December 15, 2017

Host & Hostess Gifts Under $50 at William Ashley's Holiday Pop Up Shop

With just over a week to go, the Christmas hustle is upon us. It's also prime-time for holiday gatherings, wining and dining, jingling and mingling. It's customary, when attending a gathering -- formal or not -- to bring a little gift to present a host or hostess to thank them for their hospitality. But instead of the customary wine and flowers, I've gone shopping to William Ashley's first ever Holiday Pop Up Shop and compiled a list of exquisite gifts, all under $50. 

This is the first time Bloor Street has coming to Vaughan with their Pop Up Shop, and features over 350 items, along with a Bloor Street selection, all up to 40% off. The Holiday Pop Up Shop is open through the holidays and into the new year, in the same location as the Warehouse Sale, at 111 Creditview Road, in Vaughan. 

In no particular order, some of my favourite items under $50, perfect for last-minute entertaining (and these make great teacher gifts, if you haven't purchased yet!):

Boards, Boards, Boards

Cheese boards, wood boards, marble boards. I love myself a good board. They work for entertaining, appetizers, make beautiful centrepieces and statement pieces. I'm particularly a fan of the marble boards, which come in white and grey marble -- I'm obsessed with anything marble nowadays. The grey, with the leather strap, is $39, and the larger white marble board is $49. Be warned: these are heavy, so you'll need a sturdy bag, or wrap beautifully in a tea-towel, to present to your host. 

Kate Spade Treasures

Kate Spade New York makes amazing gift pieces at affordable prices. They're cute, dainty, and useful. William Ashley has a large selection of KSNY giftware, and I've selected a few that I love, all under $50. Pictured above (L-R): Porcelain Scented Candle $40, Daisy Place Round Dish $45, In the Right Place (Heart Dish) $24, Ring Dish $35, Just Between Us Flask $44. These items are available in-store and online. 

Christmas Crystal

Nothing sparkles quite like crystal, and there are so many styles to suit your taste. From vases to candy dishes, votives and bowls, William Ashley does crystal perfectly.

How stunning is this Markham Marquis Crystal Bowl for $50? If you're responsible for bringing a component to your holiday meal, why not bring it in this spectacular piece. Maybe fill it with tangerines, pomegranates, mixed nuts or even sparkly ornaments.  Now THAT is a statement bowl. 

Wine Time

Wine is always a good idea, especially when you're invited to a party. Maybe pair your favourite vino with this affordable and uniquely designed Riedel swirl decanter ($33), or this fancy-dancy Peugeot Altar Corkscrew ($44).

The gifts will last longer than the wine (that's for sure) and they're useful, as well as beautiful.

Did You Say Creuset?

I'm obsessed with my Creuset cookware, and some of them can be very pricey. Believe it or not, there are quite a few pieces in the colourful Creuset collection that are less than $50 -- think mugs, utensils, dipping jar and jam jar, among others. I was most impressed to find this beautiful canister ($48) in green -- a little holiday-inspired. And if you're a baker, why not fill it with your homemade cookies to bring to the party? That'll be a fave for sure.

A Little Token

Sometimes, all you need is a little something to spruce up a gift. I just love these Christmas Tree Coasters, with gold tree accents. They come in a set of 4 for $19.

For good measure, I had to include a pillow -- of course. There are select decorative pieces available at the Holiday Pop Up Shop, from pillows to throws. I love this checkered throw ($60 -- ok a bit over budget!), and the Merry Christmas pillow ($44).

You know what's even better? From now until December 24, if you visit the Pop Up Shop, or shop online and use the code Social10, you will save an extra 10% off! Big score.

And I have even better news! One Simply Suppa reader will be receiving $100 to spend in the store! To enter to win, from my picks, let me know your favourite and who you would gift it to!
I'll make the draw next week!

To shop more holiday gifts, check out the William Ashley Holiday Gift Guide. Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All content is original and generated by me. As always, the opinions expressed on my blog are my own. 


  1. I love them all, but that marble cheese board is perfect! Perfect gift for my brother and his GF!

  2. I love the marble cheese board. I would definitely gift this to my mom! We have a tradition at every holiday to make themed cheese balls. They would look amazing on this board!

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  4. I love the Merry Christmas pillow! It is so festive!

  5. I love the Le Creuset canister for my mother in law. She would totally use it to store snacks for her grandkids when they come over.

  6. I loved all of these items but if I had to choose one I would choose the Kaye Spade candle. So versatile and pretty!!! I would give this to my girlfriend she just had a baby and finished a huge home renovation and I think she could add it to her new space for relaxation. She would love it.

  7. As soon as I saw my same Le Creuset canisters I knew my answer. I would purchase for my mom. Love love

  8. Kate Spade treasures for my sis in law :)

  9. Angela Mazzaferro18 December 2017 at 07:44

    The Kate Spade ring dishes...I would buy them for my Kate Spade Obsessed good friend Annette.

  10. Carina Fresenga-Gaggi18 December 2017 at 09:27

    The marble board! I love a good board to prepare a spread for guests. The marble board is perfect for our grey and white kitchen.

  11. Kate Spade dishes - for my mom!

  12. I love the pillow!! I love pillows to add a pop to a room. They're all great picks though- good finds Julia ��

  13. The cheese board! We Neighbours on the street get together for a wine and cheese night around Christmas and we all have to bring a cheese native to their heritage. I would gift it to my neighbor who always has the most amazing selection of Italian cheeses.

    1. Tanja, you win! Please contact me to confirm your prize!

  14. The Markham Marquis Crystal Bowl would be a perfect gift for my loving wife! This is the last Christmas with just the two of us, as we have a little one on the way!

  15. Catherine Lapadula20 December 2017 at 12:43

    The marble cheese board is beautiful! I would gift it to my sister because she collects cheese boards!

  16. Love the Creuset cookware and the Merry Christmas pillow! Changing pillows can make such a big impact!