Hostess Gift Ideas

You don’t want to show up empty-handed to a party—that’s definitely a way to not get invited back. Whether it’s a big or small gift, it’s important (and not to mention polite) to give your host a token of your gratitude. If you’re uncertain about what to get or want to give something more unique than your usual bottle of wine, we have some great hostess gift ideas that will surprise even the most discerning host. For any occasion—whether it’s a cocktail party or a backyard barbecue—take a look at our selection of more than 40 hostess gifts that range from small and simple presents to wow-worthy splurges. For the many holiday parties you’ll inevitably attend, we have plenty of ideas for every personality. If you have some time to spare and are feeling crafty, why not try making a handmade hostess gift? We have some great ideas for delicious DIY treats.

26 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Your holiday host deserves so much more than a bottle of wine. Try these great ideas instead—and check out the rest of our holiday gift guide to find something for everyone on your list.

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5 Cookbooks to Gift Your Holiday Hostess

Your lucky recipient will fall in love with these books, packed front-to-back with mouthwatering recipes. These tomes are guaranteed to find a permanent home in their kitchens—though they’re all gorgeous enough to sit out on display.

10 Tasty Homemade Gifts

You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen.

44 Great Hostess Gifts

Need a creative thank-you idea for your gracious host? These seasonal picks will show your gratitude—and maybe even snag another invitation.