Gift Guide | Gifts to Say “Thank You”

The holidays are fast-approaching, and with that comes dinner parties, get-togethers, and plenty of fun events. My mom always taught me to bring a little something special for the gracious host or hostess to say “thank you” whenever you’re invited to something – especially something held at someone’s home – and I’ve actually always loved coming up with sweet ways to thank these awesome party-throwers. They are, after all, throwing a great party for everyone to enjoy!

Read on to get my favorite tips for giving gifts to your favorite hosts and hostesses and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance at WINNING a $200 J.Crew Gift Card! (There will be plenty of fun giveaways throughout the holidays both here and on Instagram, so be sure to stay tuned in. ‘Tis the season!)

Gift Guide | Gifts to Say



Let’s Party! Scallop Plates //Marble and Copper Cheese Knives //The I Hate Kale Cookbook //Antique Bottled Long Fireplace Matches // Kate Spade New York Recipe Box // Say Cheese Slate Serving Board // Marble and Copper Ice Bucket // Make a Wish in Your New Home Candle // Golden Key Bottle Opener // White Berry Magnolia Wreath // Here’s To You Drinkware Set //Ines Cake Stand // Target Threshold Cable Knit Blanket // Celebrate Canvas Wine Bag // Lodge Antler Plate // Copper Oil + Vinegar Set // Marble and Copper Monogram Boards //Buffalo Plaid Pillow // Plaid Camp Casserole Dish

How to Find the Perfect Gifts to Say Thank You

  • Bring something your hosts would truly enjoy. (If they’re big foodies, a kitchen gift or homemade dish is always a winner; if they like to have fun, cute shot glasses or a cool decanter might be the way to go; if their home is always immaculate, a yummy candle or set of linen hand towels should do the trick; etc.)
  • Keep tabs on what your friends like or have expressed interest in. (If they always compliment you on the coffee you serve, package up a bag of your favorite coffee with two awesome mugs; etc.)
  • Consider where they live. If your host/hostess call a tiny apartment home, don’t bring a giant basket full of stuff; if they’ve just moved into a new home, consider bringing them something you love for your own home, a new home specific item like this adorable new home candle, or something local to their new area; etc.)
  • Think about the whole family. Do they have kids or pets? Maybe there’s something the whole family would enjoy.
  • Don’t spend too much. For your very best friends, you can of course spend a little more if you’ve found something extra-thoughtful, but trust me, a gift in the $10 – $30 range can be just as special, and you can easily keep it under $60.

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Do you have any favorite host and hostess gifts to give? Any you love receiving? 

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  1. Rebecca Piersol

    loving these gift ideas!! xx


  2. Kelly

    Love all of these options, that Kate Spade recipe box is too cute! XO Kelly |

  3. cara

    I love the chalkboard cheese plate and the marble cutting board… such perfect ideas for a thank you gift!!

  4. Lauren

    These are such great ideas! I love the appetizer plates!

    By Lauren M

  5. sarah lindner

    OMG I love all your picks! I would love if they would magically show up in my house like ASAP!

    Sarah Lindner

  6. miriam

    wow i am loving all of your suggestions! this is so helpful!

  7. Sara

    OMGosh that plaid casserole dish is the cutest! Great roundup and reminder to be thankful each and every day!

  8. Anna Cobbs

    Cute gift guide!! I love the marble cutting board!!!

    xx – anna

  9. Meggan

    Such cute gifts! I love the cookbook!!

  10. Stephanie

    Love all of these gift ideas! The plaid tray is so cute!

  11. Stesha

    I love that gift guide, such perfect gift for everyone!

  12. Sam

    So many great gifts for the hostess or entertainer, love them all!
    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

  13. monic

    Great items! love it!

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