Hostess Gifts

A gift for the host or hostess is a nice way of thanking them for the invitation and doesn’t have to be expensive.  A gift is certainly not anticipated, but appreciated.  You should definitely bring a hostess gift:

If you are the guest of honor {if someone is hosting a shower or celebration on your behalf}

If you have not been asked to contribute to the occasion by bringing food or beverages

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Flour Sack Towels {$5/4 at Target}
Note Cards {$4.50/10}
or for a beach house invitation, Citrus Sugar Scrub for the beach shower
This lavender mint softening bath soak is great for the day after hosting.
Gift ensemble of hand soap, cleaner, room spray and dish towels.

Mint Julep Cup – the options are endless!
Candle {Voluspa at Anthropologie $16}
Olive Oil {shown St. Helena Olive Oil $16}.  Many cities offer local olive oil stores as well!
A custom hand towel.
Additional Hostess Gift Ideas:
I designed this hostess gift around one of my favorite recipes.
And for the exceptional host, a picnic basket!
What are your favorite hostess gift ideas?

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

3 Comments

  • Reply November 19, 2011

    marissa

    those glass pedestals are great I’d love it if you would add this to my blog party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Diane

    these are all really lovely ideas. A couple of my favourites include:
    my homemade cheese crackers stacked inside a chinese food container (from Michaels) – the recipe card included serves as the gift tag (on reverse);

    an orchid plant in a pretty pot, tied with satin ribbon, and accompanied by a glass mister (when they are available locally) – not homemade but it’s always appreciated and they last so long;

    I also have given a rosemary plant in a similar manner and always include one of my favourite homemade rosemary cracker recipes or my rosemary lemon loaf to go along with it.

  • Reply March 7, 2013

    Coordinately Yours

    Diane, thanks for sharing! I love the cheese cracker idea! Yum!

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Hostess Gifts

They sent invitations inviting strangers to their home, cleaned, decorated, catered, cleaned again. How could you ever thank them? These are a few of my favorite things:
If they love to cook, give them personalized recipe card box and embosser from Williams Sonoma.
For the wine lover, my favorite wine opener available at Brookstone.
Wine wrapped in a beautiful dish towel embellished with ribbon and a wine stopper.
If they enjoy a day outdoors, a picnic basket offers plenty of options.
Flowers! Who doesn’t love them. Why not present them in this beautiful julep cup from Pottery Barn.

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Hostess Gifts

“All who visit make me happy, some by arriving and some by leaving.” Show your gratitude with a hostess gift.

Candles are appreciated by almost everyone.
Shown {Illum}

Tote to carry flowers and fruits from the market
Shabby Chic Burlap Tote {Etsy}
Monogrammed Hand Towels {Gracious Style}

Cooking/Entertaining Book
As shown, Barefoot Contessa Parties!

Soap and Lotion gift sets
As shown, {The Tub}
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