35 Hostess Gifts For Any Occasion

35 Hostess Gifts For Any Occasion

It’s always a great idea to thank your hosts! Whether you stayed at a friend’s vacation home or attended a recent event, there’s many ways you can say thank you. A hand-written thank you note and a bottle of wine are always nice, but in case you are looking for some other ways to say thank you, we’ve got you covered.

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35 Gifts For Hostess

Here are 35 unique hostess gifts for any occasion!

1. Cheese Cutting Board Set

This elegant cheese cutting board set includes 4 bowls and 4 knives.

Positive review: “It really is beautiful! The packaging is super elegant! The wood is nice and thick. The ceramic dishes are generous in size and four was really enough for the kalamata olives, pickled onions, roasted peppers and black olives. We didn’t use the cracker section for crackers but put kumquats in the curvy section. All three cheeses fit nicely in the center. The utensils worked very well and storing them inside was a nice touch. The magnetic closure worked well. Overall, we really liked it, and will use it each time we have an ‘appetizer meal’. It is beautiful as well as practical!” –Mona

2. Wine Stopper

Beautiful monogram wine stoppers perfect gift for any wine enthusiast.

Positive review: “Made with real quality. I’m a wine drinker so this was exactly what I needed. Instead of recorking the bottle like I would usually do. It keeps the wine fresh allowing it to keep all of its flavors and body. Oh yeah the gold M for my name definitely is a nice touch. I recommend this product with no doubt. You’ll definitely be happy as I am.” –Michael

3. Secura Electric Wine Opener

This rechargeable electric wine bottle opener easily remove corks in seconds.

Positive review: “Very good so far! This is my third electric wine bottle opener. The first, an Oster, worked well for a long time but the plastic “grip” on the back became gummy so it left my hands sticky and black. Icky. Bought another brand (Ozeri) which lasted less than a year…just died. I am pleased thus far. I like that it’s stainless steel without any plastic grips to get gummy with time. The opener seems powerful and retains strength for the entire opening process. The corkscrew enters the cork easily and drives in straight. The only less-than-desirable feature is that the foil cutter is not integrated into the opener as it was in the other two products I have purchased. Instead, it attaches separately to the base…which isn’t as convenient in my opinion.” –LinnieJean

4. Kitchen Towel Set

These funny kitchen towel set is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Positive review: “These were cute towels, great quality, and I gave them to my DIL for Christmas and she loved them.” –Danielle

5. Stainless Steel Wine Tumblers

 Double-wall vacuum insulated stemless wine tumblers. Perfect for keeping your wine chilled or your coffee hot.

Positive review: “I was looking for a wine glass that would keep my drink cool while I am floating around my pool during the hot Arizona summers. These will be perfect and the price is certainly more reasonable than Yeti for the same thing AND these come with lids. The rose gold is very pretty. The two glasses were well packaged and arrived with no damage. Would make a nice gift.” –Marwig

6. TRUFF Hot Sauce

This hot sauce is infused with black truffle, the “black diamond”, chili peppers, organic agave nectar, this meticulously crafted flavor profile will change your hot sauce experience.

Positive review: “As a truffle and sriracha lover, this is what you get when truffle and sriracha had a baby but 10x better. I highly recommend because it helps my food taste better for my boring diets.” –Linzy

7. Grow Gardens Salsa

This patio gardening kit comes with everything you need to start your very own Salsa Garden.

Positive review: “I bought this for my 10-year-old daughter. I have purchased a few different ones and this one stands out. I was shocked to see it was MADE IN THE USA. Also, I love the packaging. NO PLASTIC!! The egg carton acts as a planter and is compostable. You can cut up the individual sections and transplant right into a pot or garden. The wrapper, seed packets, instructions, recipes, pencil, and plant markers are ALL compostable/recyclable. The only plastic holds the soil pellets. I love the recipe booklets that come with the kit. I also plan to purchase more for teacher gifts, these are fun.” –Anonymous

8. Bamboo Utensils

This set of 5 essential kitchen utensils made from naturally durable bamboo and colorful food safe paint dipped handles.

Positive review: “Bought these for my daughter in law for Christmas and she loves them. I was surprised at the quality and durability. Excellent purchase!” –Meisha

9. Ruffles and Roses Apron

Floral pattern and ruffles for a modern apron look. Also available in as a Mommy and Me set.

Positive review: “This apron is adorable. Love the vintage-look floral fabric. It looks even better in person. Bought this as a present for my sister. It’s well made and pretty and the price unbeatable!” –HappyGirl

10. Natural Soaking Bath Salts

A calming aromatherapeutic blend of ylang-ylang and vanilla.

Positive review: “These bath salts smell amazing and feel great after a long day. I mix mine with a really calming bubble bath and just soak for about 20 minutes before bed and I’m totally relaxed and ready to drift off to sleep. Highly recommend!” –Jane

11. Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap

Hand soap made with essential oils, aloe vera, olive oil, and other thoughtfully chosen ingredients.

Positive review: “Wonderful scents!” –Sharon B

12. Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket

A cozy throw with a geometric weave and fun tassels.

Positive review: “This is a GORGEOUS throw! Lots of texture, super soft, and very luxurious for the price! I love that it has a variance of pattern within the knitting and the tassels as well. I couldn’t find anything like this for less than $99, so I was ecstatic to find this at $49.99 and feel I got a WONDERFUL product bc it is STUNNING!” –Chrisdela

13. Guacamole Serving Dish

Ceramic dip cup that says “it’s five somewhere” sentiment on interior rim. Also comes with a “holy guacamole” spoon.

Positive review: “I bought this as a hostess gift and I want one myself now! They are so stinking cute! Our friends threw a Cinco de Mayo party so his was the perfect gift. Love this whole line!” –HoorayForCoffee

14. TableTopics Dinner Party Edition

Guaranteed to entertain in even the most awkward situations, questions range from hilarious to thought-provoking, and every question is perfectly appropriate for any combination of friends and acquaintances.

Positive review: “I have given various TableTopics sets as gifts. My nieces love their set and use it as a way for their family and friends to get to know each other. Great for introducing friends at cocktail or dinner parties. Some sets are especially good at avoiding after school dinner conversations filled with “nothing” and “I don’t know”. As a gift, beats another bouquet and has a nice presentation; You can simply tie on a ribbon and bow. Seems the recipients can not wait to get into those questions.” –Cat

15. Spreader Set

Silver-plated spreader set with cute messages!

Messages include:

  • “Mind over muffin”
  • “Anything you can do, I can do butter”
  • “Holy strawberries, we are in a jam”
  • “You are the peanut to my butter”

Positive review: “These spreaders are adorable! Bought them for my daughter when she got her first apartment. Just bought another set as part of a wedding gift for someone special to me. Nice quality, not flimsy, useful & brings a smile to your face when using them! Mud Pie items are well made & a delightful addition to any home! Definitely recommend!” –Kimberly

16. Ceramic Succulent Planter

A set of 2 ceramic plant pots, japanese style wave and blue flower pattern with 2 removable bamboo wood trays.

Positive review: “These are the cutest pots I’ve ever ordered! I’m using them for small succulents and they’re perfect. They drain so well and they’re beautiful. I loved the first 2 so much I ordered 2 more.” –Stephanie

17. Bath Bomb Set

A set of 12 large assorted bath bombs guaranteed to make your bath feel luxurious.

Positive review: “These bath bombs come in a gorgeous set that is perfect for instant gift-giving. A great idea would be to purchase a few of these for last-minute holiday gifts! I tried a few of these bombs in the bath and I was pleasantly surprised that the bombs would also color the water! Plus the scents were amazing. It felt like I was at a spa!” –Lauren

18. Bar Tool Set

Everything you need to start your very own bar at home. 

Positive review: “I recently began to make cocktails and am a beginner. This set is the best in value I have been using it for a month and it works great and I have started to make more difficult cocktails.” –Eddy

19. Diffuser 

An essential oil diffuser that offers two misting modes and colorful mood lighting.

Positive review: “I love my diffuser! My husband bought this for me as a gift after doing much research on which are the best inexpensive diffusers. I’ve had it for 2 months now and I’ve had no issues with it. It’s powerful for such a little guy. I would like a second one and also a portable car diffuser from the same brand.” –Byanka

20. Coasters

 Beautiful coasters to keep stains and scratches off your table.

Positive review: “Really happy with these! I wanted a neutral and something that looked like quality. These fit the bill! They would fit well with a variety of decor and they look expensive 🙂 more than what I paid. The bottom is cork as well so they don’t damage or slide.” –Crissy

21. Cheese Board

 Serve appetizers, cheese and charcuterie in style with this party sized serving board. 

Positive review: “I’m very happy with my purchase. This board is beautifully made and durable. I would definitely consider buying more for gifts. The owner includes a very relational enclosure with instructions on how to care for the board to preserve its useful life. He goes above and beyond for his customers.” –Greta

22. Hand and Dish Soap Dispenser Set for Kitchen

Lightweight plastic dispensers with beautiful lettering!

Positive review: “These are plastic but that’s what I was looking for because with kids I didn’t want them knocking over glass or porcelain. These are a little smaller than I would’ve expected but they are a great way to differentiate hand and dish soap on our kitchen counter.” –MrsShopping

23. Square Wine Glasses

Sophisticated crystal wine glasses! The square shape is unique and sure to be a hit.

Positive review: “They feel light, delicate and expensive with all the weight in the stem and base. I tipped one over and it didn’t break!!! I expected it to shatter. This is a great deal can’t find a set of four for under 100 in stores. Perfect size.” –Joshua

24. Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan

These easy-to-clean ceramic nonstick pans provide effortless cooking and quick cleanup.

Positive review: “Pretty & stylish color as cookware. The package arrived with nice wrapping in its own box. Most importantly, the whole set works really well and very very easy to clean as non-stick material. I will consider purchasing other cookware from this brand.” –Friea

25. Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering

Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites.

Positive review: “I just got the cookbook last week but so far I’m impressed. It has a good variety of recipes with simple ingredients that are easy to find or you probably already have. I made banana bread this morning and it is delicious! It was easy to make and turned out exactly as I hoped. It’s nice when a cookbook has ingredients that are simple and not weird that you have to go to specialty stores to get. Looking forward to making more!!” –Molly

26. Tea Sampler Gift Set

This tea sampler has 10 assorted pyramid tea bag infusers.

Positive review: “I gave this as a gift for a my sister. She doesn’t always comment on the gifts I send, but she raved about this one. She thought the teabags were so cute and the tea delicious. I’m very happy with this purchase!” –Ruthanne

27. Assorted Chocolates

 Beautifully assorted Godiva chocolates.

Positive review: “Perfect gift for someone special or to treat yourself! First, the packaging was great…the original box was in a beautiful pink and brown box that was wrapped in a large silver bubble wrap and Godiva ice pack then shipped in a large Godiva box! Each chocolate biscuit was unique and delicious! I’ve purchased this several times as gifts too and each person LOVED it!” –Lei

28. A Toast for the Host Wine Bottle Bags

A white drawstring wine bottle cover, with black printing that says “A Toast For the Host.” Such a cute way to celebrate your host if you plan to bring a bottle of wine!

Positive review: “This was for wrapping a bottle of wine to take to a housewarming party. It was a very nice small touch that makes the gift seem more thought-out and special. The canvas seemed well-made, and the print seemed strongly attached to the fabric (no risk of it coming off on clothes or anything of that sort). This was a good purchase to add a little something extra to an otherwise mundane gift. I would likely buy this again.” –C Penn

29. Monogrammed Glasses

Monogrammed glasses are thoughtful and perfect for the alcohol connoisseur in your life!

Positive review: “Perfect for entertaining and great price for monogrammed. They’re not weighted bottoms but they’re sturdy enough and look fantastic on our bar cart.” –Daisy

30. Candle

This candle burns up to 85 hours and is a fan favorite.

Positive review: “This is my FAVORITE candle scent that I normally by at Anthropologie. I don’t live close to one and didn’t want to pay for shipping on Anthro so this was a great alternative.” –Natalie

31. Black and White Buffalo Check Plaids Throw Pillow Case 

Cozy buffalo plaid pillow covers that come in a set of four.

Positive review: “These covers are great! Hubs is always “more throw pillows?!?”, so I decided covers would allow me to change it up for holidays, save lots of storage space, and keep the Mr. happy. The quality is very nice with invisible zips, you can’t even tell they’re covers. A word of caution when measuring your pillows for the covers- stretch your pillow and measure exactly. I originally was going to use these on my basement couch pillows, but my quick measuring was wrong. My pillows were 20″, not 18 so I used the covers on my pillows upstairs and they fit perfectly!” –1EarthAngel

32. Stonewall Kitchen Jam Collection

A set of four jams perfect for spreading on pancakes, bread or fruit.

Positive review: “I used this company this year for Christmas gifts to faraway friends–the breakfast basket, which contained waffle or pancake mix, maple syrup, wild blueberry preserves, and a few other items. I ordered directly from Stonewall Kitchen. When I saw that Amazon carries this 4 piece “Favorite Jam Collection,” including the wild blueberry, I figured I try it. All delicious and good–especially the blueberry!!” –College707

33. Wine Chiller

Beautiful marble wine chiller made of crystalline limestone.

Positive review: “Got this as a gift for my parents. Stick the chiller in the freezer for 20min or longer (until nice and frosty) and it’ll keep any bottle of wine or champagne very chilled over the duration of dinner, games, and relaxing with friends and family. Looks great too, and seems to fit nearly any bottle size even larger-diameter champagne bottles.” –Kevin

34. GET POPPIN’ Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning Gift Set

White gold popcorn kernels and gourmet popcorn seasoning for every taste!

Positive review: “These have been a hit with everyone we’ve given them to as gifts. It’s a nice neutral gift for almost anyone for any reason.” –Elizabeth

35. Bamboo Serving Tray

A multi-functional serving tray made of 100% bamboo.

Positive review: “Wonderfully sturdy trays! I initially was just planning on using them for eating in rooms other than the kitchen, but now use the smaller one as a letter tray at my desk. I ordered two sets initially, but think I might need to order more — they’re just so useful and versatile.” –Jennifer

Bottom Line

No matter what occasion you need a gift for a hostess, you are sure to find something here!