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5 Holiday Treats + Gifts for the Hostess in Your Life

December 15, 2022

The holidays can be ho-ho-hectic. And if you find yourself scrambling for last-minute gifts, let us be your elves! We’ve put together the perfect last-minute gift guide. Whether you need a white elephant gift that wows or something for the hostess in your life, these thoughtful gifts are sure to please. From freshly baked goods to holiday wreaths and hand-poured candles, each of these items is locally made with love in Newport Beach.

Holiday Wreath

Buy at: Roger’s Gardens

If nothing is catching your eye in Roger’s Gardens‘Bright & Beautiful’ Christmas Boutique, take home a wreath instead! Their holiday collection of beautifully embellished wreaths will surely bring cheer to family and friends as a hostess gift. Choose between the Rustic Bay and Magnolia, Red Ilex and Holly or the shiny Silver Juniper—all are great options!

Baked Goodies

Buy at: Rye Goods

Pick up a few freshly baked goodies from Rye Goods in Lido Marina Village on the way to your next party! This organic bakery and deli specializes in wild yeast, sourdough and freshly milled heritage grains, and this season, they have a merry assortment of treats for you to take home! Pick out a seasonal cake with lemon curd cream or a few pastries like their thumbprint jam cookies, peanut butter cookies or carrot cakes. Anybody who likes sweets will love a box of goodies from Rye Goods.


Buy at: Penelope Pots

Trim up someone else’s tree this season with an ornament from Penelope Pots! Charming in every way, this plant and decor shop is the perfect one-stop shop for all of your gifting needs. Shop their adorable ornament collection this year and pick out the perfect sparkly Santa or glowing Christmas tree ornament! Penelope Pots also has a festive selection of holiday decor if your gift recipient prefers table-toppers.

Bramble & Co Candle

Buy at: Seaside Gallery and Goods

Local co-op Seaside Gallery and Goods showcases goods from over 20 artists and makers in the area. One of our favorite finds this season (and the perfect hostess gift) is Bramble & Co’s hand-poured soy wax candles. These candles come in various shapes and sizes, including a wooden Christmas tree. Stop by Seaside Gallery and Goods’ brick-and-mortar location on Tustin Avenue for easy grab-and-go gifting!

Journal and Planner

Buy at: Sugar Paper

Everybody loves handwritten cards, especially during the holidays. Sugar Paper in Lido Marina Village has all of your stationery needs covered! Print out the perfect Christmas card, pick up some wrapping paper or shop from their festive holiday gift guide. We love the shop’s journals and 2023 planners, which make the perfect gift as we head into the new year.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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