15 Hostess Gift Ideas (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine)
Attending a party? It's always smart to give your host a little token of your appreciation. Try these unique hostess gifts that aren't your standard bottle of wine.
A hostess gift should be, above all things, useful—though super cute doesn’t hurt, either! These recipe cards ($14) are the perfect addition to any kitchen, and they’re perfect for keeping your favorite recipes handy (speaking of—how about giving our favorite dessert bars a whirl?).
Hosting can be messy. Gift your favorite cook a pretty patterned apron to keep her clean in the kitchen. We’ve got a thing for this retro style apron ($59) from Madmade Design. All their aprons are made in the USA and they come in multiple sizes—no more too-long straps! (Psst... You can see this apron in action here.)
Box of Chocolates
When all else fails, reach for your favorite candies. Any hostess would be happy to share a box of sweets (though we can’t blame her if she saves them for herself!). If you’re looking to really impress, try one of our favorite candy brands, See’s ($38)—they did great in our taste test!
Your Favorite Cookbook
Have a cookbook you just love? Share your favorite with your hostess.
Handcrafted cookie mixes make the perfect hostess gift. Homemade and wrapped up in adorable packaging—how can any hostess resist?