Thoughtful Hostess Gifts For Every Budget

Hostess Gifts


I never like to go to show up to anyone’s home empty handed! Whether I am staying with a friend for the weekend, going to a dinner party, or just popping by someone’s house for coffee, I always try and come with at least little something as a thank you to my host for having me. Sometimes though, bringing the typical flowers or wine can feel a little impersonal.

Over the years, friends have brought me lovely hostess gifts (one of my recent favorites is a wine glass that says MOM FUEL), and I really cherish them because they always remind me of the person who gifted it.

When I am selecting host / hostess gifts, I usually try and come up with something that is meaningful, and well thought-out. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money! To me, I think what makes the gift a special sentiment is that it is something that you clearly put time and effort into selecting.

On that note, I know we all get busy, and finding time to shop for these types of gifts seems to be the kind of thing that gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. What I try and do is look ahead in my calendar, and purchase several gifts at once, so I have things ready to go.

Recently I was doing one of my host / hostess gift online shopping missions, and wanted to share with you guys my favorite finds for every budget! These are items that I would love to give, or receive!

What are your favorite gifts for a host? Comment below and let me know if you have any other great suggestions!




first batch of gifts

Slant Collections Chance This Is Wine Mug, $18

Bag-all Wine Goodie Bag Set of 2, $18

Gift Boutique Heart Trinket Tray, $15

Umbra Pulse Wine Rack, $30

Marble Collage Large Square Tray, $45


second batch of gifts

Gift Boutique Pineapple Serving Bowl, $36

Beaches By Gray Malin Hardcover Book, $40

Books with Style How To Eataly, $35

Voluspa ‘Vermeil – Prosecco Rose’ Home Ambience Diffuser, $34

Freeform Decanter, $51.99


third batch of gifts

Rosanna Flamingo Appetizer Plates, $60

Sugarfina Faves 8pc Bento Box, $65

DIPTYQUE Baies Scented Candle, $64

kate spade new york Pearl Place Rose Bowl Vase, $75

RABLABS Ita Cheese Plate & Forma Spreader, $85

My Mother’s Day Treat Yourself Gift Guide

This year is flying by guys! Do you have a gift for your own momma lined up? Because gifts for your own mother are deeply personal (or should be!), I thought it would be fun to talk about ways you can treat yourself on this special day. So much of the time, even on this special day, moms don’t get to hear how amazing they are! I know that for many moms, motherhood is a thankless job – because she is expected to be all these things to her family, her efforts can go unnoticed. I’m so thankful for the support I have, and I hope that all the moms reading this know I’m thankful for them too! We have to support each other :)Mothers Day Gifts


Turkish towel / balance necklace / bath soak / my quotable kid journal / Dior lip balm with SPF / tassel cuff bracelet / leap of faith candle / dipped personalized journal

This Mother’s Day I’m thinking of my own mother, and all my momma friends too – those that are by my side offering up tips and advice, a shoulder to cry on, countless laughs and endless support. They all deserve a little something extra on this day.

Moms, don’t forget to treat yourself this year! It’s never too late to get yourself a little gift of appreciation – not only for all that you do, but for all that you are. These gifts can serve as a reminder of your hard work throughout the year and how much you love what you do – like a ‘balance’ necklace to inspire happiness, relaxing bath soak, and pampering lip balm you hadn’t allowed yourself to splurge on – and more. Isn’t My Quotable Kid journal such a nice way to record the joys of motherhood too? It be a fun pick-me-up on a stressful day.

Do you have any Mother’s Day plans? If you don’t, I hope you’ll celebrate all that YOU do!