Are you ready for holiday parties for the next two months? Between Thanksgiving with family and a slew of Christmas parties and Secret Santas, you’ll be getting a lot of smaller gifts for the modernists in your sphere. When your friends and family go all out for you, prepping their homes and food to welcome their guests, the least you can do is give them a little something that says “thank you!” We’ve rounded up some of our favorite midcentury-esque hostess gifts that, quite frankly, we’d love to receive this season!
Sometimes, the best hostess gift is a gift card. Along with a token of appreciation, pick out the perfect card to say “Thank you for inviting us into your home.” We love the color and astro vibe of the Rocket Greeting Card from Magpie’s Cosmos Collection.
Whether it’s a potato salad for a barbecue or an appetizer for cocktail night, midcentury recipes can be a staple of any party. Add to your host or hostess’s repetoire with The Fantastic Fifties Cookbook by Mary Margaret McBride and show your appreciation for their talents.
Who says puzzles are passé? With depections o colorful retro trailers and all the necessary acoutrement of the midcentury to boot, this cool and colorful Vintage Trailer Jigsaw Puzzle is a fun way to thank your hostess with the mostess.
Sometimes, your hostess is someone near and dear to you. In those cases, unique gifts, like vintage finds from your favorite flea markets or antique stores, are great pieces for the collector. Bauer teacups or the oprhan Russell Wright creamer are perfect, but with Thanksgiving is on its way, we’re quite partial to this Metlox Vernonware Coffee Carafe in Sherwood Speckled Autumn Leaves.
Nobody can have too many succulents, which means nobody can have too many planters. Small, tabletop planters are a fun way to show your appreciation without going too big. Depending on how much gratitude you want to show, this Mid-Century Turned Leg Tabletop Planter comes in small or medium.
For the host or hostess you are merely acquainted with, it can be difficult to find a gift that seems personable. In cases like these, go simple and utilitarian. A pair of midcentury-style Tea Mugs from J Schatz are beautiful tokens of appreciation without you needing to know anything about their décor preferences first!
For the modernist you know well enough to splurge on, think Eames bird. Except, knowing your friends, they probably already HAVE an Eames bird. In that case, think a little broader with something truly unique (and incredibly Danish). Available in two sizes, the Just Giraffer comes in a veritable safari of colors and makes a great statement piece in your hostess’s home.
Everyone can be a hostess, from your best girlfriend to your mother-in-law. Give them something that shows how much you appreciate their hard work hosting during the holidays with a piece of midcentury-inspired jewelry to show off every day. With designs taken from stylish breezeblocks of midcentury ranches, the Trifecta Cinder Block Cuff is a beautiful way to say “gracias!”
Everyone knows that one couple: They host a crazy holiday shindig in their midcentury home, complete with all sorts of classy cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a buffet of incredible dishes. When you feel a “thank you” gift may not just be enough, turn a hostess gift into a Christmas gift and go all out. Bring them a custom Modern Art Mobile from Atomic Mobiles and we guarantee you’ll be invited to their house again next year.