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Making Spirits Bright: Hostess Gifts to Buy Now


Is your holiday calendar already filling up fast like mine is? If that’s the case, you’ll want to start stocking up host gifts now. While traditionally a lot of people default to bottles of wine, I always think it’s nice to bring something a little different and unexpected. Today’s gift guide is filled with new hostess gift ideas for 2016. Whether you’re staying for dinner or staying the weekend, keep these handy and grab one on your way out the door for a stress-free night of celebrating.

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Maille Cornichons – $6.49 @ Select Gourmet Grocery Stores and Supermarkets Across Canada
Honestly, a hostess gift can be as simple as something as a snack he or she can add to the holiday spread they’re serving up. One foolproof treat? Cornichons – or as you may know them, gherkins – which offer a tangy bite of flavour in a pint-sized finger food. Luxe food brand Maille offers up a few different varieties of cornichons, including ones with white wine vinegar or caramelized onions to up the flavour game. It’s an unconventional twist on bringing a ‘bottle of something’ – and one that’ll actually get gobbled up by night’s end.

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Holiday Mug Candles – $15.60 each @ Indigo
Cold weather drinks are one of the best ways to stay warm – but what if you could bottle up that aroma and smell it well past your last sip? That’s the idea behind these cute candles from Indigo. Each one is housed in a ceramic mug and comes in a ready-to-gift box. The scents, naturally, mimic some of the season’s most beloved beverages, including Hot Apple Cider and Ginger Spice Latte. It’s a cute gift idea for your latte-addicted coworker or your cider-sipping friend; plus it’s perfectly priced for a hostess gift!

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Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane
After taking over advent calendars, your favourite brands are new delving into the world of holiday crackers (hint: this won’t be the last time you see crackers on this blog this season). L’Occitane once again comes through with a set of crackers that are surprisingly luxe for the price point. Pop any one of these three themed crackers – Sweet & Soft, Fragrant & Fruity, or Revitalizing & Relaxing – and check out a mini collection of goodies. The host can keep ’em for themselves or share the wealth with other people are your holiday fete!

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Miscela – $3.99 – $5.99 @ Quebec Metro / IGA / Sobeys stores + Ontario Metro Stores
If the host happens to be a foodie, they’ll flip for this secret weapon for the kitchen. Miscela is a new Canadian food brand that allows you to punch up any meal in a flash. Available in five delectable flavours – Black Bean, Corn, Sweet Pepper, Olive and Sundried Tomato – each container is filled with all-natural vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices that are perfectly balanced for a burst of flavour with every meal. What’s most impressive is all the different ways you can use it. In its simplest form, you can top crackers and cheese or a baguette with some Miscela. It’s also great for mixing into things – from pasta sauce to quinoa to salads to soups, you can also use it on all sorts of protein dishes. No stewing, no sauteing, just yummy ingredients that are also gluten and vegetarian-friendly. Bring a tub or two to your next gathering and the host will have a new go-to for all their party foods.

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Canadian Women’s Foundation Shop for GEN1 Collection – From $3.99 @ Winners and HomeSense
This is a bit of an unconventional take on a host gift – but a cool one. Why not bring some supplies to make the atmosphere extra festive? The Canadian Women’s Foundation – which supports women with emergency shelters and counseling – has once again teamed up with Winners and HomeSense for an exclusive line, with 100% of the net profits going to this good cause. This year their line is less giftware-oriented, and more party supplies. To get the party started, trying bringing hats and horns, or a set of much-needed party napkins and coasters to keep the host’s mind at ease. There’s over a dozen items in the line to choose from and all of them are under $15. Look for the line in-stores on November 24!

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Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels – $9.95 USD each @ French Studio Imports (buy in person in Canada at Bacci’s)
I truly believe you can never have enough tea towels – I use mine all the time and some have definitely seen better days. And quite frankly, the cutest tea towels of the year are out at the holidays. Raine & Humble is this very on-trend Australian brand that matches Insta-worthy coolness with a sense of warmth, as you can see with the four towels I picked out above. You can nab one tea towel as a gift, or pick up a few as a set and wrap them with a pretty ribbon for gifting. Chances are they’ll be used by the night’s end! You can pick up Raine & Humble products in person in Canada at Vancouver’s Bacci’s, but for the full line-up be sure to check out French Studio Imports.

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Year’s Best Gift Box – $35 @ Squish
Finally, a host gift the whole family can enjoy. Given how many people have families with little ones these days, that open house party is just as likely to include a bevy of toddlers as it did a cadre of jello shot drinkers a few years ago. With that in mind, I recommend peeking at Squish for some creative host gifts. This cool set has a whopping twelve packages of their most beloved quirky gummies, like Champagne Roses and lemon and lime Ice Cubes. I also kind of like this as just a handy kit you can break up when meeting up with friends for a Christmas coffee date – bring ’em a sweet treat and a greeting card to celebrate the season.

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Mixed Case of Premium Non-Alcoholic Beer – $24.99+ @ Premium Near Beer
The holidays can be a time for indulging – sometimes overly so. While there are plenty of police checkstops to keep the roads safe, I strongly encourage everyone reading this to know your limits and always have a back-up plan when celebrating the season. One possible solution to overindulging? Non-alcoholic liquor. This beverage category was once a slightly jeered at outlier, but these days ‘near beer’ and other alcohol-free spirits are catching attention, with more complex flavours and no pesky hangover or upset stomach to deal with. Let me put it to you this way: if Budweiser has spent the bulk of their Olympics and World Series ad budget on their new Prohibition alcohol-free brew, you know it’s catching on with the masses. Premium Near Beer Store is a Canadian etailer that stocks the best of the best in non-alcoholic wine, spirits, and beer. You can pick up a multi-pack to find your perfect substitute beverage, or bring it to your next holiday fete to encourage responsible alcohol consumption.

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Who wants to win some goodies to help you win the title of ‘best guest’ this season? I’m giving away an incredible host gifts prize package valued at over $275. Here’s how to enter for your shot at winning the following:

  • $25 Maille Holiday Prize Package
  • L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio
  • $150 Miscela Prize Package (including all flavours of Miscela, a cheese board, and other party snacks)
  • Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towel
  • Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box
  • 12-Bottle Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by November 26, 2016, telling me what your favourite host gift idea is in this post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 27, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries:

Follow Maille Canada on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about which of their products you want to bring to your next holiday party! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

Follow L’Occitane on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about which of their products you want to try this holiday season! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

Follow Miscela on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share the photo I posted above onto your own Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

Follow French Studio Imports on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share your favourite Raine + Humble item on Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

Follow Squish on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share the photo I posted above onto your own Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

Follow Premium Near Beer on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about which of their non-alcoholic options you want to try this holiday season! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

ICYMI: You can check out all active giveaways by visiting the Winners Circle section of my site!

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294 Responses to “Making Spirits Bright: Hostess Gifts to Buy Now”
  1. Sherry K says:

    Miscela Prize Package is my favourite. I don’t know this brand, but will be looking for it.

  2. Sherry K says:

  3. aketch says:

    I like the festive cracker trio, and I think some of the guys would love the mixed beer.

  4. DebP says:

    The Miscela Prize Package is my favorite from this list. I like to give a hostess gift that my friends can use up by the end of the holiday season.

  5. Sherry K says:

  6. Susan says:

    I like the holiday mugs from Indigo. Lots of fabulous ideas today. Thank you!

  7. Dee says:

    My son would love the non-alcoholic beer, and I’d love to give the L’Occitane crackers as a gift to my best friend.

  8. Sherry K says:

  9. Aimee says:

    I like the squish candy. I am a subscriber.

  10. Donnas says:

    I’m a subscriber. I like the Holiday mug candles from Indigo.

  11. Debra says:

    I like the L’Occitane crackers, and the Miscela, but the towels and Squish candy are great too.

  12. Chanel O says:

    I think the non-alcoholic beer is my favorite gift idea from this list

  13. Marla says:

    I love the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio as a hostess gift

  14. Marla says:

    Tweeted and followed

  15. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the festive crackers

  16. SandyS says:

    My favourite hostess gift would be the L’Occitane’s Christmas Crackers – I could share with my friends!

  17. Sarah H says:

    My favourite hostess gift would be the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels

  18. Patricia Rosart says:

    The l’occitane festive crackers trio set, it is a neat spin on the traditional crackers

  19. Kim K says:

    I love the Festive Crackers Trio from L’Occitane

  20. T Mallow says:

    It’s great to see upscale companies coming up with Christmas crackers. In the past I’ve made my own (you can buy the snappers at craft stores) or doctored store bought ones.

  21. Erinn Lishman says:

    I am LOVING the Years Best Gift Box by Squish- such a cool idea that everyone can enjoy!

  22. yvonne says:

    oooo! I love the Year’s Best Gift Box by Squish and the Festive Crackers Trio by L’Occitane!

  23. Krysta d says:

    I like the “Squish” gummies the best – I’ve never heard of that brand before! Very cool gift

  24. intensev5 says:

    I really like the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio

  25. Rhonda B. says:

    The Squish Candles look like a nice gift.

  26. diane says:

    Miscela is my favourite hostess gift.

  27. Linda says:

    Tea towels – can never have enough!

  28. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane…have all the girls together and this will be so much fun

  29. Lindsey says:

    I would love to try all the Miscela flavours- especially Black Bean!

  30. Natalie says:

    I love the L’Occitaine Christmas crackers as a hostess gift. It’s a nice little thing they can enjoy themselves after every one leaves to relax after the hectic chaos of a holiday party.

  31. marygaudet says:

    My favorite is the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio! I think it’s such a fun festive idea and the products are awesome!

  32. wow, so hard to choose because I love them all – especially the Squish candy box though!!

  33. cosmicread says:

    My favourite is the Holiday Mug Candles – $15.60 each @ Indigo.

  34. Tainan Lu says:

    My favourite gift idea is in this post is the Mixed Case of Premium Non-Alcoholic Beer

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  37. Toks W says:

    I love the Miscela products. Anything that makes hosting a little easier is good in my books.

  38. Alyssa Regnier says:

    I like the festive cracker trio!!

  39. Karen Delmar says:

    Another great post full of unique gift ideas! So hard to choose just one favourite but Squish Candies – Years’ Best Gummies is my choice…I have grankids 🙂

  40. mcmc says:

    Miscela Prize Package looks lovely.

  41. darlene boyle says:

    squish candies

  42. tammy ta says:

    I like the Squish candy box-kids would love it-very, very pricey though.

  43. Andrea H says:

    I think the MIscela is my favourite – definitely hard to choose though.

  44. Erin W says:

    I love the squish candy box! Who doesn’t love awesome jelly candies!

  45. Linda says:

    I would give a selection of Maille Cornichons as a hostess gift.

  46. mousecat says:

    I really like the Squish idea! I am a big candy fan

  47. bkick1 says:

    I will pick the Squish Candy Box. You can not go wrong when you bring candy.

  48. Agnes Marshall says:

    I love the idea of the Squish Candy Box as a perfect gift for a hostess with or without kids.

  49. Sunshine G says:

    The festive cracker trio would be great for entertaining.

  50. julielaura1 says:

    I love the Years Best Gift Box by Squish

  51. aclily19 says:

    I like the holiday mug candles

  52. cookie3 says:

    I have a lot of foodies & vegetarians on my list so Miscela seems like a great idea. Actually I think you’ve really hit the nail on the head this time. There isn’t an idea in the whole bunch that I don’t like.

  53. I think the Squish giftbox sounds awesome. Like the concept that there’s something for everyone.

  54. Lori W says:

    I love Squish! and the crackers trio!

  55. Maryanne says:

    I love the holiday tea towels. So fun!

  56. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Miscela – $3.99 – $5.99 @ Quebec Metro / IGA / Sobeys stores + Ontario Metro Stores
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  57. AnnieP says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I love them all for host gifts. My choice would be the L’Occitane crackers for gift giving.

  58. I think the Holiday mug candles are a great gift idea!

  59. Rosanne Robinson says:

    They’re all terrific suggestions! My favourite is the Miscela Prize Package, love the cheese board & snacks.

  60. Karen C. says:

    12-Bottle Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer

  61. Rosanne Robinson says:

    This is my post on Instagram

    hillview37 WOW, would love to see this under my tree! @CdnGiftGuide, #Miscela this is definitely at the top of my Gift Wish List! 🙂

  62. Kelly H says:

    My favourite is the Holiday Candles!

  63. hugh laing says:

    These items help make the season more festive

  64. Dominic cloutier says:

    KombacheR ftw! Thanks for the chance

  65. krysta mukai says:

    Love the Miscela Prize Package! Yum yum!

  66. I love the Miscela Prize Package

  67. Mary Warner says:

    The Holiday Mug Candles. Perfect.

  68. Joan G. says:

    I like the Mixed Case of Premium Non-Alcoholic Beer.

  69. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like the 12-Bottle Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer.

  70. angela eagle says:

    I would love to relieve Squish but I would give Miscela

  71. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. 🙂 I like the Holiday Mug Candles from Indigo best – such a cute and unique idea. Thanks for the chance!

  72. kevin snyder says:

    The Squish gift box

  73. Vivian Dionne says:

    I like Squish gift box the best – I think it would be a fun idea!

  74. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I happily subscribe. And what a lovely group of gifts. I especially like the Holiday Mug Candles. Cute and no fear of falling over. Love them.

  75. redlizzy1 says:

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  78. Kathleen L says:

    The Squish gift box is my favourite gift idea. I would give one and keep one!

  79. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite host gift idea in this post is the Year’s Best Gift Box – $35 @ Squish ‘cos I hope they share with the guests 😉

  80. Sandi says:

    With the mixed variety of “host/hostess gifts” to share, I wouldn’t have enough nights available on my planner to just kick back and relax at home!

  81. Alison K says:

    Bonus @MailleCanada Entry: Followed Maille Canada on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/798306403521658880

  82. Alison K says:

    Bonus @LOCCITANE_CA Entry: Followed L’Occitane on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/798309074974687232 [the link you provided linked to @MailleCanada not L’Occitane so I picked the Canadian account]

  83. Alison K says:

    Bonus @miscela_food Entry: Followed Miscela on Instagram and Regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzzSK_jLwG/

  84. Alison K says:

    Bonus @french_studio_imports Entry: Followed French Studio Imports on Instagram, and Regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BMz0hAaDhbw/

  85. Alison K says:

    Bonus @squishcandy Entry: Followed Squish on Instagram, and Regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BMz1B5fDf1O/

  86. Alison K says:

    Bonus @PremiumNearBeer Entry: Followed Premium Near Beer on Twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/798315894581641216

  87. Cathy C says:

    The Mixed Case of Premium Non-Alcoholic Beer would be great to have on hand for people who do not drink or are driving.

  88. Love everything by LOccitane

  89. Cathy C says:

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  92. cheryl mclellan says:

    I like the L’Occitane crackers.

  93. love the swish,,, looks so tasty and sweet,,,,

  94. Milley says:

    I honestly think the cornichons are brilliant as a hostess gift!!!

  95. Sean M says:

    I like the “Year’s Best Gift Box”

  96. AliKira says:

    The Year’s Best Gift Box from Squish looks like the best gift!

  97. Carla B says:

    Everyone I know would be thrilled to receive the Squish Candies!

  98. Linda says:

    I especially like the Miscela products.

  99. Leah says:

    My favourite idea are the kitchen towels. What a pretty and useful holiday gift!

  100. Carole Dube says:

    I really like the Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane

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  104. Linda says:

    Like all the gifts but if I must choose one, it would be the L’Occitane festive crackers

  105. sheila stiglitz says:

    I love all especially the non alcoholic beers

  106. brandon forsyth says:

    I like the festive crackers trio

  107. Lillea Raychel says:

    Miscela is my favourite.

  108. Mrs Chantelle Silverquill says:

    Love the festive Holiday cheese trio
    Although all the hostess treats look amazing

  109. Nicole B says:

    I love the Miscela package. Great for entertaining

  110. katydidit21 says:

    I love the Raine and Humble holiday tea towels. They are my favourite host gift.

  111. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Wow, the Indigo holiday mug candles are a great one, and I need to try the Miscela packages and the Maille cornichons for myself, never mind waiting for a gift:-)

  112. FrugalFowers says:

    The Holiday tea towels are the cutest.

  113. janicour says:

    My favourite host gift idea is in this post is the Maille Cornichons – a favourite of mine!

  114. Nancy says:

    SQUISH is my favourite from list.

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  116. Valerie Conrad says:

    I love the Squish.

  117. janinevan09 says:

    the holiday towels are my favourite – so cute!! thanks for the chance to win, love reading your gift suggestions, especially for the holiday season for those who are hard to buy for!

  118. J says:

    I like the tea towel

  119. SarahJ says:

    I think the Maille Cornichons are such a sweet hostess gift.

  120. elldubbs says:

    I like the tea towels

  121. kim says:

    I really like the tea towels.

  122. Stephanie P says:

    I love the festive crackers trio

  123. Kaitlyn says:

    I think the holiday mug candles are an adorable idea. I want one for myself!

  124. My favourite gift idea from this post is the non-alcoholic beer.

  125. Jared says:

    The holiday crackers look much better than the ones from the store

  126. kristen visser says:

    I am a subscriber and my favorite from all the host ideas are the Raine & Humble Holiday Towels!! love them

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  128. Love anything L’Occitane

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  134. Anna says:

    I think the L’occitane cracker is the perfect hostess gift. It’s something anyone can appreciate and not too expensive

  135. Vanessa L. says:

    I love the Squish Year’s Best Gift Box. I’m hoping to gift a bunch of their candy this Christmas. It all looks so good!

  136. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Festive cracker trio and mixed beer

  137. The Squish Year’s Best box is *the best*! We love Squish!

  138. sarah tennyson says:

    I am a fan of holiday tea towels for hostess gifts. The ones in this blog are very nice and would suit some of my friends and family when we visit them.

  139. dawn gordon says:

    Miscela looks amazing to try out this holiday season for hosting my family and friends that visit us every christmas and new years…

    i am a subscriber

  140. Debbie F says:

    I like the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towel. Something that I can always use.

  141. Gillian Russell says:

    I love the mug candles. Such a unique touch.

  142. Jessica L says:

    Awesome!

    12-Bottle Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer

  143. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    The Miscela Prize Package is my favorite from this list-I know I would like to receive this myself.

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  146. Linda H says:

    I like the Festive crackers trio.

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  148. Gisele Soomer says:

    Like all the gifts

  149. Susan B says:

    I would love to receive the Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane when I host a party

  150. Burcu says:

    I love Festive Crackers Trio at L’Occitane

  151. joyce s. says:

    I like the tea towels!

  152. Danielle says:

    I love the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels 🙂

  153. eric says:

    The Miscela Prize Package is my favorite gift idea from this list.

  154. Margaret H says:

    The Squish Candles look really nice….

  155. Theresa Jones says:

    I’m loving the Holiday Candle Mugs.

  156. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the mug candles.

  157. Kiley Downey says:

    I love the festive crackers trio

  158. Courtney says:

    Festive crackers trio!!

  159. M. Archambeau says:

    I like the Squish gummies. Different and delicious!

  160. Valerie Caldicott says:

    I like the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels , never seen any towel like these & not traditional

  161. Rhiannon Kyle says:

    the tea towels are so cute!

  162. pj says:

    I love the Miscela Prize Package, had my mouth watering.

  163. Aimee says:

    Love the multipack of non-alcholic beer: not everyone at the table likes drink.

  164. Carolyn says:

    Would love the Squish gummies

  165. PAT says:

    I like the Miscela Package

  166. Chantal says:

    My favorite host gift idea is the 12-Bottle Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer.

  167. Rae D. says:

    I’d love to give the Festive Crackers Trio by L’Occitane.

  168. Jessica eapen says:

    I’m fond of the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio.

  169. KellyPC says:

    I love the Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box! I would break it up to give as a little extra with giftcards, bottles or as stocking stuffers though!

  170. edmontonjb says:

    I love the Squish candies set!

    ~Jonnie

  171. Anne Derkat says:

    I would go for the Holiday Tea Towels.

  172. michelle halliday says:

    I love the Squish candies gift box. Would make a great gift for a few people I know.

  173. Stephanie D says:

    My favourite gift idea is the squish box! Gummies are my favourite candies though, so it might be more of a gift for myself hehe

  174. Kelly E says:

    I like the Festive Crackers

  175. My favorite is the Year’s Best Gift Box

  176. laura feist says:

    ilike the holidaytea towels

  177. Edmond says:

    Yay, I subscribed newsletter & my fave host gift idea: Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane. Wow, prize $275 is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the $275. A life changing exp. 🙂

  178. my favorite is the holiday candle mugs

  179. Dionisia says:

    The Miscela and gummies look delish.

  180. Jen Weeks says:

    Just subcribed! thoes holiday mug candles look cool ( id keep them all to myself ) …. winner or not im glad as **** i came across this site lol ( im horrible with gift ideas!! )

  181. Elaine Buonsante says:

    The Festive Crackers would be so much fun!

  182. Theresa C. says:

    Love the Festive Crackers Trio by L’Occitane!

  183. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite host gift idea is the Year’s Best Gift Box from Squish

  184. penny says:

    festive cracker trio, love to win

  185. I like the Holiday Mug Candles thank you

  186. Lynn M says:

    I really like the L’Occitane crackers. I was in the store last week – cannot afford their products but I did spoil myself and bought myself a little treat.

  187. Lynn M says:

    Odd…thought I had posted…my favorite item consists of the crackers by L’Occitane.

  188. Jeannette Cheng says:

    My favourite hostess gift would be the L’Occitane’s Christmas Crackers

  189. I followed and tweeted:

  190. Juliette Fong says:

    great quality pastry &/or chocolates, because a good hostess will open it and share it;)

  191. ginette4 says:

    I’m a subscriber; anger_family @yahoo dot com
    My favourite host item is the Mixed Case of Premium Non-Alcoholic Beer

  192. Shelley Nelson says:

    My favourite is the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio since it is a lovely hostess gift and would be so appreciated. This would be particularly great at a girlfriends get together.

  193. love these adorable Holiday Mug Candles

  194. Lori P says:

    My favourite featured hostess gift set is the Festive Crackers Trio from L’Occitane. Perfect after-entertaining treat for the host/hostess!

  195. Tracy D says:

    I’m a subscriber! The Miscela set sounds like a yummy hostess gift!

  196. Nancy W. says:

    I like the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels, it’s something that can be taken out every year and used again for the holidays.

  197. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    Squish ❤
    Obsessed with the Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box. Def. buying one for myself this year!!

  198. Emma Thompson says:

    What perfect gift and holiday ideas! Great for those hard to buy for hosts.

  199. stacey h says:

    i love the Squish gummies – i’m like a kid around gummies

  200. linnett says:

    The Holiday Mug Candles are my fav

  201. Tina L. says:

    I like the Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box

  202. BlessedTA says:

    L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio

  203. Karen David says:

    My favourite prize is the $150 Miscela Prize Package

  204. Linda Richter says:

    I like to keep a quantity of non-alcoholic wine and beer on hand for that special person who is the designated driver. Premium Near Beer Store has a wonderful selection, some that I have never seen before, what a treat!

  205. micrapol says:

    I love the holiday mugs from Indigo. Lots of great ideas for my Christmas list!

  206. Denae Boucher says:

    I love the L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio.

  207. Josee B says:

    I love the Raine & Humble tea towel!

  208. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the decor idea from Canadian Women’s Foundation Shop for GEN1 Collection!

  209. Grace says:

    The festive crackers would be so cute at christmas!

  210. my favourite is the holiday mug candles

  211. shannon kamp says:

    my favorite idea is actually the Miscela 🙂

  212. Janet P. says:

    My favourite host gift idea is the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels-fun and practical too!

  213. KT says:

    I really like the candle mug from Indigo. Something you can burn throughout the holidays and then use the mug later. Cool idea.

  214. LisaM says:

    I love the Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels – they’re cute and everyone hates to buy new ones!

  215. Long time subscriber! I love the Festive Crackers Trio!! @RebTheCatSitter

  216. Doug L says:

    Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane

  217. wai man says:

    i like Raine & Humble Holiday Tea Towels , entry pls

  218. Sylvia S. says:

    I like the Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box

  219. AshleyAC says:

    I like the $150 Miscela Prize Package (including all flavours of Miscela, a cheese board, and other party snacks) best!

  220. Amy Doyle says:

    $150 Miscela Prize Package

  221. lorna says:

    I love the Loccitane festive crackers.

  222. Marcie says:

    “Squish” is so unique and fun….plus it has an awesome name. It’s got my vote!

  223. stalkee says:

    Squish is such a unique and fun idea…plus it has an awesome name. It’s got my vote!

  224. Laurie W. says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Squish Year’s Best Gift Box.

  225. Holly says:

    The Festive Crackers from L’Occitane would be great!

  226. Lisa S says:

    Everything Squish is super awesome!

  227. Michael says:

    I like the Mixed Case of Non-Alcoholic Beer

  228. Francine Fogel says:

    I like the Miscela prize pack

  229. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite idea is the Miscela.

  230. Samantha S says:

    $150 Miscela Prize Package would have to be my favourite pick. Though to be honest it might just be because I’m pretty hungry right now =PPP

  231. Karen Williams says:

    I think the L’Occitane Festive Crackers are the best. I love opening the crackers, and guests would be extra delighted with these prizes.

  232. leah e says:

    I like the year’s best gift box!

  233. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite is the $150 Miscela Prize Package. Looks so yummy!

  234. Nicole S says:

    I love the idea of the Squish gift box because you’re right – most of my friends have little kids these days.

  235. Alana LeSueur says:

    I would have to go with the Raine & Humble Tea Towels etc.in their holiday collection…I happen to love pretty tea towels and aprons, so this would be a very lasting gift, versus receiving food/beverages for me to give or receive.

  236. beach650 says:

    glad to know about Festive Crackers Trio – $30 at L’Occitane – everyone loves an assortment of products to try.

  237. JoAnne Hudy says:

    I really love the Squish Candies Year’s Best Gift Box, because they would get me lots of squishies from my friends and family when I gift them with one… 🙂

  238. Gina says:

    L’Occitane Festive Crackers Trio

  239. talah says:

    i love the squish gummie box. great idea. thanks

  240. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Actually this is a great selection for teachers and tutors and coaches! I will be picking up the L’Occitane crackers for several of them and the Squish box is great for family dinners with lots of little ones.

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