Our Favorite Hostess GiftsWhether a birthday party, holiday gathering, or Thanksgiving extravaganza—every hostess deserves a little token of gratitude. Not to mention, it is a sure fire way to keep your name on the guest list for years to come.
Beekman 1802 After the Garden Goat Milk SoapAny green-thumbed hostess will love this soap from the gentlemen farmers behind Planet Green's "Fabulous Beekman Boys." It is handmade with exfoliating poppy seeds to get the grit off.
Shop: Beekman 1802
Creative Women Geo Place Mats and NapkinsFor a gift that gives more than what meets the eye. These 100-percent cotton, fair-trad Geo place mats and napkins are made in Ethiopia and support women's economic independence.
Shop: Creative Women
Smart Glass Jewelry "Open" Circle NecklaceIn an earlier incarnation, this "Open" circle necklace from Atlanta-based Smart Glass Jewelry was a wine bottle. Show in sage with sterling silver chain.
Shop: Smart Glass Jewelry
Curve Tall Tea Mug with Infuser and LidThe Curve Tall Tea Mug comes with a strainer and lid (or coaster), all in one delightful package.
Chicken Salt and Pepper Cellar SetEach pewter set is hand-forged in Metal Morphosis' Georgia studio.
Shop: The Villager
notNeutral Hurricane LanternsLight up the night with colorful mini lanterns.
Price: $28/set of 2
These Creatures Bird on a Branch FeederThe birds can’t miss this powder-coated steel Seattle-made feeder.
Shop: These Creatures
Garden Markers2 x 2-inch tumbled marble markers keep your cilantro and parsley straight—in pretty fashion.
Price: $9 each
Raffia and Straw PlacematsRustic woven raffia place mats take up less space, so they’re great for smaller tables.
Price: $64 (set of 4)
Shop: Pomegranate Inc.
IceMilk Aprons Rollings of Cinnamon ApronIceMilk takes the apron trend from frilly to sleek with this lovely linen number. Each comes packaged in a canning jar.
Shop: IceMilk Aprons
Dwell Studio Cocktail NapkinsYou can never have too many cocktail napkins (mainly because ironing them is such a chore). Add to your hostess' collection with one--or more--of Dwell Studio's designs.
Price: $28/4 napkins
Shop: Dwell Studio
ZenDeluxe ApronWe think this is the cutest apron ever! 100 percent cotton layers of ruffly balinese prints are flouncy fun.
Studio Patró Tea Towels"We design tea towels" is this single-minded company's slogan, and we love the tea towels they design. Modern patterns and colors, even peace symbols, there is a towel that will fit each hostess to a "tea."
Price: $42/set of 2
Shop: Studio Patró
Alice Supply Co. BucketA bucket—as a hostess gift? If you think we are crazy, think again. Filled with pretty tissue paper and your favorite little luxuries (think pretty soaps, a few magazines, or even a homemade pedicure kit) this will be a thoughtful gift that your hostess will love dipping into once the last guest has bid adieu.
Shop: Alice Supply Co.
Alphabet Napkin RingsFor the hostess who is always looking for creative touches to add to her next gathering, these porcelain napkin rings might be the ticket. Formal placecards can become tired, but vibrant lettered rings breathe new life into traditional pre-arranged seating.
Anthropologie BowlsPrinted inside and out with red, blue, or green cornflowers, pale blue daisies, or red and green geometric patterns, these Anthropologie bowls look lovely whether they are full or empty.
Rock Scissor Paper CoastersThese recycled-paper coasters are fun for a party, then ready to be recycled again.
Price: $8.50/12 coasters
Shop: Rock Scissor Paper
Eva Hand Painted TiffinShow up to a get-together with this four-tiered Tiffin box full of treats, and a return invitation is all but guaranteed.
John Robshaw Textiles Tea TowelsLuxurious silk and cotton tea towels from textiles tastemaker John Robshaw.
Shop: John Robshaw Textiles
Olivina Napa Valley Hand CrèmeJames Beard Award-winning cookbook authro Susan Costner-Kenward makes luscious hand creams in a variety of natural scents.
Price: $18/2.5 ounces
Shop: Olivina Napa Valley
Tikoli Tea TowelsBright retro-mod look, budget-friendly price. Like the patterns? Download to your desktop for free.
Potting Shed Creations Bamboo Grow Box KitsEach of Potting Shed Creations' bamboo grow box kits contains organic soil, seeds, and a sustainable container. Available in 8 varieties, including basil.
Shop: Potting Shed Creations
Picnic Plus Eco Picnic Basket for TwoEach natural willow Picnic Plus Eco basket has a pair of bamboo plates and utensils, a cutting board, and two wineglasses made from recycled glass.
Daub & Bauble SoapsWarm, citrusy scents and pretty packaging to match with soaps from Daub & Bauble.
Price: $9/16-ounce dish
Potting Shed Creations Grow BottlesWine bottles get a second life as cute hydroponic planters.
What to gift the hostess with the mostess? We have a few ideas.