My mom always taught me, Never go to someone’s home empty handed! I will admit, I haven’t always been as creative nor even as thoughtful as I’d have liked. Too often, I’ll just grab a bottle of wine, which is always a safe way to go. (Even if the host does not drink it, she will have it on hand for guests.) Ideally, I like to bring something homemade. But, I don’t always have time for that. Lately, if and when I see something priced well or on sale that I like, I’ll grab it and keep it on hand. In this post, I’m going to share some gift ideas for the hostess that are unique and special! And, not too expensive.
Unique and Special Gift Ideas for the Hostess
First off, if you do have time, and you are a good cook, baker, or crafter, here is a great post on ideas that you can make, yourself. Just keep in mind, DIY gifts still cost money. Sometimes, it is actually cheaper to just buy something already made.
Ok, and here are my ideas on Gifts for the Hostess. And, this does not need to be just during the holiday season!
Outdoor Wine Glasses with Lids, Stainless Steel Insulated, 12 oz. Set of 2 For the outdoorsy couple. I think these outdoor wine glasses are so great! They come in a bunch of colors, too. $39.99
Wine Clutch Bag (Thermal Insulated) Trendy Women’s Carry Tote For the fashionista (who likes wine, of course). How cute for her to have her own wine handbag!? $19.94
Claudia’s Canine Cuisine Gift Assortment Dog Cookies I have never done this, but I will never forget the time someone else brought over a gift for Cooper! I thought is was the most thoughtful thing, ever! So, if your host has a pet, perhaps consider bringing them a gift. : ) $13.50
Willow Tree hand-painted sculpted angel, Just for You I think this is the perfect gift for the host that invites you to stay at her home for a weekend or overnight, etc. It’ll be something she’ll always have to remember the time you spent, together! $19.95
Handcrafted Pyramid Tea Infusers – Relaxing Herbal Tea Another great idea for the host who hosts, often! (I seem to never have enough tea, even though Scott and I don’t drink it as much as our guests do!) But, this is not just any regular tea. Have a look at these close up! They are so pretty and…special and unique! $18.99
Monogram Solid Wood Cheese Board With Spreader Anything monogramed is something special for a host. I particularly like this wood cheese board because the board and the spreader are both monogramed for such a great price! It looks pretty, too! $16.99
Herringbone Initial M Throw Blanket with Fringe Another great monogrammed gift idea! This is so pretty packaged, as well. Highly rated and a great price for something this nice and personalized! $38.00
Burts Bees Hand Repair Gift Set This is great for someone who loves to (or needs to) pamper herself! This set includes: Almond Milk Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, plus 1 pair of cotton gloves. Also, nicely packaged. $12.68
Thermal Insulated Casserole Carrier This is perfect for the host who loves to cook (and share)! I also think that sometimes it good to have more than one of these. (Sometimes, they don’t get returned!) $29.97
Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Pens For the Hostess with the Mostest! These come in a gift box and can be given as is (for the host to use them creatively). OR, you can use them to decorate a plate, wine bottle, or wine glass to give it your own personalized touch. Pretty clever, huh? $8.95
Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book This is perfect for someone sentimental. (And, old enough to have grown up with Little Golden Books.) Just something so sweet and unique to give as a gift. $7.79
Round Clay Pottery Flower Vase, Set of Six Don’t buy flowers! Buy the vase and make up a simple arrangement, yourself. Trust me! Sometimes, it’s a lot for a host to receive flowers because she will have to put them in a vase. So, give the vase (or a set of vases) with a simple flower. Put it in a box or wrap a bow around it. And, WALLA! $31.85 (For a set of SIX)
Well, there you have it. Several ideas for the hostess. (Most under $20!) Which one would you like to receive, most? Let me know! Or, share if you have any ideas I may add to the list. : )