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34 Amazing Host or Hostess Gifts That Work for Any Occasion (and Budget!)

You're guaranteed to be invited back.

hostess gifts, bud vase and swivel cheeseboard
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You already know it's bad form to show up to your host's empty-handed. But what to do when a bottle of wine seems a little too contrived? Bring one of these thoughtful, stylish gifts for your host or hostess and you'll guarantee yourself an invite back. This list features everything from cheeky accents to stylish kitchenware, as well as foodie gifts that play into your host's love of wine, sweets, and more. There's something for every type of host here—not to mention, every kind of occasion. And no, they're not all splurges—we love a stylish gift at any price. Plus, many of these double as housewarming gifts, too. Get shopping!

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Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board

Not only does this cheese board fold up into one compact little wedge for storage, but it also features a space for matching cheese knives and it's customizable.

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Floral Bouquet Soap Petals

Bet you can't believe these roses are made of soap, huh? Individual petals are perfect for hand-washing that feels fancy, or they can be set out as air fresheners. 

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Marlo Thomas Rectangular Cheese Tray

With its multiple compartments for cheese, charcuterie, and other snacks, this tray from Marlo Thomas's debut home line will bring your host's cheese board game to the next level. 

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Minute Cocktail Sugar Cube Trio

These sugar cubes turn a shot of liquor into the perfect cocktail almost instantly. 

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Large Napkins Set of 2 Cubi Blu Print, 100% Cotton by La DoubleJ, Italy

As part of a new collection for 1stDibs, designer JJ Martin revived a 1960s textile design and used it for an assortment of tabletop items, including these chic, graphic napkins. Any host will love the pop they add to the table! 

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Beaded Water Carafe - Green

Made from brightly colored recycled glass in Kenya, these flexible vessels can serve as carafes or vases (bring them to your host with a fresh bouquet inside). 

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Bread Warming Blanket

Any avid baker will appreciate this bread warming blanket, which, unlike a regular cloth napkin, features a removable heatable pack to keep bread extra warm. 

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Moroccan Ceramic Large Serving Bowl
Yassin Habbani

Handmade in Morocco, this serving bowl will upgrade anything your host is serving—even if it's takeout! Plus, it comes in an array of bold colors.

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

What better addition to your host's home than a living plant? And in a cute pot, no less. Come bearing one of The Sill's potted plants (like this Fiddle Leaf Fig), and your host will have fond memories of your visit long after it's over. 

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RE'ME.DI.UM x Cailíní Coastal 4-Wick Candle Bowl

If your host loves a candle, go the extra mile with this candle bowl, which becomes a pretty serving bowl once you've finished burning the scented wax.  

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Gold Wick Trimmer

If you gave your favorite hostess a candle, this wick trimmer will ensure their candle burns clean. It's pretty enough to leave out on display! 

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Bogolan Bauhaus TWIST plant pots

If they've got a lot of plants, upgrade their current planter situation with one of these pretty pots. 

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Holiday Gourmet Meat & Cheese Gift Tower

Show up this Christmas with a gift they will happily open once you walk in the door. Each item comes wrapped beautifully and will pair perfectly with a festive charcuterie board.

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Jean Dubost 3-Piece Cheese Knives Set in Box, Ivory
Jean Dubost

With sharp blades and a neutral handle, this set of cheese knives will compliment any appetizer spread. 

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French Home 3-Piece Laguiole Cheese Knife Set

...or go bold with a set of three colorful spreaders. 

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Piped Edge Hand Towels

A personal touch goes a long way, and these Weezie hand towels are dreamily plush, so a monogram on them is a pretty and luxurious gift.  

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Kaya Shorty Ceramic Planter by Justina Blakeney®
Kaya Shorty

The smallest in Justina Blakeney's line of plant pots, this cute vessel looks good with small-scale succulents, orchids, and more. 

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Mia Mini Vase Trio
LSA International

For a more neutral offering, these small-scale vases add a bit of understated elegance. Gift them with fresh blooms inside for an extra touch. 

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Island Tray

A host can never have too many trays, and this version by Amanda Lindroth comes in a multitude of sizes and leather strap colors. 

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Harlem Candle Company Savoy Luxury Candle with 22K Gold Map Print, Glass Jar, Double Wick, 12 oz
Harlem Candle Company

Adorned with a gilded map of Harlem's most famous nightlife spots, this candle makes a stylish addition to the coffee table long after it's burned out. 

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Coral & Gold Bud Vase
Honeycomb Studio

A pretty bud vase makes a great gift—especially when paired with flowers.

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Cozi Throw
Johanna Howard

Who can say no to a cozy throw? Whether outside by the fire pit or curled up inside with a cup of tea, your host is sure to use this super cozy wool blanket in every season. 

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Versailles Playing Card Set

Invited over for game night? Come bearing a set of cards that will seriously up their card table game, like this chic, French-inspired set by Jonathan Adler. 

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Colorplay Backgammon Game

Another option for the game-loving host: this colorful backgammon set, which your recipient might just never put away, it's so pretty. 

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Oumy Tray

Handwoven from Elephant grass, this tray is a textural place to store candles, serve canapés, or top an ottoman. 

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Raawii Strøm Bowl

Inspired by historic Danish design, these bowls by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen bring a pop to the table. Plus, proceeds benefit the Museum of Modern Art, so it's a win-win! 

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Melamine Faience Italo-Nivernais

Set your host up for parties al fresco with these melamine plates from John Derian. They're a more affordable–and just as pretty!—alternative to his famous decoupage trays. 

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Wildflower Honey

Raw honey is a perfectly sweet gift, especially if you know your host drinks a lot of tea with honey. There are even flavored options to choose from!

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XO Felted Wool Trivets, Set of 2

These adorable trivets spell out X and O and come in two different color schemes. 

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Estelle Colored Glass Stemless Wine Glass
West Elm

If you really want to spoil your host, get a set of these colored glasses, which add a wow factor to any tablescape or cocktail hour. 

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