There’s no denying that wine and chocolates are standard fare when it comes to gifts for party hosts.
It’s understandable, of course — both options are liked by the majority, and serves as a safe, reliable choice for most parties. Except when practically everyone is giving them as gifts, of course.
Hope to stand out from the crowd this year? Good call. Impress your host with 13 of the best gifts to bring for party hosts that are definitely not wine or chocolate offerings.
Time to reset the bar when it comes to gift-giving? You can bet on it!
1. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash
There’s nothing more thoughtful than giving your hosts a gift that they can use in their everyday lives. Go for something like a hand and body wash, like this offering from Jo Malone.
Not only is it in the classic, iconic Jo Malone scent that is loved by many, it also refreshes and conditions skin effortlessly. The formula is exceedingly gentle, with it cleansing without irritating skin. Perfect! Apparently, users also love how luxurious and rich the foam feels on skin.
The ultimate pampering gift for your hosts? Check!
The Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash is available at all Jo Malone boutiques and retails at SGD67.
2. Crabtree & Evelyn Hip Halves Sharing Biscuits
A step up from chocolates? Cookies, of course! Especially when they’re cookies from Crabtree & Evelyn. Snag this box of Hip Halves Sharing Biscuits, which contains half-sized tubes of their classic chocolate, fruit, and all butter biscuits.
Trust us, this gift is perfect for foodies. Plus, the adorable tins can still be stored even after the cookies are consumed and used as a great display piece. Talk about a win-win situation!
The Crabtree & Evelyn Hip Halves Sharing Biscuits is available at all Crabtree & Evelyn boutiques and retails at SGD59.
3. Sephora Collection Shower Jelly Dose Set
Your hosts are sure to appreciate some R&R after all that stressful holiday party planning, so give them this set of shower jellies from Sephora so that they can kick back and unwind in the tub.
This set comes with thirteen different shower jelly capsules in five addictive scents. Oh, and did we mention that they come in super cute names, too? Think shower jellies called Morning Zest, Beach Vibes, and even Pillow Battle. Adorable!
The Sephora Collection Shower Jelly Dose Set is available at all Sephora outlets and retails at SGD24.
4. This Works Sleep Tight
No one is going to begrudge a better night’s sleep, so give your hosts an aromatherapy set that does just that.
Our pick? The This Works Sleep Tight, which comes with three products including a Stress Check Roll On Perfume, a Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, and a Sleep Plus Pillow Spray. Filled with a fragrant scents that are known to promote relaxation, falling into a deep, restful sleep will never be easier!
The This Works Sleep Tight set is available at all Sephora outlets and retails at SGD26.
5. Gifts Less Ordinary Personalised Hexagonal Champagne Flute
Instead of getting your hosts alcohol, why not get them something a little more thoughtful that allows them to drink more of their favourite alcohol instead? Okay, we kid, but you really can’t go wrong with these Personalised Hexagonal Champagne Flutes from Gifts Less Ordinary.
Add your hosts name or whatever other message you’d like them to remember along the side of the glass. You can even pick from two different font options to ensure that it is within a style you know they’ll like.
How thoughtful! There’s no doubt that they’d remember a gift like this for years to come.
The Gifts Less Ordinary Personalised Hexagonal Champagne Flute is available on Gifts Less Ordinary and retails at SGD78.76.
6. Diptyque Paris Carrousel
This beautiful candle is sure to make a great addition to just about anyone’s vanity. Light it up and watch as the carousel begin to move as if by magic, which simply just adds to the festive vibes already in the air.
Get it for someone who is a lover of all things #aesthetic, or anyone with a burning (pun intended) love for candles. It is a little on the pricey side (as with most Diptyque items) but it’ll be well worth it when you spot your giftee’s face!
The Diptyque Paris Carousel is available all Diptyque boutiques. Its price is unavailable.
7. Kikki K Leather Planner Gift Pack
The start of a new year is fast approaching, so why not ensure that your giftee is prepared for it by getting them a gorgeous planner for 2019?
We highly recommend the Kikki K Leather Planner Gift Pack, with comes with a matching twist pen in gold, sticker sheets (that include alphabet stickers and customisable tags), as well as a matching luggage tag. You can even go the extra mile and get it monogrammed, if you wish!
Also available in black, the Kikki K Leather Planner Gift Pack is undoubtedly one of the best gifts to give that has nothing to do with wines and chocolates. Don’t say we didn’t warn you— make sure to snap them quick before they’re all sold out!
The Kikki K Leather Planner Gift Pack is available at all Kikki K boutiques and retails at SGD109.90.
8. Typo Mini Ceramic Novelty Light
No one is ever too old for a night light. Get your party hosts this adorable Ceramic Novelty Light in the shape of an unicorn to remind your hosts of just how magical they are!
Available in two different colours as well as variety of other shapes, it provides the right amount pizzaz and style to just about any household. Batteries are also included at purchase, so you don’t have to go out of the way to buy a new seat either. Sounds ideal!
The Typo Mini Ceramic Novelty Light is available at all Typo boutiques and retails at SGD15.
9. Lush Snow Fairy Massage Bar
Shine bright like a diamond and smell like candy with the Lush Snow Fairy Massage Bar, which helps add a marvellous amount of moisture and hydration to dry, parched skin.
Formulated with fair trade organic cocoa butter as well as cornflour, your party hosts are going to feel and smell the difference they second they set this massage bar onto their skin. The cute packaging is just the cherry on top, really!
The Lush Snow Fairy Massage Bar is available at all Lush outlets and retails at SGD25.
10. Singapore Memoryboards Colours Of Singapore Coasters
Keep table tops pristine with this set of adorably nostalgic coasters from Colours Of Singapore. Available in packs of six and bearing iconic scenery and items from our very own sunny little island, your party hosts will love such a highly unique gift.
Another plus point? They are manufactured and shipped right here, so they’re bound to arrive quickly upon ordering. Can we say great last-minute gift, or what?
The Singapore Memoryboards Colours Of Singapore Coasters are available on Naiise. It retails at SGD30.
11. Barruntando Ceramic Cat Ring Dish
Get rings and other loose jewellery organised with this too-cute Ceramic Cat Ring Dish. Apparently, rings can be stored along its long, striped tail, while bracelets, earrings, and other small treasures can be placed along the plate or on its torso.
But wait, it gets better— personalisation is possible, as these fun creations are made to order. You can consider adding your giftee’s initials or name inked along the plate to add a sincere (and one-of-a-kind) touch.
The Barruntando Ceramic Cat Dish is available on Etsy and retails at SGD35.79.
12. Typo Easy On The Eye Sleep Mask
Perfect for frequent flyers or light sleepers, the Typo Easy On The Eye Sleep Mask comes in a variety of quirky, whimsical designs that are sure to put a smile on your party host’s face.
Made of 80% cotton jersey and 20% satin material, we guarantee that this bad boy is 100% comfortable. It is also highly affordable— with each mask coming in at less than SGD10— so consider getting multiples and giving them out as stocking stuffers, too!
The Typo Easy On The Eye Sleep Mask is available at Typo boutiques and retails at SGD7.99.
13. Monoyono It’s Too Early For You To Say Things Mug
A quality coffee or tea mug makes a great gift for most. Look out for designs that you know your giftee will like, such as graphic art, calligraphy, and or something that is completely minimalist.
We love this one from Monoyono, which comes with a relatable quote for those who aren’t morning folk. This 11oz ceramic bad boy is dishwasher and microwave safe, and also comes boxed for ease of gifting. How convenient!
The Monoyono It’s Too Early For You To Say Things Mug is available at all Monoyono boutiques and retails at SGD12.45.