Nothing beats the feeling of arriving at a house party with the perfect gift in hand. It is a show of etiquette, taste and attentiveness all at once. While you might have only been asked to bring yourself, a seasoned party-goer knows that it is every guest’s duty to up the ante on the merrymaking by presenting a gift befitting the occasion—one that reflects the lavishness of the party while aligning with your hostess’s personal style.
The best hostess gifts, of course, are those that can directly contribute to the atmosphere of the celebration. On your next invite from your stylish friend renowned for her impossibly extravagant parties, bring a meticulously-crafted bottle of Don Julio 1942 for an easy way to put a sparkling cherry on the cake. Packaged in a covetable bottle, this precious spirit is favoured by A-listers worldwide—sure to be a hit with your host’s fashionable friends.
An exceptional spirit deserves an exceptional vessel, so what better to pair with your bottle of Don Julio 1942 than crystal champagne flutes? Designed for savouring in sips, a flute allows the aroma of the luxury tequila to reach your nose slowly, enhancing the drinking experience.
Stepping outside the realm of celebratory tipples but staying within the universe of opulence, an artisanal porcelain plate from Hermès (adorned with 24-carat gold thread, no less) or a thoughtfully chosen bouquet from botanical studio This Humid House will go a long way in showcasing your care, gratitude, and well wishes for your generous host. Below, find the full list of Vogue-approved hostess gifts to ensure you’re a model house party guest this season.
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Don Julio 1942, $328
This luxury spirit has recently taken Southeast Asia by storm, making it the perfect choice for taking an extravagant house party to the next level and keeping the vibe alive all evening. Presented in a beautiful bottle ideal for gifting—its tall, elegant form inspired by the long pointed leaves of the blue agave plant—Don Julio 1942 is instantly recognisable as a symbol of elegance and sophistication. The carefully-crafted tequila presents an unparalleled depth of flavour and is the spirit of choice for celebrities and the upper echelon worldwide. What’s not to love?
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Versace Medusa Lumière Haze flute, $690
Handcrafted from 100% crystal in Germany, this elegant champagne flute from Versace’s Medusa Lumière Haze collection features the iconic Medusa motif crafted into its stem. Accented by a striking dark grey colour, the flute stands apart from any traditional vessel made for imbibing precious spirits.
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Hermès Cheval d’Orient bread and butter plate, $430
With decorations applied by hand using 24-carat gold thread, this porcelain plate from Hermès is the picture of opulence. Whether used as a statement piece to set the table or for its actual function as a bread plate, the item evokes the silk caravans and conviviality of the Orient, inspired by 15th and 16th century Persian miniatures.
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Loewe Tomato Leaves wax candleholder, $220
Put an elegant spin on the scented candle gift with this sculptural wax candleholder from Loewe—a welcome addition to any fashionable mantlepiece. In this festive red colour and infused with the unique olfactory signature of tomato leaves (think earthy, juicy and unexpectedly feminine), there is no iteration of this cult-favourite item more appropriate for the holiday season.
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This Humid House Fruitcake floral arrangement, $240
Singaporean botanical studio This Humid House is known for its unorthodox approach to floristry, and this Christmas tree-shaped creation of toothbrush banksia and pinecones is no exception. Suitably festive yet playfully untraditional, this floral arrangement is ceremoniously presented in a glimmering, 100% polished silver vessel—making for a conversation-starting gift that will light up the table.