Choosing the perfect present can be a challenge. I happen to think I have a gift (pun intended) for just about anyone and any occasion. It's probably because of all the online window shopping I do. ? While you're planning your wedding, you'll likely have to give small tokens of appreciation to several people. From your bridal party to your officiant, to the hostess (or hostesses) of your bridal showers. I thought it would be handy to put together a guide of gorgeously giftable items for the hostess in your life — whether that's someone who threw a shower for you or the gal who's hosting you for Thanksgiving dinner! I hope you find this guide helpful in choosing practical but beautiful gifts for the people who've treated you so well. Best of all? All of the ideas below are right around the $50 mark or less!
Chic and Affordable Hostess Gift Ideas
Pineapple is a symbol for prosperity, which makes it a thoughtful gift to give to just about anyone. These Copper Pineapple Cocktail Mugs make great fits for bridal showers, weddings, housewarmings, and more! Use it as a decoration or drink your favorite cocktail out of it. The recipient is sure to love this gift!
These gold slate coasters from Renee Redesigns will add a touch of refinement to any table. Made from genuine slate that's been hand-painted in gold and finished with a high-gloss topcoat. Want more sparkle? There's a set that glitters, too — and you can choose from gold, copper, silver, or black for the perfect complement to any decor.
This Jonathan Adler Champagne Candle might be my most favorite candle ever. I received it in a goodie bag from an Amazon holiday gift guide preview event and it smells absolutely heavenly. A perfect gift for someone in your life who deserves a “cheers” from you!
It's great to have a coordinating barware set to mix up and serve cocktails to guests, so what a fun gift idea for your hostess! Choose a set that matches their decor, or buy a special set they can use for festive occasions and holidays! I love the chic rose gold barware set I spotted on Amazon.
I'm obsessing over these chic gem-inspired frames from Umbra available on Amazon. These would make a perfect gift for any friend in your life — personalize it with a photo of you and the recipient to make it even more thoughtful. They come in a variety of finishes to match any home decor!
This set of hammered copper canisters is a great gift for anyone who loves to entertain. They can use this versatile set to store anything on their kitchen counters in a beautiful and organized way.
This copper whiskey set is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to entertain. Featuring hammered copper bases, this five-piece set is a gorgeous way to serve whiskey to your guests, with a decanter and four glasses.
A nice gift to give to a hostess or someone who loves to entertain is flatware. It's nice to have a variety of options to use when hosting a dinner party or setting a beautiful table for a special occasion. Choose a complete set of decorative flatware or give additional settings for the host's current set so she can entertain more people! I'm seriously crushing on this Rose Gold Flatware Set by David Shaw — and it's available on Wayfair for 57% off!!
Whether you want to get something casual with a touch of glam like these Woven Paper Textured Storage Baskets or something a little more classic like these Wire Storage Baskets, supplemental storage is a great gift for the hostess in your life. She can use them to store her extra table linens when she's not entertaining! These baskets are pretty affordable, so you could always fill them with some tasty treats, a bottle of wine, or other fun gifts for your hosts.
Another great gift idea for someone who loves to entertain is serving trays. These come in handy for so many things, whether it's passing out cocktails or serving appetizers. Plus, they make great decorative accents around the house! I love this copper hammered tray from Amazon for a festive holiday soiree!
I hope these gift ideas have inspired you to find something wonderful for the hostess / entertainer in your life!
Looking for more gift ideas for your loved ones? Be sure to check out our other Gift Guides!
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.