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    32 Hostess Gifts That'll Make You The Number One Guest

    Show your appreciation and secure an invite to all their future parties with one of these gems. From your BFF’s impromptu hangout to a coworker’s formal dinner party, there’s something for everyone.

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    1. A set of very modern looking geometric trays that they can use to serve (and thoroughly impress) guests with.

    the full set of trays holding a mug and a few coffee beans

    2. A roasted garlic aioli that overly enthusiastic condiment lovers (aka us here at BuzzFeed) all swear by. This could easily make for a great dipping sauce when served with snacks.

    a spoon filled with the roasted garlic condiment next to an open jar

    3. A pack of super-strong magnets, which will keep their beer/soda cold and handy for whenever the homies raid their fridge.

    4. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey they'll instantly get hooked on (so feel free to bring two).

    the hot honey being squeezed onto a pepperoni pizza

    5. A copy of Magnolia Table (by interior design whiz Joanna Gaines) to give them plenty of tasty ideas for the next dinner party.

    6. A three-tier bamboo storage box for the gourmet salt enthusiast.

    a close up of the cylindrical three tier bamboo storage box with different spices inside

    7. A marble crock that'll not only keep the wine cool but will also look attractive on any table. Bonus: it can also be an elegant utensil holder for the non-wine drinker.

    a bottle of wine in the marble crock next to another bottle and a full glass

    8. A candle with location-based scents to remind them of their hometown. Bonus: it'll get people talking about their own hometowns.

    a homesick texas candle on a countertop

    9. An aerator set to make young wines taste smooth in a matter of minutes.

    a close up of the aerator set filled with wine

    10. A set of diamond pens they can use to jot down details for the next ~glamorous~ get-together.

    the diamond pens next to a notebook

    11. A sturdy, stainless steel cheese slicer because slicing cheese for a party of 10+ is tiring as heck.

    a pair of hands using the cheese slicer

    12. An infusion pitcher so they'll always have a refreshing fruit-flavored drink in the fridge ready for guests.

    the pitcher filled with water and raspberries poolside next to a mason jar with daisies in it

    13. A set of woven cotton coasters that'll actually absorb condensation and protect their expensive wood table from watermarks. They'll also double as pot holders and trivets.

    three woven coasters with a cup of coffee and a pastry and a saucer on top of each

    14. An Instax camera for a great way to document each party — everyone can take home photos as a keepsake (and the rest the hostess can keep and make into an album).

    the blue camera next to a pair of glasses and photographs

    15. A ~bouquet~ of wine charms so each guest can pick their own flower and no one will accidentally drink someone else's merlot. Unlike a real bouquet, it'll last forever.

    16. A set of metallic cocktail spoons that'll make a perfect addition to their bar cart.

    a wooden plate holding four metallic cocktail spoons

    17. A gorgeous pack of playing cards featuring illustrations of famous musicians they'll want to show off to all their guests. People might be too intrigued by the actual cards to focus on a game of poker, though.

    18. A mini popcorn machine to take their movie nights to the next level.

    the popcorn machine dispensing popcorn into a bowl next to bowls of other various snacks

    19. A box of literary-themed postcards so they can stay in touch with long-distance friends who couldn't make it to the party.

    the pack of postcards next to a blank postcard and a pencil

    20. A modern brass-finish photo frame they'll be glad to display on the mantel or console table.

    a brass photo frame hanging above a console table with two other brass frames on top of the table

    21. A bamboo cutting board with interchangeable, color-coded cutting mats so food prep will be a breeze.

    the bamboo cutting board with a charcuterie spread on top

    22. A pair of ~paw-some~ cotton oven mitts that won't just protect their hands, they'll look cute hanging in the kitchen.

    the pink mitts with grey and black cats printed on them

    23. A murder mystery game guaranteed to yield a night of fun. It includes instructions, recipes, character profiles, costume ideas, and more.

    24. A pack of wine markers for labeling anything from glasses to cheese plates.

    25. A Bluetooth speaker so they can move the background music from room to room without worrying about wires.

    26. A small but mighty knife sharpener because if your hostess is preparing a meal for everyone, the least you could do is make sure they have sharp, fast knives!

    a pair of hands using the knife sharpener next to a sliced kiwi

    27. A pour-over coffee maker even the pickiest caffeine addict can appreciate.

    the coffee maker on a serving tray next to a cup of coffee placed on a bed with white sheets

    28. A set of whiskey cubes that'll chill their liquor without diluting it.

    six whiskey cubes stacked in a pyramid with a pair of tongs leaning on it

    29. A box of conversation topic cards to help strangers break the ice and old friends learn new things about each other.

    30. A pair of alpaca cookie cutters any baker ~wool~ be obsessed with. The best part is you'll get to enjoy the finished product when they invite you over for afternoon tea.

    freshly baked cookies in the shape of colorful alpacas

    31. A literary cocktail book so they're never out of clever drink ideas, from Romeo and Julep to The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose.

    the tequila mockingbird book cover

    32. A cast iron skillet that'll come in handy for both brunch and dinner.

    the cast iron skillet with a fried eggs and tomatoes inside

    When they open your very thoughtful gift:

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