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.
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