Monday November 13, 2023

Gifts Your Host Will Love

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

Holiday Party season is in full swing and the tricky part is not the age-old question of what to wear, but more likely what to bring? Gifting the host or hostess with the most-est is as easy as opening the 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide! We have great unique gifts for every type of holiday party and every type of host. Here are a few to get you started:

Chance Coffee

Gift a great cup of brew and keep in the holiday spirit with the Holidaze Blend from Chance Coffee. Inspired by those taking the path less traveled, the misfits fueled by passion and caffeine, Chance Coffee is a micro roaster dedicated to sourcing and roasting the sweeting coffees for you this holiday season and all year round.

Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry

Does your favourite host love a great charcuterie board? Help them to up their presentation and get hands-on at the Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry Charcuterie Board Making Class. Theyโ€™ll get to be a maker and build their own unique piece! Using unique materials under the expert guidance of one of Ford Cityโ€™s true originals, Michael Difazio. Along the way, theyโ€™ll hear Michaelโ€™s take on his business journey and the evolution of one of Windsorโ€™s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Itโ€™s a perfect experience for friends singles or couples not afraid of a little sawdust or becoming a Ford City original!

Soffi Studio

Elevate your host’s cocktail game with a pair of special edition historic cathedral blown glass stemless wine glasses. These are showstoppers! Fabricated from recycled stained glass that is no longer in production. The recycled glass is from the same glass manufacturer that has produced stained glass found in prominent Cathedrals across North America dating back to the early and mid 1900s. The hand blown wine glasses have a ribbed texture that is tactile and beautifully intimate to hold and pair with their favourite beverage.


Is your host a true Windsor pizza lover? Stop in to Whiskeyjack Boutique to pick up a Windsor Pizza gift set which includes a t-shirt, magnet and keychain. If you’re lucky they might even be serving up a delicious Windsor pizza at the party!

Wolfhead Distillery

For your favourite cocktail connoisseur, gift a Wolfhead Tasting Kit from Wolfhead Distillery so they can enjoy their very own Wolfhead tasting experience from the comfort of their own home. The kit comes with 8 Wolfhead Spirits including River’s End Gin. This is the perfect way to explore award winning Canadian spirits!

Ruscom Maple Farms

Speaking of staying sweet, what’s more Canadian than gifting a package of maple products from Ruscom Maple Products? Maple butter, maple candies and of course maple syrup make the perfect gift set for your host!


Show your host just how thoughtful you are with a curated gift from 519Culture. Give the gift of relaxation, or maybe they are a foodie you want to hook up with the good stuff. Whatever they’re into, you can find it from 519Culture!

Amy Farkas Small Batch Ceramics

Gift a house tealight holder from Amy Farkas Small Batch Ceramics to add some warmth to your host’s house. These pieces are subtle and functional stoneware handcrafted in Walkerville.

Birk Boutique

You can never go wrong by bringing your host a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but our suggestion to take it up a notch is to arrange them in a hand sculpted wavy stoneware ceramic vase from Birk Boutique. The gorgeous piece will look fabulous in every house whether filled with flowers or even on its own!

Cookie Bar

Show your host just how sweet you think they are with cookies from Cookie Bar! Pre-order holiday favourites or wow them with a cookie charcuterie board! Cookie bar will cut up the cookies that you select and arrange them with fruit and treats. The board can be as small as 6 cookies or as big as 20.

November’s Eve

For the elegant host pop into November’s Eve for trendy, unique and high quality items for everyone! Currently showcasing over 25 Canadian and woman owned businesses and high quality jewelry pieces made from stainless steel and gold plating.

Vincent & Jules

Your host is welcoming you into their home, why not help them welcome other guests with a hand-painted holiday theme doormat from Vincentย  & Jules. They’ll add some holiday pep to any entryway step! Custom doormat designs can be made just for you or you can choose from a curated selection. Each doormat is painted to perfection and is ready to be stomped on! (with love, of course)


Be sure to enter to win daily in theย 50 Days of Giveaways Contest โ€“ For 50 days (every single day until December 20th) weโ€™ll be giving away at least one gift per day! Weโ€™ll profile one of our feature gifts for the chance to WIN!

Click hereย to view the 2023 Holiday Gift Guide โ€ฆ and start shopping!



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Visiting friends and family this season and looking for host or hostess gift ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide at for perfect ideas! #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverCanada #DiscoverYQG #YQGholidays

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