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17 Inexpensive Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

17 Inexpensive 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 their life.  

If you’re looking for more gift ideas, Amazing Chocolate Gift Ideas and Romantic Wedding Gift Ideas will help you on your quest.

Inexpensive Hostess Gifts They'll Love - Brown wrapped present with checkered ribbon
Inexpensive Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

“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 The Inexpensive Hostess Gifts They’ll Love: 

1. Maple Syrup

Hostess Gift Ideas - Vermont Maple Syrup
Vermont 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 utilized all the time in cooking. 

There are different grades of maple syrup. The darker the color of the maple syrup, the more robust the flavor.  You can find maple syrup in a decorative bottle here on Amazon.

2. Beeswax Candles

Inexpensive Hostess Gifts - Beeswax Candles
Beeswax Candles

Candles are also something we can all never get enough of in our homes.  Show your friend or family member you care by getting them candles that won’t pollute their environment. 

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

3. Smoked Salt

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas - Smoked Salt
Smoked Salt

Here’s a product that I 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.

4. Handmade Soap

Last Minute Hostess Gift Ideas - Handmade Soap
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 a white tea and ginger soap that is both colorful and smells amazing.

5. Cookie Cutters

Best Inexpensive Hostess Gifts - Copper Cookie Cutters
Copper 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 unusual like this copper cookie cutter dress, your recipient will love it!

6. Balsamic Vinegar

Best Hostess Gifts - Balsamic Vinegar
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 makes everything taste a little bit better.  

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

7. Mini Herb Garden

Simple Hostess Gifts - Herb Pots
Simple Hostess Gifts – Herb Pots

Fresh herbs in terra-cotta pots are a great gift idea for the host or hostess who loves cooking.

You can give them a herb starter kit that has Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Sage, and Thyme.  

8. Appetizer Lover

Inexpensive Hostess Gift Ideas - Serving Tray

Your host probably loves to entertain.  They could always use a cookbook that specializes 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.

9. Unconventional Serving Piece

Hostess Gift Ideas for Dinner Himalayan Salt Block
Hostess Gift Ideas for Dinner – Himalayan Salt Block

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 on Amazon

10. Macaroons

Ideas for Hostess Gifts - Macaroons

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

You can find a box of Macaroons here on Amazon.

11. Tea Party

Loose Leaf Tea

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

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

12. Linen Spray

Easy Hostess Gifts - Linen Spray
Linen Spray

Linen spray 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.  

You can make your own lavender linen spray at home. You can find that tutorial here.

13. Simple Syrups

Christmas Hostess Gift Ideas - Simple Syrups
Simple Syrups

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

Here’s a sample pack of four different flavors of simple syrups that would make any hostess happy.

14. Jams and Jellies

Small Hostess Gift Ideas - Jam and Jellies - Fig Jam
Fig Jam

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.

15. Salt Scrub

Inexpensive Hostess Gift Ideas - Bath Salts
Bath Salts

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

Here’s a variety pack of bath salts on Amazon.

You could also give your hostess a sugar scrub. You can make your own inexpensive hostess gifts with this DIY Coffee Lovers Sugar Scrub is the perfect recipe for a gift.

16. Cedar Plank

Hostess Gift Ideas for a Dinner Party - Cedar Planks
Cedar Planks

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. Cedar planks are one of the perfect inexpensive hostess gifts that are unique and practical.

Here’s a set of 12 cedar planks. 

17. Monogram

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.  

Depending on what you order, something personal can be one of your favorite inexpensive hostess gifts that is unique.

Inexpensive Hostess Gift Ideas - Monogrammed Towels
Monogrammed Towels

We’ve reached the end of The Best Inexpensive 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.

Don’t forget to join the cozy living group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday 21st of November 2021

Great ideas, thank you!


Sunday 21st of November 2021

You're very welcome Emily! Kelly


Friday 14th of December 2018

What a GREAT list! :-)


Saturday 15th of December 2018

Thank you so much Heidi!

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