It’s no small feat to host people, but it also takes some effort and planning to find the perfect hostess gift ideas. It involves giving credit where credit is due, being thoughtful, and showing you care with the best hostess gifts. But of course, finding the perfect gift can take some inspiration.
We’ve put together a roundup of our absolute favorite hostess gift ideas that show you care while being conscious and earth-friendly too! These creative, original ideas will go beyond the *eye roll* wine or flowers that are extremely overdone.
Have a look at the full list, and remember that whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with these curated options that will express your gratitude! PS: Since we love all sustainable gifting options, we’ve paid extra attention to that aspect of the roundup/
Let’s dive in!
These napkins, appropriately named after the Indian social reformer Ramabai, are minimalist, effortless, stylish, and have an earthy feel to them. The neutral shades will complement any kitchen aesthetic.
The Kala Cotton napkins are handcrafted on hand-operated wooden looms, which is one of the oldest methods of textile production in India. These looms need no electricity – just pure handcrafted skill!
Your hostess is guaranteed to love the thought and effort that’s put into this gift!
Would your hostess appreciate a good cocktail? If the answer is yes, here’s an absolutely revolutionary gift idea! You can craft the perfect Old Fashioned with these organic cane sugar cubes infused with essential oils and bitters.
No need to figure out the recipe –– it's the exact ratio for the classic Old Fashioned Cocktail, and it’s been conveniently packed into a single cube. Hickory smoked for a robust and smokey Old Fashioned experience! Perfect way to unwind after a hectic hosting experience.
You may not want to gift your hostess a bottle of wine, but you could always try this original idea! The Vinglacé portable wine and champagne bottle insulator is made of double walled stainless steel and it’s vacuum insulated. It will keep your wine, champagne, and sparkling water chilled for hours. You can get it customized with your hostess’ name. It’s lightweight and easy to carry so you can enjoy your wine anywhere you go.
Here’s what we love MOST: The Founder, Alyson Haas, is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed at the age of 35, with two young children. Fortunately, thanks to early detection and the best medical care, she is now cancer free! As an opportunity to give back, every product sold on her website contributes to breast cancer research.
Does your hostess have a green thumb? Why not explore some wonderful options that make gardening easy breezy!
Plus, with every product purchased, Free The Ocean will sponsor the removal of ten pieces of plastic waste from the ocean. Being thoughtful goes a long way for the environment too.
Grow fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruit on a windowsill or any sunny spot indoors year-round directly in the leak-proof bag.
Here’s a treat that’s crafted in collaboration with Kathryn Tomajan using organic Arbosana & Koroneiki olives grown by the Ricchiuti family at ENZO Olive Oil Company.
Plus, here’s a fun fact: their tins have 33.33% more oil than other specialty brands on the market!
Here’s a little bit about The Pineapple Collaborative from their website:
“Pineapple Collaborative started as a simple potluck dinner with our friends in 2015. At the time, brands everywhere seemed to be on a mission to “build community,” yet we never really felt welcome. So we decided to start the kind of community we wished existed and to show up where it counts—in your kitchen, online, and in real life.”
This gorgeous treat from Anthropologie is crafted from swirling agate and marble. The beautiful stone, elegant coasters are a must-have for any classy hostess. The natural agate stone will vary in size, color, and appearance.
Every piece will be unique due to the hand-hewn nature of this item, expect variation in the size and appearance of each unique piece. The best part is they come at a reasonable price of under $20!
Is your hostess a fan of cleaning products that go the extra mile? Here’s a cool gift option to consider! You can help them jazz up their cleaning routine with the essentials: Hand Soap, Multi-Surface Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Glass + Mirror Cleaner.
These hardworking products have all of the plant-based power without any of the single-use plastic. Made to keep our home and planet in tip top shape.
We absolutely love the packaging it comes in, which really elevates the cleaning product.
Coffee lovers – can I have your attention?
Delight your hostess with this gorgeous gift. Armistice Coffee specializes in freshly roasted coffees and providing a unique sense of community to Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood.
“We roast our coffees in-store so everyone can be involved in the process from start to finish. We partnered with local bakeries to provide snacks that compliment our specific blends and single origins.”
The founder, “Rebecca started her journey with coffee in 2009. Her goal was to find a space that allowed her to serve the community in a personal way, and the cafe atmosphere was the perfect platform to do so.”
Support this women-owned business, and we’re sure your hostess will love the gesture.
Whether your hostess is team ‘Rosé All Day’ or would just prefer a casual glass of wine, we’re sure this 100% single-vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé stands up against any rosé that anyone could ever find.
If you love a good backstory, here’s one: These grapes were hand-picked at night to avoid spontaneous fermentation, whole-cluster pressed, and then fermented in stainless steel. This wine had just 2.5 hours of skin contact before pressing to give it a bit of structure and a beautiful pink hue. Clearly, this isn’t your average rosé.
The grapes are purchased from Ketcham Vineyard, a female-owned and operated 10-acre sustainably farmed vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley known for producing seriously high quality Pinot Noir.
You can add this cute touch to the ‘Thank You’ note: “It pairs well with grilled salmon, goat cheese, or just a ray of sunshine on your face.”
Does your hostess love kitchen accessories? These food storage wraps are an excellent natural alternative to plastic wrap.
They’re made with beeswax-coated cotton, and they’re washable, reusable, compostable and keep food extremely fresh.
Here’s how to use them: Use the warmth of your hands to soften and form the paper over a storage container or directly onto bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables or anything you like. As the wrap cools, it creates a safe, non-toxic seal to sustainably store your food; no single-use plastic waste necessary.
Fun fact: These are reusable, and can be washed and cleaned! Perfect for your sustainable, environmentally-friendly hostess!
Gift your hostess the comfort of Dooeys House Sandals. They’re stylish house shoes for women with arch support with a soft and cozy inside, and are great for hardwood floors. The best thing about sleek summer slippers is that you can take them from indoors to outdoors with ease.
An extra bonus: If you want a to gift something sustainable and earth-friendly, this gorgeous pair is made from premium, plant-based and recycled materials like apple leather, recycled rubber soles, organic cotton lining, and cork + recycled foam insoles. Dooeys offsets carbon emissions on every order so you can do your hostess and the environment a favor!
Presenting your gift
When it comes to hostess gifts, presentation is everything! So before we close, here are a few quick tips on gift-giving etiquette!
- Try and present the gift in private: You don’t want others feeling ashamed or embarrassed if they didn’t bring a gift!
- Do a bit of research: While you have a lot of options, it helps to go the extra mile and find out what your hostess may appreciate! A little thought really does go a long way.
- Don’t apologize for the gift you chose: Always remember that it’s the thought that counts, especially when it comes to hostess gifting options. Apologizing may seem insincere, especially if you’ve put effort and thought into it, so present it with love and prepare to enjoy your wonderful occasion with your hostess and friends.