I had all intentions of launching my Ultimate Gift Guide Series in December, but WOW, everyone seems to be in the shopping spirit. So I thought I'd start sharing with you some wonderful brands offering unique gifts. 

First up: Hostess gifts. Party invites are coming in and instead of just another bottle of wine, bring a unique gift that will show your gratitude. 

1. WrapBuddies: Now this is a gift you know they will use. This cool gadget makes wrapping gifts more organized and more efficient! This innovative tool is the ultimate secret weapon that combines all your wrapping necessities into one! Wrap Buddies clips to your table (it's adjustable!) to hold your wrapping paper in place while doubling as a tape dispenser at the same time. With all of your supplies close at hand, wrapping will be a breeze. Buy now

2. FinchBerry Soap: EVERYONE loves pretty, smelling good soaps and lotions! Now when I got my box, just opening it released the best smell! These would make any hostess ready to switch out their bathroom soaps! Adorned with elaborate textures, layers, color and details reminiscent of a confection, these handcrafted soaps are stunning works of art. They are decadent, no-calorie treats as they are only consumed by your skin. Each individual bar contains natural, food-grade ingredients, a unique decadent appearance and a lush gentle lather. In addition, all soaps are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives. Buy now

3. Pinky Up Kit - Tis the season to sparkle with this all-in-one set from Pinky Up! The kit includes everything you need to make tea time merry and bright. Make the perfect cup of Peppermint Macaron tea with the Hey There, Hot-Tea Gold Tablespoon and Gold Star Tea Infuser. Serve in the festive Annette™ Tea Mug & Infuser, which includes a starry ceramic lid to keep your tea warm on chilly nights. Curl up, get cozy, and enjoy! Buy now

4. Carthage: Quality bakeware is so important. Baking and the holidays go hand in hand! Carthage.Co brings exquisite, ethically-sourced pottery made by Tunisian artisans directly to your table. There’s no shipping of raw materials to factories to make the same mainstream product over and over again. In fact, Carthage.Co works as a direct to consumer channel so you get the same high-end products at a fraction of a retail store’s priceCarthage products not only are beautiful, but very well-made. I've been using mine for weekend Quiches, and not only are they perfect size for a family of 4 but easy to clean. Buy now. 

5. Mark & Graham Travel Tag - Small and useful gifts are always my favorite. Made from soft leather in a beautiful array of colors, the tag loops securely onto your luggage handle with a playful tassel. The sliding leather cover is designed to keep your information private while you’re in transit and the foil debossed monogram adds the perfect personalized touch. (FREE MONOGRAMMING) If you have a traveler on your list, this is a nice thank you gift that they will actually use. Buy now USE DISCOUNT CODE: GIFTMORE for up to 25% off. 

6. College Kitchen Collection: This brand has a HUGE list of colleges and universities. Products in the collection range from high-performance skillets and stockpots to fun cooking utensils, transportable bakeware, and colorful serve ware for the ultimate tailgating and at-home game party festivities. I love my OU pieces and living in Norman it is the closest I get to Game Day, as all those people, stress me out! Idea: Maybe even bring a snack in one and say for them to keep it ;) Buy Now