Hostess Gifts

Finding a nice, affordable hostess gift can be tricky. When someone has been kind enough to invite you into their home and prepare a fabulous meal, you want to get them a lovely gift, but without breaking the bank. Flowers are beautiful but decent arrangements can cost so much and don’t last forever. You’re not likely to find something unique and reasonably priced at a large department store or shopping centre.

Here are a few of my favourite boutique stores where you can find a lovely gift for the host of any occasion.  

The Cross, Yaletown

Glass Bird Vase - $9.95

Silver Plated Vase - $24.95

This is my absolute favourite store to browse! From luxurious, expensive custom designed furniture to affordable table top trinkets, one could spend days exploring The Cross. Believe it or not, they have some wonderful and affordable options for hostess gifts. Here are a few from their website, but you’ll find many more in store.

Plus, staff at The Cross will beautifully gift wrap any purchase in their signature chic white paper and ribbon – perfect for those of us who are gift wrapping challenged!

Nikaido, Steveston

Every time I stroll through Steveston I must pop into this store! Nikaido has a wonderful collection of lotions, scent diffusers and hand soaps. They import many creative and unique types of black, herbal and green loose leaf teas.

One affordable gift option is to purchase a few bags of their custom made teas and place them in a pretty gift bag with tissue paper. Nikaido tea is a beverage that can be enjoyed at the end of the meal, or by your hosts afterwards.

Lofty Living, Steveston 

 I visited Lofty Living a few Saturday’s ago in search of a gift for hosts of a work Christmas party.  I was pleasantly surprised with their selection of Christmas scented Voluspa candles. A quality brand, Voluspa candles cost from $20 to $50 and come in beautiful, ornately decorated metal containers. Just my luck – it was Customer Appreciation Day and meant 20% off my entire purchase!

Lofty Living’s current promotion is 20% off all Christmas décor. What about buying a nice Christmas ornament or candle holder for your party host this season?


Voluspa Candles at Lofty Living

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