Gifts for the Host
By Halle Cook Published October 2020
Mama taught us to never arrive somewhere empty-handed. The hostess may have the mostest, but we promise they won’t mind an extra bottle (or two). If you’ve been invited to a last-minute gathering, don’t stress about what to bring. We’ve got awesome options that will delight the host as much as your company.
The Glengarry Blended Scotch Whisky | $16.99 ($18.99 reg. price)
Scotch off your other ideas on the gift list and go with this flavorful bottle. The Glengarry Blended Scotch Whisky will provide your host with notes of toffee and citrus followed by a smooth finish with a mild peat. This thoughtful present won’t break your bank at only $16.99, but still lets the receiver know how much you care. The thought does count but, in this case, the taste counts more.
JAJA Tequila Blanco with Game | $35.99
Our reindeer games include tequila and we bet your host would enjoy that as well. If they like playing “What Do You Meme” while blasting “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, this is the perfect gift for them. The Chainsmokers are co-owners of JAJA Tequila, a traditional and savory tequila, and this gift set pairs it with the #1 best-selling party game. This 2-in-1 present will provide fun even past the last drop of tequila, but since the drink is a must, you can find more JAJA Tequila options here.
For a host that enjoys a little yo-ho-ho on the side of their fa-la-las, they are sure to be happy kraken open a bottle of this black spiced rum. Blended with 13 different secret spices, legend has it, a ship carrying spiced rum was attacked by the monstrous Kraken. All of the barrels of rum were destroyed except one, which was badly stained by the squid’s black ink. It was dubbed The Kraken Rum. This gift comes with two color changing glasses, one for the host and one for you, their first mate.
Forgot about your holiday dinner party but still want to wow your host? This gift set is the option for you. It includes a bottle of Belvedere Polish Vodka and a cutting board for your host to pull out during their next soirée. The best part about it is there is no wrapping required. All you have to do is stick a bow on it and it’s ready to gift.
Gentleman Jack with Glass Shaker | $27.99 ($29.99 reg. price)
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner...Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey. This gift combination pairs a bottle of this smooth spirit with a handsome glass shaker for all their whiskey cocktail needs. Two charcoal mellowing's provide Gentleman Jack with its silky and soft, caramel, black currant and mandarin orange notes. It is laced with vanilla and smoke to allow the drinker aromas of honey, nut and oak while also enjoying complex flavors of leather, tobacco, coffee and raisins.
Chateau La Chandelliere Médoc | $16.99 ($17.99 reg. price)
As your host greets you with a friendly bonjour, present them with this beautiful bottle of French wine. Chateau La Chandelliere Medoc is a dry red wine with a palate of dark fruit and spices. It is a fun and different alternative to a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and offers a long, lingering finish. This delightful varietal pairs wonderfully with beef, cheese and poultry and is sure to get your host excited to serve.
If your host friend is the peanut butter to your chocolate, make sure to treat them this holiday season to Ballotin Peanut Butter Chocolate Whiskey. Like a drinkable candy, this craft whiskey is blended with all-natural chocolate and peanut butter flavors for a smooth and enjoyable drinking experience. This gift is a wonderful way to tell the host how sweet it is of them to invite you. Are they not the biggest fan of this combo? Check out other flavorful Ballotin options here.
Baileys Apple Pie Irish Cream | $35.99
Has your host spent hours in the kitchen preparing delectable desserts for you and the rest of the guests? Thank them with a bottle of Baileys Apple Pie Irish Cream. Just in case they are too busy serving to snag a piece of their hard work, let them enjoy their favorite dessert in this easy bottle. This gift brings flavors of an apple pie a la mode, blended with the Irish cream flavor you know and love.
Sometimes, a cheesy gift is exactly what the host wants. True Fabrications Farmhouse Cheese set provides an array of cheese knives to cut their favorite cheeses from a tasty sharp cheddar to a smooth brie. And what is cheese’s best friend? A bottle of wine. Bring along your host’s favorite varietal to personalize this delightful gift. Shop our Sourced & Certified Collection to find the perfect addition to their new favorite serving accessory and cheeses to go with it here.
Prices valid through November 28, 2020. Pricing, selection and vintages may vary by location.