icon bath tray | a soap dish is a fun addition that some people never think of. it can go in the kitchen or the bathroom, and you can really make it a complete gift by including a nice soap as well. i think bar soaps in a nice dish can be more aesthetically pleasing than a pump soap, so maybe your hostess will agree.
voluspa tin candle in french cade lavender | i recommend this scent to just about everyone i meet. it's a pretty, but also masculine, smell. to me, it smells a bit like cologne, but not too strong. like a man just left the room. or something. but anyway, it's a scent that won't offend a woman or a man. everyone needs it. so hand some over to your friends! plus, if you're in a pinch and need candles for your own home, you can dip into your stockpile.
there you have it! three options for your holiday hostesses! oh! and if you have a stand-by you always grab, i'd love to hear it!