25 beautiful hostess and host gift ideas for the home like serving ware, kitchen tools, decor, food, drink, and entertaining finds.
We have a nickname for the 4 weeks before Christmas: Partymonium.
With all of the dinners, parties, friend gatherings, and gift exchange festivities that happen in December, it really is a crammed calendar of pandemonium. And for each one, we never show up empty-handed.
A lot of times, we’ll get an invite last minute to a gathering or we’ll remember literally hours before, “Oh! We have that thing to go to!”
So I keep a few host and hostess gifts on hand for such an occasion. (And if we end up not gifting the items, I might keep them for myself… don’t tell, okay?)
These are a few of my favorite host gift ideas to give (or keep).
Hostess / Host Gift Ideas for the Home
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Gifts for Hosts Under $25
1. Cake Stand
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more stunning cake stand. Bring it to a Christmas party with a cake on top and leave the stand with the host as the gift.
By far my favorite picture frame ornament modeled after the “famous” vintage style Primrose mirror.
3. Tea Towels
It’s hard to go wrong with classic tea towels that you know will always get a lot of use. These are lovely but simple enough to go with just about any kitchen decor in a host’s home.
How interesting is this olive oil and balsamic vinegar dispenser!
The frilly detail on the handles of these teaspoons feel extra special. They would be great to pair with the tea towels above if you wanted to make it a gift set.
Seriously the best tea, and these holiday spice flavors are so good to sip in the cold weather.
A little entertainment to help conversation along before, during, or after dinner.
I dare you to work the phrase “cut the cheese” into conversation with this gift. No, don’t. Maybe read the room first. 😂 Anyways, it’s a pretty way to cut…er slice… the cheese.
A sweet host gift (literally) with 4 different flavored raw honey varieties. Gift it on its own or with a little brie cheese, tea, or this pretty honey dipper set.
10. Pan Stirrer
So many “stir the pot” puns. Must resist. This gadget really is neat to help you stir ingredients as you’re cooking when you need your hands free for other cooking tasks.
50 beautiful cards with inspiration for styling serving boards of all kinds. Package it with this $10 serve board if you want to pair it with another item.
This book breaks down classic cocktail recipes with new twists and includes drink making tips with beautiful photography and suggestions for presentation.
Love these pretty coasters, and you could pair them with the cocktail recipe book if you wanted to make them a set.
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Gifts for Hosts Under $75
A great one to give to any wine enthusiasts to keep wine or champagne chilled through dinner. It would work well as a vase or utensil crock too.
Clean wines made from organic grapes with no added colors, concentrates, or unnecessary sugars. Gift them as a set of 3 or separate them for different hosts. Get $25 off here.
I would never guess this bar set came from Walmart! It looks like something straight out of Williams-Sonoma, and I love the utensil block.
Urban Stems produce some of my favorite flower arrangements (right up there with Farmgirl Flowers and The Bouqs).
So cute to personalize based on the host’s home state!
Gotta love a yummy smelling hand soap and lotion set, especially in winter.
Deliver this with a crusty loaf of bread, and you’re in business.
If you’re a bread baker, this bread blanket will keep it warm and fresh. Deliver your fresh bread wrap up with this to the hosts for them to keep.
Hands down the best smelling candle ever!
10. Riverbed Vase
The perfect vase for making flower arranging a breeze.
This blanket is so super soft and lightweight, you’ll probably want one for yourself.
Every peanut butter cup lovers’ dream!
Free or Almost Free Host Gift Ideas
- Propagate one of your houseplants and plant it in a small pot to give.
- Make a cutting board out of scrap wood.
- Bake a batch of cookies and gift them in a tin or mason jar.
- Make homemade vanilla extract in a pressure cooker.
- Raid your wine/liquor cabinet and see if there’s a nice bottle you can gift instead of using yourself.