Holiday Cheer: Excellent Host Gifts

Want to be the perfect guest? Tie a bow on these terrific tokens of appreciation, and you're sure to be invited back.

1. Mix It Up
GQ Drinks offers 150 cocktail recipes plus tips on how to stock your bar; $29.99 at

2. Yes, Please!
Dana’s Bakery in Hawthorne whips up traditional French macarons in fun flavors like Key lime, red velvet and Creamsicle; choose 12 for $30.

3. Snack Time
Yummy little peanut-free cookies in creatively cool flavors are created by a Garden State native; $4.99 at Kings Food Markets.

4. Spot On
Festive gold-and-silver polka-dot porcelain dessert plates; $54 at C. Wonder in Paramus (201-909-5737).

5. Take Your Shot
Ultra-premium tequila hones its flavor with 44 months of aging. $150 at West Trenton Fine Wines

6. L’Chayim
Sand-etched stemless crystal wine glass; $14.99 each at Bed Bath & Beyond stores or online.

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