Whether you’re heading to your buddy’s cabin in the Catskills for the long weekend, or a friend’s apartment for a New Year’s Eve party, sometimes it’s nice to bring a host gift that isn’t a bottle of Champagne. Or sometimes it’s nice to bring a little extra something in addition to a bottle of Champagne. Here are some New Year’s host gifts, which if you order today, will arrive pre–ball drop.
If They’re Hosting You for the Long Weekend
Pair that somewhat old-fashioned tea with these modern, designy mugs by Jansen & Co.
The foodies are calling this one of the best cookbooks of the year: Dorie’s Cookies, by cookie queen Dorie Greenspan, will delight your host (and mean they might bake you cookies over the weekend).
Or you can go the good old-fashioned murder-mystery route. This one is set on a California vineyard following the discovery of a dead body.
Quite possibly the most indulgent and delicious thing you could possibly bring: Italian black-truffle almond butter.
Give your host a leg-up during the snowball fight with this Deluxe Snowball Blaster that comes with a snowball press (for making perfect balls) and can fire them up to 80 feet away.
Just cuz: toilet paper adorned with America’s real first family, the Kardashians.
If They’re Hosting You For a New Year’s Dinner/Party
Make the night a little more interesting with the Chambong, which is a bong … but for Champagne.
These graphic Bower coasters are both festive and useful.
An over-the-top party hat for an over-the-top host.
When in doubt: Go with a box of some good old-fashioned See’s chocolates.
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