10 Hostess Gifts More Original than a Bottle of Wine

For all the dinner parties and weekend retreats you’ve been invited to, how often have you not brought a bottle of wine as a gift? Easy (and sometimes practical) as it is to arrive to your host’s door with a well-considered vino in hand, the reality is, you don’t have to bring something that could potentially be enjoyed by the receiver and the giver.

Rather, we suggest making a better impression by bringing your generous host something that they can enjoy after you and your fellow guests have left — the gift is for them, after all. Just make sure you wrap whatever you bring so that they don’t feel obliged to open it while you’re there.

Charbonnel et Walker Milk Sea Salt Billionaire's Shortbread Truffles

Here's a gift that your host can indulge in after you leave. And the packaging is so pretty, they can keep the box around as decoration after the truffles are enjoyed.

Kate Spade New York Kitchen Sunny Disposition Tea Print 3-Piece Linen Set

Help your host jazz up their kitchen with a chic set that includes a kitchen towel and oven mittens by Kat Spade, maker of all things cool and amazing.

Fernando Pensato Olive Oil with 18-kt. Gold Flakes

How about some smooth, made-in-Italy olive oil with 18-karat gold flakes in the most divine bottle we ever did see.

Same-Day Flower Delivery

Send fresh, florist-derived flowers straight to your hosts door, thanks to same-day delivery. There are also a ton of gift baskets and plants to choose from, but we're in love with this beautiful bouquet.

Meyer Lemon Scent Gift Crate

Here’s an assortment of lovely items that could live beautifully in the bathroom: soap to impress every guest, lotion to keep skin moisturized, and a candle to set the mood.

The Drop It Wine-to-Go

Instead of bringing a bottle of wine, get the WINE-TO-GO, a set of 2 wine glasses and an ice bag. This set of 3 allows you to chill your bottle in your ice bag and bring your beverage on the go to your patio, the park or the beach! All The Drop It cups are unbreakable, BPA free, dishwasher safe and make the best gift if you are invited to a party. Discover our other many cup designs here: red flamingo, blue flamingo, LOVE on white wine glass and LOVE on clear wine glass.

Global Goodies Seasoning Blend Set

Does your host love to cook? Then they’ll flip over these spice jars that are so beautifully packaged, they deserve a spot on the countertop.

Le Creuset 1.25 Quart Demi Kettle

Whether your host is a coffee or tea buff, everyone needs a tea kettle in their home. This gradient option will look elegant in any kitchen.

Sarabeth’s Gift Sampler Box

There’s a reason why these six preserves have all won awards. You'll also win best-guest when you wrap this up for your host.

The Drop It Party Mix

The Drop It Party Mix Wine Duo also known as the forehead detective game, includes 2 wine cups, 2 silicone coasters and the game. What better than a game to bring everyone together at a party? Here are the links for a variety wine cup colors: pink, white and clear



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