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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?).
Reusable Shopping Bags
When it comes to hostess gifts, candles are always a safe bet. Go above and beyond with a scent that speaks to your host. Find your favorite scent within Homesick Candle’s state-based selection ($30).
Indoor Herb Garden
Candy & Nut Dishes
When hosting a party, it’s always good to have small snacks on hand. Give your hostess the gift of pretty painted bowls ($32)—perfect for nuts, candies or snack mixes. Need a few snack ideas for your next get-together? We’ve got plenty!
Courtesy Madmade Design
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.)
Curio Spice Co.
Spices & Salts
Your favorite hostess undoubtedly loves to cook. Treat her to a gift set of better-than-the-supermarket spices or salts—perfect for recipes old and new. This Aegean blend ($8) is great for so many Mediterranean dishes.
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!
Taste of Home
Your Favorite Cookbook
Have a cookbook you just love? Share your favorite with your hostess.
Taste of Home
Handcrafted cookie mixes make the perfect hostess gift. Homemade and wrapped up in adorable packaging—how can any hostess resist?