Published on October 20, 2017 | Last Updated on January 18, 2022
We all know that you shouldn’t show up empty handed to a party or a gathering at someone’s home. Most of us resort to the good ole’ bottle of wine because it’s convenient to pick it up on the way there. This year, instead of reaching for a bottle of wine to gift your hostess, think outside the box. A hostess gift does not have to be expensive, but it should be a nice little gesture to show you took your time to pick out something non-traditional. I’ve done a little research for you and found these amazing hostess gifts!
You know I’m a huge sucker for color, therefore, I couldn’t resist adding these colorful dessert plates to the list. The illustrations by London-based Luke Edward Hall are absolutely beautiful and incredibly unique.
Every home deserves beautiful coasters. These gold rimmed stone coasters will add a bit of elegance to your hostess’ coffee table. They are available in four different lovely colors and shapes to fit your hostess’ style.
Here’s a gift your hostess’ probably hasn’t received since her wedding – dish towels. Yes, it may sound like a simple gift, but there are so many fun prints available that your hostess’ will be guaranteed to fall in love with. These tassel dish towels are charming, aren’t they?!
Summer may be over, but pineapples will always be in style! I saw these and fell in love with how adorable they are. People normally opt for the simple salt and pepper shaker sets, but these will win everyone’s hearts.
Instead of bringing your hostess flowers, try bringing her a vase! Target always has a great selection of pretty vases at affordable prices. I’m really loving blush pink right now and can easily be transitioned into fall. This blush pink vase would look good anywhere around the house – on top of a coffee table, next to the fireplace, or on a night stand. Give your hostess the pleasure of adding some fresh blooms to her home. I’d recommend even bringing the flowers in the vase! She’ll love your forever!
From holidays to dinner parties, the hostess always has plenty on her plate. The hostess’ primary duty is to ensure that everyone has a place to sit and enough food and drink throughout the party. She may also be tasked with cleaning up after guests leave. When one arrives at a party without bringing anything for their gracious hostess, it can feel a little awkward. A hostess gift is an excellent way to show your appreciation for all she has done.
There are some general guidelines to follow when it comes to giving and receiving a hostess gift:
Hostesses generally do not expect a gift, but it is always appreciated. If you are unsure whether or not to bring something, it is completely acceptable to ask the hostess beforehand what she wants you to bring.
A hostess gift should be home-baked or store bought and should be of a larger size than those served at the party. If you are attending a dinner party, it’s best to avoid bringing food as this may cause dietary problems for people with allergies.
If you are attending a party at someone’s home, it is customary to bring the hostess something. Flowers, wine or desserts are common choices, but there are many other options that can be just as well received.
When giving a gift in person, present your hostess with your gift just before or after you leave the party. If you are sending a gift, it is best to mail it a few days before the party so that it arrives on time.
One of my favorite hostess gifts that I’ve personally received was ______. What has been one of your favorite gifts that a guest has given you?