Gift Guide: What to Give the Host with the Most

Reward your favorite host or hostess with something extra special this season.

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Pommesfrites
Nobody should be denied the comfort of a crackling fire during the holidays. This smoky candle from Pommesfrites captures the woodsy smell of a roaring fireplace and burns strong for forty hours. $16 at Pommesfrites.
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Any host with the most appreciates an elegant serving dish, and these glossy black and white bowls from One and Many pottery studio would make a striking addition to any tabletop. Hand-made from a slip-casting technique, each bowl is colored separately so no two are exactly alike. $33 each at One and Many.
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A cool cutting board is a hugely underrated kitchen necessity. We love this raw slate version from WIlliams Sonoma, which features a rustic, unfinished edge. $44.95 at Williams Sonoma.
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Pommesfrites
Nobody should be denied the comfort of a crackling fire during the holidays. This smoky candle from Pommesfrites captures the woodsy smell of a roaring fireplace and burns strong for forty hours. $16 at Pommesfrites.
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La Garconne
Frazzled hosts may be looking for their next escape, and photographer Mark Steinmetz' newest book of images, "Paris in My Time," is like a City of Light sojourn in book form. Packed with snaps taken between 1985 and 2011, this limited-edition tome (only 1000 were produced) delivers just enough "ooh la la." $75 at La Garconne.
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Few pleasures in life are as uncomplicated as a mug of hot chocolate. Up your cocoa game with a few of these Orange Whiskey marshmallows from Zukr Boutique, which are made with a Scottish single malt. $7.45 at Zukr Boutique.
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We could all use more reasons not to consult our iPhones for every waking need. Connor's elegant desktop calendars are hand-engraved and printed from steel plates, and each card features a cheerful, brightly colored illustration.$135 at Barneys.
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Dean & Deluca
If you haven't tried black truffle honey, you should stop what you're doing, bake some biscuits, and slather them in this golden heaven-nectar. Dean & Deluca's aromatic blend feels fancy enough for holiday gifting, but is tasty enough that your giftee will want to use it everyday. $18 at Dean & Deluca.
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Brook Farm General Store
Green thumb or none, anyone with persnickety house plants will appreciate this pretty brass mister, which looks like the kind of trinket you might find in a dusty antique shop. $25 at Brook Farm General Store.
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Grand St
Keep dad's drink in pristine condition with stainless steel "Pucs" cubes. The handy metallic cubes keep drinks chilled without watering them down. Another advantage: ice cubes are often tainted with freezer impurities, while these won't affect flavor. $39 at Grand St.
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Barneys
Speaking of perfect drinks, Marc Blackwell raised the bar for an elegant Old Fashioned with this glitzy gilded confection. The slightly squared shape sits easily in hand, while a roomy 4 inch height allows for generous pours. $75 at Barneys.
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Half Honey Light Studio
This pretty hand-made planter by Half Light Honey Studio is left unglazed, which allows water to evaporate slowly from the clay and keeps plants cool. We love the zig-zagging line motif and velvety black finish. Gift to the succulent-addict in your family tree--you know who we're talking about. $34 atHalf Honey Light Studio.
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