10 Gift Ideas for the Hostess with the Mostest

Brianna Kozlarek / Friday May 10, 2019

Happy Friday babes! Odds are one of these weekends coming up has you going to a celebration, dinner party or backyard BBQ. It’s good form to bring a gift for the hostess at any semi-formal gathering (i.e. not necessary for bachelorette Monday’s at your besties, but appropriate at a housewarming or sit down dinner party.) Your first instinct might be to bring a bottle of wine, which is always appreciated but a bit forgettable. You might also consider a plant or flowers, but the first is a bit of a forced commitment and the second requires the hostess to deal with said flowers in the middle of hosting. Instead of these usual suspects, we rounded up 10 gift ideas for the host that they will actually love:


  1. Custom Wine Box: We all know that the traditional host or hostess gift is a bottle of wine or liquor, but to make a great impression and stand out from the crowd dress it up with a premium custom engraved wine box. Look to Artificer Woodworks for something that you can completely customize!
  2. Artisan Sea Salt Set: Everyone has that friend that is practically a professional chef, and this is the perfect gift to bring for them! With options like Jacobsen Salt Co., you can choose a variety set that’s sure to make any foodie smile.
  3. Unique Serveware: A unique serving piece like this ultra-chic copper and gold pitcher is a great gift idea that we guarantee your hostess doesn’t already have in her kitchen cabinets! How perfect would this be for serving Moscow Mules on her porch?
  4. Personalized Candle: What better way to show someone your appreciation than a beautiful candle in their favorite scent? We’re partial to ones like those offered by The Little Market, where you can choose create a custom label to show a little extra thoughtfulness.
  5. Curated Gift Box: Sometimes, you just can’t decide what to get your hostess, or you’re stuck deciding between a few different items. That’s where That’s Darlin’ comes in: they create custom gift boxes based around your chosen budget. With a curated box filled with thoughtfully chosen items, you’ll be remembered at every party for bringing the best gifts!
  6. Tabletop Wine Rack: Chances are your “hostess with the mostess” already has a wine fridge (or cellar!), but this cute brass tabletop wine rack is perfect for showing off her prettiest bottles at her next dinner party! And yes, we’ve shared this before, but that’s because it’s just perfect and we love it!
  7. Monogramed Throw Blanket: Allow your host to kick back and relax after prepping, hosting, and cleaning with a personalized throw blanket from PCB Home. Whether folded over a blanket ladder or draped over the back of the couch, this throw will serve as the perfect warm and cozy gift.
  8. A glam cheese board: For the host who has everything, how about a this gorgeous agate cheese board? Pretty, fun, and something any host will put to use. (I mean, if they don’t put out a cheese board, why are you even friends ;))
  9. A chic vase: Okay, so we nixed the flower idea, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give a beautiful vase to hold future flowers! We love this gold one, which has just enough sparkle to be interesting, but is balanced by the neutral bottom half to fit into any decor style.
  10. A luxurious hand soap & lotion: When we’re saving for a big trip or purchase (or when our husband happens to be home during one too many a package deliver…) the first place we start cutting back on is expensive soaps and candles. A luxurious soap & lotion set that the host wouldn’t buy for themselves is such a nice treat.