Unique Host & Hostess Gifts

by Desi Creswell, Tastemaker in Residence

It’s always such a treat to be invited to a friend’s home to share a meal – a chance to catch up, delicious food, and maybe even the potential to expand your circle of friends. To show your appreciation for all of the host or hostess’ efforts, make your hostess gift unique and useable. Keep a few of these items on hand and you’ll be ready to accept that next invitation! 



What host isn’t always looking for a few extra coasters? The lasercut felt and leather coasters from Molly M Designs are mini works of art. Available in a wide range of colors and styles there is something for everyone. Tie up with a pretty ribbon and you are set!


Bottle Stoppers


A bottle stopper, along with a great bottle of wine, makes for a delightful pairing. Kate Spade’s Jules Point Bottle Stoppers are a glam way to (literally) cap off of the night. 


Personalized Stamps & Stationary


Whether your host is mailing bills or sending a thank you note, they will appreciate a customizable stamp from Paper Source. Each package includes a self-inking stamper, one black ink cartridge and one gift certificate that allows your recipient to customize a stamp plate online. Add a set of luxe stationary to make the gift a set. 


Decorative Matches & Candles

A fragrant candle and stylish matches are a perfect combination. Try an on-trend gold candle from Illume paired with a colorfully patterned match set from Lulu & Georgia. 

These are a few of my favorites -What’s the best host(ess) gift you’ve ever given or received?