‘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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.)*