In this post: Have a friend who loves having people over and being a hostess? Click to find a list of best gift guide ideas for the hostess to wow her guests. From home decor gift ideas for the hostess to drinks and even food.
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15 Creative Gift Guide Ideas for The Hostess & Hosts
Hi girls, how are you today?
As new adults, we start getting into home decor more and more. With that, we also enjoy having our friends over for brunches and/or dinners.
If you also love playing the host, or if you know someone who simply can’t resist inviting people over, then I am confident you’ll love this list.
Grab a few now and set them aside so you are ahead of the game.
2020 Best Gift Guide Ideas for the Hostess
KITCHEN ACCESSORIES GIFT IDEAS
3. Kate Spade’s Cocktail Napkins — This is something most of us rarely buy for ourselves, but is such a fun thing to have on hand!
4. A Dish Set – I never thought about gifting this to anyone until a work Secret Santa where this guy gave a friend of mine a set of 4 stunning plates and it blew my mind at how simple yet classy this gift was.
My friend was very happy (and she eventually invited us for dinner and used them).
HOME DECOR GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOSTESS
NEST Candles — We know these are spendy, but oh have mercy on your soul, they are AMAZING (and lux candles make for a brilliant gift for any occasion. I once gave a Ladurée candle as a thank you after a girl tutored me microeconomics in uni and she was so happy).
The NEST candle scents are glorious and everyone loves them.
However, if you just can’t stomach the price, any beautiful candle is always appreciated as a gift! Mostly everyone can always use tealight candles as well, and these elegant set ideas makes them an ideal gift for the hostess.
Buy a huge bag and split them up for gifts! For a fire-safe option, these battery-lit ones work wonders to create a party ambiance (and they look just like real fire once turned on).
12. Anything by Anne Taintor — Calendars, napkins, magnets. These are HILARIOUS for, friends, sisters, and mamas alike.
“I don’t want to brag, but I’m pretty mediocre at housekeeping.” lol!
CONVERSATION STARTERS & PARTY GAMES
TableTopics: Questions to Start Great Conversations — Cards with questions to provoke conversation and find out things you wouldn’t necessarily talk about otherwise. Sets for families, kids, dinner parties, couples. These get amazing reviews!
Coffee Table Books – Still on the topic, coffee table books not only make for a stunning gift, but it also allows for subject to pop, as they invite people to open them and further discuss its content.
If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you probably noticed that I always recommend coffee table books. In fact, I love them so much that I even wrote an entire post on best-selling coffee table books for every category on Amazon. Be sure to check them out!
Cards Against Humanity – Never Have I Ever – If you’ve ever played Cards Against Humanity before, you might know what their Never Have I Ever version includes (= laughter, embarrassment and a lot of fun)
FOR THE PARTY DRINKS
Wine Stopper — Have you ever hosted a party and opened a bunch of wine bottles, only to realize at the end that you’ve thrown the cork out? Or have you ever ruined a good quality wine because the cork was loose and the wine oxidized?
We’ve all been there. That is why a wine stopper makes a perfect gift for a host. Even better, there are TONS of fun designs, and most are priced very inexpensively. You can also find very highly-rated and inexpensive champagne stoppers for your bubbly-loving host.
Coasters — These can range anywhere from beautiful and practical to functional and raunchy. Something for everyone in your life! I personally love one that has a funny quirk for parties such as these, while keeping them minimal when hosting dinners.
Tea Sampler or Coffee — Pair their favorite tea or coffee with a beautiful new mug and some biscotti and you have the perfect gift! Grab a tea sampler in a pretty box or their favorite brand if you know it.
Alternatively, you can gift a complete tea set, why not? (I’d love getting one such as these classic porcelain ones. They look so feminine and elegant. Perfect for an afternoon party, or a baby shower. I also love this stunning Japanese-style tea set for more modern friends.
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Cocktail Cookbook — So much fun for your host that is into mixology or loves having a spirits bar. There are TONS of highly-rated books out there to provide all kinds of cocktail inspiration, but this and this one are the highest-rated on Amazon.
Cocktail Mixology Set —These are fabulous. Stir it up and then drink it up. Such a fun gift that people may not think to buy themselves. This one even comes with a cocktail recipe cards included (win-win).
A Set of Pineapple Tumblers — These are all over the place right now and easily make for such a fun gift ideas. They come in either copper or gold and will hold a 12-ounce beverage. So cute!
best part is that they are reusable, so your hostess friend can host many parties with it.
Double Wall Insulated Wine Tumbler — These are so fun and kind of all over the place right now. They come with a lid so it’s the perfect tumbler for tailgating, traveling, outdoor parties,etc.
One of the comments on the Amazon review stated that they took these for a weeklong vacation with friends and everyone was excited to pick a color and have their own glass for the week, and I found this a great point. She said she used hers for coffee in the morning and drinks in the afternoon, thus making it the perfect gift for hosts and for events!
FOR THE PARTY FOOD
Slate Chalkboard Cheese Marker Set — These are the perfect gift for your host friend that puts together a killer cheese and charcuterie boards. Ideal for a cheese and wine soiree.
A Cheese Board Set – Unless your hostess friend is lactose intolerant, I am confident anyone in the world would love getting an elegant cheese board as a holiday gift.
Lenox Dipping Bowl with Spreader — If your host is a Lenox fan (I mean, who isn’t?), this is a fun and inexpensive gift idea that can be used for years.
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