It’s always fun to give a hostess gift when invited over for dinner. You’ll find several wonderful ideas on this list that will fit all interests.
From exotic salts and jams to fun ways to gift a bottle of wine, you may find yourself wanting a few of these items as well.
30 Affordable Hostess Gifts
The Perfect Dessert Presentation: Godinger Dublin Tasters Trifle Set
She’ll love serving dessert with this gorgeous trifle set. It includes 8 taster bowls with 8 spoons. The bowls are 3 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. They’ll make even the simplest desserts look elegant.
When not in use, they’ll look just as pretty displayed on a shelf or cabinet.
Appeasing Appetizers: Cheese Board and Cutlery Set
This 100% natural bamboo cheese board and cutlery set makes a wonderful hostess gift. Each board is handcrafted and includes an engraving in the center. It measures 13 inches in diameter and is 1.25 inches thick.
The set includes 2 stainless steel cheese knives that each have a ceramic handle. It’s perfect for displaying cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and more.
Attractive Wine Chiller: Wine Bottle Cooler
This wine bottle cooler is made of 100% grey solid marble that is able to naturally retain temperature and keep bottles cool. It has a smooth sleek design that makes it as lovely to look at as it is useful.
It can also be used to hold flowers, kitchen utensils, or whatever they wish. Each one is naturally made and measures 4.5 inches by 7 inches. The natural color that will fit into any decor scheme is an added bonus.
For the Chef: The Infused Sea Salt Sampler
For those who enjoy exotic spices or unique hostess items, this infused sea salt sampler is a fantastic choice. There are 10 different samplers to choose from including French, Himalayan, Smoked, Vegan, and more.
This particular set includes .5 ounces each of Hawaiian Bamboo Jade, 5 Pepper, Garlic Medley, Rosemary, and Hawaiian Black Lava. Each set includes only pure ingredients. They’re all gluten-free, MSG-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free, and include zero calories, carbs, fat, or preservatives.
The tins are reusable and the set includes a bamboo spoon.
Nacho Ordinary Bowl & Ladle: Mud Pie Salsa Dip Cup Set
This adorable set makes a great gift. The ceramic dip cup has a tortilla shell design and has “Nacho Ordinary Salsa” imprinted on the inside. It measures 2 inches by 5 inches. The included silver-plated ladle has “mix-excellent” stamped on the outside and measures 5 inches long.
You could give this alone as a great gift or in a basket with your favorite chips and salsa for an unforgettable hostess gift.
Initial This: Wine and Beverage Bottle Stopper
These initial bottle stoppers make wonderful hostess gifts. Each one has a rose gold finish and is designed using zinc alloy material and food grade silicone. These stoppers measure 4 inches tall and have a silicon gasket that will not stick.
They’re designed to fit all types of bottles and arrive in a gift box. You could also choose to add this with their favorite bottle of wine for an amazing gift.
Get the Conversation Started: TableTopics Original
TableTopics makes a fun unique gift that can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s the number 1 selling conversation starter game and is filled with 135 questions to break the ice for any occasion. Designed for ages 12 and up, there are no rules.
Just grab a card and get the conversations started. Types of questions include, “If you could have front row seats to any concert, who would you like to see?” and “What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?”.
The questions come in a 4 inch by 4 inch box. It doesn’t matter if your guests know each other well or not, these questions will have them finding out things they never knew before. TableTopics will have guests talking about this dinner party for months.
For Slicing & Serving: Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove
A bamboo cutting board makes a wonderful present that can be used for preparing and serving food. Made to last, they’re easy to maintain and feature a deep groove that keeps juices from overflowing. Bamboo is also known for being easy on your favorite knives and not causing excessive wear.
You can choose 3 sizes including a small (12 inches by 8 inches), a medium (10 inches by 15 inches), or an x-large (18 inches by 12″).
Make Them Work for It: Wine Bottle Lock Brain Teaser
If a bottle of wine is your go-to hostess gift, you can take it up a notch and deliver it inside this bottle lock brain teaser. Made of natural wood, this brain teaser will make the hostess work for their gift.
This bottle game can be adjusted for different bottle heights and all types of bottles. Add some fun to the dinner party with this gift and a bottle of their favorite wine.
Extravagant Jams: Stonewall Kitchen Favorite Jam Collection
Stonewall Kitchen is known for its gourmet foods, and this 4-piece jam collection is no exception. The set includes one 12.5 ounce jar of Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam, Sour Cherry Jam, Strawberry Jam, and Wild Maine Blueberry Jam.
They’re perfect with breakfast foods or as a snack with their favorite peanut butter. You can also add this to a gift basket with a few favorite snacks for an unforgettable gift idea.
Save the Tables: LIFVER Ceramic Drink Coasters
This set of 6 ceramic drink coasters will go with any home decor and are sure to be appreciated. Scratches and stains can be a thing of the past with these absorbent stone coasters. They feature a cork backing that protects the table and keeps the coaster from sliding.
Each one has a 4 inch diameter, and they arrive in a nice gift box. The neutral coloring and design will easily fit anyone’s home decor.
Fun Kitchen Towels: Sticky Toffee Cotton Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
Who doesn’t need new kitchen towels? This 3-pack set includes one yellow, one tan, and one blue towel that measures 28 inches by 29 inches. Made of 100% cotton, each one has a checkered pattern with a fun embroidered saying.
“Life is what you bake it”, Live Simply”, and “Life is Short Lick the Bowl” adorn each towel for a fun and useful kitchen accessory. They make an unusual gift that’s sure to be appreciated and enjoyed.
A Touch of Elegance: Godinger Dublin Cracker Tray
While it may seem like a simple item, once it’s arranged with other table foods and dishes, it’s sure to stand out. This Dublin crystal cracker tray is made of quality lead crystal. It measures 9.8 inches by 2 inches by 2.
5 inches. It can also be used for sugar packets or whatever they wish. However they choose to use it, this elegant piece is certain to be used for many years.
Adorable Anywhere: Succulent Plant Pots Set
If your hostess is a plant lover, this 6-piece set of succulent plant owl pots will be a hit. Each 2.5 inch pot is designed using quality clay and then glazed. They are approximately 2.2 inches in diameter and arrive with a hole in the bottom for drainage.
Each owl planter is unique and absolutely adorable. They can be displayed together or throughout their home. IF you want to go a step further, you can also purchase a few succulents and have them ready to be displayed.
Serve in Style: Brownlow Gifts Galvanized Metal Round Serving Tray
This galvanized metal serving tray makes a beautiful hostess piece. The round vintage style includes heavy jute handles and measures 14 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches deep. The center has “Eat Well Laugh Often Love Much” printed in black.
It’s perfect for serving coffee or tea. It will also work well as a main centerpiece for appetizers.
Throw in Some Color: Yedi Houseware Classic Coffee and Tea Cups & Saucers
She’ll be overwhelmed with this beautiful porcelain coffee/tea cup and saucer set. The set of 6 includes a matching cup and saucer in a different pastel color including blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, and purple.
The gold-plated rims are the perfect touch. Each cup holds up to 7 ounces. She’ll love having friends over for coffee or tea and showing off this lovely set. The cups and saucers arrive in an adorable satin-lined hatbox ready for gifting.
Exotic Salts & Grinder: Eat.Art Tall Spiral Acrylic Grinder
A salt grinder filled with exotic salts makes a fantastic hostess gift. Measuring 12 inches tall, this acrylic grinder can be used for grinding salt or pepper. This particular grinder includes Pink Himalayan and Sea Salt.
Each one includes over 80 minerals and are chemical free. Other sets include Pink Himalayan and Black Peppercorns and Rainbow Peppercorns.
Elegant Bathroom Decor: Pecksniff’s Hand Wash and Body Lotion Set
Hand wash and body lotion inside a reusable metal caddy makes a lovely hostess gift. The caddy has a chrome silver finish that will accent any home decor. You can choose hand wash and lotion scents such as Lavender and White Tea, Aloe and Green Tea, or Sandalwood and Vanilla.
Each bottle holds 10.1 ounces. This set makes a perfect accessory for the guest bathroom.
Tea for Two: Harney and Sons Tea – Hot Cinnamon Spice
Fans of exotic teas will love this Hot Cinnamon Spice flavored tea by Harney and Sons Tea. The tin includes 30 teabags that offer a sweet and spicy black tea that is topped with orange and sweet clove.
Top off this gift with a new mug, and you’ll have a wonderful present they’re sure to love.
A Hostess Gift She’ll Love: Wine Tumbler + Cupcake Wine Socks Gift Set
This tumbler and sock set makes a fun and unique hostess gift she’s certain to love. The rose gold tumbler is double insulated ensuring it will keep her wine cold for hours. It’s made of stainless steel and holds up to 12 ounces.
The fuzzy socks have a non-slip bottom that reads “If you can read this, bring me some wine”. These socks fit sizes 6-12 and are made of 80% cotton and 20% spandex.
For the Guys: Down the Pike Sgt Pryer Green Army Man Bottle Opener
Guys will get a kick out of this fun bottle opener. Sgt. Pryer is always ready to pop the top by pushing down on his legs or flipping him over and using his helmet. It’s a fun replica of the original green army men and designed with a die-cast metal.
Each one measures 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Arrive with a 6-pack of their favorite brew and this little guy and you’ve got a great hostess gift.
For Every Wine Lover: Wine Tool Set – Novelty Bottle-Shaped Holder
This 5-piece wine bottle accessory set arrives in a novelty bottle-shaped case. Finished with a rubberized texture, the case has a magnetic closure and measures 13 inches by 3.5 inches by 3 inches. The included tools fit easily inside when not in use.
You’ll find a combo corkscrew bottle opener, a stopper, a foil cutter, a drip stop ring, and a combo pourer/stopper.
Candles That Last: Flameless Flicker Moving Candles
This set of ivory white candles can be used for years and in any part of the house without worry. Made using pillar paraffin wax, each battery-operated candle appears to have a flickering blue flame. The set includes a 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch tall candle.
The included remote control allows users to set the timer to 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours that will cycle every 24 hours. The brightness can also be adjusted using the remote. Each candle and the remote uses AA batteries.
Never Goes Out of Style: DII Buffalo Check Plaid Oven Mitts
Buffalo check plaid is always in style, and these heat-resistant oven mitts make a great hostess gift. Made of 100% cotton, you’ll receive two 13 inch x 6 inch oven mitts. You can choose from 6 colors with a cream pattern including navy, black, grey, green, red, or pink.
You can also choose the red/black checked pattern. They’re designed to last for years and are certain to make a great cooking accessory.
Guest Bathroom Fun Decor: Funny Bathroom Hand Towel-Word Search Towel
Perfect for the guest bathroom and a fun hostess gift, this word search hand towel is sure to be a hit. Designed using a flour sack towel, the word search includes words such as towel, shampoo, soap, and many more.
The design measures approximately 8 inches, and the towel is machine washable.
Adorable Lighting: SanSeng Cactus Tealight Candles
This set of 6 handmade succulent cactus candles make an adorable gift. Each one has its own unique and lifelike cactus shape and measures approximately 1.57 inches. They are made using paraffin material and will burn from 4-5 hours.
They’re ideal for displaying and adding a little decoration to any dinner party.
Just for Her: Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
A small Burt’s Bees hand lotion gift set in an adorable organza bag makes a wonderful hostess gift. The kit includes almond milk hand cream, lemon butter cuticle cream, shea butter hand repair cream, and a pair of cotton gloves.
Using all natural ingredients including sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, aloe vera, and botanical oils, the hand creams will soothe and repair dry skin. The cuticle cream moisturizes rough cuticles. It’s a gift anyone would love to receive.
Gorgeous Candles to Display: Kenking Scented Candles
Most dinner hosts love to have a few candles in the background. These natural soy wax candles come in beautiful individual 4-ounce tins. The set includes one each of the scents lemon, lavender, mint, and rose.
They arrive in a matching gift box ready for giving.
Keep Small Gifts on Hand: EVNEED 7PCS Diamond Pens
This set of 7 adorable diamond pens come with their own black velvet bag and pen refill. Each one measures 5.5 inches long with a ‘diamond’ adorning the top. Simply twist to begin writing with black ink.
They’re lightweight and comfortable to hold. You can keep this set easily accessible for last-minute hostess gifts.
Personalize Everything: 7-pack of Vino metallic markers
This 7-pack of Vino metallic markers is an amazing gift for those who love to host dinner parties. The pack includes red, silver, purple, blue, green, and 2 gold markers. She can easily mark everyone’s glasses to keep them from getting mixed up.
The writing dries in 3-5 minutes and will last for the duration of the party. After the party is over, the glasses will wash clean with warm soapy water. These markers work on any glass or ceramic surface and are completely non-toxic.
For those who love to plan and add special touches, you can’t go wrong with this gift. You can also choose a 4-pack of markers. Both arrive in a nice gift box.
Tips for Choosing a Present
Wine-Related Hostess Gifts
A bottle of wine is often an easy go-to hostess gift. If you’re looking to stay in that area of interests, there are several great wine-related items on this list. You could go with the wine marker set, a wine stopper, or even make them work for their bottle of wine with the wine bottle brain teaser.
The wine accessory set inside the novelty bottle-shaped case is also sure to be a hit. Last, the wine chiller makes a beautiful hostess gift that will keep wine chilled for hours and can also be used to display flowers or other items.
Dining & Dinner Ware Gifts
You’ll find a variety of great hosting and dining gifts. From their own salt grinder or set of exotic salts to the trifle set or tea cups and saucers, you’re certain to find something they will love.
The galvanized metal serving tray and the bamboo cutting board make great gifts, and the crystal cracker tray is too adorable.
You’ll find plenty of out-of-the-ordinary gifts on this list. The word search bathroom towel is a fun idea.
There are different candles, kitchen towels, lotions sets, and more to choose from. The TableTopics cards are sure to be a hit. You can also keep several of the diamond pen/bag sets for a last minute gift.
If you’re considering hosting your own dinner party or if you’re needing more inspiration, the following websites offer wonderful ideas.
Dinner parties are supposed to be fun, and starting off on the right foot with a thoughtful gift is the perfect way to go. If you know an inexpensive hostess gift, be sure to comment below.
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