5 local host gift ideas for any occasion

Sophie’s Shoppe offers local delivery, curbside pickup, and flat-rate shipping | Photo provided

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‘Tis the season of traveling to see friends and family, which begs the question: how you master the art of the perfect host gift? (You can’t just show up empty-handed.) At NOOGAtoday, we think the best host gift is something that’s both beautiful and useful bonus points if the gift is something that can be used at home, too.

To make things easy during this busy season, we rounded up 5 gifts from local Nooga retailer Sophie’s Shoppe (401 N. Market St.) that we think would be just the thing to gift to your in-laws, friends + family, and anyone else that’s gracious enough to host.

Sophie’s Shoppe does all the curation work, you get all the credit | Photo provided

Tea For You gift box | ($105)

The best gift for the tea lover in your life. The set includes a trio of teas, pure clover honey (in sticks + a jar), a cute mug, and a fun house-shaped flower vase. Basically, everything you need for a dreamy afternoon tea time.

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A special gift for special occasions | Photo provided

Recycled champagne flutes | ($32)

These flutes are a favorite of Sophie’s Shoppe curators — for good reason. We love the organic shape that the recycled glass adds, and how each flute is unique and varies in shape + height.

The box also includes a hand-written note with your choice of text | Photo provided

Flower gift box + signature forest candle | ($28)

Another easy grab-and-go set that includes a small vase of red or white flowers, greenery + seasonal alpine-scented candle. Decor and cozy vibes? We’ll take it.

Bonus: Sophie’s Shoppe can also curate a custom gift box based on your host’s interests + preferences. Call them (423-756-8711) for deets.

But first, brunch | Photo provided

“Beautiful Brunches” cookbook | ($19.95)

What better gift for an expert host than a brunch recipe book to help them up their culinary game? This illustrated cookbook covers everything from light, summery meals to comfort meals we all crave, along with cocktail + mocktail pairing ideas.

The candle has a 50 hour burn time | Photo provided

Sophie’s signature candle | ($28)

Sophie’s Shoppe signature 8 oz. candle brings the outdoors in with its fresh cut grass scent. It smells like spring, but can be burned year-round.

You can snag all these gifts + more at Sophie’s Shoppe’s website, or in person at their storefront (401 N. Market St.)*

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