Thoughtful Hostess Gift Ideas for Every Occasion

If you're planning to attend a party, you might need some gift ideas to take with you. It's always good etiquette to bring a gift for your host or hostess when attending an event, whether it's a housewarming, holiday party, birthday party or another type of gathering.

What are Some Good Hostess Gift Ideas?

Williams Sonoma has all kinds of gift items from which to choose, some of which are from top brands like AERIN and Coravin. Check out the following hostess gift ideas:

  • Candles: It's hard to go wrong with a candle when shopping for the perfect gift. If you're not sure what colors your hostess likes best, a white candle is a classic choice that goes with everything. Drinkware: Gift your hostess with a stylish copper mug, or one monogrammed with her initials. You might also consider a set of crystal glasses.
  • Wine Accessories: If your hostess is a wine connoisseur, present her with an elegant corkscrew or sparkling crystal decanter.
  • Coaster Sets: Everyone needs coasters to protect table surfaces from condensation. Williams Sonoma has an array of coaster sets ranging from traditional to modern, so you can find something to suit your recipient's style.
  • Decorative Accents: Another great gift idea for your hostess is a decorative item, such as a wreath for the door or a chinoiserie vase.
  • Gourmet Food: Everyone loves food gifts, so consider giving your hostess a box of gourmet chocolates or a bottle of balsamic vinegar, which can serve as a decorative accent as well.

Presentation Ideas

Once you've perused the hostess gift ideas and found the ideal one, it's time to get it ready for presentation. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • For boxed gifts, you can't go wrong with decorative wrapping paper and a bow. For a chic look, go for a solid colored paper and a bow in the same color family. Or, opt for a modern look with black paper and a white bow, or vice versa.
  • If you're the crafty type, personalize white or neutral-toned craft paper with paint or markers and use it to wrap the gift. Your hostess is sure to appreciate the personal touch and the effort put forth.
  • Gift bags are an easy yet stylish way to give a gift. They work great for smaller gifts and can be reused by your recipient. Wrap the gift in a complementary shade of tissue paper and let some of the paper poke out of the top of the bag for visual interest.

Williams Sonoma has lots of hostess gift ideas from which to choose. You can find a gift that matches your hostess' personality and sense of style. Of course, there's nothing wrong with picking up a little something for yourself, too.

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