16 Unique & Useful Hostess Gifts

Read next

If you buy something from the links in this article, we may earn affiliate commission or compensation.


Whether you’re heading to a holiday party or invited for a weekend visit, you’ll want to make sure you have some hostess gifts on hand so that you don’t show up empty-handed. These carefully curated gifts will please any hosts, even your hard-to-shop-for sister-in-law! Scroll down for our favorites for 2021.


Copper Whistling Tea Kettle

$38   BUY NOW

This cute kettle bundled with some of your favorite hot cocoa and gourmet marshmallows make a fun family gift (with a bit of style thrown in).


Pizza Accessories Kit

$60   BUY NOW

Set them up for family pizza night with this set that comes with two pizza peels, a spatula and a rocking cutter.


Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Hand and Body Wash & Lotion Caddy Set

$32   BUY NOW

Goat milk is known for its moisturizing qualities. We love gifting this set as it is fragrance-free and includes a counter caddy.


Cheese Board with 3 Tools

$73.50   BUY NOW

Hop on the charcuterie train and gift this cheese board with your favorite cheddar and crackers for a gift that the host won't mind sharing.


Hoya Kerrii Heart Plant

$32   BUY NOW

This succulent will look darling on a windowsill and it needs very little maintenance (and is therefore the perfect gift).


Gold Leaf Glassware

$24   BUY NOW

Glassware with a city map in 22-carat gold leaf is sure to endear your host to you even when your kid locks themselves in the bathroom in the middle of the party. Choose from 22 popular cities. 


Floral Ceramic Coasters

$13   BUY NOW

Protect furniture from glass rings and toddler spills with this lovely coaster set.


Superstitchous Blanket

$77+   BUY NOW

San Francisco mom Samira Khoshnood created Superstitchous while on maternity leave after the birth of her first child. We love gifting these cozy blankets to pretty much anyone.


Anecdote Candles

$24   BUY NOW

Made of long-lasting soy wax and hand-poured in California, these are a chic offering for the holidays. 


Peppermint Drinking Chocolate

$10   BUY NOW

This minty, decadent treat from Theo Chocolate will be everyone's favorite, we know it. Try it with their dark chocolate peppermint marshmallows for over-the-top goodness.


Paper Vase Wraps from Lucy Grymes

$18   BUY NOW

The perfect gift wrap for that bouquet of flowers you can grab on your way over; use a recycled jar, a can or a simple vase and make it dressy. Coated paper stock.


21 Seeds Infused Tequila

$35   BUY NOW

This mom-invented line of infused tequila comes in three flavors: Cucumber Jalapeno, Valencia Orange and Grapefruit Hibiscus. 


Yeti Wine Tumbler

$25   BUY NOW

Your hostess can keep her drink of choice cool while she gets everything ready when you gift her a Yeti Tumbler.


Classic Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Collection

$70   BUY NOW

A perfect trio of cheese from one of the country's best cheesemakers.


Pure Wine Filter

$22   BUY NOW

Filter out sulfites with this simple wine filter and say goodbye to wine headaches.  


Bloom Tamarind Wood Bowl

$90   BUY NOW

Filled with lemons or a large salad, this bowl is a stunner.

 

—Kate Loweth, Amber Guetebier and Gabby Cullen

 

RELATED STORIES

The Best Gifts for Families This Year 

Our Top Picks for Gifts for Two-Year-Olds 

Our Favorite Gifts for Babies & Toddlers