The holiday season is upon us, which means plenty of meals with friends, celebrations with family, and overnight visits with loved ones. No matter the occasion, it always feels best to arrive at someone else’s home with a small, thoughtful token to say, “thank you.” This roundup of 10 Easy Hostess Gift Ideas is sure to include something perfect for everyone on your list!
From pricier gift sets to DIY options and hostess gift ideas under $15, this list has a variety of options for every budget!
Hostess Gift Ideas
Cheese knives, a small cheese board, or coasters are all great options to pair with the classic bottle of wine. This is a really nice affordable set from World Market, and I love the bees on this version that I gave my mom from Williams-Sonoma.
Dish towels are a handy item that every homeowner can use. Bring a set of festive holiday towels, a classic high-quality set that you know will match your host’s kitchen, or a fun, whimsical set like like these from Anthropologie.
Hand soap, lotion or dish soap are always useful gifts to share with friends, too. At this time of year, a festive holiday-scented soap is a thoughtful touch!
I love the idea of showing up to a party with special breakfast treats for your hosts to enjoy the next morning. Good options include a loaf of freshly baked cranberry bread, donuts, a coffee cake, Wolferman’s gourmet English muffins, or pancake and waffle mix.
A set of small bowls is perfect for the hostess that loves a good party! She can use them for serving nuts, dips, candy, fruit, and crackers.
Salad servers will see a lot of use in just about every kitchen, but they’re not something that we splurge on for ourselves — making them the perfect gift! For a pricier choice, include a big beautiful salad bowl as well!
Local honey is a big deal these days, so go ahead and fill a sweet little honey pot with some fresh nectar for your hostess!
A holiday-scented candle adds a festive touch and ambience to any home this season, and can be enjoyed right away.
Food! Whether homemade or store-bought, good food is always well received! Some of my favorite edible hostess gifts include homemade Christmas cookies, homemade jam, candied pecans, or a can of Virginia Peanuts.
So there you go, friends! A quick and simple list of hostess gift ideas that you can pull together in time for your next party — even if it’s just a couple of days away!
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