Christmas is the time of giving, and this festive season we offer a guide to the best gifts for a hostess, so you won’t arrive at a party empty handed. Champagne is a traditional thank you present, and this Christmas why not raise standards with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut in a personalised tin from Selfridges? Or add some fun to a drinks cabinet with Mermaid Tears Vodka from Harvey Nichols. The famous food hall at Fortnum & Mason is a great place to pick up epicurean gifts, with everything from cheeses to meats, hampers and wines. Gifts for the home are another top present idea for hosts, such as a stunning candle from Diptyque, or hand wash by Acqua di Parma. Browse our thoughtful gift ideas and be the perfect guest this Christmas.