Hostess Gift Ideas: Under $20

There is a deep cultural chasm in this country, and it involves the highly divisive and hotly debated issue of hostess gifts. Some say consumables are the only option; anything else brings needless stuff into our lives. Others like a nice tangible token of thanks, and see it as a gracious gesture.
There's no right answer, of course. I prefer the edible or drinkable variety myself, but I also appreciate giving my host something small that they wouldn't necessarily buy themselves, but nonetheless really appreciate.

Here are a few small and special gifts I'd be happy to give (and even receive):

1. Himmeli Mobile from AM Radio; $18

2. Turkish Hand Towel from Cotton Cocoon; $18

3. Succulent Sculpture from Waterstone Succulents; $20

4. Tanagram Magnets from Nice Nice Nice; $20

5. Sagaform Serving Set from A+R; $11

6. Bottle of Wine (here, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc) at Target; $10-15

7. Fox Keychain from Claire Hartigan; $6.50

8. Cabin Coaster Set from Leif; $20

MORE HOSTESS GIFTS FROM APARTMENT THERAPY:
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(images: as linked above)

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