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    25 Practical Hostess Gifts Under $25 That They'll Actually Use

    Treat the host with the most to something nice.

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    1. A cheese slicer that lets you adjust the thickness to get the perfect slice of cheese every single time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best cheese slicer I've ever seen or used. It is very sturdy. It cuts with ease, and I'm sure will last for years to come. I couldn't recommend any product more highly than I do this one. In fact, I liked it so well, I purchased three more to give to friends as small gifts. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't like to own one of these!" —Keith L Burkhead

    Get it from Amazon $10.

    2. A set of 12 floral wine charms ideal for when they have a bunch of people over and need to figure out whose wine is whose.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are beautiful and work great. I didn't really understand from the main picture how they worked, but each flower has a little hole near the base that you slide the stem through to make a loop around the wine stem. They are bright, colorful, and durable. I love them and may get them as a gift for a friend." —Angela S

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A mixology cocktail shaker with directions for making different drinks, so they'll always look more knowledgable than they actually are.

    Think Geek

    Get it from Think Geek for $24.99.

    4. A hot-air popcorn popper that'll provide them with delicious popcorn to serve in just a couple of minutes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love popcorn, but this makes popcorn fun, healthy, and enjoyable. It's so fresh and tasty without any mess. The popcorn pops in the same amount of time it would take to microwave a bag, and you never have to worry about burning it. The best part is, this unit is so compact it takes up very little counter space, so you can leave it out so you are always ready for a healthy snack." —PunkPacoKeith

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A pour-over coffee maker so they can easily make scrumptious coffee, no machine required.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use, and it makes a mean cup of joe. It is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my friends who love coffee." —Brad Lemons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 17- and 34-ounce sizes).

    6. A spatula adorned with adorable pups, because baking with the help of dogs makes everything better.

    Sur La Table

    Get it from Sur La Table for $12.

    7. A bathroom guest book to help them keep track of visitors (and give those visitors something fun to do while they sit on the porcelain throne).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This book was one of the BEST gifts I've given! I gave it to my boyfriend's dad who likes to host a lot of parties, and he has a great sense of humor, so when I gave this to him, he and his wife cracked up in genuine laughter and actually really, really loved it. I've gone back since I gave this gift at Christmastime, and people actually use it! It's so funny to read through, and it also has a really nice cover and looks like great quality. I absolutely would order this book again." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

    8. A wine aerator pourer that attaches to a wine bottle so they'll pour the perfect glass of vino every time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my dad, who really likes his wine. He didn't think it would do much to the taste of the wine so I had him try some cheapish wine without this aerator and then had him try it with the aerator and the taste was like night and day. He's tried it on some of his better wine and while it does change the taste a little, it wasn't as drastic as the improvement on the cheaper wine." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in black and silver).

    9. An oven mitt that will not only protect their hand when pulling stuff out of the oven, but remind them who runs the world.

    Amazon

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    10. A set of mini bamboo serving trays, because everything is cuter (and tastier) when served in miniature form.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    11. A set of gold measuring cups and spoons that will look so chic in their kitchen that they'll actually want to cook more.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are amazing. So cute! I’m obsessed with gold, and these are the perfect amount of gold and shiny. They're super aesthetically pleasing, functional, and strong. I couldn’t be happier." —Tara M Mignogna

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    12. A salt rimmer dish that will keep their cocktail skills ~sharp~ as they make tasty margaritas.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    13. Some Poo-pourri to keep the bathroom smelling fresh and clean no matter how many guests wind up using it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this to put in my bathroom after two of my guests at a Christmas party got in a fight over how one of them stunk up the bathroom. It sits on the back of the toilet for anyone to use. So far no more fights!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 20 scents and six sizes).

    14. A quirky set of six wine condoms that will help any leftover bottles of wine ~last for days~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are amazing. I bought them as a Christmas gift for my wine-loving sister-in-law. She loved them! I ended up buying myself some too. You can use them more than once. They are slightly hard to get on, but that just assures a tight seal. I especially like that you do not have to worry about your wine stoppers' height fitting in the fridge." —sznic

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    15. A movie misquote game, which will have everyone in stitches as they transform classic movie quotes with phrases from other films to create the funniest one.

    ModCloth

    Seriously, people will probably be talking about this game for weeks!

    Get it from ModCloth for $25.

    16. A red wine stain remover for any mishaps that will inevitably take place during parties (even parties of one, no judgment).

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I purchased this item, and it sat on the shelf for a few months without use. Then, last night, I spilled a whole glass of red wine on to my cream-colored sheet and blanket. I followed the instructions: absorbing all the liquid with paper towels, then moistening the stains with water, then spraying liberally, then wiping off. After about two rounds of this, the stain almost completely disappeared. I'm very impressed. It was definitely worth the cost because I otherwise would have had to replace my sheet and blanket! It works wonders with fresh stains if you act quickly, but I'm not sure how well it works for set-in stains." —Mrs. Rochester

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in three styles).

    17. A large metal serving tray to help celebrate everything even after the holiday season is over.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.43 (also available in six other designs).

    18. A cheese plate set with a etched snowflake design and wooden spreader to artfully display everyone's favorite party food: CHEESE.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $25.

    19. A cookbook that's also a subtle hint that you want the recipient to host more parties so you can try all the recipes without having to make them yourself.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    20. A three-pack of eco-friendly reusable food wraps for your environmentally conscious friend so they can cut down on their plastic waste and still keep food fresh.

    Amazon

    Read our full review of them here.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product, but I'm trying to reduce my use of plastic wrap. I was wrong, and I love this! It's very very easy to clean. So far I have used it to cover a plate with pizza on it and a red onion. Your warm hands mold it perfectly. I purchased a set for myself and my daughter. She loves them also!" —yarnqueenmm

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in honeycomb, geometric, or clover print).

    21. A three-piece essential coffee tool set to up their coffee game and transform them into the barista of their dreams.

    World Market

    The set includes a coffee scoop that clips to the coffee bag, a milk frother, and a digital timer to help measure precise brewing and pouring times. Plus, it comes in a gift book, so there's no wrapping required!

    Get it from World Market for $19.99.

    22. A mini donut maker because who doesn't need a mini donut maker to serve delicious donuts for dessert at every party?!?!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. It makes four mini donuts in a matter of minutes and comes with a few different recipes. I will definitely buy again. It makes a great finger dessert for parties. I'm totally gonna give it as a gift for Christmas! I made 20 donuts in about 30 minutes, including the food prep." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $16.92.

    23. An electric bottle opener that makes opening wine so easy they'll never have to struggle to pull out a cork again.

    Amazon

    This removes corks in seconds, can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "OMG! I LOVE this wine opener. It opens with ease. I don’t post many reviews, but this is definitely worth the money. I can't say enough good things about this wine opener. It comes with an awesome charging stand and foil cutter. Don’t waste your time on other electric wine openers. This is the one! I love it! The blue light is really cool too!" —Allison Parks

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    24. An adorable personalized apron they'll get a ton of use out of and want to show off at every party they throw.

    Etsy

    It can be personalized with ANY text you'd like (even hashtags!) in black or metallic text, and comes with the option to add polka dots to the pockets.

    Get it from ModParty on Etsy for $17+ (available in seven colors).

    25. A set of coasters so beautiful guests *might* actually use them instead of just setting drinks down wherever they feel like it.

    Society6

    Get a set of four from NancyNoreth on Society6 for $12.

    When you see the dessert table across the room:

    Walt Disney Studios

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