Entertaining guests is never, ever easy regardless of how well you plan. From cleaning thoroughly to deciding on food, drinks, and activities, there is so much that goes into ensuring sure guests have a memorable stay. So if you're planning to enjoy a long weekend at your friend's home for the holidays, celebrate at an elegant dinner party, or attend a housewarming party, it’s best to put yourself in their shoes. Even though expressing your gratitude verbally is a given, it's still proper etiquette to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. But where do you even begin to brainstorm the right thank you gift? You need to consider the host's personality, design style, your budget, and a slew of other important factors, which can all be challenging.
Rather than settle on yet another bottle of wine, a floral arrangement, or a scented candle they probably will never light, get creative this time around with a more stylish gift that will make a good impression. Here, we share 30 of the best hostess gifts you can find online right now. We've tracked down everything from chic bar essentials to home decor accessories—all perfect options for showing your appreciation. Any one of these gifts are guaranteed to get you another invite.
Crafted of salvaged Tuscan olive wood, this cutting board will be your hostess' new favorite kitchen staple.
Help them dress up their cocktails with these sparkly gem cocktail picks.
With this alpaca wool throw, there's no doubt that your hostess will stay warm in style.
Any plant parent would be impressed by this pot's unique blue and white marble effect.
Packing for a picnic will be a breeze, thanks to this compact wood caddy that can hold up to four bottles of wine and six glasses.
These cashmere socks, which come in ivory and gray, are so soft that you'll be tempted to keep them for yourself.
This two-tiered metal basket is the perfect option to show off farmer's market goodies. What's more, it's available in copper, silver, white, and gold.
Your game night will be more stylish with this attractive walnut-wood tic-tac-toe set, crafted in Italy.
Dress up your bar cart with these playful napkins, featuring a pretty turquoise hue and eye-catching tassels.
Style meets function with this refillable python-embossed leather journal.
With this h Turkish cotton robe, there's no excuse not to plan a spa day at home.
This Aesop hand cream and soap set doesn't just smell good—it will good in any bathroom.
This pot holder is adorable and practical, making it the perfect gift.
Add a personalized touch to your hostess gift with this handy wood tray complete with a monogram in the center.
Available in four colors ranging from gold to black, this sleek diffuser lets you control the scent intensity level.
Help your host unwind at the end of the night with the calming scent of this sea salt and lavender hand cream and soap.
You can't go wrong with napkins boasting a classic striped pattern.
These glam gold cheese knives will definitely be the highlight of any party table display.
It doesn't get more cute and playful than a plate set with gingham and strawberries.
With notes of pine, cloves, cinnamon, and pomegranate, this luxurious candle will become your new go-to holiday hostess gift.
In this gorgeous set of books, your fashionable hostess will learn about the iconic French atelier, from the signature scent to the glamorous jewelry designs.
A beautiful addition to any countertop.
A perfectly stylish place for guests to rest their cocktails.
Give the gift of a perfect glass of wine with an aerator that lets your vino breathe as you pour.
Go above and beyond the expected candle with this decadent room spray from Byredo (in one of their most underrated scents).
Compartes knows how to craft a beautiful chocolate bar. Their limited edition gingerbread flavor is no exception.
A beautiful serving bowl is the perfect gift for a seasoned entertainer.
A unique, floral version of this kitchen staple.
Who doesn't want to do an at-home wine tasting? This set comes with four mini carafes and a serving board that features a slate insert that you can mark with chalk.
While everyone else is gifting flowers, provide a beautiful place to put them! A hostess can never have too many vases.