Gift Guide | The Host(ess)

There's always that one person in a friend group who tends to host most of the gatherings. You meet at their house to carpool somewhere, they host the holiday parties, their couch has a permanent butt impression from you being over all the time to watch movies and eat fancy popcorn. Maybe this is your significant other or a special friend, but regardless, all of these gifts are great for that person who loves to entertain people at their home. Bonus: These would make great wedding and house warming gifts as well!

Granite Cheese Board- No party is complete without a cheese board. Your host is guaranteed to get a lot of use out of this, it's not too pricey, will look great on a kitchen table, counter, or coffee table, and will be easy to clean!

Bar Cart- I chose this one because it's small, affordable, and ships free with Prime membership, but any stylish bar cart would be great for someone who has people over a lot. To up the ante, you could even assemble it for the recipient and maybe add in an ice bucket or a bottle of wine.

Outdoor Speakers- These would be great for someone with a nice back yard, porch, or greenhouse. Everyone loves a little mood music, and a set of decent speakers puts a party leagues ahead of playing music off a laptop of iPhone.

Pretty tea towels- Tea towels can be used for everything from drying hands, covering fresh bread, hanging decoratively, cleaning up messes, etc. There are so many designs out there that you're sure to be able to find a set that perfectly fits the person you're shopping for, or you can make your own!

Serving Tray- A great handmade, stylish, and/or vintage serving tray is useful and beautiful.

Fondue Maker -A fondue set is great for parties, and versatile too! You could package it with good melting cheeses, chocolate, peanut oil, and even stuff for dipping if you like. This is particularly great for people who tend to have small groups of people over.

Fun Coasters- Everyone needs coasters, especially if you have people setting their drinks all over your house. Give your hostess with the mostest a fun set of coasters (they can't have too many!). You can get a personalized set of these Instagram coasters, or make your own. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest.

Cards Against Humanity- If you know someone who loves to play games, get them a fun party game like Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, a poker set, or even just a fancy set of playing cards.

Party Cleanup Coupon- This is a great, free gift to give someone, especially if you're living with them. When everyone leaves, the host is stuck with the cleanup. Offer to do 100% of the cleanup sometime. Maybe package it with a face mask or hot cocoa set so they can relax while you're cleaning up!

Yours Truly, Jen

P.S. I have a couple more gift guides coming, but I have more gift ideas than I have time to create gift guides. If you have any requests, let me know!


  1. Cards against humanity is one of my favorites. It's such a fun game for any gathering or party. Looking forward to more gift guides!


  2. I've only started playing it this year, but it's so fun. I was a huge Apples to Apples fan before that, so I guess I just love that style of game.


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