Cheers to the Host: Gifts to Express Your Gratitude this Holiday Season


Hey party people, get ready to spread the holiday love with “Cheers to the Host: Gifts to Express Your Gratitude this Holiday Season”!  We’ve all been there – you snag that invite to a festive gathering, and suddenly, the panic sets in: What do you bring to thank the host for putting up with your awesome self? Fear not, because we’ve got your back with a guide that’s as easygoing as your favorite ugly Christmas sweater. Our handpicked selection is here to ensure you’re the guest with the most. Let’s make sure your gratitude game is on point and your host feels the love. So, kick back, relax, and let’s sleigh this gift-giving thing together!

Snow Fox

Inspired by the Southern California lifestyle, the founder designed Snowfox insulated stainless steel barware in classic silhouettes that look and feel like fine glassware so you can experience your drink the way it’s meant to be. Thin rimmed, lightweight and easy to hold, they are elegant enough for entertaining and provide an amazing drinking experience. Who wants to drink warm wine….ever? Snowfox is just as great to use inside as it is outside on hot day.

Stainless Steel Ice Bucket with Lid and Tongs

Make an elegant and innovative addition to your barware assortment with our beautifully vacuum insulated ice bucket. In addition to keeping ice from melting, it includes a unique hanging lid and tongs so you can make cocktails with ease.

Beyond Cushions

Beyond Cushions Corporation- was launched in August 2013 to market high-end furnishing accessories and home accents. Our product range has our signature designs that depict famous skylines and other recognizable landmarks unique to some of the major cities around the world – New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Fort worth, Atlanta and Washington DC are some of our most popular themes.

Our beautifully embroidered pillows have received much praise and have taken pride of place in homes across the world.

Our products are hand-designed and crafted, and machine embroidered guaranteed to provide a clean, precise and professional finish every single time. We use nothing but high-quality  wool in our products, and stand by our quality assurance with every single purchase.

We also offer design services for private and commercial clients who would like a customized pillow or embroidered souvenir made for their city or hotel/resort. Please refer to the custom design link for more details.


Vornado LUCERNA 2 Alchemy Ultrasonic Humidifier with Ambient Light

Vornado’s new ultrasonic humidifier, the Alchemy Lucerna 2, redefining how we think about humidifiers. Anyone who cares about the intersection between health and style would love to receive the Lucerna 2 this holiday season. This efficient humidifier offers FDA-recommended cool mist, which can help shrink swelling in nasal passages, making breathing easier during cough and cold season. The Lucerna 2 is the ultimate example of form and function. The modern design will fit any décor with style and sophistication, while it also is an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier that is perfect for the cold/dry fall and winter months.

The Lucerna 2 creates a majestic display of mist and light, unlike any other humidifier. At 24 hours of runtime on low and 12 hours on high, the Lucerna 2’s 1-gallon water tank has the endurance to maintain a comfortable environment. The inspiring tank design and the ambient light create an illuminating experience independent of the humidity. It offers three brightness settings and convenient touch controls that will elevate any surroundings.

Vornado just launched this ultrasonic humidifier, adding it to their roster of heaters and fans that have been a staple in American homes for almost 100 years!

Hazel Park Home

Holiday Promotion – spend $250, get a free home fragrance item of your choice (6 candles & diffusers to choose from)

The Hazel Park Signature Wool Blanket is thoughtfully made for thoughtful giving, and is ideal for that person who already has everything. Made from 100% American Rocky Mountain wool, it is woven in the only premium woolen mill in the US. Astonishing in its softness and warm durability, with no synthetics in sight. It’s an heirloom piece that will always feel as perfect as the day you gave it.

Made in Connecticut in small batches with a minimal footprint, this blanket is not only cozy but also sustainably and ethically made. It comes in three gorgeous colors inspired by nature and chosen to subtly accent the home. We love Hazel Park because all of their products are Made in USA, and they focus on telling the story of how and where each product is made. It makes for great gifting when the product is both luxurious and has a great story behind it. Plus, all of their products come gift wrapped in a high-quality Hazel Park box, and include free shipping.

Moccamaster KBGV Select

Moccamaster is refunding a set number of purchases from each day’s sales on their website.  When you purchase a brewer or grinder between 12/1 – 12/4, you’ll be entered to win a refund.

Sunday 12/10 – Thursday, 12/14, Moccamaster will offer Free Expedited Shipping on its website (2 business day shipping)

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Select is one of the most talked about drip coffee brewers on the market today – receiving awards, great reviews from coffee critics and social media love from customers. Moccamasters have a great reputation amongst people who love a good cup of coffee and are consistently ranked as some of the best high-end coffee makers around.

A Moccamaster is more than just a coffee pot. It is a coffee brewer for individuals who appreciate the art of a pour-over coffee without having to do the manual work to receive the great taste. Many coffee drinkers love the features of the KBGV Select, such as how they can make a half carafe or a full 10 cups.

The Moccamaster KBGV Select doesn’t just make great coffee, it looks good too. The overall design of the coffee brewer is appealing. With over 20 colors to choose from, it can complement any kitchen and look good on the counter. It’s the perfect balance between style and quality.

Handmade in the heart of the Netherlands, this at-home brewer produces a flavor similar to what you would drink in a café. What sets this machine apart from others is its copper heating element that quickly heats the water to the ideal brewing temperature of 196 to 205 degrees throughout the entire brewing process.

All Moccamaster coffee brewers are certified to brew to the strict standards of the European Coffee Brewing Center (ECBC) and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA); certifications awarded only after extensive and rigorous quality control and laboratory testing.


Constructed with 100% stainless steel and an eco-friendly bamboo lid, this infuser fits perfectly into most teacups, mugs, and pots. Its generous size grants your tea plenty of space to unleash its fullest flavor and most powerful health benefits. Laser etching prevents any small particles from making their way into your brew. Plus, you can use its lid as a drip tray. Care is easy too — simply throw it in the dishwasher!

The differentiator with The Whistling Kettle is taste. This is a loose tea brand that has been successfully operating as three restaurants, now rolling out their more than 100 tea flavors nationally/internationally. The flavor makes a difference, especially when people are choosing teas for health benefits, which they often do! Most ‘healthy’ teas taste terrible, are bitter, not fun to drink. Their teas have multiple flavors and are addictive.

NEW* Saatva Plush Towel Collection

 Our reinvented take on the classic luxury hotel bath towel

Choose from Plush or Waffle

Wrap them up in Saatva’s reinvented take on the classic luxury hotel bath towel, which features OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 cotton (certified free of harmful chemicals) in a thick, absorbent, extra-long terry weave. When only the finest towel will do, Saatva’s impossibly plush and soft towels are the final touch in creating a spa-like bath experience—exclusively woven in durable long-staple cotton that gets softer with every wash. The collection comes in three colors: White, Slate, and Sand.

Gift them spa-worthy softness after every bath or shower with Saatva’s lightweight, breathable waffle towels exclusively woven in durable, long-staple cotton OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 cotton that gets softer with every wash. Saatva’s Waffle Towel Collection is woven in a traditional Imabari-style waffle design. This creates a larger surface area for maximum absorbency while maintaining excellent airflow. The collection is available in White, Slate, and Sand.

LANG TheWell

Say goodbye to single use plastics and hello to water that tastes like it’s fresh from an Alpine spring with TheWell from Swiss brand LANG!

TheWell is the world’s most advanced drinks system: purifies, mineralizes and instantly adds flavors to tap water.

It is the only solution able to not only fully purify any water, but also instantly remineralize it, add flavors and serve it hot. TheWell works with liquid mineral and flavor concentrates, because liquids can be dosed precisely, mix instantly with water and preserve maximum flavor intensity. What’s more, our system uses no single use elements.

This 3 step filtration system purifies your tap water and then remineralizes it with all the essential salts, minerals, and flavors your body needs to thrive.

TheWell has no internal water storage: unlike almost all other standalone filtration solutions, TheWell filters the water as it serves it. This avoids post-filtration contamination and ensures that the water we have cleaned remains clean.

To make life even easier, TheWell is self-cleaning. An integrated daily rinsing program is automatically performed to kill off bacteria and germs while removing all flavor residues for your clean water.

Eli & Elm – Weighted Comforter 

Holiday Special: 50% off 

Discover the relaxing benefits of deep pressure therapy with Eli & Elm’s Weighted Comforter! This luxuriously soft blanket gives the feeling of a cozy hug thanks to a perfect distribution of thousands of micro-sized glass beads. This gentle pressure is said to help your body release its “feel good” chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, putting you in a better mood while helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Table Terrain

The tablescape made easy! With nearly three decades of experience in all things home decor, womanpreneur and founder of Table Terrain, Brooke Streep, brings style and beauty right to your table – she does the shopping so you don’t have to! Creative and convenient, Table Terrain has designed and curated an eclectic mix of items from around the globe that are elegant, unique, and interchangeable. Think timeless style, not trendy; quality, not cheap; and attention to detail, form, and function. The concept is to make your life easier, keeping things simple and of course beautiful, the kits are shipped directly to you and include step-by-step directions for placing each item. Providing expertly hand-selected, seasonal kits that complement your style and occasion with indoor and outdoor settings, Table Terrain is great for a complete table makeover or just a few select things to finish your spread; with a variety of individual items and complete kits to choose from, this brand is sure to take something off your plate….and place it on your table! *Check out The Spring Collection for a modern tablescable theme filled with a mixture of woodland, crisp whites, pale pastels, florals, and fresh patterns!

World Vision Gift Catalog

“The World Vision Christmas Gift Catalog is one of the simplest ways families can address some of the world’s most difficult challenges. Sustained conflict, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, and the need for clean water make World Vision’s work even more important as we respond to global crises and help empower millions of people to lift themselves out of poverty,” said Edgar Sandoval Sr., president and CEO of World Vision. “We thank God for our generous donors. When they shop for items from the Gift Catalog, they not only provide a gift for their loved ones but also make a positive impact in the lives of children and families across the globe.”

Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has enlisted a star-studded cast of celebrity supporters to play an inspiring role in promoting its annual Christmas gift catalog. Each year, the catalog raises millions of dollars to help fund World Vision’s relief and development work around the globe.

The celebrities featuring artisan-made gifts in this year’s catalog include:

Emmy®-winning actor, producer and bestselling author Patricia Heaton, who has supported the Gift Catalog since 2014. Heaton’s “Morning Blessings” artisanal mug is formed of Talavera clay and hand painted in Mexico by local women using methods passed down through generations.
Actor, director and producer Melissa Joan Hart, a Gift Catalog supporter since 2018. Hart’s “Beads of Blessing” beaded bracelet is skillfully crafted by talented women artisans in South Africa by sewing glass beads around cloth.
Actor and singer Alexa PenaVega, new to the World Vision celebrity supporter family. PenaVega is showcasing the “Seeds of Change” wrap bracelet, handcrafted from melon seeds in Colombia. The bracelet is lightweight, eco-friendly and clasp-free.

Other celebrities returning this year to support the catalog include 12-year NFL veteran Kelvin Beachum, offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals and spokesperson for World Vision’s disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, as well as pop singer and American Idol contestant Wé McDonald.

Donations for the artisan-made gifts offered in the catalog go to the World Vision Fund, empowering kids and families to tackle the big issues that keep them in poverty and equipping them to thrive. Donors can give any gift in a loved one’s name and choose to send a complimentary, personalized card describing the gift and its impact.

Launched in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog features hundreds of life-changing items with donation amounts ranging from $10 to $15,000, including farm animals, clean water systems, economic empowerment services, healthcare support, emergency food, and clothing and school supplies.


 There’s a reason chefs are calling MÄNNKITCHEN’s Pepper Cannon the “best give they’ve ever received.” With a grind range of 8-60+ mesh and unparalleled output 10x the competition, the Pepper Cannon is the ultimate gift for culinary enthusiasts! The average pepper mill takes 70+ cranks to produce a tablespoon of freshly ground pepper, but with the Pepper Cannon, it’ll take less than 10. 

doTERRA Pebble Diffuser and Lavender essential oil

The doTERRA Pebble Diffuser and Lavender essential oil are the perfect pairing to say thank you to a hostess! The Pebble Diffuser has a simple design with all the capabilities you need to infuse a room with lovely aromas. It diffuses up to 10 hours and has cyan, white, purple, blue, and white light options. Pure doTERRA Lavender essential oil offers a soothing aroma, encouraging your hostess to sit back and relax after having company. Give you hostess the gift of relaxation with these two!


Hill by the Sea 

Real cooking is about following your heart rather than the recipe, because cooking is more than just a blending of ingredients from land, sea, and farm, according to Chef Seadon Shouse, the notable Nova Scotia chef who brought its cuisine to the Hoboken coast. He details his philosophy through recipes and memories, in From the Hill by the Sea, a cookbook-memoir. Chef Shouse is Executive Chef of Halifax Hoboken is both memoir and recipe for cooking and for life, educating the reader in Chef Seadon’s Nova Scotia-grown roots of foraging, hand-making, and cooking from the land with heart and soul.

BOOKS For Everyone By Pacific and Court

I Love Trader Joes

Create stunning boards, creative charcuterie, and delicious spreads for every occasion with 50 recipes featuring your favorite Trader Joe’s® products.

If you’re an avid Trader Joe’s® shopper or you can’t stop making every meal into a charcuterie board, this is the perfect cookbook for you!

101 Silly Christmas Jokes

Looking for some jokes that will really sleigh? You found them! 101 Silly Christmas Jokes for Kids is filled with funny, delightful knock-knocks and gut-busters that kids will love reading, sharing and telling.

Discover the ultimate laugh-out-loud joke book for kids that’s 100% all about everyone’s favorite time of year—Christmas! Inside, kids will find clean, fun jokes.

The Mediterranean Dish

What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs has blossomed into the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle with millions of readers—and now it is the inspiration for the first cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh. In her cookbook, Suzy brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens, using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow, tested-to-perfection recipes to make your meals more vibrant, delicious, and yes—even a little healthier, too!  Suzy’s winning combination of approachable instructions, reliable recipes, stunning photography, charming authentic stories, and simple assemblies is sure to thrill anyone hungry to eat healthier food that bursts with flavor and spice.

Quarto Books

35% off each title and free US shipping through December 31, 2023 with coupon code FAM23


Get creative with the whole family this holiday season with these titles from The Quarto Group!

For the Hostess who has children 

Make your very own personalized cross-stitch pieces by combining “ready-to-go” patterns with the tips and tricks for customization with Customize Your Cross-Stitch. You can learn everything from using the tools of the trade to reading a pattern, creating basic stitches, and tweaking an already-existing design. The beautiful, modern designs in this book are accompanied by simple instructions appropriate for all skill levels. Available December 5, 2023 wherever fine books are sold!

Discover simple ways to create rich, imaginative play experiences for your child using things you already have on hand. Pretend Play Workshop for Kids hours of dramatic play scenarios paired with simple crafts and fun activities—a rich resource for easy, ready-to-go alternatives to screentime. Available now wherever fine books are sold!



You love your favorite libations, but sometimes you want something new that you know you’ll like. This user-friendly collection provides all the tools you need to create delicious new concoctions. It reconfigures 25 timeless tipples, from Bloody Marys, Daiquirís, and Manhattans to Margaritas, Negronis, and Old-Fashioneds. A few simple riffs will elevate your mainstays to a truly spirited experience.

Want a Bloody Mary that tastes smoky and spicy? Make a Mezcal Maria, with tomatillo mix. Love the taste of horseradish? Try the Hail Mary, with horseradish-infused vodka. For a Negroni with rich flavor and a hit of caffeine, try the Night Watch, made with cold brew. To go lighter and skip the gin, stir up a Daytime Negroni with vodka, Cappelletti, and Lillet. Featuring handy diagrams, numerous variations for different palates, and surprising flavor combinations, remixing the classics has never been easier.

Now you can booze your own adventure with confidence.

Lady Bird Soaps

From the gentle lather to the intoxicating aromas, each bar is a testament to the art of soap-making, blending traditional methods with modern sustainable practices. Our soaps promise a luxurious, guilt-free experience, making every wash a ritual of self-love and an earth-conscious choice.

Italy Cocktails Book

“Italy Cocktails” is a treasure trove of 130 drink recipes, vivid photography, and cocktail histories from Italian hotspots and around the world. Direct from ritzy rooftop bars with views of the Colosseum to the cliffs of Positano, food & travel writer Paul Feinstein has discovered cocktail recipes to satisfy all tastes – from the Aperol Spritz and Negroni variations to the most unusual and decadent dessert drinks. Also included is insider knowledge shared via interviews with Italy’s best bartenders and liqueur producers, as well as tips and techniques from the experts, recommended tools of the trade, and much more. Alone, paired with stemware, or with bottles of liquor and liqueurs, Italy Cocktails makes a beautiful gift for the mixologist, cocktail aficionado, food & drink connoisseur, hard-to-buy-for person, or Italophile on your gift list. 

The Jetset ABCs Book

Pack your bags, grab your passport, and prepare to enter the dazzling world of “The Jetset ABCs.” This enchanting children’s book begins with the arrival of Aunt K, who has just returned from a grand world tour. As she regales her nieces with tales from her travels, the girls are transported on a magical journey of the imagination. From the snowy slopes of Aspen, to the stylish streets of Tokyo, and the bank systems of Zurich-this alphabetical tale weaves in important lessons on culture, etiquette, and the joy of exploration. With Aunt K as their guide, children–and aspiring jetsetters of all ages–will be inspired to embark on their own grand adventures, celebrating the beauty of our planet, and the countless possibilities that await them.

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