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 <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/168024228/campfire-special-75-oz-soy-wax-candle?ref=related-0" target="_blank">Pommesfrites</a>.
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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 <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/162401823/marble-black-and-whitehand-made-ceramic?ref=favs_view_2&atr_uid=22380555" target="_blank">One and Many</a>.
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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 <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/slate-cheese-serving-board/?pkey=cgifts-for-entertainers&cm_src=gifts-for-entertainers||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">Williams Sonoma</a>.
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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 <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/168024228/campfire-special-75-oz-soy-wax-candle?ref=related-0" target="_blank">Pommesfrites</a>.
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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 <a href="http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=25225&sid=&pid=" target="_blank">La Garconne</a>.
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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 <ahref="http://www.etsy.com/listing/110505830/orange-whisky-marshmallows?ref=shop_home_active" target="_blank">Zukr Boutique</a>.
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We could all use more reasons <i>not</i> 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 <a href="http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505030503205&cgid=f13holiday-decorhome&index=11" target="_blank">Barneys</a>.
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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 <a href="nhttp://www.deandeluca.com/pantry/pantry-new/dean-and-deluca-acacia-black-truffle-honey.aspx" target="_blank">Dean & Deluca</a>.
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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 <a href="http://www.brookfarmgeneralstore.com/brass-mister/" target="_blank">Brook Farm General Store</a>.
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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 <a href="https://grandst.com/p/pucs" target="_blank">Grand St</a>.
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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 <a href="http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505013170660&cgid=f13holiday-decorhome&index=22" target="_blank">Barneys</a>.
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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 at<a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/125225787/line-pattern-design-black-and-white?ref=related-6" target="_blank">Half Honey Light Studio</a>.
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