With the holiday party season getting into full swing, one question begs to be answered by Seattle families. What do you bring the hostess with the mostest when the Pike Place Market bouquets aren’t in season? We’ve rounded up eight festive ideas from local cookbooks to socks that rock, all of which are sure to land you a firm spot on the “nice” list this year. Be our guest!

For the 12th Family

It couldn’t get any more Seattle than a handcrafted glass football ornament. Bring one of these signed, limited edition “12” ornaments from Avalon Glassworks to the 12th Family on your list. And who knows, next year they might be leaving out cookies and milk for you rather than Santa. It’s that cool!

Find it: At Avalon Glassworks Studio in West Seattle or online
Cost: $30

2914 S.W. Avalon Way
Seattle, Wa 98126

photo: David Rosen of SlickPix Photography

What’s your favorite hostess gift to give or receive? Tell others about it in a comment below.

— Allison Sutcliffe