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The Best Gifts for Hosts

Whether it's someone hosting a holiday party or hosting you in the spare bedroom for a few days, they deserve a thank you. Here are our top picks.

Published
November 3, 2021
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Amazon
Codenames
$
12

Every good host needs a good game and Codenames is simply the best!

Brightland
The Mini Whisk
$
9

I mean, just look at it, too cute not to gift!

The Sill
Dried Flowers
$
59

A seasonal gift for hosts to display (if they want...!)

Rooted
Zayn
$
19

"Getting someone a beginner-friendly, easy-to-maintain house plant is kind (you don't want to give your friend the responsibility of a finnicky plant!)" -Mary Anne

Grown Alchemist
Hand Wash
$
35

"Had to include a #StatementSoap for your host's guest bathroom." -Mary Anne

CB2
Match Cloche
$
30

"A host always needs matches, and this way they can display them in a nice cloche, something I wouldn't buy for myself, but would appreciate!" - Jenny

Baggu
Wine Bag Set
$
28

Bring your wine in it, too!

Food52
Tea Towels
$
60

There are a lot of cheesy tea towels out there, but a simple and elegant version is always a welcome gift.

Hawkins NY
Round Cork Trivet
$
35

You can't have too many trivets, especially if you're doing a lot of dinner party hosting.

Haus
The Sampler Kit
$
50

"In my opinion, the best host gifts are those that not only elevate a gathering but those that the host didn't even know they needed. Haus is a great example because while most hosts will have ample beer and wine, it's less likely that they will have an apéritif. The sampler kit is a lovely introduction and can make an activity out of tasting." -Olivia

Poppy
Poppy At Home Subscription
$
95

"I've gifted this subscription to many self-proclaimed hosts and have only heard rave reviews. They used the fresh flowers as centerpieces at dinner parties and sprinkled the stems in guest bathrooms. It's the DIY element for me." -Olivia

Appointed
Monogrammed Guestbook
$
48

"So a host never forgets their guests and the special moments with them. Pro tip: pair this gift with an instant camera and some film!" -Olivia

Amazon
Jungalow: Decorate Wild
$
20

"No host can have too many coffee table books. Trust me." -Olivia

Anecdote Candles
Wick Trimmer
$
18

The best kept secret to extend the life of candles and keep them looking nice.

YOWIE
Room Spray
$
36

A roomspray to set the vibe.

Ghia
Le Spritz
$
18

"I've gifted this ready-to-drink spritz a bunch and it gets rave reviews every time. It's great for hosts who want to have non-alcoholic bevs on hand." -Alisha

The New Savant
Heatwave
$
38

A great smelling candle for creating an intimate mood for any gathering.

Goldune
Buttercup Bamboo Compost Bin
$
50

"I have this adorable compost bin. I love how petite it is and it's pretty enough to sit out on the counter. A great gift for the sustainability-minded host and home cook." -Alisha

Moonflowers
Saffron Threads
$
22

Premium-grade saffron in pretty packaging would make a great, luxurious gift for a host who loves a good recipe.

East Fork
Shallow Bowl Nesting Set
$
193

"I'm going to guess that your host loves having pretty dishware and serveware. Enter: East Fork, where each piece feels special and comes in the best glazes. Get this luxe set for the extra-gracious host who's letting you crash for a few days and feeding you all the best homecooked meals." -Alisha

Goldune
Upcycled Napkins 4-Piece Set in Americana
$
66

A sustainable and fashionable option to help any host upgrade their tablescape.

Food52
Cody Foster Vintage Food Ornaments
$
16

These ornaments have become so popular over the last few years that they tend to sell out. Grab and gift that stick of butter while you can!

Lulu & Georgia
SIN Tealight Candle Holder
$
38

SIN's original candle holders fit well in any home.

Goldune
Zero Waste Dish Tote
$
50

"This feels like the perfect gift for the favorite home cook in your life...who is also probably a pro at hosting." -Alisha

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