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This time of year in particular, there seem to be dinner parties and holiday gatherings every single week {not that I’m complaining!}.  While showing up with a bottle of wine for the host or hostess is always thoughtful and appreciated, today I’m sharing with you 15 of the best hostess gifts, and as a bonus, they are all under $25!

Finding juuuuuust the right gift can be especially hard if you don’t know your hostess well enough to pick things she might wear or display in her home, so some of my favorite gift ideas are things that can be used.  All if the ideas below would make lovely gifts for anyone hosting you at their home!  I have hand-picked these personal favorites just for you.  You can click on the product title or the image for location and pricing of each item.


1. Marble & Copper Cheese Board

I bought this as a gift….for myself!  I couldn’t resist the lovely mix of marble, wood, and copper.  I actually just used it for the first time over the weekend and can attest to the fact that it works well!  I comes with extra wires as well, should yours even bend or snap.Marble and copper cheese board


2. Personalized Address Stamp

Sara Luke Creative makes these beautiful, self-inking personalized address stamps.  She has several designs to choose from so you’ll easily find one that fits the style of your hostess!

Personalized Address Stamp


3. Set of 12 Hemstitch Cocktail Napkins

Hemstitch linen is one of those classic design styles that has both a tailored and elegant look.  You can purchase an entire set for your hostess for under $25!

Set of 12 Hemstitch Cocktail Napkins

4. Mini Chalkboard Stand

I have a set almost identical to this and use them ALL the time.  What’s nice about these mini chalkboards is that they are freestanding, meaning that you can use them as placecards or food labels.  I highly recommend using a chalkboard pen when writing on these, though, as opposed to a standard piece of chalk.


5. Marble Coasters

These coasters are very refined and timeless, yet neutral enough to coordinate with any decor.  Stored in a beautiful, gold holder makes them even more perfect as a gift.

Marble Coasters in Gold Holder for under $25


6. Flatware Caddy & Cooking Essentials

This is a gift I give quite often, but they key is filling the caddy with something your hostess will love.  Recently, I gifted a friend who loves to cook with a flatware caddy filled with Himalayan sea salt, a nice bottle of balsamic vinegar,  and some lovely olive oil.  A few sprigs of fresh rosemary completed the look.



7. Live Topiary

Live plants or fresh flowers always make a nice hostess gift, but for a spin on the traditional, try a topiary!  You can often find rosemary or cyprus topiaries at the grocery store {seasonally}, but these sweet Creeping Fit spheres would make a beautiful gift!

Live creeping fig topiary hostess gift


8. Gold Stamped Sentiment Servers

A fresh take on a traditional server are these gold stamped servers that are sure to get noticed at dinner!

Stamped Serving Fork and Spoon - Set of 2



9. Herb Garden

If your hostess loves to cook or garden, she’ll especially appreciate this live herb garden kit.  What’s nice about this one in particular is that even if she kills the plants {oops!}, the containers themselves are lovely!

Herb Garden Planter Kit Gift Set


10. Kitchen Soap & Lotion Set

Doing dishes certainly isn’t at the top of anyone’s list, especially after hosting a party, but it’s more enjoyable when your dish soaps smells wonderful and your hands don’t get dried out!  This set comes with dish soap, hand soap, and lotion, all contained in a nice caddy for easy access and beautiful display.



11. Tea Sampler Set

Whether setting out beverage options for guests or trying something new for herself, your hostess will appreciate having a sampler set.  As a bonus, the tins are adorable and could be repurposed once the tea is gone!



12. Scented Candle

Not all candles are created equal.  I’ve learned that the hard way!  Some smell wonderful in the jar but the scent doesn’t fill the air once you start to burn them!  Well, that’s not the case with this candle.  It truly smells wonderful from the moment you light it.

Anthropologie Scented Candle


13. Faux Fur Throw

A cozy throw is always appreciated, especially during the winter months!  This throw is soft and elegant with a classic, faux fur style.Faux Fur Throw Under $25

14. Personalized Stationery

Yes, please!!! CurioPress has many, many designs available that you can choose from and personalize just for your hostess.

CurioPress Personalized Stationery


15. Skeleton Key Bottle Opener & Wine Bag 

And if a bottle of wine is really more your style, try giving it a twist on the traditional by including a sweet skeleton key bottle opener and thank you wine bag!

Skeleton Key Bottle Opener

Thank You Wine Bag


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The Best Hostess Gifts for Under $25


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Did I miss one of your favorite gifts?  Please leave a comment below so that I can update and add!








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  1. Loving all of the gift guides I’m seeing this year, simply adore #14!!

  2. Norma Rolader says:

    Great ideas and thank you for sharing Merry Christmas to you and your family

  3. This was a great post! I’m always struggling with ideas for small-ish hostess presents. Often they are so expensive it seems ridiculous. This is a great list and the faux fur throw is now $20.99 at Target!
    Thanks, Kim and have a jolly holiday.

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