Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts For Expecting Moms

When the go-to bottle of wine won’t do, what should you bring as a hostess gift?

The holiday party invitations are starting to pile up and that means one thing: host and hostess gifts. You can usually get away with bringing a nice bottle of wine with you or maybe a box of chocolates. But what can you bring when your hostess is pregnant? Here are ten great alternative hostess gifts perfect for the mom-to-be.

David’s Tea The Night Before Christmas Collection

This tea collection is not only seasonal but it is perfect for moms-to-be. Featuring nine caffeine-free blends in a festive box shaped like a hard-cover book, your hostess can enjoy Eggnog, Sleigh Ride, Apple Custard, Sugar Plum Forest, Forever Nuts, Mothers Little Helper, The Big Chill, Cocomint Cream and Crème Caramel Rooibos. Available in store and online | $24.50

Kate Spade New York Escape The Ordinary Candle

This white willow-scented candle is the ultimate chic motif with the iconic Kate Spade polka dots. The candle comes in a porcelain spotted holder with a thin gold rim. It also comes prepackaged, perfect for gift giving. Available at Indigo | $40.00

Maternity Robe

The perfect maternity robe to throw over pyjamas on Christmas morning, Thyme Maternity’s robe is ideal for total bedtime comfort. The robe features soft cotton, long sleeves and a belted waist. Available in store and online | $39.00

Festive Fair Isle Cheese Board with Sweater Dog Cheese Spreaders  

Perfect for any holiday party, the etched Fair Isle Cheese Board makes any occasion festive. Paired with the Sweater Dog Cheese Spreaders, these wintry pups are ready to make any holiday party cheese platter extra special. Available at West Elm in store and online (Cheese Board / Cheese Spreaders) | $19.00-$27.00

Oh Joy! Stoneware

We love the collaboration between Target and Oh Joy. Our favourite pieces have to be the colour blocked stoneware. A great set of mugs or a new pitcher make a perfect gift for any hostess on your list. Available in store at Target | $5.00-$25.00

Garter-Stitch Throw

Available in five wonderful holiday colours, this throw offers cozy comfort on the chilly winter nights. Knit from soft, inviting yarns in a textured garter stitch, this throw makes a welcome addition to any room in the house. Available at Indigo | $69.50

Kikki.K 2015 Weekly Organizer

If there is anything an expecting mom needs, it is a bit of help keeping organized. With all the doctor appointments to keep track of, a new 2015 organizer is the perfect gift. These beautiful leather weekly diaries come in lilac (if she’s having a girl), teal (for a boy) and gold (just in case they don’t know yet!). Available at kikki.K | $68.00-$33.00

Hand Embroidered Holiday Dish Towel

Bring a little holiday cheer to the kitchen with these hand embroidered holiday dish towels from Anthropologie. It is also a great way to lend a hand in the kitchen! Available in store and online | $18.00

Popcorn Popper

This stovetop popcorn popper could be the start of a great holiday tradition. It can also be used over an open campfire during the summer. It features a ventilated lid to provide a consistent and even level of popping. Available at West Elm in store and online | $99.00

Earth Coasters

Made from mixed stones, these Earth Coasters are the perfect way to protect your table while adding a touch of elegance. Available at the Drake General Store in store and online | $42.00

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