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30 of the Best Hostess Gifts for Any Occasion


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olive oil, wine chiller, serving platter, pitcher and picnic blanket"
olive oil, wine chiller, serving platter, pitcher and picnic blanket
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider

Many of us have had it drilled into our brains by our grandmas, mothers, or third cousins twice removed that you must never show up to someone’s home without a gift for the host. It’s essentially Emily Post’s ‘Principles of Etiquette’ 101. But even those of us who have heard this sentiment over and over again were never told step two of this process: what are some good options for hostess gifts?

Like any quality life lesson, the specifics were left out and we are left to fend for ourselves. That’s where we come in. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to find the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ to the organizer of any event, dinner party, or gathering.

Food or drink is always welcome—I know I’ve never turned down cheese or chocolate—and adding a special touch like a dish towel or scented candle is always nice. The size or price of the gift will also likely reflect the type of event being held. Going to someone’s home for a dinner party would likely warrant a smaller token than spending an entire weekend under someone’s roof. Likewise, if someone is hosting an event on our behalf versus hosting a casual game night, the hostess gifts will likely look a little bit different.

While there is no wrong answer and any token of gratitude will likely be appreciated, there are some very right answers, and we’ve gathered them all here. We’ve rounded up some of the best options for host and hostess gift ideas, from the food-inspired—such as our go-to wines from La Crema—to the fun, and for a range of budgets. Read on for 30 editor-approved hostess gifts. 

Hostess Gifts Under $50

la crema pinot noir
La Crema
2022 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

You truly can't go wrong with a classic bottle of wine, and your hostess will definitely be impressed by this Pinot Noir. This crowd-pleasing gift is more than just your average red. With notes of berry and espresso, this delicate and flavorful variation from La Crema pairs just as well with meat as it does with chocolate. If you're looking to package it in a basket, present it with a set of these wide-bowled glasses to allow for the flavors to jump out of the glass and to facilitate a smooth tasting.

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la crema chardonnay
La Crema
2021 Monterey Chardonnay

If your hostess prefers a white, La Crema's 2021 Monterey Chardonnay will be a hit. The fruit for this wine is sourced from multiple vineyards across the Monterey wine country bringing juicy fruit notes from North Monterey with riper fruit flavors from South Monterey. It's rich, creamy, and smooth and is an ideal choice for a dinner party serving seafood or mild cheeses like brie, mozzarella, or fontina.

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cookie subscription hostess gift
Levain Bakery
Signature Cookie Assortment

This luxe gift box can be purchased as a 4, 8, or 12-pack (but that option is over $50, FYI) and includes the most delicious cookies that are crispy on the outside and perfectly gooey on the inside. Yum! 😍

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kitchen towels
Williams Sonoma
Measurement Kitchen Towels (Set of 2)

A new dish towel (or a set of two) is always a wonderfully practical gift. One of our editors recommends wrapping a wine bottle within a kitchen towel and tying it with a ribbon for a lovely gift!

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spicy margarita salt
Red Clay Hot Sauce
Spicy Margarita Salt Gift Box

Many of us know at least one person who goes wild for a spicy margarita. The next time you want to say "thank you" in a big way, help them step their margarita game up a notch with this spicy margarita salt gift box. Make it even better by pairing it with all of the other fixings in the perfect marg.

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personalized wine bag
Mark & Graham
Promenade Picnic Wine Tote

A bottle of wine is a classic hostess gift, but why not bring something a little different with this picnic wine tote. Plus, you can add initials for a personal touch.

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half baked harvest cookbook
Half Baked Harvest Every Day Cookbook

You'd be hard-pressed to find any woman not obsessed with the Half Baked Harvest Instagram account. Give your hostess the gift of 120+ delicious recipes with the newest HBH cookbook by Tieghan Gerard.

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vodka infusion cocktail kit
Etsy | Craft Connections Co.
Vodka Infusion Cocktail Kit

For the wannabe, former, or current bartender, consider this unique cocktail kit that includes a recipe book, infusion jar, liquor bottle and more. Gift this with their favorite bottle of vodka and they can craft their own infusions—and (hopefully) you can sample!

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personalized embroidered napkins
Etsy | Threads and Honey
Personalized Embroidered Cocktail Napkins

Put a smile on her face by gifting these adorable and classy embroidered cocktail napkins.

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scented candle
Etsy | Sweet Water Decor
'You're the Best!' Citrus Candle

Let them know they're "the best" with this candle from Sweet Water Decor that will fill any host's home with the scent of island air.

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marble wine stoppers
Williams Sonoma
Marble Wine Stoppers (Set of 3)

You truly can't go wrong with a classic hostess gift like a set of wine stoppers paired with a bottle of wine. Step it up a notch by including these gorgeous, high-quality marble wine stoppers.

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striped apron
Striped Apron

Gift a hostess you know with this charming striped apron that they can wear for any occasion.

3 colors available

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L'Occitane Hand Cream Trio

This gift of high-quality hand lotions she can keep in her purse, car, or home is sure to be appreciated.

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artisan soap gift set
Etsy | Natural Amor
Artisan Handmade Soap Gift Box

Save her a trip to the grocery store by gifting these luxurious artisan handmade soaps in a lovely gift set. Customize the box based on the host or go for a random selection.

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succulent gift box
Lula's Garden
Bliss Garden Succulent Gift

Plants are a fun, unique option to gift. We love succulents because, even if our friends don't have a green thumb, chances are they can keep a succulent alive (at least for awhile!). This is a great option because it's customizable based on occasion.

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handmade taper candles
Painted Taper Candles (Set of 2)

Handmade gifts always have a special touch. These gorgeous, painted taper candles are handmade in Italy and simply stunning.

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Electric Wine Opener

Combining this with a traditional bottle of wine will take your hostess-gifting skills to the next level.

2 colors available

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$50-100 Hostess Gifts

la crema blanc de blancs
La Crema
2017 Saralee's Vineyard Blanc de Blancs

Celebrating an accomplishment or special occasion? Opt for a sparkling wine that'll make a statement like La Crema's fruity and balanced Blanc de Blancs—a Chardonnay with fruit sourced 100% from the Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. It's an indulgent, refined, and vibrant wine made in limited quantities that your host or hostess can use to toast to the group.

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wine cooler
Mark and Graham
Wood and Marble Wine Chiller

Crafted with polished marble and a wood base, any hostess would appreciate this sleek wine chiller. Plus, you have the option to add a monogram.

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monogrammed serving board
Crate & Barrel
Monogrammed Serving Board

A gorgeous, neutral serving board that has a personal touch is a great option—especially for the charcuterie aficionado in our lives.

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wine glasses
Waterfall Wine Glasses (Set of 4)

These stunning waterfall wine glasses would be the perfect addition to any hostess' drink collection.

5 colors available

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Himalayan sea salt board
Williams Sonoma
Himalayan Salt Plank with Holder

A himalayan salt plank is a luxury not everyone wants to buy for themselves, but would be lying if they said they weren't interested. Help her add some extra flavor to her life (and food) by gifting one.

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serena and lily pitcher
Serena & Lily
Cayman Seagrass-Wrapped Pitcher

A classic piece of servingware for any event, this seagrass-wrapped pitcher will be a hit for any hostess.

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room spray
Diptyque Baies Fragrance Room Spray

This floral room spray is an editor-favorite hostess gift because of its long-lasting and luxe qualities.

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$100+ Hostess Gifts

trade coffee subscription
Trade Coffee
Gift Coffee Subscription

The perfect hostess gift for any coffee-lover, this digital subscription can be personalized to anyone's tastes with 450+ coffees to explore from 55+ indie roasters. Plus, the coffee is delivered fresh on a customized schedule and shipping is free.

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personalized picnic blanket
Mark & Graham
Waterproof Woven Picnic Blanket

If you know someone who loves to spend their time outdoors, this waterproof picnic blanket is just for them. Great for all outdoor activities, this blanket is easy to roll up and has a convenient carry strap.

2 colors available

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barware collection
Pottery Barn
Bleecker Barware Collection

Whether they're a well-seasoned host or just starting, this barware collection is just the gift for all their entertaining needs.

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beer gift box set
Pottery Barn
Pilsner Acacia Wood Gift Box

For any beer lovers, this gift box would make the perfect, thoughtful gift. Pair it with a growler from a local brewery and it will be an unforgettable gift and so appreciated.

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This post contains a sponsored inclusion of La Crema, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.