Lots to share today! As the holiday season approaches, I am feeling excited about having guests, gifting, and holiday parties! This excitement led me to gather a few of my favorite things to help me get guest-ready, whether for entertaining or for those last minute drop-by guests. You will find my Guest-Ready Guide and Hostess Gift Guide below. Be sure to find my Candle Styling Ideas at the bottom of this post!
*This post contains affiliate links. Disclosure here. Additionally, I partnered with Walmart to bring you these home finds. As always, all of my opinions and selections are my own.
Feel confident welcoming planned and last minute guests with these fabulous finds!
- Cake Stand – Always a favorite entertaining piece
- Gravy Boat – No need to explain this one 🙂
- Nespresso Machine – Far more beautiful than most kitchen appliances and a necessary addition for coffee lovers
- Towels – Please don’t make your guests use your old mis-matched towels 😉
- Wreath – Create an inviting entrance with a seasonal wreath
- Wine Glasses – Such a reasonably priced set of 4 wine glasses
- Serving Platter – Simple and well-sized
- Blanket – Some guests sleep better with extra blankets. This cotton one is a favorite of mine
- Glass Canister Set – Such a pretty storage solution, this set is perfect for a guest bathroom
- Holiday Scent – Make sure your home smells like the holidays with this gorgeous jar candle
A couple of additional must-haves:
This newly released dinnerware is perfect for entertaining. At only $35 for a 12-piece set, it is also a phenomenal value!
Hostess Gift Guide
Rarely is there a holiday season (or week this time of year) that a hostess gift isn’t needed. Below you will find a few of my favorite hostess gift ideas, all from Walmart Home!
- Candlesticks – Classic, timeless, and beautiful
- Voluspa Candle – A splurge, but worth it
- Gold Tree – Gorgeous mercury glass mini tree
- Interior Design Book – Lovely book with details about the elements of design
- Reindeer – Another timeless holiday decor choice
- Ginger Jar – Stylish and beautiful
- Stemless Wine Glass – Cute, festive and fun
- Cheese Board Set – Perfect set for gifting
- Gold Tray – Versatile for entertaining or decorating
- Gold Lantern – Especially pretty filled with ornaments
Guest-Ready with Candles
I love to keep a few candles around. Candles are my go-to item for gifting and for having my home guest-ready for the holidays and beyond.
There are numerous ways to add warmth to your home with candles. Below, I am sharing a few ways to style them, plus you will find a some sneak peeks of our 2021 holiday home!
A glass jar candle is the way to go for easy styling ideas. Mine are from Walmart Home. They come in 13 fragrances, all in colored glass jars.
Styling them is so much fun! It is a way to be creative and to catch the eye of your guest with something extra beautiful in your home.
Nothing is as inviting as a candle on your guest room nightstand. Group it with a couple of mini trees for a darling holiday look.
Create the most prefect glow in your dining room by adding a candle to each place setting. Send your guests home with one if you’d like!
Wrap a small bauble garland around a candle for an elevated holiday look.
Or a candle it on a cake stand and embellish with some tiny ornaments.
Double up your candles for an extra wow-factor. (I almost never buy just one of my favorite candles and at $11.87, these are an easy purchase).
Candles are great to keep on hand during the holidays. In addition to enjoying them with or without guests in your home, they make the perfect gift. As you know, the coming weeks will likely bring gifting opportunities, some unexpected, so stock up on a few of your favorite candles just in case!
Whether you are shopping for guest room essentials, hostess gifts, or just about anything else to get you through the holiday season, Walmart Home is a great source. I feel grateful to have had the pleasure of working with Walmart over the past few years. They have a vast collection of home products, so I can always find items to fit my needs. Also, their very best deals of the year are happening this month, so this is a fabulous time to shop!
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