Gifts For The Host With The Most

As you check everyone off your list during the run up to the holidays, don’t forget to gift a little something special to the host of the many dinner parties and gatherings you’ll be attending this season. Flowers and gifts cards are great, but giving them a present that is a little more personal serves as an extra thank you for all the work that goes into hosting a party.

Consider these gifts to give for your next soirée.

For The Cappuccino Lover

Nespresso debuts two new machines this year, both elevating the Nespresso experience. New to the Original range, Nespresso Lattissima One ($379) enables you to indulge in top-quality cappuccino and latte macchiato in the comfort of your home. The easy to use machine allows you to prepare your favorite espresso and milk recipes at the simple touch of a button. It is equipped with an innovative fresh milk system that delivers the exact quantity of milk you want, eliminating any milk waste. The machine will froth it directly into your cup and you’re your coffee for a perfect coffee and milk drink. Compact in size and premium in design, the machine has a modern mix of gloss and matte finishes. The cleaning processing is also very simple as the milk jug is dishwasher safe. And Nespresso capsules are fully recyclable.

For The Latte Lover

Nespresso Creatista Uno enables you to easily create authentic top-quality Latte Art coffee at home, thanks to Nespresso’s coffee expertise combined with Breville’s advanced milk texturing technology. A technology available for the first time in a portioned coffee machine. Easily texture milk to the selected temperature and style for unique Latte Art creations and a broad range of delightful milk-based recipes: from silky smooth latte to creamy cappuccino. Nespresso Creatista Uno ($399) provides an intuitive user interface, which guides you on all preparation, setting and maintenance aspects. A hassle free cleaning that is further enhanced by the automatic purge of the steam wand after each use.

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For The Sweet Tooth

There are so many people out there who love to eat raw cookie dough. I am one of them and so is Rana, the founder of Edoughble, a 100 percent safe approach to premium, all natural, edible cookie dough. Putting her love of sweets, a culinary degree and experience as a pastry chef to the test, in 2009, Rana set out to create an amazing treat to meet the needs of cookie dough lovers everywhere.

To make it taste incre-dough-bly decadent, Edoughble uses real, all-natural ingredients like hormone-free butter and alcohol-free vanilla bean extract. Each batch of cookie dough has no egg, no raw flour and no chemical leavener. This means no stomachaches or science experiments going on in your tummy. From S’More Please, Snicker-Dude, Birthday Bash and Cookies n’ Dream to Peanut Butta Cup, Chocolate Chip off the Ol’ Block, Milk n’ Cookies and more, there’s a flavor for everyone.

The most adorable packing makes this the perfect gift for the sweet tooth in your life.
To order your first batch or to build your own box, visit

For the Tablescape Decorator

British household company Better All Round (BAR) recently launched Ora Napkins stateside and it’s not your average napkinware. Instead, it is revolutionizing the way we use napkins.
The line features several colors, perfectly paired for the upcoming holidays (red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, etc) and are guaranteed to enhance your holiday tablescape. Each cone-shaped stack contains 50 napkins with an eco-friendly, recyclable pulp base.

Unlike regular square napkins, Ora napkins are circular, making for a prettier presentation on plates. They also double as great cone-shaped snack holders, perfect for popcorn, candy or veggie sticks.

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For The Wine Lover

The holidays abound with gathering, house parties and dinner events, all in the spirit of food, fun and good company. Pick up a bottle of Meiomi’s new North Coast Sparkling Wine to gift to your host this entertaining season.

While known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé wines, Meiomi recently launched its very first sparkling wine just in time for the holiday season. On the nose, aromas of green apple are laced with hints of ambrosia. The wine also boasts flavors of crunchy pears, zesty citrus and honey and fresh minerality and can be enjoyed with fresh oysters topped with a classic mignonette sauce, sushi, warm brie or a fresh mixed berry tart.

An ideal gift for that bubbly devotee on your list, perfect hostess gift or for a celebratory toast with friends and family this holiday, Meomi’s North Coast sparkling wine is available at your local liquor retailer.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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