10 Gifts for Design-Conscious Hostesses

published Aug 26, 2018
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When a bouquet of flowers or bottle of wine just won’t fit the bill, try one of our hostess gift suggestions that stray from the norm. Whether invited over for dinner or for an entire weekend (or longer) stay at her home, we’ve got a perfectly priced range of items she’s sure to fawn over no matter the occasion.

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For the fashionista who has everything, gift her this classic design book. It will look so stylish stacked in a pile of other fashion tomes on her coffee table or propped up on her bookshelf for more visibility.

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For the design connoisseur who loves to entertain, this dual-level pedestal stand will give her the chance to serve everything from artisanal cheese and crackers to smaller cakes and pastries. It even folds together for easy storage.

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Secure a repeat invitation with this gift that looks just as cute as it is clever. The gourmet foodie hostess in your life will love that she can crush whatever herbs and spices she likes in this mortar and pestle, all while gaining the healthier properties (and taste!) of Himalayan salt.

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With this wide assortment of nine miniature soaps, she’ll have a hard time deciding which ones to put out in her guest bath and which to save for her own use. Housed in a box perfect for gifting, each soap is inspired by vintage patterns and labels found in Claus Porto’s archive.

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This set of four rimming salts and sugars will make any occasion downright festive. Whether serving up drinks a deux or for a larger gathering, she’ll enjoy adorning each glass with this decadent—and glittering—set.

Return the favor for their time spent cooking up delectable meals all weekend with this gourmet lobster-gram. Each meal features lobster tails, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and corn all drenched in an herbed butter lemon sauce. All that’s missing are the crackers!

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Forget the over-hyped, overly scented candles you find at most big box retailers. The thorough process behind Los Angeles-based candle company Regime de Fleurs is rooted in classicism, as seen in the name and porcelain vessel in which they’re presented. She’ll delight in this particular scent featuring Egyptian mint, shiso, jasmine, vanilla, and vetiver.

8. Marble Canapé Plates at Bloomingdale’s, $95

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These gorgeous bone china and gold plated canapé plates are ideal for the hostess who loves to entertain. She’ll surely think of you the next time she sets them out on the table for tapas or hors d’oeuvres.

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Looking for the perfect hostess gift for your weekend at her beach house? Look no further than these super absorbent–and super chic–Turkish beach towels. She’ll love the fringe detail and pretty colorways.

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If your hostess has a sweet tooth, she’ll surely enjoy this bento box full of three different Sugarfina gummy candies. Included flavors are strawberry, sweet and sour peach, and sweet and sour heart-shaped gummies.