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Hostess Gift Ideas

Sharing some of my favorite hostess gift ideas.

Well my friends, no need for mass hysteria, but Christmas Eve is literally driving down the street; not quite to the driveway, that’ll be next week.

Do you have all your shopping done? All your presents wrapped? Your Christmas Cards ordered? If you answered to ‘yes’ to all of the following, you can skip this post.

However, if, like me, you’ve been out sailing on the good ship ‘ U.S.S. Procrastination’, this post is for you.

Since I needed to round up some hostess gifts of my own, I’m sharing some of my favorite hostess gift ideas!

I do try to have a little stash of these gifts for those ‘just in case’ situations, but my stash has been depleted so it’s time to build it back up.

Great Hostess Gift Ideas

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Rifle Paper Note Cards or Thank-You Cards, because…Rifle Paper Company! I always love their designs and colors. I have several of their sets of note cards and it just makes a simple note or thank-you a little more special.

Food for Friends, The Art of Simple Gathering by Leela Cyd. The pictures alone make this a lovely gift, but then there are the delightful recipes and hints.

Wine Stoppers…because you can never have too many and remember that an elephant with it’s trunk up means good luck!

These State and College Dishtowels by Catstudios are so darned neat. I was given one representing my alma mater as a hostess gift recently and it is such a lovely and unique gift. It is fun to see all your favorite places and hangouts so nicely detailed. And…and this is a big thing to me…the dishtowels come in their own white linen envelope, making the gift that much more special for the presentation of it. Catstudios also produces pillows with the same State and College motif. Go check them out.

A package of lovely cocktail napkins is always appreciated. These are little indulgences we rarely buy for ourselves.

A candle is always a welcome gift.

Who doesn’t love receiving flowers!? Fresh flowers in a lovely vase is a perfect gift and one of my favorite hostess gift ideas.

I know that I can always use cheese knives and spreaders.

A set of monogrammed cocktail napkins is an extra special hostess gift.

Build a stash of thoughtful and gracious hostess gifts so that you are always prepared. These hostess gift ideas are time-tested and always appreciated. #gifts #gift #giftideas #hostessgifts

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  1. Lynn, that elephant wine topper is the cutest! I have a thing for elephants after living in Thailand so that may be mine soon! And, I love the idea of a painting of our home. I hadn’t thought of that before! Great list, my friend!

  2. Lynn, those gloves stopped me in my tracks! I literally didn’t even read the rest of your post when I saw them, I immediately clicked over and gifted them to myself! Great price point too! Great post, and hope I win that contest! 😉

  3. No wonder I couldn’t find those gloves, Nicki already bought them! So darn cute! You have a great list, Lynn! FYI, I’ve painted two houses with watercolor. One of them was for Ann Drake from On Sutton Place.

  4. The towels from catstudios are super cute such a great gift idea. Very nice quality and packaged perfect.

    1. Hi Jennifer, Thanks so much for swinging by the blog and leaving your comment. I am so glad you mentioned the packaging of those Catstudios dishtowels! I completely forgot to describe how sweet that little linen envelope is…perfect for gifting. (Picture me doing the V8 forehead slap!) I’m going to go in and add that right now. Those little details make such a difference, don’t they?

      Wishing you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving this year…and happy shopping.

      Hugs, Lynn

  5. Hi Lynn, Those towels are just darling! I always admire those when I see them in the gift stores. I might just have to order some this time. Just love them! Thank you for sharing all the great gifts ideas!

  6. I love Minted!! They have the most beautiful designs!! I also love that kitchen aid mixer and the sharpies would be awesome for my doodles! All of your ideas are really unique and fun to have or give Lynn! I haven’t even started with my shopping!!

    1. Hi Jean, great minds think alike! That serrated knife is so darned handy! It is one of my favorite gifts to give for weddings and for new college graduates. It’s just the perfect all-around knife.
      So glad to have you visit today and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

      Hugs, LYnn

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