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The Best Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

The Best Hostess Gifts They’ll Love will point you in the right direction on getting your host or hostess the perfect gift to thank them for including you in his or her life.  

“The most important thing for having a party is that the hostess is having fun. I’m very organized. I make a plan for absolutely everything. I never have anything that has to be cooked while the guests are there. The only thing I might have to do is take something out of the oven and carve it.” Ina Garten

Whether you’re thanking your hostess for having you over for a party or for letting you stay with them, you want to get them a gift that they can use and will love.

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Here are some ideas on The Best Hostess Gifts They’ll Love: 

Maple syrup

I don’t know many people that wouldn’t love a bottle of premium maple syrup.  It makes the perfect hostess gift because not only is it great to use on pancakes, it is also used all the time in cooking. 

The darker the color of the maple syrup, the stronger the flavor.  You can find maple syrup in a decorative bottle here on Amazon. 

Beeswax candles 

Candles is also something we can all never get enough of.  Show your friend or family member you care by getting them candles that won’t pollute his or her environment. 

Beeswax candles are both beautiful and will give a homespun touch to any home.  Here’s a set of 9″ beeswax candles that will wow anyone.  

Smoked salt

Here’s a product that I absolutely love.  One of my snacks every day is sliced cucumbers with smoked salt and a little honey mustard salad dressing to dip them in.  Yum!

Your host or hostess may never have tried smoked salt, but I assure you this is one thing that will make anyone’s taste buds dance.  

There are many different flavors of smoked salt, depending on what type of wood they used to smoke the salt.  My favorite is here.  

Handmade soap

A handmade bar of soap is a beautiful gift that will spruce up any bathroom.  There are so many different types of soap, it will be hard to pick just one.  

Look at the decor of the home of your host or hostess and you will be able to narrow the type of soap to give.  

If you’re attending a seasonal party, why not give them a seasonal handcrafted soap?  Here’s white tea and ginger soap that is both colorful and smells wonderful. 

Cookie cutters  

Finding a cookie cutter that fits with your host or hostess is a simple way to say thank you.  

I like to give copper cookie cutters because they won’t rust and everyone loves them. Whether you pick a traditional shape or something usual like this cookie cutter dress, your recipient will love it!

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Balsamic vinegar 

A nice bottle of balsamic vinegar will have them thinking of you every time they use it.

It lasts longer than a bottle of wine and the taste of good-quality balsamic vinegar is worth the price because it make everything taste a little bit better.  

Here’s a set of four different flavors of balsamic vinegar.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Herbal delight

Fresh herbs in terra-cotta pots is a great gift idea for the host or hostess that loves to cook.  

You can give them a herb starter kit that has Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula, Yarrow and Yarrow seeds.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Appetizer lover

Your host probably loves to entertain.  He or she could always use a cookbook that specialized in appetizers and add a cute serving tray to complete the gift. 

Take a look at this marble and wood combination serving tray found on Amazon.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Unconventional serving piece

The first time I was served food on a Himalayan salt block, it was at a restaurant in downtown Seattle. I thought it was such a clever way to present food that added the perfect touch of salt.  

You can find Himalayan salt blocks here on Amazon.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love


Handmade macaroons will make anyone’s sweet tooth happy.  They are both an elegant and delicious gift that will show your gratitude.  

You can find a box of Macaroons here. 

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Tea party

A variety of loose leaf tea is a fun gift that will give your host or hostess something that they will remember you every time they take a sip from his or her favorite mug. 

Add a local bottle of honey for the perfect combination.  Here’s a sampler pack of loose leaf tea. 

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Linen spray

This is a little luxury that will brighten anyone’s day.  Beautiful scents evoke positive feelings in all those that smell them, so why not make someone’s life a little more pleasant.  

Here’s a lavender linen and room spray made with essential oil.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Simple syrups

Simple syrups are a gourmet cook’s best friend for creating amazing cocktails and using them in cooking.  

Here’s a sample set of four different flavors like Pear Rosemary Simple Syrup and Cucumber Habanero Simple Syrup.  You can find them here. 

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Jams and jellies 

Mornings wouldn’t be the same without homemade preserves to slather on an English muffin or toast.  They also make the perfect gift, especially if you get unusual flavors that your friend will love.  

One of my favorite types of preserves to give is fig jam.  You can find it here.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Salt scrub

Everyone needs a little bit of pampering now and then.  Getting your favorite hostess a jar or two of salt scrub is the perfect gift to thank her graciousness.  

Here are Christmas bath salts on Amazon.

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

Cedar plank  

Get your host cedar planks for his grill.  He’ll be cooking up restaurant-quality recipes in no time! They give your meat a nice smokey flavor that will make guests happy.  

For a set of 12 cedar planks on Amazon go here.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love


Something personal is always a good bet when you’re looking for a gift for someone special.  

You can monogram a towel, picture frame, a cozy throw, and luggage tags are just some of the ideas that would make a great present.  

The Best Hostess Gifts They'll Love

We’ve reached the end of The Best Hostess Gifts They’ll Love.  I hope you enjoyed it! 

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite hostess gift you ever received or gave.

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Friday 14th of December 2018

What a GREAT list! :-)


Saturday 15th of December 2018

Thank you so much Heidi!

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