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    Updated on Oct 6, 2019. Posted on Oct 6, 2019

    30 Host Gifts So Good You'll Probably Want To Buy An Extra For Yourself

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    1. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey for anyone who enjoys the sweet and spicy side of life. Drizzle it on pizza, ice cream, waffles, wings, cheeseboards, and even in cocktails to create something un-bee-lievably delicious.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich....so delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (available in packs of one, two, three, six, and 12).

    2. A box of conversation starters that'll reveal secrets about people you thought you knew and turn a table of strangers into friends.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Loved this! Got it for a friend who hosts parties a lot. Perfect gift for her. When I went through the questions I wanted one for my own! Best icebreaker questions I've seen." —AshlynSchaub

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    3. A cat ice cube tray for the feline fan. Each tray creates a litter of cat-shaped ice cubes, candies, or soap depending on how they use it.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my cousin's housewarming. Granted it's nothing special, but she's a crazy cat lady with no cats. LOL, she loves it. She makes kitty ice cubes, empties them in a container and repeats the process. She always has plenty of kitty ice cubes for her and her guests." —Andy219

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. An itty bitty knife sharpener, because you know they haven't sharpened their knives since they bought them...five years ago. A dull knife is actually more dangerous because it requires more force to cut things, which increases the chances of it slipping — and there's nothing no more terrifying than giving dull knives to a room full of slightly drunk party guests.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow! I was going to buy some whet stones to sharpen my knives but I know I’d be too lazy to use them. Then I saw this gadget advertised on BuzzFeed and though I’d try it for the price. It works exactly as stated. It won’t restore knicked blades but it sharpens amazingly good. Knives that I’ve had for years I was able to sharpen and cut with ease." —Amazon Customer

    My colleague loves this lil' guy, saying it "totally ~transformed~ my hodgepodge of a knife collection, and probably saved my clumsy self from lots of close calls with dull knives." Read her full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A literary cocktail book that'll help them find a drink inspired by their favorite novel. Friends don't let friends order Fireball shots anymore, OK?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Clever cocktails that are equally as delicious. I've mixed about half of them since buying this and have yet to be disappointed. The materials are good quality, and the cover design is aesthetically pleasing. I leave it visible when company comes because it has been such an effective conversation starter." —Emily Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $9.01.

    6. Capri Blue's Volcano candle so their house can smell like Anthropologie — aka the best scent in the world.

    @capribluecandles / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "SO WORTH IT! It's hard for me to pull the trigger on such a pricey candle, especially when I don't like to actually LIGHT them because of the smoke. But wow. This candle smells so amazingly strong and fresh that I've never even lit it! I kept it in my panties drawer until it smelled so strongly that I then moved it to a closet, which is now smelling awesome! I realize it's not meant to be an air freshener, but it works perfectly for that purpose and it is such a light, airy fragrance that smells so fresh and clean! Reminds me of the scent of Dendrobiums! I LOVE this candle and it looks great next to my orchid by the bath tub!!" —Sj773

    Get it from Amazon for $15.35.

    7. Or, a candle to remind them of the smells of their home state. This is always a great option if you don't know what kind of scents they like.

    Homesick

    Promising review: "I got the Ohio candle as a housewarming gift for a coworker from Ohio, and it was perfect! I've seen these in a boutique once and smelled every state the store had, and I have to say what I love about these candles is the scents are all somehow some sort of neutral smell that EVERYBODY likes. And that's not to say they're not strong; the scent is strong enough to fill a room, but they're never too sweet, or too musty, or too fruity. They're always just right. I don't remember what exactly the Ohio one smelled like but everyone definitely loved it!" —Rachel Burnett

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    8. An olive oil decanter for the chef and host who loves cooking but hates when a recipe calls for a drizzle and they end up accidentally pouring a quarter of the bottle on their salad because of the bottle's dang wide mouth bottle. *shakes fist*

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This set comes with a handy funnel so they can easily transfer their bulk-bought olive oil into this 17-ounce bottle. They'll also receive two pour spouts with flap caps as well as two screw caps and two inner corks.

    Promising review: "This olive oil dispenser set is well thought out with everything you need to have a bottle of oil handy for everyday use. I bought it when the spout on my old bottle fell apart. The spouts fit snugly and pours quite well. The cap on the one spout is a nice feature that I haven't seen elsewhere, it will not only keep the spout clean but should help prevent spills if the bottle should be knocked over. The funnel is a nice upgrade from trying to pour oil from a larger bottle which can easily get messy. The box is also attractive and would make a lovely host/hostess gift." —W K Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a clear version).

    9. A set of beeswax wraps that'll help any eco-conscious host cut down on their single-use plastic waste. They're made of organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, and the packaging is made of 100% recycled paper and biodegradable cellulose, which comes from plants. The heat from their hands softens the wrap so they can smooth it over containers or food. Then, the wax cools and hardens, forming a protective seal. And! They're washable; just make sure you tell them to use cool water so as to not melt the wax and let them air dry.

    Amazon

    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! 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 girl myself and my daughter. She loves them also!" —yarnqueenmm

    A BuzzFeed editor tested these beeswax wraps, declaring, "they've made my kitchen prettier and have helped me dramatically cut down on plastic waste." Read her full review of Bee's Wrap.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $18+ (available in four prints).

    10. A strainer and bowl set can help them strain pasta with ease after boiling a pot of starchy goodness for the third time this week (#thriving).

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I bought these bowls because I have painful osteoarthritis and it seem that everything is more difficult now. I was having trouble controlling big pots to drain spaghetti and noodles. I tried colanders in the sink, and succeeded in burning myself with the steam. These bowls are bigger than I expected, and I can drain pasta easily now. The second bowl can sit in the sink (and not pick up any bacteria) while you lift the upper bowl out to drain your food. I was sold on first use. I don't feel like I am putting my safety at risk any more. Good purchase." —kittenowner

    Get it from BuzzFeed’s Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97 (available in two colors).

    11. A before-you-go toilet spray so guests can poop in peace. Nervous pooers everywhere thank you.

    @poopourri / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Honestly, this is just a great product, and it just *works*. Having houseguests? Hosting a party? Moving in with your significant other? This seems like such a silly purchase, but it's so worth the expense (although I hear it's easy to DIY, if you're into that). Such a simple, natural, easy trick to save some embarrassment and some noses. I've had the original citrus, which I'm not crazy about, and the vanilla mint, which I much prefer. There are tons of scents to choose from, and the product itself is very effective at stopping smells and keeping the bathroom fresh. I've also used this to help with a smelly trash bin, and it's effective that way too. Poo-Pourri and the Squatty Potty have been my best bathroom purchases to date, can't recommend them enough." —juliabos

    Get it from Amazon for $4.64+ (available in 26 scents and five sizes).

    12. A pack of wine condoms for when the party ~finishes early~ and there's still pinot leftover.

    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 a set of six from Amazon for $13.97.

    13. Minimalist oval serving platters that'll have guests asking, "Am I in a fancy restaurant right now?" — even if the only thing they're serving on it are Cosmic Brownies.

    Jono Pandolfi

    Get it from Jono Pandolfi for $40+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    14. A tabletop wine cooler to help them chill drinks in a matter of minutes. Bottles stay chilled for up to four hours — no ice or water needed.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "What I learned about wine chillers: Some are electric and noisy, not good for us. Then there are the ones that you have to add water and ice, not what I want to get into to have a glass of wine. Now this little gem hit the sweat spot for us. All you do is place the ice pack in your freezer until you need it. When it is time to have a glass of wine you unscrew the bottom of the chiller, place the frozen ice pack inside, screw on the bottom and you're ready to chill the bottle. Easy as 1-2-3." —Marty T.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (also available in black).

    15. A jar of lemon curd, because it's zesty and delicious and they'd probably never think to get it for themselves.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Is it really best? Absolutely! There is nothing on this planet like it...why do you think we have space exploration? It's the other jelly companies looking for lemon curd like this. Everybody I have ever bought a present for eats. It's a win-win; no size, color, shape, etc — one size fits all. I have gotten high praise for my gifting of this curd. It's tart and sweet, very well balanced with a creaminess. A word of warning: much like the pint containers of that well known ice cream, once the lemon curd is opened, you will be lucky if you can even find the jar (disposed of by the last user who didn't want to be caught." —Jefff

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two sizes and packs of two, three, and six).

    16. A set of cheese knives so every guest can dig into their Instagram-worthy cheese board with ease.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a housewarming gift for a friend. She served cheese while I was there so I got to test them out. They sliced the cheeses very well. They also looked quite nice in person. I was pleased with how nice they are. I am buying a set for myself. I think one thing that is great about these is that when I serve cheese, I slice it before guests arrive, but these make it so I do not need to take the time to do this before — guests can slice their own cheese as they eat." —Taryn

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six styles).

    17. A portable bluetooth speaker that'll bring the beats for every part — and for less than $30.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had speakers in the past that have been pretty low in quality due to the price, but I find that this speaker is a great price for great sound. Basically this speaker has a base and produces surround sound, and it holds a charge for a pretty good amount of time. I've never had issues with the music becoming distorted or fading in and out. I also like that it has a large range of how loud it can get, which is perfect for any type of situation whether you want music to fall asleep to or you're hosting a party and you'd like to have music kind of fill the area. I definitely would recommend the speaker to all of my friends!" —Mariah Thompson

    Not exactly what you were looking for? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews' in-depth look at the best portable bluetooth speakers to find the one for you.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors).

    18. A whiskey glass for the GoT fan who's still mourning the end of their favorite show.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I recently purchased this as a birthday gift for my mother-in-law (GoT fan!). She absolutely loved it and plans to use it as her go-to glass for evening drinks. The craftsmanship is excellent! Very sturdy and the etching work perfect. I loved the small cardboard package it came in, safely wrapped and ready to gift straight out of the Amazon box. Would highly recommend their products just from the quality of this glass. Am currently looking at other options for myself since the glass is just the perfect weight and style!" —Clau Castaneda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.74.

    19. A Fujifilm Instax Mini so they can document every Instagrammable party moment — and send their guests home with a keepsake.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little thing. I bought as a gift and now I'm buying for myself!" —Ensalada

    Get it from Amazon for $52.06+ (available in seven colors).

    20. A set of emoji cookie cutters and nonstick cookie sheets so they can bake up a storm without running out of pans — and every guest can enjoy cookies straight from the oven.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "These are great cookie sheets. The three different sizes are very nice and they are nonstick too. I also like that it came with four fun cookie cutters. My daughter was excited about the poop emoji one!" —bubbl25

    Get it from BuzzFeed’s Tasty collection at Walmart for $13.93.

    21. A collapsible coffee press that'll change their lives — trust us. They'll be able to ditch coffee pods and filters in favor of this little guy, which has a reusable filter. It's great for travelers or lazy people who don't have time to make coffee in the mornings but hate the java at the office.

    Food52

    Promising review: "I usually take a glass French press with me when I travel for any amount of time. No longer going to be the case! And until I travel, I use it at the office instead of the Keurig coffee that is offered. Gave these as Christmas gifts to my coffee snobs and so far, they are equally as in love." —Anna B.

    Get it from Food52 for $39.

    22. A utensil drainer that'll make them smile when they're cleaning up the ~massive~ pile of dishes after their party.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I thought it was just gonna be this cute little decoration in my kitchen. It holds a good amount of silverware without falling over. Of course, you have to balance it so it stays. The little trunk is the lowest point on the inside of the elephant so all the water will drain to it and out, letting the utensils dry sufficiently. So all in all it's super cute, does what it's supposed to, and was worth every penny." —frenchfrymonkey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.48+ (available in two colors).

    23. An adorable catch-all dish for their random bits and bobs. OK, I'm going to go ahead and say it. This is the best housewarming gift ever and I'm really upset that my friends did not get this chonky boy for me.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got this for my college dorm because it looks like like my stupid fat cat whom I love with all my heart. It's a little bigger than I expected, which is actually perfect. I don't even wear rings; I just wanted it because it's a cat. I might store hair ties in it. 11/10" —urbanshopper444

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    24. A set of geometric trays so they can easily stack and customize to fit their storage needs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these trays for food displays. They are thin and pretty small but everything looked great on them! They definitely can’t handle anything incredibly heavy so in the future I’d use them as decorative trays for utensils/napkins or cheese platters — but you can’t beat the price. I love the colors." —melissa houghtalin

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.78.

    25. A pan organizer that'll no doubt have them exclaiming, "thank god" when they open your gift. No more precariously stacking pans in the cabinet and hoping they don't come tumbling out when they open the shelf!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So convenient and nice to have. I'll probably order one for a gift for my sister. Love it!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    26. A set of unbreakable stemless wine glasses so they can enjoy their party instead of cleaning up after clumsy guests.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this set of glasses as a gift, and like them so much that I will be ordering another set for myself! Perfect for drinking wine poolside without the fear of breaking glass." —KimberlyS

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.85.

    27. A zodiac necklace to put you in their good book even if you had to look up when their birthday is on Facebook to figure out their sign.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was a gift for my very picky stylish 18-year-old, and she loves it! She has been wearing for over a month and it hasn't tarnished." —Melissa M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 12 styles).

    28. A birth month flower kit for the gardening enthusiast who never turns down an opportunity to show off their green thumb. Then, they can throw another party in a few months to celebrate when the flowers bloom.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I got the red zinnia (December) for my friend for her birthday. We have been friends for 20 years, so I'm always trying to find not-ordinary gifts. She was so happy to receive it! And the very best part was this: she has it on her kitchen window ledge, and as it began to sprout and grow, she sent pics to me. Let me tell you, seeing beautiful green plants growing in late December and early January was just the thing our souls needed during that long, cold, snowy winter we are just coming out of. So the gift I got her ended up gifting me as well!!" —Kristie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    29. A custom face magnet, because who *doesn't* want to be gifted a hand-drawn version of themselves?

    KitAtlas/Etsy

    Promising review: "I got these made of me and my siblings for my mom. They turned out amazing and I can't wait to give them to her. The artist was fantastic to work with. She was very patient and worked with me to make sure I was happy with the product. I used a mix of selfies and copies of older photos and I do feel as though the depictions of everyone were accurate, tasteful, and cute. I would definitely purchase these again!" —Nikki

    Get it from KitAtlas on Etsy for $28.

    30. A light-up sign with letters they'll want to use as decor for the party — and every day after that.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love my light box! This would be a great gift idea or just get it for yourself to write sayings and quotes in. It is fun to change out the words and personalize it! Even when the light box isn’t turned on it still looks great as decoration and I love mine!" —Camryn B

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in two styles).

    Me resisting the urge to add all of these to my cart:

    The Quaker Oats Company

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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