If you’re headed to a friend or family member’s house for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or New Years Eve, you’re going to need to bring a little something—no ifs, ands, or buts.
This year, skip the bottle of wine or deli flower bouquet, and wow your hosts with something totally unique.
Here are 10 last-minute ideas for under $100.
Don't show up anywhere empty-handed this season: Here are 1o unique under-$100 gifts to wow any host.
Photo: Jenny Norris Interiors
A variety of high-end chocolate bars is a fun twist on bringing boxed dessert.
We love: Mast Brothers Chocolate, $5 to $24; at Mast Brothers
Skip the predictable bottle of wine and bring an excellent tequila instead. If your hosts drink tequila, it's a win, and if they don't? It's one less thing they have to buy for their next party.
We love: Casamigos Blanco, $45; at liquor stores
A guest faux-pas: Bringing a bouquet of flowers, which will make your bust hosts scramble for a vase. Instead, pick up a small, tasteful arrangement already in a vase.
We love: TTH Blooms arrangements; email blooms@TTHblooms.com for orders
Food experts have said they’re fans of bringing a good bottle of olive oil, flavored sea salt, or something else for the pantry. Remember: The key word here is “good”—go to your local specialty store, not Key Food.
We love: Williams-Sonoma House Olive Oil & Olivier 25-Year Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar, $48 for Set of 2; at Williams Sonoma
You can't go wrong with a chic set of notecards, which you can find at any paper store in your town.
We love: D.L. & Co. Rotten Luck Note Cards, $50 for 12; at D.L. & Co.
Who wouldn't want a full barware kit?
We love: Mixology 7-Pc. Barware Set, $49; at West Elm
Your hosts will flip for a super-unique tray.
We love: John Derian Decoupage Palais Royal Tray, $92; at John Derian
A subtly-scented luxury candle is always welcome.
We love: Le Labo Cedre 11 Candle, $70; at Baneys New York
Pick up a gorgeous coffee table book for your hosts to display. Not sure what they're into? You can't go wrong book of glamorous photographs.
We love: The World in Vogue: People Parties Places, $57; at Barnes & Noble
A buzzy game is a fun gift—especially if everyone plays after a few bottles of wine.
We love: Cards Against Humanity, $25; at Cards Against Humanity