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Your favorite host deserves a gift as thoughtful as their gatherings. While they're probably never one to turn down a bottle of wine from their favorite Napa winery, you can speak volumes about your appreciation by finding the best hostess gift (or host gift). Our editors sourced these finds to help you upgrade your host's party closet, jazz up their library of entertaining books, or help them relax and unwind after their big event.
These are our editors' favorite hostess gifts to give and receive. These small but mighty presents are sure to show your gratitude and win you an invite to all of their fabulous fetes until the end of time. From elegant serveware to tasty treats, your favorite host is sure to love these timeless gifts. Here, the best hostess gifts for 2023.
Lettuce Leaf Vase in Brown Tortoise
This beautiful tortoiseshell vase is hand-blown in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, using techniques from the 1500s. We love that the vase is made from recycled glass, and since each one is made by hand, they're all a little different and charmingly irregular. Fill it with hydrangeas, tulips or sunflowers and watch your favorite host swoon.
Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround™ Diffuser
This luxe diffuser from Jo Malone is the perfect host gift. The 10 rattan reeds help release scent continuously for four to five months, making this a gift that keeps on giving.
Constance Ruffled Dinner Napkins
This set of chocolate brown dinner napkins with sweet white florals will add a hint of vintage flair to your host's dinner table. They're made of 100% organic cotton, so they can be tossed into the washing machine for easy clean up.
Graza Olive Oil Set
This "drizzle" and "sizzle" olive oil set from Graza is perfect for the avid home cook. "Drizzle" is an extra-virgin oil made from olives that are picked early when antioxidants are highest; the bold flavor is perfect for salad dressings or drizzling on finished dishes. "Sizzle" is a mild, extra-virgin olive oil perfect for daily cooking or roasting.
Simone Marbleized Stoneware Serving Platter
We are obsessed with this platter with chic green marbling. The best part? It's under $40—but looks way more expensive in our opinion. If you really want to go the extra mile, bake some cookies and stack them on this platter for your favorite host.
Large ZZ Plant in Pot
This ZZ plant will bring color to your host's home with its waxy green leaves, and it comes in an adorable mint or black pot. The best part? This low-maintenance, hardy houseplant thrives in low light and only needs water every few weeks.
Buying candles for a host can be tricky, since fragrance is deeply personal. We love gifting these chic sets from Everlasting Candles that will add instant luxury to their home. The candles are completely free of scent and rely on the brand's Pristine Oil for a clean burn without any smoke or soot. Bonus: You can choose from several different colors for both the vase and steel candlesticks to match your host's aesthetic.
Marble & Brass Monogram Board
Our editors love gifting monogrammed items because they feel extra special to the recipient. This customizable marble and antique brass board is perfect for serving cheese or charcuterie, and it's pretty enough to set on the table. Pair it with a set of matching cheese knives for a thoughtful touch.
White Corn & Truffle Soufflé
This savory white corn and truffle soufflé was crowned one of Oprah's Favorite Things last year, so you know it's good. We love the idea of gifting one of these frozen soufflés to your host—it takes the pressure of dinner off the table or gives them a decadent meal to look forward to at a later date. Plus, it's downright delicious.
Newport Home and Body Co Hand Soap, Rosemary Mint, Glass Bottle
This herbaceous hand soap is made with moisturizing coconut oil and is scented with invigorating rosemary and mint essential oils. It would be a treat for any host—and you certainly can't beat the price point.
This serveware is sure to bring a smile to your host's face every time they use it. We love the little hands for a bit of funky flair, but the flowers and wavy spoons are equally adorable.
Unplug Citrus Bath Soak
Help your favorite host relax after their big event with this uplifting bath soak made with sea salt, French green clay, and nourishing jojoba oil. Though it's free from synthetic dyes and fragrance, it's scented with a delicious natural lemon verbena essential oil blend that will make any bathroom feel like a spa.
Artichoke Tea Towel
This beautiful linen tea towel is block printed by hand and features a green and purple artichoke pattern. Tie it around a bottle of vino or nice olive oil for a chic and eco-friendly gift wrap option.
McCrea's Candies Handcrafted Caramels Exclusive Gift Boxes
You can't go wrong with any of McCrea's unique caramel flavors when choosing a gift for your favorite host. Choose from duos including sea salt and maple, vanilla and chocolate, or whiskey and black sea salt.
Glass Cake Stand, Medium
Your host's delectable bakes deserve a special place to shine, and this Mosser Glass cake stand makes a cheerful addition to any table. Offered in seven colors and several different sizes, there's sure to be one that fits their aesthetic.
Set of 4 Mother of Pearl Caviar Plate and Spoon
This gift is for the host who truly has everything. Mother of pearl caviar plates and spoons are sure to be a welcome (and well-used) addition to their sparkling party closet.
The Fife Arms Tartan Blanket, Lambswool
Our editors are loving The Fife Arms's online gift shop to source thoughtful tokens of our love for the jetsetters and design enthusiasts in our lives. You can even add a monogram for a thoughtful touch.
Joy Moyler's tableware collection is inspired by the immaculate New York City buildings lining Central Park West. Pair this cup with the matching saucer for a delightful gift your host will use daily.
Passifolia Salad Bowl, Small Model
The salad course just got much more exciting, thanks to this stunning porcelain bowl. And when your recipient isn't tossing leafy greens, this bowl can be used to house fresh fruit or serve up a heaping bowl of pasta.
Bronze Oyster Knife
This gorgeous oyster knife will have your favorite host finding ways to put bivalves on every party menu. Sculpted in wax by artist New Orleans artist Ashley Pridmore and cast in high-polished bronze, this knife fits comfortably in your hand for confident shucking.
Happy Hour Notecards
Do they host parties just to send out invitations and thank-you notes, or is it the other way around? Regardless, your favorite paper goods aficionado will love these darling happy hour-inspired notecards from Dear Annabelle. You just might earn one yourself for such a lovely gift.
Bunny Mellon Style
Every host has their own icon they love to emulate, and everyone could learn a thing or two from the elegant and elusive Bunny Mellon. Her latest monograph is written by people who were close to Mrs. Mellon at various stages in her life with a foreword by Tory Burch. It's sure to become an instant favorite and offer invaluable inspiration for hosting, decorating, and living.
17-Piece Carnation Porcelain Tea Set
If you really want to wow your host, Moda Domus' Italian porcelain tea set is just the gift. Each of the 18 pieces in this set is adorned with colorful blooms and will add a vibrant pop to their afternoon tea ritual or next garden party.
Aprons Botanical in Cotton
Their style is impeccable, so why shouldn't their apron collection match? Made in Lake Como, this beautiful gift will have them dreaming of an Italian-inspired affair (and keep them free of red sauce stains).
Estelle Colored Decanter- Vogue (Blush Pink)
Ensure there is always a pop of glamour at your host's dinner table with this gorgeous piece of Polish handblown glass. This decanter looks like a piece of jewelry and creates a perfect reason to bring out a bottle of wine.
Fortnum & Mason The Breakfast Hamper
Your favorite Anglophile will be delighted to receive this Fortnum & Mason basket filled with an abundance of goodies. Filled with fine teas, coffee, jams and jellies, biscuits, and honey, they'll love knowing that they can linger in bed a bit longer the morning after their next great party because breakfast will be a cinch.
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