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10 Gifts for the Hostess (that give back!)

Holiday Gifts that give back

In this weekly column, I'm sharing high-style tips and finds that are budget-friendly, too! This week, I've rounded up some of the best gifts with a charitable twist. Find more holiday ideas on my blog, A Vintage Splendor.

If your holiday schedule is anything like mine, then you're on the home stretch with holiday parties coming up in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, you've bought all your gifts, wrapped them up, and are enjoying them decorating your home. Hostess gifts always seem a last ditch effort with many of us rushing to the wine shop for a bottle. I know, you can't go wrong with wine, but this year I have another game plan: gifts that give back.
Gifts with a charitable component not only upstage that bottle of wine, but they spread the holiday spirit of giving back, plus they make a lovely and thoughtful gift for the host or hostess. Whether it's helping Kenyan woodworkers, Americans who need a warm and filling meal, or young women in Guatemala, these gifts are stylish, affordable and maximize that holiday spirit. Plus, you can get these gifts delivered in time for the holidays.

Here, 10 picks - mostly under $15!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Hostess gifts (that give back!)

1. Ombre Coasters, $6
2. Feed Oven Mitt + Pot Holder, $12 each
3. Hand Painted Floral Tray, $18
4. Heart Spoon, $14
5. The Giving Keys Necklace, $35
6. Apolis Tote, $28
7. Toms for Target Candle, $15
8. Painted Floral Box, $12
9. Kiehl's Gift Set, $45
10. Carpe Diem Espresso, $12.99

Editor's Note: Hey ladies, Dianna here! Just a quick announcement since we're on the topic of gift-giving...I've teamed up with my friends at to surprise 5 of the sweetest ladies (who also happen to be bloggers!) in my life with a little holiday cheer - it could be you, hint hint! Here's a peek at what they might be receiving. —BB
love these! Such great finds!
#1 Mel (Homepage) on 2014-12-18 09:05 (Reply)
that heart-shaped wooden spoon is adorable! my personal favorite gifts to gift your host/hostess this year are these:
#2 annie (Homepage) on 2014-12-19 16:23 (Reply)
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