Giving a hostess gift has been a tradition for decades to show appreciation for your hosts’ hospitality. Whether you are visitings friends for weekend Bloody Mary’s, attending a holiday party, or staying the weekend with your college roommate, hostess gifts are typically required. It can be a balancing act between finding the right gift your host will enjoy as well as use. You don’t want your hostess gift to end up in the dreaded “re-gift” pile!
But fear not! Here are six items under $60 to give a memorable gift without breaking the bank.
Wooden Charcuterie Tray
If you are looking for an impressive yet useful hostess gift, this one is for you! Bambusi’s tray is more like a Swiss Army knife than a traditional platter as the board features several hidden drawers (aka knife storage) and a versatile design. Your hostess will love it so much you will need to be on the lookout for this at their next gathering.
Break away from the pack with this adorable angel figurine. Willow Tree’s hand-painted angel comes in six different options to show your appreciation for your hostess. Artist Susan Lordi even hand carves the figures in in Kansas City so each angel will be truly unique. This gift is ideal for showing thanks to close friends and family.
Table Topics Game
Table Topics have been a go-to hostess gift for over a decade. This fun conversation starter includes 135 discussion topics to engage friends and family. After undergoing a question revamp, there are more fun conversation starters than ever. If Oprah gives it her stamp of approval, you know it’s got to be good!
Gourmet Biscotti Basket
Indulge your hostess’ sweet tooth with this delicious biscotti basket. Oh! Nuts’ cookie box boasts 18 delectable biscottis that are each hand dipped in chocolate. Beware: you may need to buy one to give and one to keep. These are that good!
Infused Sea Salt Sampler
Carvel Gournet’s salt sampler is the gift that keeps on giving. We love how thoughtful and practical this hostess gift is. Your hostess will enjoy adding these six gourmet salts to their meals long after the last guest leaves.
Wine Bottle Gift Bag
Add a sweet touch to the classic wine hostess gift with a bottle gift bag. Made from cotton burlap (and machine washable), this wine bottle bag is perfectly farmhouse chic. Your hostess will appreciate the thoughtful sentiment plus the new bottle of wine!