Make her day with one of these thoughtful hostess gifts.

On Hilary:

Joie Elvia dark fern button-back lace top, $218, Neiman Marcus

Joie black tank top, $28, Neiman Marcus

--Rejuvenate her chef's hands with this Michel Design Works Fleur de Noel kitchen hand soap and hand lotion caddy set, $28, The Great Cover-Up

--Make meal preparation fun with this Lemonwood cutting board, $82, The Woman’s Exchange

--Bask her home in the scent of the holidays with this Michael Aram pine cone candle, $30, The Woman’s Exchange

--Add the scent of sugar cookies to her kitchen with this Michel Design Works Nutcracker Sweet soy wax candle, $26, The Great Cover-Up

--Indulge her sweet tooth with these Sweet Sloops from Harbor Sweets Handmade Chocolates, $14, Sign of the Arrow

--Wine and dine the entire dinner party with a Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum, $115, Balaban's Wine Cellar

--Give her the gift of relaxation with Mixture handmade soy candle in holiday seduction scent inside a classic keepsake urn, $32, Sign of the Arrow

Other gift ideas: 

Chef’s Apron, $24, The Woman’s Exchange

Wisteria food display tray, $151, The Woman’s Exchange

Beatriz Ball latur serving bowl, $124, Sign of the Arrow



Photos by Sarah Crowder and Jordan Brittley

Makeup by Amy Koehler

Hair by Blown Away Blow Dry Bar

Featuring models David Watson, Arlene Browne, Will Sutter, Lucie Baldwin, JT Williamson, Henley Danforth, Bill Gladney, Donna Massow and Hilary Murphy

Fashions and gifts coordinated by Laura Graesser, Brittany Nay and Lisa Watson

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