Hostess Gift Ideas

July 11, 2010 Katja Presnal

Hostess Gift Ideas

Looking for hostess gift ideas..? Summertime is full of parties from backyards BBQ’s to visiting people while traveling, and you might be looking for some great hostess gift ideas. Stock up with some nice gifts so you will always have something on hand when an ex tempore party or dinner invitation comes to your way. These hostess gift ideas sure work for other gifting as well.

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Inspirations by D is a cute Etsy shop and you can find decorative glass magnets and push pins. The sets of four start from $8.75 and are all unique and handmade, making them a great gift for your friend to cherish.

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Napkins always make a great hostess gift. Choose fabric ones like Marimekko’s Vellamo ($25), or paper ones, like Marimekko’s Keisarinna ($5.95) and combine it with candles, fresh flowers, or edible gifts like candy.

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Stonewall Kitchen has an amazing offering of specialty foods that will be a joy for any hostess’ pantry. My favorites are the specialty jams, that come in incredible flavor combinations like blueberry and pomegranate, and how about strawberry apple rhubarb?

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The body lotions at The Body Shop are my long time favorites, and make great hostess gifts. Small sizes are $8, and large ones $20, but if you buy 2, you’ll get a 3rd one for free. Stock up so you will always have a nice gift for someone.

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Coffee Bean Coffee Scoop by Michael Aram ($44), available at Tabula Tua, is a great gift for a coffee lover hostess.

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Chocolate yummy, yummy! No, not really. This box of chocolates is a Soap Gift Set ($48), perfect for that friend who loves chocolate, but tries to count calories. Luxury soaps are great hostess gifts.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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