Guest Picks: Happy Hostess Gifts
In these days of digital cameras, photo albums have been long forgotten. Bring back the age-old tradition with a personalized linen album from Mark & Graham.
Fill this Lucite frame from Furbish Studio with one of your favorite photos with your host(ess). Write a sweet note on the back of the picture saying you’ll send along a new photo after your visit to fill the other side of the frame.
Delight your host or hostess with a set of these brilliant blue highball glasses from Design Darling. Not only will they be a beautiful addition to any glassware collection, but they can also double as small vases for the table.
Stemless wineglasses take the worry of spilled wine out of the equation. These hand-blown glasses from Mark & Graham can also be personalized for permanent enjoyment.
Share the salsa love with this chip and dip set from Pottery Barn. Your host or hostess will look like a seasoned entertainer when they whip out this fun and functional piece.
Create a fabulous little gift basket with these mini maple cheese boards from Crate & Barrel. For the full effect, get a few cheeses from your local cheese shop, and you’re sure to be the life of the party — especially if wine is also involved.
This versatile Mark & Graham acrylic tray could be used as a stunning serving dish or a beautiful jewelry display.
Visiting a lover of cocktails? West Elm makes it easy to arrive in style with these wood-handled bar tools. They’re a classic addition to any bar, and your host (or hostess) will have even more reason to mix you a great drink.
A guest who cleans up after themselves is always welcome. Consider your gift of these Happy Hour coasters from West Elm as a preemptive effort in cleanliness.
For the perpetual hostess who also loves the City of Lights, this gorgeous book on entertaining from Ladurée will surely be a welcome addition to a bookshelf.
The seasoned world traveler (or simply someone who loves books) will adore this convenient collection of Taschen’s cities books. Their colorful illustrations and insightful wisdom will make for hours of reading and entertainment.
Fill this Baggu striped tote to the brim with some of your host’s or hostess’s favorite goodies. With each reuse of this handy tote, they will think of you and your fun adventures together.
Help your host or hostess take the party outside with this color-blocked picnic throw from West Elm. Best of all, they will be able to use it for dreamy afternoons for years to come.
Napkin rings aren’t just for formal occasions. These rectangular ones can also be personalized with the initial or monogram of your gracious host.
The signature scent of Anthropologie could just be the ideal hostess gift. This Capri Blue Volcano room spray will delight anyone who smells it, especially after all the guests are gone.
As your host or hostess prepares for future guests, they will so happy to display these monogrammed soaps and hand towels you brought from Williams-Sonoma.
Come up smelling like roses when you gift this peony rose and vanilla soap bar from Furbish Studio. With its soft scent and pretty packaging, it is sure to be a winning gift.Next: Modern Party Etiquette for Hosts and Guests
If your host or hostess studied abroad in or has traveled to France, chances are they will love this gift. Help them welcome future guests with this classic sign from Lemon Stripes that says “Welcome” in French.