroom.


    Promising review: "After using the bathroom, my husband sought me out to inform me that he loves this product. He was so delighted, and I was surprised at his reaction to the toilet paper holder. We use to stack our TP on top of the toilet tank. Easy to put together, and stands on floor. It holds lots of TP, and best of all, it is cute." —Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    23. And a matte black stainless steel kettle they'll probably want to *Bradley Cooper voice* take another look at it.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $47.99 (and 20% off with code DEALS at checkout).

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