By Allison Ganey

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the last thing we need in 2020 is to fall behind on Christmas shopping. To help in your search, we’ve put together a guide of some of our favorite gift ideas from independent artists and stores, including a few familiar faces! Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for the host.

“Morning Wine” Serving Tray

No host can manage long without a serving tray! Society6 offers a range of products from independent artists that any host would swoon over. With two size options, this serving tray will quickly become a staple in their holiday hosting repertoire.

Get it here: Morning Wine Serving Tray by flowline | $39

Michel Design Works Candles

Michel Design Works, owned and operated by Ridgefield residents, is the “one-stop-shop” for holiday gifts. Their candles, cocktail napkins, trays, soaps, and more are PERFECT for any occasion. They’re available online, as well as at Interiors & Designs by Ursula, located on Main Street in Ridgefield.

Get it here: Michel Design Works Holiday Products | $8.99+

Twist Decanter

The wine connoisseur in your life will appreciate this work of art! This decanter is a stylish way for hosts to serve guests and aerate their favorite vintage at the same time. With two size options, you can’t go wrong.

Get it here: Twist Decanter | Modern Glass Carafe | $25 or $40


“Kind People are Our Kind of People” Doormat

This “Kind People are Our Kind of People” coir doormat from Candace Cameron Bure’s newest gift collection is beautiful, functional, and durable. Features oversized dimensions, measuring 24″x36″, perfect for large entryways. Made from coconut fiber with a nonslip vinyl backing, this doormat is excellent at absorbing moisture and trapping dirt, keeping your home clean. Add a touch of inspiration to your home that is an encouraging reminder for your family – spread kindness!

Get it here: “Kind People are Our Kind of People” Doormat | $35


Cork Pops Holiday Bar Towel

Get into the holiday spirit with these fun bar towels. Just the right blend of tongue in cheek fun to add some laughter to your entertaining and gift gifting. Whether it’s for drying the bar, mopping up spills, or grabbing hot plates out of the oven, Cork Pops’ bar towels really do it all. Each towel measures 21” x 32” and is 100% cotton.

Get it here: Holiday Bar Towels | $7

Beginnings: How the Party Started Cookbook

The team behind ONTHEMARC Events and CRAVE by ONTHEMARC are often asked how ONTHEMARC came to be… Enter Beginnings: How the Party Started, ONTHEMARC’S first cookbook. Beginnings is about firsts: first bites, first sips, and the beginnings of ONTHEMARC as we know it.

Replete with gorgeous food photography, this cookbook is designed with the ambitious chef in mind and showcases over 55 hors d’oeuvres recipes. Sprinkle in some short stories about how the company started, how the company grew, and where the company is headed, and you have a colorful story of the first decade of ONTHEMARC.

Get it here: Beginnings: How the Party Started Cookbook | $34.99

Hooked Wool Coasters, Set of 4

Shop local from Nancy O’s with these gorgeous handmade coasters! Rings on a coffee table are every host’s worst nightmare – save the day with these one-of-a-kind goodies.

Get it here: Hooked Wool Coasters Set of 4 | $22