25 Hostess Gifts For Those Always Planning a Party

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: December 28, 2022

    A lot of time and prep work goes into hosting a dinner party or holiday, so you should never show up at your host’s door empty-handed.

    Although no one will turn you down if you show up with a bottle of wine, there are so many gift ideas. Bring one of these thoughtful, stylish gifts for the hostess, and you’ll be invited back!

  1. Toast To The Host Wine Bag
  2. If you are going to bring wine, at least dress it up in one of these pretty sleeves. Made of eco-friendly 100% natural cotton linen, the drawstring bag can accommodate a regular 750ml wine bottle or champagne bottle.

  3. Table Top Wine Chiller
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    Always downing white wine when you’re at her home? Made of 100% shimmery grey solid marble with natural temperate retention and stay-cool properties. This tabletop wine bottle cooler has a smooth inner and outer surface providing premium quality, durability, and elegance. This versatile bottle holder can be used to hold a beautiful bouquet, organize kitchen utensils, store office supplies, and more. A great hostess gift idea of a lady who loves her rose.

  5. Home Coordinates Throw Pillow
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    Home is where the heart is. Made of pure Linen, the case is quality, and it’s lightweight and durable with a hidden zipper. You can’t go wrong with this home decor. This is one of my favorites and a thoughtful gift idea. Unless, of course, they are planning on moving soon. A truly unique gift and great for a housewarming.

  7. Funny Coasters


    Let your sense of humor be the one to tell friends to use a coaster with this funny quote. Absorbs the moisture that drips from your cold drinks and will not stick to the bottom of the cup when you lift it. Place in your home, kitchen, living room, man cave or on countertops, bars, end tables, and serve guests a laugh along with their drinks. 

  9. Beverage Dispenser
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    A mason jar that makes a great centerpiece for parties, events or as a great gift. Fill with two gallons of your favorite beverages or use it to make sun tea. Made of thick, high-quality glass, it features a non-drip easy-to-pull spigot. 

  11. Salt and Pepper Cellar
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    These very popular salt + pepper cellars by Rae Dunn sport great design and a sense of humor. The “stitch” on the back of these handbuilt pieces adds to the overall piece with a wink. White stoneware with red stitching painted on back. “Salt” and “Pepper” embossed on front.

  13. Anthropologie Diffuser
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    Over ten years ago, husband and wife team Troy and Traci Arntsen began creating scented candles right in their home kitchen. Today, the couple own and operate Voluspa, an internationally renowned home fragrance label beloved for their signature coconut wax blends and luxurious packaging.

  15. Artisan Chocolate Bars


    The perfect present for the chocolate lover in your life, these chocolate bars are vegan, non-GMO-organic, and handmade in Brooklyn. Each bar is two ounces. 

  17. Table Topics
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    What do you like…love…obsess over? These questions will uncover what makes you happy and your friends and family will know you better for it. Bring these questions to any conversation where you’d like to know a bit more about what makes your favorite people smile. The perfect gift for the hostess who loves party games.

  19. Cocktail Shaker
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    Shake it up at your next party with this fun stainless steel shaker! Twist the outer sleeve of this classic shaker to serve up a variety of the most popular cocktails for your guest.

  21. Platters and Boards Cookbook
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    Entertaining and party dishes from Platters and Boards: Celebrated author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy) in her bestselling Platters and Boards cookbook. This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is the guide to entertaining with effortless style.

  23. Home Sweet Home Serving Tray


    This rustic serving tray will be a welcome addition to her next party and all parties after! Made of wood, the tray measures 20 x 18 x 1 and has two sturdy metal handles for easy carrying. 

  25. Milk and Honey Candle


    Milk & Honey adds a Gourmand fragrance to the Heritage Collection. This candle has a sweet fragrance but is natural and fresh and will make any room smell delicious and pure. The fragrances provide peace and serenity emanating from the open shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay – a calmness at the sight of open water, and peaceful tranquility that brings perspective and relaxation to your home. 

  27. Hangry Dish Towel
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    Hangry, we’ve all been there! This silk-screened tea towel is made of unbleached cotton giving it a natural color and it measures 28 x 29 inches. 

  29. Spreader Set
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    Mud Pie’s Circa Living Collection spreaders are perfect for entertaining. Vintage-style stamped silverplate spreaders feature breakfast or brunch sentiments that arrive on rolled corrugate display card. Set includes four spreaders with different sentiments on them in vintage-style stamped silverplated.

  31. Funny Oven Mitt
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    Have a best friend who is always in the kitchen and has a great sense of humor? Just get right to the point, this food is good enough to add swears into all your sentences. F yeah! She’ll love this and smile every time she uses it.

  33. Fancy Salt
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    The Osborne’s have been making salt at Maldon for four generations. That’s a long while, and a lot of salt for a family, both custodians of an ancient culinary tradition and creators of a brand, recognized the world over. It is unchanging yet ever-changing, constant yet continuously challenging. The salt stays the same, but there are always cooks to bring in to the Maldon fold, new recipes that will benefit from the magic of the perfect pinch.

  35. Pistachio Bowl
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    The unique design of Double Dish is a simple yet effective way of disposing of your unwanted or unsightly food bits instead of using a separate bowl. The bowl is set on top of a larger collection bowl and has three curved chutes letting you discreetly hide any waste. This highly popular snack bowl is perfect for parties, or when you feel like devouring an entire bowl of pistachios.

  37. Cheese Plate Labels
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    Your guests will compliment you for these cute cheese labels. Stop leaving them wondering what type of gourmet cheese they are eating. This set fits perfectly with any cheeseboard. These cheese markers are made from wood and natural black slate stone that is hard, but at the same time light enough to ensure they will stay up when inserted into the cheese. 

  39. Tea Set
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    A luxurious collection of festive teas. Classic white with metallic gold to celebrate the spirit and joy of the season. Perfect for entertaining or as a hostess gift. The open lid reveals a collection of handcrafted, pyramid tea infusers, and a detailed tea menu for easy blend selection. Pack includes ten infusers, two of each blend: Rum Raisin Biscotti, Sweet Orange Spice, Winter Chai, Spiced Ginger Plum, and Harvest Apple Spice. All teas are certified Kosher.

  41. Pie Server
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    This steel pie server will be welcomed by any hostess. Thanks to the serrated edge on both sides, you can use it to easily cut pies, quiches, cakes, and more. Being a hostess is tough! This gift will make things a bit easier. 

  43. Truffle Olive Oil
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    Plenty of truffle oil is artificially flavored but not this one! This oil is 100% natural and contains real pieces of white truffles, something any food lover will appreciate! The olive oil is produced in Italy and measures 8.4 ounces.

  45. Condiment Jars 
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    Porcelain Containers is a must-have for modern home & kitchen, with lids, spoons and a tray is perfect for your kitchen. The set comes with a nice tray where all three bowls can sit, really an excellent piece of decor with actual utility. Perfect for keeping seasonings / storing condiments, small snacks, sugar, pepper, beans, salt, etc. 

  47. Serving Bowl
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    These unique bowls are made from durable and acacia wood that is perfect for any decor. Use them to hold fruit, serve salads, or to decorate around your home.

  49. Pretty House Plant
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    Houseplants have the magical quality of making any space more inviting, and this makes them ideal décor items for homes and offices. Small plants as decorative accents add pops of life to every room in the house. With hundreds of plants to choose from, there’s sure to be a plant perfect for your lifestyle.

  51. Himalayan Bath Salt
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    Give her some relaxation after the party. For centuries, Himalayan salt has been used as folk remedies for a variety of health issues – sea salt is known for its healing properties. It is used by health professionals, spas, and individuals who are interested in utilizing natural products to heal the body and relax the mind. Stimulating circulation, lowering blood pressure, and removing toxins such as heavy metals from the body are just a few of the many benefits of Himalayan Pink salt.