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    23 Of The Best Hostess Gifts You Can Get On Amazon

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    1. A tin recipe box with cards for safeguarding the recipe for their famous homemade rugelach (that you'll definitely be smuggling a dozen of in your bag on the way out).

    The box includes 14 dividers and 50 recipe cards. The dividers are even laminated to help protect your recipes from rogue spills!

    Promising review: "This decorative little box is perfect for kitchen wear and tear. The organization system inside was perfect for a type A personality like me. I love having something cute and durable to file all my recipes in and keep my kitchen clutter to a minimum!" β€”Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three patterns).

    2. An Instagramable slate cheeseboard with cutlery to have guests diving for their plates and cameras in equal measure.

    The tray is made of slate and the cutlery is made of stainless steel, making this a durable set worthy of many an #onthetable post.

    Promising review: "Neat idea and works perfectly. It was a big hit at our Christmas party. We put out a variety of cheeses and wrote the type of cheese under each one. Everyone loved it!" β€”mikeheel

    Get a 12"x16" tray from Amazon for $25.97+ or a larger 14"x20" one for $45.97.

    3. A throw blanket that will turn any corner of her home into The Official Snuggle Corner.

    The throw comes in an astonishing *13 colors*, making it the perfect gift for a hostess of any aesthetic.

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this blanket. The texture, color, price, and quality were all perfect. It was exactly what I was looking for to complete my bed." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A wine decanter to enhance their already excellent wine game. Decanters really do make a difference. I dated a sommelier for a week once. I would know.

    The decanter holds a full 750ml bottle of wine in the base. Yum!

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to my parents who love red wine, and they are so happy with it. It works well and it looks beautiful out on the table when they are serving wine to company. Very pleased!" β€”Jessica Sawyer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. A set of aesthetically pleasing geometric coasters you can configure a ton of different ways to make coffee table protection more stylish than ever before.

    I used these for years after they were given to my roommate as an excellent hostess gift. They were always in different patterns around the house, and I couldn't recommend them more highly. Thanks for letting me leech off of your friends' gift-giving skills, Sara!

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.50.

    6. A Jacobson Salt gift set because salt is god's greatest gift to mortals and, in my opinion, the greatest gift you can give to another person.

    But, that's coming from somebody who gave their partner only "salt themed" birthday gifts this year, so take that with a grain know. The set comes with original flake finishing salt, lemon zest, vanilla bean, pinot noir, Oregon cherry wood smoked, and smoked ghost chili flavors.

    Promising review: "Holy cow! LOVING these! So much fun. Making it the standard gift for couples and Christmas exchange parties." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.61 (for the set of six).

    7. A set of whiskey stones to make sure your relationship with the hostess isn't ~on the rocks~. Just pop them into the freezer, add to a drink, and enjoy at your leisure β€” without worrying about it getting watered down by ice!

    The set comes with nine stones and a velvet pouch, as well as an already lovely box, so you can skip the wrapping if (when) you're short on time.

    Promising review: "If you're a gift-giver, buying a bunch of these for that stash reserved for 'people-you-don't-know-well-enough-to-know-what-they-would-really-want' would be a very good idea. It indicates just the right amount of thoughtfulness." β€”Janning

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    8. The Voting Game, a card game that makes fun out of intimately knowing your friends' personalities. My friends and I call this "The Friendship Ender," but I think that's an us problem. What's a party without a little ~drama~?

    For each round, a question card is drawn, such as "Who gives the most awkward hugs?" and everyone anonymously votes for someone in the group. But the real fun starts when the winner has to guess who voted for them. Meant for five to ten players ages 17+.

    Promising review: "Bought this game as an office white elephant gift. After lunch and a few drinks, a group of nine of us played. We had an absolute blast. There are questions that make you squirm and laugh and cringe. A few questions seem geared more towards single people (all but one of us is married) but it was still a riot (especially with alcohol!). Cards are well made and very high quality. Can't wait to play again." β€”K. Brock

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A bar of Ritual Chocolate, the most delicious chocolate in the game. All bars are handcrafted, so I'm pretty sure you can call this a "handmade gift" and get away with it.

    Ritual Chocolate

    Ritual handcrafts all of their bean-to-bar chocolate in small batches in Park City, Utah. This is very genuinely my favorite chocolate, please bring me some to my next party.

    Promising review: "I adore chocolate and this is the best I've ever tasted. It's a different level of chocolate. With Ritual you can actually taste the different flavors of the beans that they use. It's so cool! Delicious and a great experience." β€”Erin Lizzo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (and don't forget to explore the rest of their flavors).

    10. A copy of BuzzFeed's Tasty Latest & Greatest Cookbook, which is choc-full of delicious party recipes such as carne asada fries and sliders four ways! Get. In. My. Belly.

    Promising review: "Love this cookbook! Bought it as a gift for a friend. They loved it! I looked thru it before I gave it away and wanted to keep it for myself. Great variety of recipes, including classics, comfort food, and new trends. Most of them are very easy to make. They also give certain recipes to make four different ways which is awesome." β€”Bailey Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $13.51.

    11. A customizable light box for a perfect party decoration as well as quirky everyday decor. Mine would say "Casper's #1 Fan.",

    The light box comes with 109 letters and numbers, so even the most long-winded host can get their point across.

    Promising review: "Bought this for a birthday party and then used it again for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adds a nice touch to the festive decorations. Love it!" β€”Katherine P.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    12. A cotton cross-back apron because 100% of hostesses want to look like they work in the Bon Appetit test kitchen. That's just a fact! Also it has pockets!

    The apron doesn't pinch the neck or waist like a traditional one, meaning comfort and delicious confections can go hand in hand.

    Promising review: "What a lovely apron! The fabric is of medium weight with a slight texture. It washes and dries without wrinkling and obvious puckering. This apron is easy to wear and won't bind your neck, which is my number one hate with conventional aprons. I wear my apron all day when I am taking care of kids and when I am baking. The pockets are big enough for a cell phone. I love it!" β€”Gail Miccio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in six colors).

    13. A Capri Blue Volcano candle so you can have *NEWS FLASH* the candle they burn in Anthropologie, the greatest smelling place on planet earth!!! THAT'S a gift that keeps on giving.

    Capri Blue

    This version comes in an 8.5 oz travel tin, and smells so good you should just go ahead and order one for yourself already, too.

    Promising review: "These candles smell SOOOOOO good! They are the same that are burned in Anthropologie and Francesca's. It's rare that I find a candle that my husband and I both love...which I have now. He said it's not too 'girly, fruity or foo-foo' and doesn't give him a headache. I just love the smell and it immediately calms my mood when I walk into my house and smell it. Oh and it also fills a very large area of the home. (I can't stand when you can only smell a candle if you're standing over it, while wafting the smell towards your face with your hand)." β€”Devlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32 (available in four other scents, but like...Volcano is the best).

    14. A set of wine glass markers because without them, guests will become befuddled and unable to figure out whose wine is whose. There are many, MANY problems in the world, but this is one we can actually fix!, Amazon

    The markers also come in dog, sloth, koala, and squirrel designs. I double dare you to get the squirrel ones because WHOMST is stanning squirrels that hard?!

    Promising review: "As soon as my mom opened this for her birthday, her friends started calling dibs on colors! 'I want the orange one!' 'Nope, it's MY gift from MY daughter, I get the orange one!' They are very flexible but hold their shape well, they came right on time, and they made a great gift that no one was expecting! If you've ever heard your family members or friends say, 'Now which wine glass is mine?' before, then this gift is a great way to remedy that problem! Would definitely recommend, and may even buy another set for another family member!" β€”Katherine Pillsbury

    Get them from Amazon for $8+.

    15. A stringed photo display for them to curate their own tiny museum of the party mems. Remember when Sheryl dropped all that potato salad? With a photo strung up proud, we'll never forget!

    The frame comes with five twine cords and 40 mini clothespins for your stringing pleasure.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a family member and had to buy one myself when I saw how cute it was! It's really great for displaying a collection of photos and you can personalize and change out the photos so easily!" β€”Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39+ (available in four different styles).

    16. A beau-tea-ful tin of Harney & Sons tea so the host-in-chief can relax after all the hubub of another successful fΓͺte.

    Promising review: "Opening the can was like opening a candle. Very strong and delightful smell of jasmine and tea. Watching the tea unfurl while brewing was fun, and the taste was even better. Great with milk. Warning: do not steep for too long. VERY STRONG and bitter. Also, the can is gorgeous. I'm keeping it for display, to put more tea bags in when I've run out of the twenty that come with it." β€”T Hockman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three flavors).

    17. A pack of biodegradable paper straws whose cuteness and biodegradability will have party guests and sea-turtles equally thrilled!

    Promising review: "I love these straws! I always use straws for drinks, but wanted to give up plastic straws to do my part to help the environment in some small way. These paper straws last a full day without becoming too mushy to use. They have no unpleasant feel or taste to them at all! They are also the perfect size! Plus, the patterns on them are adorable! Highly recommend and I will be re-purchasing these when I need more. Great value for the bulk package!" β€”MrsJones

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A Bali Soap gift set so everyone's hands can smell fresh as can be after digging into a vat of buffalo chicken dip (the only good dip, fight me).

    The soaps are 3.5 oz each and come in coconut, papaya, vanilla, lemongrass, jasmine, and ylang-ylang scents.

    Promising review: "I love these soaps! I recently changed to bar soap instead of liquid body wash to help eliminate some of my plastic waste. These are a fantastic alternative! They are a really good size and I love how smooth my skin feels after using them. Vanilla and papaya are my favorite scents. None of them are too overwhelming but leave a subtle smell. Would be great for gifts!" β€”JB

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. A Homesick candle that will make the home you were warmly invited to even warmer and more inviting.

    Promising review: "The Books candle is so lovely. The packaging is great, and the candle itself smells a bit like vanilla mixed with an old library. Burns slowly and isn't too strong." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 12 different scents).

    20. A dachshund ice cube tray so party-goers can cool down a beverage with a hot diggity dog.

    Promising review: "Being from Germany, I would say I am an expert on dachshunds. As a dachshund expert this is a must have to be taken seriously. They look just like my dachshunds did. Buy it, you won't regret it." β€”Bear93

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A couch guest book for the hostess to read back on years later and think, "I throw the best goddamn parties in the world" after reading your glowing review of Friendsgiving 2k18.

    Promising review: "This is a fun little book. And, the cover blends in with other books on the coffee table. This was a gift for my mother, since she hosts everything, and it already has several entries without ever needing to ask anyone to open it. People see it, pick it up and are so intrigued they go right to filling out an entry. And then they get to look back at all of the previous entries. So fun!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    22. An olive oil dispenser set, because it's impossible to execute the perfect drizzle of olive oil to finish a caprese salad without one of these bad boys.

    The set comes with one17 oz olive oil bottle, a stainless steel funnel for easy refills, a pour spout with a dust cap, a pour spout with a flap cap, and two black sealed corking tops. It's also dishwasher safe! Key when it comes to anything that's meant to get oily. And *hot tip* you also save money by buying bulk jugs of olive oil and refilling one of these rather than buying a bunch of small bottles.

    Promising review: "This 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." β€”W K Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. And lovely thank you notes, so they can be sure to show their never-ending gratitude for your incredible gifts!

    The pack comes with 32 cards, as well as envelopes and sealing stickers.

    Promising review: "Bought these to thank friends and family for our wedding gifts. Absolutely *love* them! Cardstock is thick with a lovely texture, and the green botanical art is beautiful -- perfectly blended green! (I should note that I'm a biologist whose research includes a lot of work on plants, so I'm predisposed to love this type of design.) Design-coordinated stickers are a nice touch. Highly recommend!" β€”zephyrunner

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    But don't forget to give your hostess the greatest gift of all β€” helping them clean up after the party.


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

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