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8 Unique Gift Ideas for the Holiday Host

8 Unique Gift Ideas for the Holiday Host |

Whether you’re invited to a casual festive brunch or a formal dinner party, show your thanks by treating the host to one of these thoughtful and unexpected gifts. Sure, you can’t go wrong with wine, but we promise the below unique gift ideas are even better.

Cocktail Shaker
For the stylish host who knows how to mix things up every year, this trendy glass hobnail shaker will quickly become the star of the party.
Anthropologie, $32 US.

Cheese Knives
The best holiday soirees are always the ones that offer delicious spreads, from charcuterie boards to cheese plates. This elegant marble and copper knife set will make those platters all the more appetizing.
Williams-Sonoma, $74.

Toronto Coasters
Impress friends living in Toronto’s downtown core with this set of beautifully handcrafted cedar coasters, which are engraved with images of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.
Brika, $36.

Caesar-Making Gift Set­
With two stylish bar glasses, a Bloody Caesar mix and recipe-printed coasters, this “Cheers To You” gift set is an all-around crowd-pleaser.
The Drake General Store, $40.

Prosecco-Infused Gummy Bears
Raise a glass to these sugary-sweet gummy bears that are flavoured with Prosecco. Pro tip: They taste even better when dropped in a glass of bubbly.
Squish, $12.

Aerator Decanter
This well-designed decanter makes all others pale in comparison. But the product is more than just a pretty sight – its unique design helps enhance both the flavour and aroma of wine, red or white. We’ll cheers to that.
Indigo, $30.

Coffee and Tea Canisters
These rustic-style coffee and tea canisters are essential for that early-riser in your life. You can even get them monogrammed for an extra personal touch.
West Elm, $39 each.

Food & Beer Book
Because few things in life beat food and beer, and this cookbook lets it be known. The hardcover, authored by Canadian chef Daniel Burns and brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, explores the new gastronomic movement of pairing the two together, while offering recipes designed to satisfy any brewing enthusiast.
Amazon, $60.