These kitchen aids are great options for the hostess or the homebody

Sure, a bottle of booze is usually welcomed at any house-warming or holiday party, but you don’t have to limit yourself to the obvious. Here are just a few more creative (and thoughtful) hostess gifts that can put you at the top of the guest list.

Food

Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey Truffles

Switch up your small-gift game with these complex and indulgent artisanal truffles. With locally distilled whiskey infused with a touch of New York State Fall honey, each bite packs rich notes of toffee, vanilla, and smokey spice. $26, igourmet.com

LINDEN X TWO 12oz Whole Bean Coffee

Have a coffee lover on your list? And they’re also a runner? You can’t go wrong with a bag of small-batch, speciality beans by Des and Ryan Linden. From $16, coffeebylt.com

Stonewall Kitchen Holiday 2019 Pepper Jelly Collection

A fresh change of pace from your standard jams and jellies, this duo—Red Pepper Jelly and Hot Pepper Cranberry Jelly—is an ideal combo to keep on hand for quick appetizers, dressings, and glazes throughout the holiday season and beyond. $21.95, amazon.com

Kitchenware

Golden Rabbit Green Scallop Oval Platter

Need to bring an app to your next party? Serve it up on this beautiful oval platter as a bonus hostess gift. Carbon steel coated with a porcelain enamel and trimmed in stainless steel give this platter super-tough durability (it’s oven, stove, and dishwasher safe) with a delicate server-friendly design. $46.50, goldenrabbit.com

Acacia Servers

This simple set is a welcomed accessory for serving up salads and pasta in style. $35, surlatable.com

Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Pens

A unique gift idea for the woman who’s always serving wine at her parties. Simply write guest’s names on the glass—you can write anywhere for red wine, for white and cold drinks you’ll want to write on the base for best results—and let it dry for three to five minutes. Then when the party’s over, easily wash off the ink with warm soapy water. $10, amazon.com

Candles

Homesick Holiday Candle

Give far-away loved ones the cozy vibe of fresh-cut pines and homemade pies. $30, homesick.com

Illume Santal Fig Vanity Tin Candle

A sweet combination of fruit, citrus, and sandalwood scents. $20, illumecandles.com

MPOWERD Luci Solar String Lights

18 feet of warm white LEDs for flame-free ambiance. $40, mpowerd.com

SKEEM Triple Wick Sea Salt Citronella Candle

80 hours of all-natural bug repellent, without the smell of bug repellent $46, skeemshop.com