14 Great Gifts For The Ultimate Host Or Hostess

Don't show up empty handed.

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Sarah Ceniceros

If you've ever hosted a holiday party, you know how much work goes into making your space guest-ready. From planning the menu to cleaning your house, hosts handle all the logistics to make sure everyone feels welcome. If you're heading to someone else's house this year, it's not only polite to bring a gift for the host or hostess—it's essential.

A token of your appreciation can come in various forms. We've rounded up some of our favorite serveware, decor, and specialty food gifts that'll show your gratitude for all of their hard work around the holidays. For more gift ideas, browse our food gifts from all 50 states and inexpensive kitchen gifts. Feel like cooking? Gift a batch of homemade cookies this year.

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Estelle Colored Glass
Estelle Colored Glass Coupes

Estelle Colored Glass's lineup of vibrant coupe glasses is a must-have for any host that enjoys shaking (or stirring) up cocktails for their guests.

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Fredericks and Mae
Small Chopping Block

Fredericks and Mae uses scraps from solid-colored cutting boards to make these whimsical mosaic chopping blocks. Perfect for the home bar or for serving charcuterie.

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Taper Candles
Now 30% off

No dinner table is complete without some candles. These twisty tapers from Hay come in a variety of colors for any host in your life.

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Pepper Grinder

Black pepper is a essential ingredient in almost all cooking (even dessert!). Why not grind in style?

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Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Casserole

This iconic Scandinavian pot is a workhorse in the kitchen and would be welcomed by any host. An added perk: the lid does double duty as a trivet, so you can set the pot straight onto your dinner table.

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Pot Holder Set

Everyone uses pot holders, and most of the ones in our kitchen are well past their prime. Why not give them a refresh with these fun patterned ones?

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Botanic Vodka

Every host or hostess loves adding another bottle to their bar cart. This vodka from Amass infuses a layer of sophistication to a standard martini.

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Twist Trivet, Terracotta

A good quality trivet is an essential if your friends like serving meals family style.

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Brightland Olive Oil

A high quality olive oil makes salad dressings extra special, and this bottle from Brightland tastes just as good as it looks.

Williams Sonoma
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One of the best ways to end a dinner party is with a cup of espresso, but let's be honest—not everyone has the money or counter space for a fancy machine. The Aeropress can make up to 3 shots of espresso in minutes and can be easily put away when not in use.

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Design Ideas
Toast Coasters

For the host that loves food and hates water rings on their table.

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Upcycled Horn Spoon

Because no host can have too many serving spoons.

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Cake Stand

Allow your host's cakes to take center stage.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Delish Insane Sweets Cookbook
Now 46% off

Desserts are one way to a person's heart.

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