Guest Picks: 20 Unique Hostess Gifts
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You are headed to a lovely dinner or have recently stayed over at a friend's place — what do you get them to thank them for their hospitality? I've always liked to give unique gifts to my hostesses. Check out my 20 favorites, from the simple treats to the major splurges, here. — Maria Fe from Layers of Meaning
The unique curve of this vase mimics a flower leaning toward the warmth of the sun. This vase is one of my favorites.
I love to keep flowers throughout my home all year round, and these vases are perfect for a small flower arrangement. Just make sure you include the flowers when you give your hostess her gift!
One of my favorite scents is a combination of fresh eucalyptus and mint. Any hostess will love this soft and silky organic foaming soap. The bottle is perfect for a powder room or kitchen sink.
I personally love to drink chamomile tea every morning. Whether you are a coffee or tea drinker, this cute coffee mug is sure to lively up your day!
I've recently gotten into gardening myself and these wire wrapped markers would be the perfect way to bring some fun into my garden. Whether your hostess has an indoor or outdoor garden, the markers will help her identify all the herbs and spices quickly.
If your hostess is a bit more crafty, then these needlepoint kits are perfect for her! Easy-to-follow color charts are included. This is a project I would love to try and the end product is priceless.
I would personally use this porcelain lace cup as a jewelry dish. Whether your hostess uses it in the kitchen or in her bedroom, the delicate lace detail makes this the perfect chic gift.
I'm loving the indigo color of this handmade leather journal. Perfect for jotting down daily reminders. I would buy several as a hostess gift. They would look perfect in a bookshelf too.
Not sure if your hostess has a green thumb? This terrarium kit is perfect for anyone with no gardening skills. The kit includes a lovely orb, easy-to-care-for succulents and stones, as well as design and care instructions. I think even I could become a master gardener!
How cute and whimsical is this facial tissue dispenser? This handcrafted wooden whale will surely add charm to any powder room or kids bathroom. (Maybe I'll even order an extra one for my son's bathroom.)
I love these shakers. Made of white smooth porcelain, they feature rubber stoppers at the bottom. I would personally keep these on my table all the time; they are the perfect little tabletop accessory.
Destined to become a classic, this elegant monogrammed tray provides beauty and function. I wish I had discovered this tray last year, as it would've been a perfect gift for the ladies that hosted my baby shower.
There is nothing that I love more than getting candles as gifts. These true to life "eggs" make for a great conversation piece.
A macaron a day? Don't mind if I do. This is a limited edition 8 x 10 print from an original watercolor and ink illustration, and would be ideal for any hostess with a sweet tooth.
I love the retro feel with a modern twist of this 4 piece over-sized server set. Perfect for serving baked dishes and salads. Your hostess will love it!
I love skulls and I love gold. This porcelain coyote skull with gold teeth is perfection — Ideal for a coffee table or a small entry table.
Do you love antique bottles as much as I do? Then this antique bottle–shaped candle is the perfect gift for you.
This tree stump set is intended to be used as place card holder, but I would use it as a photograph holder instead. You can even take some pictures of you and hostess and include them in your gift — genius!
This Russian doll lavender sachet is filled with the best dried French lavender and is small enough to tuck away in a lingerie drawer or hang from a door closet. Your hostess will love the fresh and floral smell of her clothes.
Ideabook published on July 21, 2011.
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