Holiday Gifts for the Home and Hostess

If you're  like me I always like to get some items for my home for Christmas. 
I usually buy smaller items and a big house gift. 
Another thing is when you go over someones house for the holidays it's common courtesy to bring a hostess gift. They are opening their home for the festivities so why not get them something for their home. 

Here are some of the items I would put together in a  gift basket. 
It's sometimes the little things that no one thinks about and the ones we usually need/want.
 Trudeau has a great array of products for he home and kitchen. From Wine stoppers to Baking essentials here are just a few of the ones I thought would be great gifts this holiday season.

Madeleine Mold

Madeleines are delicate French cookies known for their distinctive shell shape. This classic treat is très facile to create with the Trudeau Madeleine Mold. The silicone surface is molded in the Madeleine’s signature ridged texture shape and is flexible to ensure easy release and cookies in one piece. Two-tone color pan is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. Heat resistant to 428°F/220°C. 
Buy Online MSRP $24.99.
Set of 3 Round Chocolate Molds

Trudeau’s silicone chocolate molds have round ridged polished cavities for making professional looking mini desserts and candies easy and effortlessly.  The perfect gift for the chocolate lover, this Set of 3 Round Chocolate Molds, includes a mint, coral and fuchsia colored mold to easily identify baked goods.  These molds are perfect for chocolates, jellies, cream cheese, sugar, fondant, ice cream and more.  The flexible material allows for easy unmolding with crisp shapes and high detail. These silicone molds can be used in a microwave, oven and freezer and are dishwasher safe.
Buy Online MSRP: $11.99 

TurboTM Double Lever Corkscrew

The perfect item to tuck into his or her stocking, the TurboTM Double Lever Corkscrew is rated the fastest bottle opener on the market!

 Specially conceived to enhance the wine tasting experience, this reliable waiter’s corkscrew reduces corkage effort by 50%, pulling the cork out twice as fast thanks to the innovated turbo spiral design. Adding durability to smart design, the corkscrew is made from zinc and stainless steel, and also includes a knife to remove the foil without tearing it.

 For the beer and capped beverage lover this corkscrew also features a built-in bottle opener on the handle for added convenience.

 Buy Online MSRP $14.99
  Wine Preserving Pump w/ 2 Stoppers
 The guests have all gone home but there still is a bit of  wine left in the bottle? That’s when Trudeau’s Wine Preserving Pump comes in handy! This pump preserves wine like no other, preventing oxidation and high-pressure changes within the bottle for up to one week. Get pumped: a wine lovers’ accessory is in town!
Buy Online MSRP $12.99

 Visit TrudeauCorp.com for more products and find a retail location near you.

I am a candle lover and when I discovered Starling Candles, I was thrilled.
Starling Project Candle provides solar energy (which offers access to electricity, clean water, safety, health, education, and much more) to under-resourced countries globally via the support of key philanthropic organizations including UNICEF. 
Here is a way to give back this holiday season while doing your shopping.

Lighting one’s home and lighting the world with the sale of each Starling candle.
Featuring enticing, unexpected scents and a stunning combination of modern, minimalistic and monochromatic design, Starling Project Candles are a chic décor option that anyone on your holiday gift list is sure to love!  

These candles are a custom blend of premium soy-based wax and high-quality, all-natural essential oil-based fragrances. While making a difference globally, Starling Project candles also support U.S. business as they are hand-poured in Brooklyn and feature American hand-blown glass and an organic cotton wick
Once lit, each candle burns for approximately 60 hours offering a long-lasting sensory experience.

Available in four enticing scents: 
  • Juniper + Saffron – A sultry scent rich with deep saffron notes paired with delicate juniper offering a deeply demure experience 
  • Vanilla + Hemlock – Marrying hints of soothing vanilla and sharp hemlock for a smooth finish 
  • Orange Flower + Amber (launching Fall 2016) – Velvety, warm notes of precious amber, rounded out by a light wash of uplifting orange flower  
  • Currant + Rosewood (launching Fall 2016) – A fresh scent packed with sweet tones of currant harmoniously paired with the aromatic and clean scent of rosewood
Each candle retails for $55 online at StarlingProject
 Now for the big ticket item for the homes. 
Once the party is over I am sure the floors will need a nice cleaning and what's better than the Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System.  This baby will clean and sanitize your floor whenever they need that deep clean. This also has Touch-Free Technology, This has got to be my favorite feature, I hate touching mop heads so this is my #1.

Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System
An evolution in hard floor care, the new system offers a flexible, tailored, all-in-one solution that delivers improved and easier cleaning than before. Steam not only lets you achieve a quick and simple clean on your sealed hard floors, it also enables you to remove 99.9% of common household bacteria* when and where you need it—with no chemical residue.

New Design with Direct Steam Channeling
We distribute steam over the surface of the pocket, creating an ultra-wide cleaning zone for loosening dirt and grime. Steam Blaster™ Technology High-velocity steam targets stains like stuck-on food, pet messes, grease—even scuff marks—on command.
Nobody likes changing a dirty, soaked pad during or after mopping. With
Touch-Free Technology, you don’t have to. Just attach the Dirt Grip™ pad with a click,
then release it with another click. Click. Click. Clean.

Other Features
  • Cord Wrap Hooks - to keep the cords out of the way
  • Ergonomic Handle - for easier and more comfortable handling
  • Spray Bottle with Cleaning Solution & Clip - spray bottle at your fingertips
***Sanitization studies were conducted under controlled test conditions.
Household conditions and results may vary. With Genius™ mop head only when used with steam mop. Not when using Steam Blaster™. See Owner's Guide for instructions.

 You can find this at your local Walmart, Kmart, Macy's or HomeDepot. 
or Buy Online  MSRP: $99

 Well I hope this list was helpful, let me know what are some of the items you've received in previous holidays for your home.

XO, Gaby


  1. I thought the candles were going to be my favorite gift from this list, until I saw the Shark Genius...love it! I'd definitely want one of these for the holidays, thanks for sharing! Oh but the candles look really neat too! :)

  2. The candles are favorites for me. Whenever you get a candle as a gift, you are reminded of the person who gave it each time you light it.

  3. I have a kitchen gadget and cleaning supplies obsession so I love these lol! Great ideas!