What are Your Favorite Host and Hostess Gifts?

What are Your Favorite Host and Hostess Gifts?

Leah Moss
May 19, 2009

As we enter the season of summer soirees and bridal showers we've been thinking of little things we can do now to make the rush out the door—inevitably late and slightly frazzled—a bit more relaxed. Remembering a gift always makes us feel more put together than we actually are, but thinking beyond the bottle of wine is a challenge. Here's our shortlist of favorite hostess gifts that we've received, all practical and all under $20, but now we want to know yours....

Dish Towels
Unless you know the decor of the home you're visting, it's probably best to go quirky or go simple when throwing in the towel.

The showy green towel from Perpetual Kid

Martha Stewart's set of flour sack towels. Beautiful colors, super absorbent, and nearly lint free.

Whose Got the Herb? dish towels from Uncommon Goods. We love the graphic pattern of two of our favorite herbs.

Kitchen Soaps

Mrs. Meyer's Kitchen basics set. It includes counter spray, dish soap, and hand soap.

Martha Stewart's beautiful dish soap.

Bath Soaps
Pretty soaps are something we always admire in other people's homes, but never feel like splurging on for own own. Our favorites are ones with subtle scents and interesting shapes.

The Mannequin soap from Gianna Rose.

k. hall's egg soaps. They have the most delightful scents!

Handmade Tumbled Turquoise Soaps from Etsy seller, Amethyst Soap.

What are your go-to favorites?

(Image: Background of 1: Martha Stewart)

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