16 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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By far my favorite picture frame ornament that you can use to frame a photo, handwritten note, or pressed flowers.
How interesting is this olive oil and balsamic vinegar dispenser!
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.
So cute to personalize based on the host’s home state!
Seriously the best tea, and these holiday spice flavors are so good to sip in the cold weather.
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.
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.
This book breaks down classic cocktail recipes with new twists and includes drink making tips with a cheeky literary twist.
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.
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.
Deliver this with a crusty loaf of bread, and you’re in business.
Footed Vase with Flower Frog
The perfect vase for making flower arranging a breeze.
Hands down the best smelling candle ever!
A little entertainment to help conversation along before, during, or after dinner.
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.