How To Say “Thank You” With Hostess Gifts That Aren’t Boring

Gifts For The Hostess

Do you have holiday parties to attend this year but don’t want to show up empty-handed? The season for get-togethers and celebrations is nearly upon us and I love to thank the hostess of any size gathering with a little something special. Having a few hostess gifts handy for those inevitable invites is, as Martha Stewart would say, “A good thing”. Why not consider something unique and different? These hostess gift picks say “thank you” in a thoughtful and creative way, without being boring or expected.  Sure– you can always grab a bottle of wine or flowers to bring along, but, haven’t we all been there and done that? These gifts would also be great for a neighbor, coworker, teacher, friend…

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Gorgeous Coasters

These agate coasters would make a gorgeous gift--the kind of item you might not spoil yourself with, but you’d be THRILLED to receive.

Luxe Ornament

Swarovski crystal ornaments never disappoint. They are stunning in person and catch the light so beautifully.

Monogrammed Cheese Board

A cheese board is not only a thoughtful gift, but you can bring it to your gathering loaded up with fruits, crackers, cheese or pumpkin bread and leave it behind as a sweet surprise for the host.

Cookie Jar

You could gift this stoneware tree cookie jar full of treats or just as is. I love the unique design!

Double Wall Mug Set

Not sure what it is about clear mugs that make a warm drink look soooo inviting--these are super festive and pretty! You can include some hot chocolate or tea (linked here) for a more complete gift.

Pretty Wine Chiller

A gorgeous wine chiller with a copper interior wall, so it won’t “sweat” on the table, makes for a great gift.

The Best Holiday Scent!

This candle is something quite special. The natural pine scent is amazing! It doesn't emit an artificial or powerful smell, it’s just really clean and lovely.

Vino Gummies

This all-in-one set includes 3 gift boxes of Merlot, Chardonnay, and Rosé wine gummies. A special treat for your hostess if she’s a wine lover.

Perfect For Treats

I usually grab a set of 4 holiday plates each season and then use them for baked goods or cookies that I either bring to a party or deliver to neighbors/friends. This is a set of 4 so really, 4 gifts in one!

Useful & Pretty

William Sonoma makes the best kitchen towels. They last forever and wash really well. You could wrap one around a bottle of wine and add a ribbon for a hostess gift. They have several holiday options (linked a few here!) and this set of 2 has you covered for 2 parties! So, if you are going to bring wine, why not wrap it up in this useful way?

Plush Throw Blanket

This oversized throw makes a beautiful gift for any hostess. It’s pretty, plush, and budget-friendly. It also comes in over 18 colors!

Game Set

Such a gorgeous set for someone that loves games. It includes 2 decks of cards and 5 dice and would look elegant on a coffee table. Again, one of those gifts you might never buy for yourself, but you’d love to receive!

Personal Ornament

This is a surprisingly affordable yet very personal and sweet gift! You email the maker a photo of a home and they create this memorable ornament. A great keepsake and amazing house-warming gift!

Coffee Table Book

This coffee table book is perfect for the dog lover. It showcases over 25 architecturally unique and stunning homes along with the dogs that live there.

"Morning After" Indulgence

Every hostess spends a good amount of time the morning after a gathering cleaning up and washing dishes which is why this is a REALLY thoughtful gift. You can either bake them ahead OR just bring them uncooked and your host can throw them in the oven the next morning. A warm, gooey, cinnamon roll with coffee or tea is a real treat!
Meet the writer's series, home writer, Susan Harold
Susan Harold
Susan has been in the magazine publishing industry for just over 25 years focusing on marketing, circulation, content, and editorial. She is currently a writer/editor for Busbee Style and a newsstand consultant. Susan resides in sunny San Diego, CA with her husband, teen boys, and pathetically perfect pup, Rusty. With a passion for pretty things, witty words, travel, and all things family, writing HOME content comes naturally because, truth be told, her homebody game is strong! There’s no place like home!
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6 thoughts on “How To Say “Thank You” With Hostess Gifts That Aren’t Boring

  1. With just a few exceptions these are ridiculously expensive suggestions for hostess gift possibilities. Maybe I shall throw a party in hopes I may receive one.

    1. Thank you for leaving me a note! I will keep your thoughts in mind for our next hostess gift guide. If you are looking for something similar in a specific price range, just let me know and I’d be more than happy to find some great options for you! Enjoy your week!

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