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26 Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back

Extend your welcome with these adorable gifts.

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1. Turn agate slices into beautiful coasters with the help of some nail polish.

And the host will show off your beautiful gift every time they chase people around the party to slip coasters under their glasses.

See the full tutorial here.

2. Decorate travel mugs for the on-the-go coffee lover who is really feelin’ themself.

The possibilities for designs and phrases are endless!

For a step-by-step guide click here.

3. Citrus extract is perfect for the hardcore baker and homemaker.

They already have every kitchen gizmo known to man, so going the homemade route is the one way to give them something unique.

Click here to learn how.

4. The other gifts your hostess receives will pale in comparison to an amazing floral arrangement.

A floral arrangement is way more special when you do it yourself, and you can pick flowers based on your budget.

For details more details see here.

5. This gold leaf checkerboard set will get plenty of use during summer parties or lazy afternoons.

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See here for details.

6. Anyone who can appreciate life’s little indulgences will be more than happy to receive this ice cream sundae kit.

But don’t be surprised if they don’t break it out at the party. Some gifts are just too good to share.

See here to learn how.

7. Potted herbs make a great gift for any culinary mastermind.

(Though if the only living thing in their house is a barely-alive cactus, then maybe this isn’t for them.)

See here for more details.

8. Polaroid fridge magnets are perfect for friends with young children.

To hold up all those art projects, report cards, and Little League schedules.

See here for step-by-step instructions.

9. Make clay trinket dishes for the girl who loves to accessorize.

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Because your pal with the huge collection of midi rings needs one in her bathroom, by her kitchen sink, and next to her bed.

See here to learn more.

10. For the unfortunate souls who live in cold climates, this chunky knit blanket will be a lifesaver.

The best part is that it only takes 45 minutes to make!

See the full tutorial here.

11. This marble-tile-turned-tray is so versatile.

They can use it as a tray to hold knick-knacks or even as a platter for hors d’oeuvres.

Check out the full tutorial here.

12. These cloth napkins are a useful and pretty.

And your hostess will appreciate the upgrade to the folded paper towels she usually uses.

Learn how to make it here.

13. Candles are fantastic, but they are even better when they come in cute vintage tea cups.

Good thing you can make these in large batches, because you’ll want to keep a few for yourself.

For full instructions see here.

14. Create custom cocktail napkins for the home bartender.

Place a stack of these in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon for a super cute and easy presentation.

Go here to learn how.

15. Snack time will be a whole lot cuter after you gift these Anthropologie-inspired bowls.

They can also be used as catch-all bowls on an entry way table.

Click here to see how.

16. Any grill master would be delighted to receive a homemade spice rub.

This mix is delicious on anything that hits the grill, so even your vegetarian friends can appreciate it!

See the full tutorial here.

17. These snazzy pencils are reminiscent of Cher Horowitz

 

They add a little pizazz to otherwise mundane tasks like making grocery lists.

Look here for more details.

18. An ombre dog leash is a thoughtful gift for anyone with a furry companion.

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The recipient will love it, but so will their canine friend.

Click here to see how.

19. Tea time is all the more special with these pink sugar hearts.

Bonus: gift these along with a box of your favorite tea.

Here is the full tutorial.

20. Rosemary infused sea salt is a great addition to eggs or veggies.

Just a pinch adds some zest to otherwise boring food.

Get the details here.

21. ‘Tis the season for trips to the beach and the farmers market, so this polka dot tote will come in handy.

Whether they’re toting beach towels or bunches of kale, they’ll be doing so in style.

See the full tutorial here.

22. Cocktails anyone? This home made limoncello is beautiful and refreshing.

And you don’t even have to wrap it! Just pop a tag around the bottle neck and you’re good to go.

Find the full recipe here.

23. This bowl is so stylish and is surprisingly easy to make.

If you’re feeling extra generous, fill the bowl with lemons or oranges.

Learn how to make it here.

24. Help them wake up and smell the orange creamsicle room spray.

Because waking up to smell the coffee is so overrated.

See here for more instructions.

25. Whip up these homemade marshmallows, and you’ll be their favorite houseguest.

Because summer parties are the perfect excuse to make s’mores on the grill or over a fire pit.

Click here for the recipe.

26. Upgrade a pitcher by turning it into a homemade lemonade kit.

Who knew something so simple could be so cute? You can keep this gift affordable by searching for pitchers at stores like TJ Maxx and Home Goods.

See full tutorial here.

No matter your budget, there are great hostess gifts you can make yourself so you won’t have to be this guy.

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