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Host Gifts for the Holidays

A round up of great gifts to show your gratitude

If you're heading over to friends or family for the holidays, you don't want to show up empty-handed. We've rounded up great host gifts to show your gratitude (perhaps you're most grateful not to be the one hosting this year!) and included a few options that are easy to throw in a suitcase if you're traveling for the holidays.

1. Your host will love wrapping themselves in a comfy throw blanket and forgetting all about those dishes still to do. Head to Lake Effect and Faribault Mills for great cozy throws. They have Lake Minnetonka-themed blankets too!

2. Because chocolate. Check out Truffle Hill Chocolates, which offers everything from delectable truffles to chocolate turtles. Keep an eye out for their Chocolate of the Month Club coming soon.

3. Get them a gift card to their favorite Lake Minnetonka restaurant, like Coalition or COV. After preparing a holiday feast, the last thing they’ll want to do is cook another meal.

4. They’ll appreciate the 6-bottle olive oil gift set from The Smiling Olive with specialty flavors like Tuscan Herb, Lemon, and Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar.

5. Fill that glass alllll the way to the top. Give your host their new favorite piece of stemware – a wine glass that holds an entire bottle of wine. Check out brands like the Big Swigger or Big Betty.

6. The holidays can be stressful. Treat them to a massage at Bella on the Bay or gift them with a great body butter which, naturally, now comes in pumpkin spice for the season.