A hand-held spiralizer, the perfect cast-iron skillet, a houseplant no one can kill, and more.
When it comes to hostess gifts, you can't go wrong with a last-minute bottle of wine, bouquet of flowers, or homemade baked goods. But with a little advance planning (just two days, thanks to Prime), you can stock up on an uber-thoughtful and totally unexpected present for your hostess on—where else?—Amazon. Here, 15 great gifts that will make you the MVP of the holiday party.
1 Chef Remi Cutting Board
2 OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer
Not everyone has space in their kitchen for a full-sized spiralizer, but this miniature hand-held version is compact enough to fit in a drawer. And not to worry: it still transforms zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and more into carb-free "noodles" with ease.
3 Delray Plants Snake Plant
4 Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler
5 The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures
6 KitchenAid 2-Quart Kettle
7 Onlywax Scented Sustainable Vegan Natural Soy Tin Candles
Candles can be pricey, making $16 for four a total steal. These come in incredible scents like rose, lavender, and lemongrass, and they're made of 100% soy wax for a clean, biodegradable burn. In other words, their evening of at-home self care just got much more relaxing.
8 Lodge 10 1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
9 URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser
10 Infused Sea Salt Sampler Tins
11 Echo Dot
Ringing in at exactly $50, the Echo Dot is sure to be one of the most-gifted items of 2018. The hands-free device uses voice-controlled Alexa technology to make calls, play music, get the news, and even answer cooking questions to make whipping up weeknight dinners a breeze. In other words, it will just help make her daily life a little less stressful. (Plus, even if she already has one, it's always handy to have a second in a different part of the house.)
12 Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites
13 Marvis Toothpaste Flavor Collection Gift Set
14 'Cravings: Hungry for More' by Chrissy Teigen
We predict that Teigen's newest cookbook will be on pretty much everyone's wishlist this year. And although it admittedly does contain some less-than-healthy dishes (we're looking at you, Shake & Bake Chicken), there are plenty of nutritious meals in there, too: think filling salads, luscious soups, and veggie-focused sides.
15 Hu Kitchen Chocolate Bars
Everyone loves chocolate, and Hu Kitchen bars are a great choice, especially for those who are health-conscious: they're free of dairy, gluten, and soy, and don't have any refined sugar, sugar alcohols, or GMO ingredients. Most importantly, they're totally delicious.